National sorghum production increased 72% to 2.2 million tonnes driven by a 38% increase in areas sown following favourable rainfall in Queensland.
Total cotton lint production decreased 52% to 421,600 tonnes, the lowest production level since 2009-10. Area sown nationally has also decreased, down 49% to 198,000 hectares, Decreases for both New South Wales and Queensland reflect limited water availability in both states.
Production of wheat fell 6% in Australia to 24 million tonnes driven by a 12% decrease in Western Australia's production (down to 8.8 million tonnes) and a 23% decrease in Victoria's production (down to 2.6 million tonnes). Unseasonable conditions have contributed to the decrease in production in both states.
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