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THE WEEKLY TIMES | Urea trucks travelling huge distances


Truckloads of urea are clocking up thousands of kilometres to reach far-flung destinations as farmers race the clock to apply the much-needed input.


Without urea, Victorian and southern NSW cropping farmers estimate yield losses from winter crops of 20 to 50 per cent.


Grain Producers Australia southern region director Andrew Weidemann from Rupanyup said urea had landed at Geelong Port in recent weeks.


But he was aware of people paying freight to transport urea vast distances as they raced to get it applied to optimise timing and rainfall.


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