Greater Whitsunday Broadacre Farming
Key Facts of Our Broadacre Farming¹
|Total production value (not including sugarcane)||$99m|
About Broadacre Farming
ABARES estimates that broadacre cropping (not including sugarcane) contributed $99.9million to the region’s agricultural output in 2021. Wheat, sorghum and chickpeas are the main broadacre crop types in the Greater Whitsunday region. The region is the second largest sorghum and chickpea producing region in Australia. Sorghum has seen a large growth in value and is now the largest contributor ($51.1million) to broadacre cropping in region.¹
- Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics and Sciences 2020, Agriculture Sector in Mackay Region, Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry, viewed 14 April 2023, <https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/australian.bureau.of.agricultural.and.resource.economics.and.sci/viz/AMR_v9_A3L/Dashboard1>.