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Wheat - Innovations continued

Innovations in the use of bulk handling changed life on wheat farms and in country towns. With the construction of the first silos and the extension of the rail network, by the 1930s the old methods of storing and carting wheat in bags were being superseded.
By the 1960s farming had moved to an almost industrial footing with large teams of harvesters and bulk handling.

By 1999 approximately 4.5 million hectares of land had been planted with wheat, the largest area in Australia. The State also produced 8.2 million tonnes of wheat in 1998-99, the largest producer in the Commonwealth.

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