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North west Queensland’s broadacre cropping industry is forging ahead, thanks to a swathe of cotton and cereal crop plantings in the Julia Creek region.

The largest is being undertaken by Findley Farms on the 28,442ha Etta Plains, 125km north of the town, which was purchased from Alister and Jo McClymont of Burleigh Station at Richmond in November 2019, together with water allocations of 39,500ML.

Bill Findley moved from California in the 1960s to help pioneer the cotton industry in Australia, and his grandson Lucas Findley is eager to put generations of knowledge to work for the benefit of the region’s embryonic irrigated agriculture industry.

He is managing the family’s new enterprise and said they were very happy with what they’ve done…



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