Recent heavy rainfall has devastated farmers mid-harvest, causing wheat crops to shoot and damaging canola.
AGnVET Henty agronomist Nathan Soulsby said the weather damage had caused wheat crops to be downgraded.
Mr Soulsby said around Rand a lot of crops were under water during the rain, severely damaging them.
"At the moment SFW (feed) is going for about $250 a tonne, if it's not weather damaged you could get over $400 a tonne as H2," he said.
"It's a significant impact on the bottom line when the inputs for next year have gone through the roof, it's a bit of a double whammy."
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Mr Soulsby said the full extent of the damage was not yet known, but the need to test every truck's quality would add further delays to harvest.
"The wheat is shot and sprung but we won't know until the headers get in there how bad it is," he said.
Fortunately for farmers, the price of canola remains high due to strong demand overseas where crops have failed and yields remain high.
Mr Soulsby said some farmers were averaging more than three tonnes a hectare, which along with the high price would help offset the cost of the downgrade in quality, although it wouldn't make up for what could have been if not for the rain.
"The canola harvest is still going, it hadn't quite finished before the rain and further south you have at least a week or so to go," he said.
"Some of the canola yield has been amazing considering the amount of weather they've had, at the start of the season they went through dry and cold and wet [times].
"Yields are holding up well despite the weather damage."
Clear weather is required to ensure harvest can continue.
No rain is forecast on Saturday according to the Bureau of Meteorology, but there is a 5 per cent chance of rain in the Albury-Wodonga region on Sunday and Monday.
Storms are forecast on Tuesday, with a 20 per cent chance of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Unfortunately farmers are also facing an increase in costs, with supply issues causing fertiliser to more than double in price while the cost of other imports has also risen.
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