Forecasters have expressed great optimism as the Winter crop harvest commences in New South Wales. It is predicted that Australia’s overall production will increase by 60% compared with last year. Remarkably, the Winter crop production in New South Wales is expected to increase by 300% compared with last year, and rise 49% above the average for the past decade. This drastic increase has been fueled by above average rainfall from March to August this year. It is reported that for many farmers across the state the Winter harvest will generate their first cashflow since 2016-2017. Importantly, the Bureau of Meteorology has predicted more rainfall in the coming months, bringing hope for continuing prosperity. The Department of Primary Industries have said that “much of NSW is well positioned for longer-term recovery.” The positive forecasts instill hope that the agriculture industry will drive Australia’s economic recovery coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.