Australia braces for another below-average winter crop

Australia is staring down the barrel of another lower-than-average winter crop, as ongoing dry weather hinders planting across the nation, according to Rabobank’s Australian 2019 Winter Crop Outlook. Although Western Australia bucked the nationwide trend last year by delivering a bumper 17.1 million-tonne crop, that is unlikely to be the case for the 2019/20 harvest […]

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How soybeans became China’s most powerful weapon in Trump’s trade war

Soybeans may not seem all that useful in a war. Nonetheless, they’ve become China’s most important weapon in its ever-worsening trade conflict with the U.S. China, the world’s biggest buyer of the crop, has reportedly stopped purchasing any American soybeans in retaliation for the Trump administration raising tariffs on US$250 billion of Chinese goods. This […]

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