Australian wheat harvest bigger than was thought

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Australia’s wheat harvest last year broke the record far more easily than had been thought, lifted by 28% by "the benefits of improved seasonal conditions and increased rainfall". The Australian Bureau of Statistics has pegged the 2010-11 domestic harvest at 27.9m tonnes, well ahead of existing forecasts, besides the previous record of 26.1m tonnes. Australia’s…


Australian wheat export surge ‘slows considerably’

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Is Australia’s golden period of wheat exports losing its lustre? The southern hemisphere’s top exporter of the grain continued its run of increased grain shipments in July, as merchants continued to sell down stocks left over from last year’s record crop. However, at 1.7m tonnes, exports were only 5% higher than a year before, a…


Viterra ships record-breaking 7 million tonnes of grain through Australian ports

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ADELAIDE, Australia – Viterra Inc. said Tuesday it shipped record volumes of grain through ports in South Australia state between last October and the end of July. The Regina-headquartered grain handler said it exported 6.84 million tonnes on behalf of 14 customers in the state in the southern central part of Australia, which has seen…


Apple exporters bicker as Australian market opens

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There can be few more passionate individuals than an Australian orchardist on the topic of fireblight, the destructive organism that can destroy a productive block of apple or pear trees almost overnight. New Zealand has fireblight, and has been managing it for years. While a serious pest, it is largely a non-issue. In Australia, where…


Alliance Grain Traders buys Australian chickpea and pulse processor

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REGINA – Alliance Grain Traders Inc. said Tuesday it is expanding into the Australian chickpea and pulse market through its $8-million acquisition of Canz Commodities. The assets are located in Narrabri, about 500 kilometres northwest of Sydney, and include real property, storage and related handling equipment, as well as a plant to process grains and…


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