Australian farmers’ switch from barley to canola pays off amid Chinese…


When top barley buyer China last year slapped tariffs of more than 80 per cent on imports from Australia amid a bilateral spat, grain farmers Down Under could have been forgiven for fearing tough times ahead.But a switch to canola, combined with ideal growing conditions and near record prices for the yellow-flowering oilseed, have proved a expansion for farmers as they prepare for a second consecutive year of a bumper grain harvest.Better known for its wheat and barley, Australia is forecast to…

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