Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Weather damaged wheat in China will drive prices up

Sally Bryant, Monday July 22, 2013 - 13:16 EST
ABC image
Wheat field with tractor ahead of the predicted bumper crop in North West NSW. - ABC

Frost and weather damage in China may result in 20 million tonnes of Chinese wheat being declared unfit for human consumption, according to a grains trader from the NSW central west.

General Manager of AgFarm in Dubbo, Steve Foran says the full situation is still emerging but 20 million tonnes would represent approximately 16% of Chinese domestic wheat production and the shortfall will need to be made up through imports.

Mr Foran says the situation is still unfolding, and it is often difficult to get reliable information out of the Chinese market.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

BOM announces short, weak La Nina probability for summer lacking rainfall but packing heatwaves

20:17 EDT

The Bureau of Meteorology's latest ENSO wrap has tilted the warning level over to a La Nina alert, the highest level below an official La Nina.

Could an epidemic thunderstorm asthma event happen again in Melbourne?

16:13 EDT

Today marks the one year anniversary of a tragic thunderstorm asthma event in Melbourne that resulted in nine deaths and directly impacted the health of thousands of Victorians.

Record warm spring nights in Adelaide

12:01 EDT

Adelaide may be experiencing a spell of warm nights that has only occurred in the city on one other occasion during spring in the last 130 years.