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Competitiveness costing growers 

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11 Mar, 2013 01:00 AM
By JESSICA HAYES at Farm Weekly

AUSTRALIA has a long way to go to enhance its competitiveness as a source of grain exports according to Cargill Australia managing director Philippa Purser.While Australia is a big player on the global export stage, comprising 17 per cent of world exports, it only produces 3pc of wheat globally.

Weather and soil conditions prevent competitive yields which put Australia well below the three-tonne per hectare average of the world.

Ms Purser said Australia continued to be a strong quality producer in colour, milling properties and cleanliness and this provided an advantage. Continue Reading…