Australia’s top wheat exporting state set for near-record crop in wake of rains

FILE PHOTO - Harvesting machinery can be seen behind a wheat crop in a paddock located on the outskirts of the South Australian town of Jamestown, in Australia, December 1, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Western Australia, the country’s biggest wheat exporting state, is poised for near-record harvests of the crop this year after rains in the region in August, even as the eastern grain belt grapples with its second year of punishing drought. Wheat yields in the state, a key supplier to the world’s biggest importer […]

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