Australia is looking at a second consecutive near-record winter crop planting, as excellent prices and good seasonal conditions see planted hectares rise. In its just-released 2021/22 Winter Crop Outlook, global agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank says the national winter crop planting – currently underway across the country – is forecast at 22.93 million hectares.
Mystery surrounds the sudden suspension of operations at one of China's primary agricultural data providers. This has left domestic and global merchants, analysts and brokers in the dark about all things agriculture in the Middle Kingdom. Cofeed is a Beijing-based private agricultural consultancy.