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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Australian Wheat Woes

Australia is one of the most important wheat producing countries in the world. The drought there has had a profound impact on worldwide supplies and prices.

Australia's food bowl lies empty

As the BBC looks at the impact of rising food prices around the world, Sydney correspondent Nick Bryant reports from Australia on how the worst drought on record has slashed its exports of wheat.

Though located in a remote corner of the planet, the fields of Australia's food bowl are central to the worldwide price of wheat.

In this part of rural New South Wales, water-starved farms and cavernous empty grain silos have the...(complete article here).

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