China trade continues in spite of diplomatic tension

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
May 19 2021 - 5:00am
Brett Hosking, Grain Growers chairman, says while the Chinese government has made it clear Australia is not a preferred supplier wheat is still being exported there.

WHILE many farmers were concerned that the news earlier in the month that China had suspended all trade activities under the China-Australia Strategic Economic Dialogue, Australian grains industry officials have said product is still being exported to the Asian giant.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.

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