Storm clouds in a farming district
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Heavy rainfall in Tasmania has reportedly caused damage to a variety of freshly planted crops, hindered stock grazing and delayed the sowing of some poppy, pea and pyrethrum crops in the north of the state.
According to the International Cotton Advisory Committee, the Chinese Government purchased 2.5 million tonnes of 2013–14 domestic cotton for the national reserve as at 21 November 2013, 18 per cent lower than the same time last year.
Data from the Brazil Sugar Industry Association shows cumulative sugar cane crushing in Brazil’s Centre South region (which produces around 90 per cent of Brazil’s sugarcane) for the 2013–14 season was 542.2 million tonnes as at 16 November 2013, around 13 per cent more than the same time last year.
Sourced from ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Update (28 November 2013).