December 19, 2017

USDA: Australian orange export estimate buoyed by China’s recognition of pest-free zone

A United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) report has forecast a 27% increase in Australian orange exports next season, thanks to a decision by China to recognize South Australia’s Riverland region as fruit fly-free.

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