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Chinese ownership of Australian farmland on the increase as American ownership drops

The area of farmland under partial or full Chinese ownership has dramatically increased over the past year as the level of American and British interests has fallen. Official figures released on Friday showed that 50.5 million hectares of Australian farmland was foreign owned or part foreign owned at the end of June. The area of farmland […]

October 1st, 2017
Topic: AGRICULTURE, COUNTRIES, LISTS WORDS, PROPERTIES Tags: , , ,

This chart shows Wheat Area Harvested by Country.

This chart shows Wheat Area Harvested by Country. Wheat is a grass widely cultivated for its seed, a cereal grain which is a worldwide staple food.There are many species of wheat which together make up the genus Triticum; the most widely grown is common wheat. The archaeological record suggests that wheat was first cultivated in […]

April 29th, 2017
Topic: COUNTRIES, LISTS WORDS, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS Tags: , ,

Chinese ownership of Australian agricultural land soars higher than 3 million hectares

The amount of agricultural land owned by Chinese interests has soared above 3 million hectares, more than double the 1.46 million declared by the Australian Taxation Office last month, according to a Fairfax Media analysis of reported land sales. The bulk of the growth arises from a recent series of significant sales in Western Australia – purchases that were not […]

January 11th, 2017
Topic: COUNTRIES, LAND GRAB, PROPERTIES Tags: , , ,