Farmers on the end of Chinese retribution

Australia’s barley producers are currently feeling China’s wrath, with an 80% tariff imposed on the crop which goes predominantly to Chinese ports.

After Australia’s government unabashedly called for an independent inquiry into the origins and spread of the coronavirus, china shortly after imposed the tariff claiming it was because of illegal dumping.

Farmer Chris Newland said diversifying his crop plans and focusing less on monoculture crops is the key to not feeling the pinch when international markets fluctuate.

Chris Newland didn’t have to resew his barley paddocks to wheat this year.