Sheep head off to lowland pasture at Walter Peak Station in Queenstown, New Zealand. The impact of African swine fever on China’s pork production has been to the benefit of “alternative proteins”, including from New Zealand lamb. Photo: Valerie Teh
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

As Beijing redraws its agricultural supply lines amid the trade war, US farmers may have lost their China market share for good

  • It was natural that China, which relies heavily on food imports, would look elsewhere when US tariffs began to bite. But American farmers should not get their hopes up once the trade war ends – other countries, including New Zealand, Brazil and Argentina, are filling the void
Sheep head off to lowland pasture at Walter Peak Station in Queenstown, New Zealand. The impact of African swine fever on China’s pork production has been to the benefit of “alternative proteins”, including from New Zealand lamb. Photo: Valerie Teh
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