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Australian grain growers could cash in on Russia’s beefed-up wheat export taxes with a record local crop still on the cards.

ANZ’s latest agricultural commodity report has found Russia’s decision to impose a wheat export tax of $80/tonne from March until June could benefit Australia.

Moscow has imposed the tax in a bid to reduce domestic wheat prices and increase availability for food and feed.

As a result, Russian wheat is more expensive than Australian varieties for the first time.

“The move by Russia, the world’s largest wheat exporter, to impose export taxes on its wheat will bring a renewed focus to Australian wheat,” ANZ’s Michael Whitehead said on Wednesday.

While the ongoing wet season may have slowed the harvest in parts of…



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