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Rabobank's RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness team has 85 analysts working in local teams across the worldwide Rabobank network. They generate knowledge, and develop views and insights on businesses, topics and developments in the food & agribusiness sectors across the globe. All analysts have their own sector specialisations—ranging from meat and fish to dairy, vegetables, fruit and floriculture, coffee and cocoa.

Feb 23, 2021

Angus Gidley-Baird chats with Rabobank managers Lee White and Michael Fletcher, who cover some of Australia’s largest cattle producing areas, to get a sense of the rebuild. It appears that, even though the numbers suggest the Australian cattle herd is rebuilding, there are still plenty of places yet to put that...


Feb 22, 2021

In the last two years, farmers have faced shortages of inputs. In 2020, at the beginning Covid-19, farmers faced shortages of herbicides, including glyphosate. Twelve months on, they find themselves in a similar position, this time with phosphates. Mick Harvey joins Wes Lefroy to answer the immediate question of...


Feb 17, 2021

Following US import restrictions on China’s Xinjiang cotton, and possible future legislation from the EU and UK, Angus Gidley-Baird and Charlie Clack delve into what this could mean for the world’s cotton market. Has fibre provenance now emerged at the heart of sourcing decisions? Or are the impacts for Australian...


Feb 15, 2021

Emma Higgins and Michael Harvey kick off the year with a look at what unfolded in 2020 and what is in store in 2021 for the liquid milk export sector.


Feb 14, 2021

China has threatened to impede a range of Australian ag exports. Yet in December, Australia shipped over AUD 1bn of food, beverages, and fibre to China. Has China pulled back on its plans, or is there more nuance to this story? Tim Hunt and Dennis Voznesenski answer that one.