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Editors’ Picks: Chinese firm eyes Nufarm takeover

Australian crop protection firm Nufarm has entered non-binding talks to sell itself to a major Chinese ag input manufacturer. Sinochem, a Beijing-based state-owned firm billed as the largest integrated agribusiness in China, running fertilizer, pesticide and seed operations, has proposed a “scheme of arrangement” worth A$13 per Nufarm share, valuing the company at about A$2.83 […] Read more

Editors’ Picks: Stoned wallabies bedevil Tasmanian farms

Mysterious crop circles in Tasmania’s pharmaceutical poppy fields may be a mystery no more. In an article Thursday in the online edition of The Mercury, Tasmania’s largest-circulating daily newspaper, reporter Damien Brown quoted Attorney-General Lara Giddings as saying the circles are created by wallabies, found hopping around in circles, high on the poppy heads they’ve […] Read more