Via the AFR:
China has slapped a ban on Australia’s biggest grain exporter – a co-operative with about 4000 farmer members – after claims customs authorities found pests in a shipment of barley.
China customs suspended barley imports from CBH, based in Western Australia and run by former BHP iron ore boss Jimmy Wilson, on Tuesday.
The ban, which comes on top of huge tariffs on Australian barley imports imposed in May, was publicised on a official WeChat account.
If China tried to source dirt elsewhere then the price would skyrocket.