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Australia's record wheat harvest is no fix for the global food crisis

Logistical challenges hold back exports as concerns grow over next year's crop

Wheat is loaded onto a bulk carrier at the port of Geelong in Victoria, Australia. Exporters are being thwarted by limited loading capacity at ports and high shipping costs.   © Getty Images

SYDNEY -- Clogged ports and soaring fertilizer costs are impeding Australia's bid to boost exports of its bumper wheat harvest, worsening a global food crisis.

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