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Australia: Sole farmer takes big stand against GrainCorp buyout

 |  August 5, 2013

A single farmer in Australia has reportedly written more than 250 letters speaking out against the recently-approved buyout of the nation’s largest grain company GrainCorp by US-based Archer Daniels Midland. The deal, made for $3.4 billion, was cleared by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, but Brian McCelland is penning hundreds of letters to lawmakers to vocalize his opposition of a deal that lands the Australian company in foreign hands. McCelland is currently promoting his cause to fellow farmers, urging them to write letters and vocalize their disapproval of the deal as well. He told reporters that farming has so many issues on the ground that “the problem of marketing and storage we tend to leave in the hands of other people.”

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