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Wheat King Russia Is Missing Out on China’s Buying Spree

  • China has boosted wheat imports to ensure food security
  • Major Russian growing areas are banned from selling to China
Combine harvesters drive through a field of wheat in Ust-Labinsk, Krasnodar, Russia.

Combine harvesters drive through a field of wheat in Ust-Labinsk, Krasnodar, Russia.

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

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Despite ramping up wheat purchases from around the globe, China remains one of the few main markets that Russia is struggling to crack.