02 Feb '11, 12pm

Aussie cyclone could cost farming A$500m: SYDNEY - A huge cyclone that was on Wednesday set to slam into Austral...

SYDNEY - A huge cyclone that was on Wednesday set to slam into Australia's agricultural heartland could wipe half a billion dollars from its sugar industry and decimate the nation's banana crops, growers said. Top category Cyclone Yasi, which Prime Minister Julia Gillard said may be the worst in Australia's history, was on course to plough into Queensland, packing winds of nearly 300 kilometres (187 miles) per hour. Sugar group Canegrowers, whose industry dominates the region's economy, contributing just under A$2 billion (US$2 billion) per year, fears the storm could cost at least A$500 million damage to the sector. Australia is the world's fourth-largest sugar exporting country, according to government figures, with annual exports worth about A$1.7 billion to countries including Japan, South Korea and Malaysia. "The half a billion projected losses do not even start to in...

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