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Why Australia’s bumper season of avocados is stressing out farmers

Australia is swimming in avocados thanks to bumper harvests and months of stay-at-home orders that have kept people away from cafe brunches.Once considered a symbol of lavishness on the brunch menu, avocado prices in Australia more than halved from around A$3 (US$2.20) a piece to around A$1 this year – a trend that looks set to stay.“It’s just the beginning,” said John Tyas, chief executive officer of industry group Avocados Australia, who forecasts production for this year to be about 65 per…


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