Recent comments by: Murph the surf.
It may be a handy age for those who can transition from bulk supplier to product developer but we are still a long way from sensitive understandings of the desires of these Asian consumers.
Additionally this is only fine for those with a vertically integrated system already partly in place,for producers we are still going to be price takers.
There are sufficient supplies that events like the recent drought impact prices paid severely and the latest figures from ,I think ABARE indicate that producers would expect price around $2.80 for the EYCI for the foreseeable future .
re Richard and attitudes to trading in Asia- like yourself I spent many years working in Asia. You correctly pinpoint the lack of understanding about the centrality of developing a long term basis with trading partners and listening carefully to their preferences.
One MLA representative was 'helpful' enough to outline a response to our work developing an MSA graded and branded product - " forget all that crap - the only important thing is price, price and price cuts!'Not exactly support but maybe a brutally honest summation of the situation. Brands just don't cut it yet.
Please AE have a look over the site at the link ......it is a significant process run by peer reviewed science and they are skeptical as he'll but committed to understanding.
One salient fact you seem to overlook is that we must continuously reassess our understanding.Stating that the models have failed entirely misses the point that they are only models and will also be continuously updated.
If you want to know the temperature record at a specific place the site can help you out .