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The Australian government is working to ensure farmers hit by lost exports to Russia gain access to alternative markets, says Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce.

How would you like to reach 300 million Chinese consumers with a hunger for top quality food and beverage products?

The resources boom may be over, but Australia now has three other sectors ready to take up the slack.

A new trade agreement will make it cheaper and easier for Australian organic producers to export to China.

China will account for close to half of the global increase in food demand by 2050, presenting opportunities for Australian agricultural exports.

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has forecast a small decline in farm export earnings in 2014-15, with returns improving in the medium term.

Australia likes to think of itself as the food bowl of Asia-or even the world-but there’s so much more to our food industry than container loads of wheat. Technology is giving Australian businesses the edge when it comes to exporting.

According to commodities forecaster ABARES, the farming, fisheries and forestry export sectors are expecting further growth in the next financial year.

HSBC have predicted that China will take over the US as the world's leading trading nation by 2016.

Agricultural export sales have bounced back in the 2010 - 11 financial year after years of drought and other weather disasters.