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Meat processing, meat plant, packaged meat
Meat-processing facilities have been identified as hot spots for coronavirus outbreaks since the early stages of the pandemic. The negative impact of this association will have long-term effects.
Productivity Commission finds that negative public perceptions around FDI in agricultural land are ‘not well-supported by evidence’ but concerns over FIRB processing times from investors have some merit.
pumpkin pie
GP-led processes were used to isolate top performing assets during the bull market, so why not the opposite now?
Corn on the cob with EU flag
Plans to reduce use of harmful pesticide and fertilizer products, converting 25% of farmland to organic and incentivizing carbon sequestration is what the industry needs.
A combination of factors led JBS to close a processing facility in Queensland this week in a sign of the challenges that Australia’s beef exporters are set to face in the coming months.
NCREIF’s Q1 results showed US farmland delivered a negative return for the first time in almost 20 years, but the coronavirus played a very small part in it.
Timber, wood, timberland, forestry
GPs have told us they have noticed an uptick of interest from new investors, with the smaller end of the market already seeing discounted opportunities.
One of the medium to long-term impacts of the coronavirus could be to encourage more states to bring their food supply chains closer to home.
Australia, farm, windmill
The coronavirus-induced recession has prompted concerns the country could emulate New Zealand’s restrictive and lengthy approvals process in the long term.
Regulatory risk and climatic conditions are the culprits behind a drop in the value of water entitlements in the southern MDB, the first in four years.
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