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Despite some negative publicity associated with beef’s GHG emissions, the sector received a $500m USDA package to increase processing capacity while Rabobank’s Justin Sherrard says, ‘beef is where the answer lies.’
Windmill, Outback Australia
Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe argued at an Australian Farm Institute event last week that there is plenty of capital looking for a home if the ideas and business plans are sound.
The federal government plans tighter restrictions on foreign investment in a range of sectors from 2021 – but agriculture will revert to its pre-covid regime.
Peter Costello said partnerships with local investors, but also greater transparency on the part of sovereign funds is the way forward.
A Royal Commission's findings have prompted political bickering over use of water in the Basin. Regardless of what industry thinks, it would be wise not to dismiss the findings out of hand.
Agriculture Down Under is an export-oriented industry, with around 25% going to China and a significant chunk also heading to the US, which means it faces being caught in the middle of tensions between the two superpowers.
The year ahead could see a shift in how some foreign investors seek to gain exposure to agriculture Down Under.
For farmers in search of funding, every little helps – and when it comes to government support, it’s not so little. In this interactive presentation, we look at the most generous countries, the crops that benefit and conditionality attached to public money.
TJ Flanagan, chief executive of the country's Co-operative Organisation Society, says a hole in the EU budget is only one of many impacts Brexit will have on the sector. He details several potential remedies in an interview with Agri Investor.
The administration has pledged $50bn to boost transport and connectivity across rural America, but will it make a difference? We asked insiders.
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