The state farmer groups which thrashed out a six-point plan for a demerged AWB International to hold the single desk should be congratulated for putting aside their differences and formulating a united stance.
The grains industry was sorely in need of some compromise for the greater good, and this is the most promising show of unity from within the industry yet.
However, having come to agreement, the hard work now starts in earnest.
The idea of a demerged AWB International holding the right of veto works well as a concept - but how is it going to work in practice?
Will AWB shareholders, both A and B-class, vote on letting go of AWB(I)?
Where is the capita to fund the new I going to come from?
What about staffing the fledgling organisation?
This is not intended to pour scorn on the plan, far from it, however the grower community needs to have solid answers to these and more questions before embarking on this path.
Again, congratulations to the farmer groups for finding a position suitable for all of them. You have now reached base camp - the slog to the summit is now on.