Recent comments by: ProfitAg
Jock, the article states that the cost of production and yields are the major factors in the Black Sea advantage over Australia. What difference would the single desk make to these factors?
Look at the detail with Westchester owning the farmland and farmers being able to take long term leases. A win win model with farmers expanding with expertise in operating without the need for capital to own land. Good to see new models.
Do you have any solutions or just cynical criticism of everything?
Will Mr Quinlivan be based in Wagga?
Don't work for GRDC but lets see proper cost benefit of relocation rather than some short term electoral promise.
Does Ag want to be in the capital or put in the back blocks.
Look at what function GRDC does in Canberra and the ease to interact with other agencies and keep good staff. Most of the expenditure is spread across Australia already. Shifting to another centre will just increase cost for farmers, reduce the interaction with other policy makers - How often will others visit to interact using commercial flights to a small centre. Concentrate on the bigger issues and leave the small admin hub which is accessible by all. If the same logic is applied where is Duntroon moving to?
“That’s my passion, there’s not really a quid in it – I have about 1 per cent of my assets in ag - but it’s really where my heart lies,” he said
Isn't this the problem that needs fixing - how do we create the profit in agriculture rather than have some billionaire with play money make token investments so he feels better for his past profit taking.
Jock, maybe its time you put your energy into forming a Co-Op
Jock, The AGIC conference provides a good forum for a range of ideas and interaction. "Remember the mind is like a parachute - it doesn't function until it is open." and before you accuse I am a full paying delegate with no merchant connections.