Why agriculture needs the family farm's 'dreaded' daughter-in-law

Andrew Marshall
Updated July 5 2024 - 1:07pm, first published July 4 2024 - 5:00pm
some farming families can be highly defensive against attempts by daughters-in-law to take on new roles. Photo supplied.
some farming families can be highly defensive against attempts by daughters-in-law to take on new roles. Photo supplied.

More than ever, farms are relying on women and their earning capacity to stay afloat in today's destabilised and deregulated agricultural marketplace - and to continue family structures into the next generation.

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Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall

National agribusiness writer

Andrew Marshall is the group agribusiness writer for ACM's state agricultural weeklies and websites. He is a former editor at The Land and has worked in various Rural Press group roles in Canberra, North Richmond (NSW) and Toowoomba (Qld).

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