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Live-ex decline drives Brett family to plan pivot to new markets

Cutting red tape would be critical to accomplishing that, Dr Brett said. The cost of gaining approval from regulators to develop cropping country, he said, took a prohibitive amount of time and money. “Let’s get on track to start developing up here, there’s a lot of assets and suitable country that just go to waste,” Dr Brett said.
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Australia’s rural property market: Agents predict 2022 farm prices

Rural property prices have soared this year, but with an unprecedented set of market conditions, what are agents expecting for the new year? A “perfect storm” of variables has fuelled Australia’s booming rural property market this year. Farms became even more attractive assets to buyers, with high commodity prices, low interest rates, quality seasonal conditions and access to affordable capital all contributing to the boom.
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Eating less meat no climate solution

AUSTRALIAN-SPECIFIC research is showing the climate benefits of reducing red meat consumption below amounts recommended in dietary guidelines is small and could create negative environmental trade-offs such as higher water scarcity. The industry’s big service provider Meat & Livestock Australia has released a fascinating report on the topic, which draws extensively from research conducted by CSIRO and other institutions. Against a backdrop of increasing calls for affluent societies to significantly cut red meat consumption in the name of the environment, the work shows getting Australians to eat less beef is not an effective climate solution.
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Gina Rinehart slams Federal Government’s green energy policies, warns of roadblocks to grow agriculture

The WA businesswoman highlighted in her speech ideas on how the Federal Government could assist agriculture, which included allowing farmers to clear their land to decrease the risk of bushfires, compensating for past clearing restrictions, and reimbursing past fines on farmers who had cleared land to protect their families, staff, pets and infrastructure. Ms Rinehart said as well as slashing red tape, the Government also needed to recognise “water was king” for agriculture.
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