Farmers squeezed as big agribusinesses get too big says expert group

Andrew Marshall
By Andrew Marshall
Updated October 30 2017 - 1:41am, first published 1:30am
Farm earnings are being squeezed at one end by powerful input providers, and at the other by processors and retailers with huge bargaining power, says an international panel of industry experts.

This year’s global farm chemical industry mega-mergers will create companies which are too big to drive the sort of innovation farmers need, says a European panel of specialists on health, nutrition, rural livelihood and the environment.

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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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