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SunRice sees Top End rice bowl, but ag support base needed

Andrew Marshall
Updated June 25 2019 - 2:29pm, first published 1:30pm
SunRice chairman, Laurie Arthur, in an irrigated rice crop he helped grow in the Kimberley in Western Australia's far north in 2010.
SunRice chairman, Laurie Arthur, in an irrigated rice crop he helped grow in the Kimberley in Western Australia's far north in 2010.

Northern Australia's opportunity to bloom as an export food bowl may have to wait another decade or two because the support service networks required to make that dream really grow simply don't exist.

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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