Ag's foreign investment boom favours big farmers

Andrew Marshall
Updated January 17 2020 - 6:24pm, first published January 13 2020 - 6:14pm
David Goodfellow says the gap between Australia's big agricultural players and family farmers is widening as smaller operations struggle to keep pace with innovation opportunities and big-spending farmland investors.
David Goodfellow says the gap between Australia's big agricultural players and family farmers is widening as smaller operations struggle to keep pace with innovation opportunities and big-spending farmland investors.

Recent surges in farm innovation and investment activity are at risk of marginalising many mainstream family farms unless more is done to make new technology opportunities more accessible and less mind boggling to ordinary farmers.

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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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