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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Products may be identified by proprietary or trade names to help readers identify particular types of products but this is not, and is not intended to be, an endorsement or recommendation of any product or manufacturer referred to... The schemes are often viewed as a box-ticking exercise by management within the business and the degree of ownership or buy-in from management and staff is low... Overall, the increasing scarcity of arable land, water constraints and rising input and energy costs in agriculture all serve to highlight the critical importance of achieving higher agricultural productivity in a more sustainable manner both at the farm level and upstream and downstream sectors of the food supply chain" (OECD/Food and..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Healthy ecology has a healthy financial return.. By halving my costs of crop production, I can move away from the agricultural industry"s fixation of maximising production... By concentrating on improving ecological health and diversity, naturally, I am anticipating an upward spiral of improving soil and pastures and increasing profitability, at little or no cost...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Global and commercial realities facing Australian grain growers.. The persistently high value of the Australian dollar has meant that Australian grain prices are lower than they would otherwise have been, given historical exchange rates... As noted earlier it is the combination of seasonal and commodity price factors that determines broadacre farm revenue analysing commodity price trends in isolation does not provide a complete picture...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The results indicate that Australian farm business managers operate in a more volatile business environment than is the case for virtually all national agriculture sectors world-wide, and also that businesses involved in Australian agriculture experience more than twice the level of volatility on average of businesses in other sectors of the Australian economy... The research examines available financial data for broadacre farms in Australia, to ascertain the extent to which farm managers and their business advisors have been able to successfully manage volatility in their business decisions... Australian farm businesses compete with businesses in other sectors of the Australian economy for capital, and human and natural resources it is useful to consider the volatility of the agriculture sector relative to those other sectors of the economy, and also to identify whether the relative volatility of the agriculture sector has changed over time...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
Farmers, I believe, will increasingly split their business structure into Asset Management and Production Management, which will operate as two separate businesses... Assets that have started at a low base and appreciate rapidly allow increases in equity as an easy source of leverage... This, I believe misses the point that the level of return of business is not important in investment decisions...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Follow the link in the image above to watch an interview with Stuart Kearns.. In fulfilling the role, Stuart regularly talks to growers about the issues that are most important to them and how GRDC can assist to improve their productivity and profitability... "I think the use of inputs is becoming an increasing challenge, especially when banks and lending agencies are putting pressure on agricultural businesses to try and come up with ways to effectively use them and still maintain healthy profit levels."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
03 5441 6176 03 5444 4299 admin@orm.com.au CAUTION: RESEARCH ON UNREGISTERED PESTICIDE USE Any research with unregistered pesticides or of unregistered products reported in this document does not constitute a recommendation for that particular use by the authors, the authors' organisations or the management committee... If you have a blackleg problem and are growing a susceptible cultivar your first action should be to change to a cultivar with higher levels of resistance... In comparing while many farm decisions are made intuitive versus logical analytical under the influence of a DSS which provide learning reasoning he suggests the either/or approach to on a topic, they are not necessarily used every time the dichotomies is destructive and goes on to say a decision is made...
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