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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
There comes a time when the family evolves, that the benefits provided by a partnership structure of individuals or assets held jointly or as tenants in common, begin to decline... The moral of the story is that you should ensure that the business is conducted in a structure separate and independent from yourself and that your assets are held in a structure(s) that provide control and ownership rights are held separately from you as an individual... Where land is held in people's own names or as joint tenants there are issues that need to be addressed if the family wishes to transfer land to the next generation...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The change in equity was calculated as the difference between value of net assets in 2002 versus their value in 2011, using constant land values based on the values in the first year, 2002... In order to preserve client confidentiality this socio-managerial data is not available for public release and only some initial aggregated findings are provided... When farms were further categorised on the basis of farm type and performance category we found that all three types of farms contained growing businesses but a higher proportion of crop specialists were growing and a higher proportion of farms in this enterprise category were also less secure...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
The financial and productivity performance of a group of 242 farms over the period 2002 to 2011 has been analysed... All farms increased their wealth most eroded their percentage equity and now carry more debt... When farms were further categorised on the basis of farm type and performance category we found that all three types of farms contained growing businesses but a higher proportion of crop specialists were growing and a higher proportion of farms in this enterprise category were also less secure...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
There are opportunities to make more efficient use of the capital we employ in our farm businesses and the first step in taking advantage of these opportunities is to recognise the two distinct activities that make up the "business of farming" in Australia... Recommendations Based upon my observations of the workings of farm businesses in various parts of the world, I believe there are six key areas where farmers can make more efficient use of their capital... Providing that additional land investments are affordable for the business, I believe farmers should continue to purchase land if and when suitable opportunities arise...
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