Ag’s risky business needs more farmer, govt safety net plans

Farming is a risky business in Australia, but it’s going to get a lot riskier unless farmers can better buffer themselves against increasing seasonal and market volatility.
Agriculture needs to make more use of insurance strategies and derivatives markets already widely used overseas, and get better at planning for the unexpected as climate and market challenges evolve, according to research findings.

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Publication: Farm Online
Date: 20 May 2019
By Andrew Marshall