The disparity between current valuations of agricultural land and agribusinesses, and associated income generating capacity, is limiting the amount of external equity capital available to the agricultural sector, which is staring down the barrel of a huge capital gap. The Australian Farm Institute, a farm policy research think-tank, recently published an article in the Winter […]
With record global inventories of wheat following consecutive years of bumper global harvests, wheat prices are now under pressure, potentially curtailing the planting area for the next season or two as farmers consider other more potentially profitable options. Australian wheat farmers will be considering Australia’s key differentiators in the global market; high product quality, low […]
AMC’s Managing Director, Charlie Blomfield, was recently invited to participate in the Senate Economics Reference Committee Inquiry into the foreign investment review framework. Based on AMC’s experience with international investors, domestic project proponents and networks throughout various jurisdictions, the Committee was interested in a practical, first-hand account. An extract and the full submission can be […]
Marty McCarthy reports on how changes to the Foreign Investment Review threshold could impact overseas companies wanting to buy Australian farm land. Click here to listen to the ABC Rural report. Click here to listen to the full ABC Rural interview.
The outlook for the Australian agribusiness sector over the next five years is promising, provided companies have a clearly identified risk strategy, writes Christopher Niesche. When the Labor government banned the export of live cattle to Indonesia four years ago over claims of cruelty in abattoirs, supplier Elders was halfway through loading a ship for […]