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Family farms are here to stay

(1985) Family farms are here to stay. Elders Weekly, 15 August 1985. p. 8 [Publication] [Special Collections]


The family farm is likely to remain the mainstay of Australian agriculture over the next decade, according to agricultural consultant, Ray Phillips. Corporate agriculture was likely to develop as a specialist investor and may only explore opportunities in certain growth sectors of the rural economy. Horticulture is one area considered because of its responsiveness to sophisticated marketing techniques and innovation. Mr Phillips said traditional agriculture is likely to remain the prerogative of the family farm because of the need for committed day to day management under conditions of low profitability.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1985 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58922
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