The Future for Agriculture?

Image: Herd of Targhee sheep from a ranch in eastern Wyoming. Date, 28 November 2009. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike. There is a lot in the press about how farmers are struggling, with too many using suicide as a way out. There are also farmer complaints about environmental and animal welfare demands, but many consumers want to know their food is produced ethically. There is huge potential growth in Asia but our food exports have been falling for years while our food imports are growing.  Where to now for our farmers? There are clear paths for our farmers but these do not mean business as usual while asking for more government money. I suggest there are only three ways ahead.  If a farmer wants… Read More →