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Opinion: Why is agriculture different?

Pete Mailler, 04/04/2014

“The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways”

— John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Recently the dire situation faced by many farmers and graziers induced by yet another “drought” has reignited the debate around justification for Government financial support to farmers.

If the Government is committed to the provision of safe affordable food for all, shouldn
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