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No tornadoes in Western NSW

  No tornadoes in Western NSW 10 March 2017  Peter Debus  Today’s Australian Financial Review has an article regarding farm succession in Iowa, illustrating that many farm succession issues are universal. In her article “Retirement the kiss of...

  • Mar 10, 2017
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10 Commandments of succession

1. The primary outcomes of succession planning should be certainty for all parties and improved family relationships. Use the process to improve family relationships, not to have them deteriorate. 2. Start early.  Many Australian farmers and business owners...

  • Mar 04, 2016
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Understanding compromise or co-operation

This week Allan Parker delivered a one-day course on negotiation and communication in Armidale, NSW which had 43 participants with a good mix of industries including; Govt. groups, Landcare, New England businesses and farm owners.   The...

  • Aug 07, 2015
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Farm Succession and Inheritance

In June 2007, the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation issued a report titled “Farm Succession and Inheritance” by Elaine Barclay, Roslyn Foskey and Ian Reeve.  The report might seem dated now, but I keep...

  • May 01, 2015
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ABS report indicates significant change in farming

The Australian Bureau urea of Statistics released a report this week highlighting some significant changes in agriculture of the past 50 years.  You can find the report at http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4102.0Main+Features10Dec+2012.  The conclusions I came to after...

  • Apr 03, 2015
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