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Climate change policy biggest concern for farmers

Rebecca Howard
Mon, 09 Aug 2021

Farmers are slightly more optimistic but challenges remain. (Image: Unsplash)
Rebecca Howard
Mon, 09 Aug 2021
Farmers are more upbeat about general economic conditions, but climate change policy is now their biggest concern, and they are struggling to find staff.  A net 17.9% of respondents consider current economic conditions to be good, a 12.4-point improvement from January 2021 and a 46-point increase on July 2020 when a net 28.6% considered conditions to be bad, according to the July 2021 Federated Farmers’ mid-season farm confidence survey.Dairy is the most optimistic group regarding current economic conditions.Federated Farmers preside...

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