Agribusiness View – December 2012

This month in Agribusiness View, we’ve taken a closer look at the critical issue of succession planning, the changing role of women in farming and the need to provide young people with the skills and encouragement they need to forge a successful career in the sector.

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Welcome

Next year is shaping up as a good year for Australian agriculture. The overall outlook is positive, with production, commodity prices and demand for many rural commodities expected to be strong.

Nevertheless, every year brings its own set of challenges and issues, such as environmental hurdles, labour shortages and ongoing competition from overseas markets. In a volatile environment, relevant and up-to-date information is critical – so we’ve created the new-look Business Research and Insights hub to provide exactly that – visit nab.com.au/agriview for regular updates relevant to the agribusiness sector.

The new hub allows faster and easier access to the latest economic updates, emerging trends and informative case studies along with expert insight and opinion. You’ll now receive Agribusiness View every month, alerting you to the latest updates that have occurred. For instance, this month we’ve taken a closer look at the critical issue of succession planning, the changing role of women in farming and the need to provide young people with the skills and encouragement they need to forge a successful career in the sector.

Our aim is to help you make the most of opportunities as well as navigate the inevitable challenges. To help us provide the resources you need, please feel free to email your thoughts or suggestions to agribusiness.view@nab.com.au. You can also subscribe now to have Agribusiness View delivered free to your inbox each month.

From online information to face-to-face discussions, we’re always on hand to help. And, on behalf of the NAB Agribusiness team, I’d like to wish you a prosperous and successful 2013.