Agribusiness View – February 2013

This month in Agribusiness View, we have an in-depth talk with food producer Maggie Beer, hear about Asia’s growing demand for milk and dairy products, and learn how grain growers can manage their risk. We also give you a new view on women in the agricultural industry.

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Welcome

This year is shaping up as a good one 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 portal allows faster and easier access to the latest economic updates, emerging trends and informative case studies along with expert insight and opinion. You can now receive Agribusiness View every month to alert you to the latest updates. For example, this month we have an in-depth talk with Maggie Beer about her unique approach to doing business, hear about Asia’s growing demand for milk and dairy products and learn about how grain growers can manage their risk. We also give you a new view on women in the agricultural industry, highlighting the challenges they face to get ahead.

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.

We look forward to working with you through the year ahead.

Regards

Khan Horne
General Manager
NAB Agribusiness

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