Friday, 8 October 2010
Well there is one lot of farmers who will be able to handle the cutback in water allocations throughout the Murray-Darling Basin. With the Australian dollar at today’s levels, grape growers might just as well start pulling out their vines. There’s no way that our country’s will will be able to compete on world markets. The industry will be well and truly stuffed and there will be plenty of water available for the vegetable farmers to cope, so don’t worry about those stories of saving the Murray leading to food price inflation. There’ll just be more Californian green beans to nestle alongside the imported oranges.
Posted by Richard Farmer at 21:28