Where does Australia sit on the agricultural level playing field?

The oecd has recently reviewed agricultural supports.

It notes that Australia and NZ have some of the lowest support levels in the world – although exceptional circumstances are mentioned.

Agricultural supports by country.

In a country where weather variability is normal – it is interesting to see that we don’t have serious programs in place to ensure that businesses such as dairy that have high capital set up costs and little room for change – you can’t dry off a cow quickly or turn a cow on easily OR quickly.

Knowing, comparing and promoting our industry structures are incredibly important. I know these things are not discussed in Australia. I think this is TO OUR DETRIMENT.

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