For farmers, drought not the most dangerous predator on the horizon
Gearing, Amanda Ann (2013) For farmers, drought not the most dangerous predator on the horizon. Crikey.com.
Lack of water can be the least of a farmer’s worries in times of drought. Predatory banks can be just as deadly to a farmer’s livelihood.
Former Queensland farmer and grazier Lynton Freeman has become increasingly anxious about the financial tightrope being walked by Australian farmers as the record floods of 2011 have given way in only three years to savage drought. He fears for hundreds of family farmers at risk — not from lack of water, but from lack of knowledge in how to manage their businesses through the drought and keep their heads above the financial water that will threaten many before this drought breaks.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||banking, farming, bankruptcy, drought, exceptional circumstances|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Agricultural Economics (140201)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Private Media Pty Ltd|
|Deposited On:||17 Mar 2014 02:07|
|Last Modified:||17 Mar 2014 23:50|
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