Rural Bank paints hopeful picture for horticulture in 2021 Australian agriculture mid-year outlook

Ashley Walmsley
By Ashley Walmsley
Updated August 19 2021 - 3:59am, first published August 1 2021 - 6:00pm
FUTURE: Rural Bank has released its Australian agriculture mid-year outlook which analyses the performance of six industries - cattle, cropping, dairy, horticulture, sheep, wool and the broader economy, providing predictions for the coming half of the year.

BONUS beneficial winter weather may have put a smile on some horticulture producers' faces but it's the uncertainty around labour which continues to shove price predictions around the most.

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Ashley Walmsley

Ashley Walmsley

Editor, Good Fruit & Vegetables

For more than a decade, Ashley Walmsley has written about Australian agriculture. Having grown up on his parents smallcrops, cane and cattle property in Queensland, but clearly unable to grow anything himself, it was a natural progression for him to pursue a career writing about rural industries. He is currently the editor of Fairfax Media’s only national, fresh produce magazine, Good Fruit & Vegetables, while also covering horticulture stories for the agricultural papers and websites. When not writing about vegetables, fruits and nuts, Ashley enjoys playing and discussing video games from a simpler time, and doing impersonations of ABC radio presenters.

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