Farm inputs head north; vegetable returns remain stagnant

Ashley Walmsley
By Ashley Walmsley
Updated July 4 2022 - 1:31pm, first published March 2 2022 - 2:00am
COSTLY: The price of vegetables and potatoes has not risen as much as other commodities despite farm inputs continuing to go up, putting pressure on vegetable growers. Picture: Shutterstock.

THE COVID-19 pandemic may have prompted an increased focus on, and consumption of, fresh produce but vegetable growers haven't exactly ridden a wave a profit.

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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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