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Australian farmland values are expected to rise for a fifth consecutive year, fuelled by low interest rates, rising commodity prices, favourable growing conditions and profitable farmers looking to expand. Sheep and horticultural assets are expected to be the most sought … more
As wine grape growers face the prospect of another bleak selling season, veteran agribusiness valuer Sam Paton highlights the shift in industry focus to cool-climate regions, and regions with higher consumer recognition. To read the full article, click here.
Sam Paton, an agricultural economist and valuer, was sent to Moppity in 2003 by Bank SA to value the vineyard and also assist them in setting up a marketing campaign. Upon arrival Sam found that the place was an absolute … more
As the Federal Government introduces legislation to repeal the Future of Financial Advice Act, Agribusiness valuer Sam Patron warns it could see the return of commissions for general advisers, who are promoting Managed Investment Schemes as tax breaks. To read … more
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is on the hunt for promoters who exploit Agricultural managed investment schemes (MIS) or fail to properly govern the projects. After the ATO recently won a second high profile case using promoter penalty laws, they … more
As climate change has seen Victoria and the northern States become much drier, Agribusiness Valuations Australia director Sam Paton predicts rainfall-laden farming zones will become more desirable to both local and international investors. To read the full article, click here.
To counter the risk of extreme weather fluctuations, Agribusiness valuer Sam Paton says informed rural property investors in 2014 will be looking for an enterprise risk hedge that includes some cropping, along with cattle or wool operations. To read the … more
Bank pressure and capitalised interest is behind an increase in listings for Western District properties according to Sam Paton, boss of Agribusiness Valuations Australia. To read the full article featured in Stock & Land click here.
A huge number of taxpayer-funded forests that were supposed to make Australia self sufficient in plantation timber and paper are now nothing but a burning wreck – literally. As the companies running these schemes go belly up amid allegations of … more
The longstanding debacles associated with Managed Investment Schemes Forestry have caused taxpayers to lose millions, and according to Agricultural Economist Sam Paton, the Liberal party is to blame. Read the full article featured in The Weekly Times.