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The Weekly Times – ‘Farm Values Soar’

Posted on: May 7, 2018

The value of farms in the Mallee and Wimmera is soaring, with land values rising almost 22% in the past year. Good news for those selling, but frustrating for those wishing to expand their holdings and new farmers wanting a … more

The Australian Financial Review – ‘Rural values set to surge in 2018 in ‘perfect storm’ conditions’

Posted on: February 5, 2018

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

The Australian Financial Review – ‘Vineyard values still in the doldrums after harvest’

Posted on: April 5, 2016

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. – ‘The story of a bank and a vineyard’

Posted on: December 16, 2014

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

ABC Rural – ‘Managed investment scheme concerns as government cuts red tape’

Posted on: March 24, 2014

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 Financial Review – ‘Tax Office Warns Investors over MIS’

Posted on: February 6, 2014

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

Stock & Land – ‘Need for Water Drives Vic Property Values’

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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.

The Australian Financial Review – ‘Rural investors seek shelter’

Posted on: January 13, 2014

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

Stock & Land – ‘Western Listings Boom’

Posted on: November 1, 2013

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.

ABC’s 7.30 – Taxpayer-funded forests become a burning wreck

Posted on: July 18, 2013

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