It’s tempting to put off the difficult job of succession planning. But if you wait too long, you could end up destroying a profitable business and harming family relationships.
The concept of sustainable development is straightforward: the future should be a better, healthier place than the present. Farmers have a major part to play in forging this future.
The values driving success in families and those in business are diametrically opposed. Keeping them in harmony is the great challenge of the family business.
The unscientific idea that processed, plant-based, ‘imitation’ foods are healthier for humans and better for the environment needs to be debunked.
Media reports have created the impression that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recommends a reduction in meat and dairy consumption to mitigate climate change. This is simply not true.
The trend in rich countries towards vegetarian and vegan diets will not result in higher demand for fresh fruit and vegetables.
Unless explicitly removed by statute, common law rights remain in force, and any rule that seeks to limit existing rights must be interpreted very narrowly.
There is a good chance that an assessment based on a ‘secret audit’ will be set aside in the absence of extenuating circumstances.
In these uncertain times, it can pay to get involved in alternative investments. In fact, these have a number of advantages over stocks and shares.