Changes within and outside of agriculture have affected the nature and econoicperforrmance of the industry. Some clear trends have emerged and they are discussed here.
As Australian economy grows and increasingly diversifies, agriculture will become a less important sector.
However, as long as agriculture fulfils its economic role, it will support and promote economic development elsewhere in the country.
"Agriculture's economic performance,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 34
, Article 9.
Available at: http://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol34/iss4/9