Mid West, quality agricultural land, Geraldton
The future economic development of agriculture is highly reliant on the availability of two crucial natural resources—land and water. Broadacre agriculture requires continued access to large areas of good quality land receiving enough reliable rainfall to produce crops and pastures. Irrigated agriculture needs smaller areas of suitable land but these must be matched with good supplies of water for irrigation, both to preserve existing production and to allow for expansion. Both industries need land with the greatest capacity for flexibility to continually meet the challenge of changing markets and consumer tastes.
Tille, P J, Stuart-Street, A, and van Gool, D. (2013), Identification of high quality agricultural land in the Mid West region: Stage 1 – Geraldton planning region Second edition. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia. Report 386, 236p.
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