I can't say I've ever dreamt of a career in politics, but this week I wanted to be in Steven Marshall and Rob Lucas's shoes even less than normal.
WHEN the state government announced its intention to scrap the moratorium on the cultivation of genetically-modified food crops on mainland SA in August last year, it could never have imagined the headaches the process would create between then and now.
RAIN at the right time is like manna from heaven, while rain at the wrong time can be a curse, washing away potential profits.
FOR the second time in less than a month, we have a government unveiling its big plan to grow the value of the local agriculture sector.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg had the tough task of delivering a budget that supported struggling Australians, while also stimulating the economy.
This week, SA's food, wine and agribusiness sector was set an ambitious goal - to lift revenue to $23 billion by 2030.
MIXED fortunes are nothing new in agriculture, occurring regularly as a result of Mother Nature's unpredictability.
The review of the pastoral act was announced in August last year, and initial consultation wrapped up in October. Since then, it's been an 11-month waiting game for our pastoralists.