Robbie Sefton says helping migrants settle in the bush successfully is generally the result of hard work and patience.
In this week's The Gauge Oscar Pearse compares the reform currently underway in the red meat sector to the grains industry.
The Basin Plan, which communities have begrudgingly been drawn into, was criticised without the full context of how and why water has been bought back, infrastructure has been built, or why there has been a swing to certain crops.
Deloitte's audit was quite damning in that Deloitte itself couldn't even verify enough information to provide a definitive conclusion.
As our new Coalition Government takes back the helm and re-organises its cabinet, rural voters will be super keen to see a prompt delivery on a number of the pre-election promises.
Farmers are not entirely satisfied with the Coalition's performance, but plenty have reservations about Labor. Could this be the year of the independents? Either way, it'll be a clincher.
A recent survey by the Tamworth Business Chamber gives us some insight in to what voters are thinking.