Will nuts crack the water market?

Mike Foley
Updated November 11 2019 - 12:52pm, first published July 19 2019 - 7:30am
Irrigators, Anthony and Sam Ryan have forgone their winter crop program due to high water prices and low allocations. Photo: Rachael Webb
Irrigators, Anthony and Sam Ryan have forgone their winter crop program due to high water prices and low allocations. Photo: Rachael Webb

The boom in permanent plantation nut crops is driving water demand so high in the southern Murray Darling Basin that the price of water may become unaffordable for rice, dairy or even cotton irrigators according to a report from Aither.

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Mike Foley

Mike Foley

National rural reporter

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