Ag fears coronavirus shutdown risks unless 'essential' status granted

Andrew Marshall
By Andrew Marshall
Updated March 24 2020 - 2:56am, first published March 23 2020 - 6:30am
Why ag needs 'essential service' rating to beat COVID-19 risks

Farmers are being assured it's pretty much business as usual for the $59 billion agriculture sector during the coronavirus emergency, with no plans afoot for lockdowns or border restrictions on the movement of produce, livestock or farm inputs.

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Andrew Marshall

Andrew Marshall

National agribusiness writer

Andrew Marshall is the group agribusiness writer for ACM's state agricultural weeklies and websites. He is a former editor at The Land and has worked in various Rural Press group roles in Canberra, North Richmond (NSW) and Toowoomba (Qld).