Bye Bye 2020 and Hello 2021

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Bye Bye 2020

While 2020 has been a tumultuous year for many in society, it has been generally a good year in agriculture and livestock in particular. We have seen on the upside:

Positive occurances in agriculture in 2020

However, on the downside, we have seen:

A list of the downsides in agriculture in 2020

As we leave 2020, we can only reflect on how well we responded to this year’s challenges and successes. It may be worth asking a few simple questions.

Take away questions from 2020

Hello 2021 and beyond

2020 was a pretty bad year for many people, so the question is – can next year be any worse? 2021 confronts us all with a whole new set of circumstances, some of which we have not experienced in our lifetime.

The challenges agriculture will face in 2021

And I am an optimist!!!

On the other hand, a lot is happening, which will positively impact agriculture within the next two years.

Positives for the agricultural industry in 2021

Therefore, the issue is  – “how do we take opportunities with the positive aspects while managing the risks facing us all?”.

Here are some things to consider.

Questions the agricultural industry should ask themselves in 2021

While some of the global trends may seem overwhelming, the right thing to do is to get our own house in order, to be self-reliant and understand that Australia is the safest country in the world to live in. And, within Australia, rural and regional are the safest locations, and agriculture is the safest industry to be in. We can argue about what energy sources we should use, but we can’t argue with the need to eat.

We at RCS wish you and your families a wonderful festive season and all the moisture you need in 2021.


Terry McCosker
RCS Director

Terry McCosker