dairyfarmThe Bass Coast Shire executive wants absentee farmers, living in town, to remotely manage average sized farms because “that will retain agricultural land for farming”. I don’t think so. Farmers will not only have to carry huge debt burdens to finance to buy and operate expensive farms, but they will also have to support a dwelling in town. That should encourage young farmers.Good thinking, The Shire.

 Peter Brown, Glen Forbes.