Introduction

Agriculture refers to the science and practice of farming, with particular focus upon the production and cultivation of commodities which maintain life. This includes cultivation of granary, vegetables, fruit, oils, meat, milk, and livestock. As at 2018, it is estimated that approximately 28% of the population was employed in the field of agriculture. The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment recently disclosed that Australian agriculture accounts for:

• 55% of Australian land use (427 million hectares, excluding timber production in December 2020) and 25% of water extractions (3,113 gigalitres used by agriculture in 2018–19);

• 11% of goods and services exports in 2019–20;

• 1.9% of value added (GDP) and 2.6% of employment in 2019–20

Businesses working within the agricultural sector range from small specialist producers and growers to the large-scale production of crops and livestock. With growing technological advancements made every day, the quality and amount of produce that is harvested daily has more than doubled since the 1950s. However, with issues such as disease, pests, and pillaging relegated to issues of the past new issues have arisen. This may include: climate change, economic issues, environmental issues, political factors, and the demands of a growing population.

The field of agriculture holds many types of expert employees, ranging from those who work on farms, in offices, in trucks, and in laboratories. Those who work in the agricultural industry would be able to provide insight and assessment of agricultural practices from a scientific, business, engineering, and farming perspective. These insights would be able to provide integral evidence in matters related to the agricultural industry.

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain an expert submission that suits your needs and budget.

Expertise in Action

Experts in the field of agriculture would be able to utilise their specialised knowledge of the policies, practices, and procedures of agriculture to provide an insight into whether or not certain actions could be deemed negligent, misleading, falsified, or criminal. This would be particularly helpful in determination of contract breaches between suppliers and wholesalers. As the agricultural industry ultimately intersects with the consumer industry, issues related to non-GMO foods, ethical livestock care, and ethically sourced plants.

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Cost

The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

  • The need for a view or inspection of a location
  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
Relevant Articles How special soil observatories in China are helping to create more sustainable agriculture

This article demonstrates how the development of new soils can help combat the issue of environmental degradation and climate change in the field of agriculture. This creation of more special soils may assist more arid countries to cultivate their agricultural industry further.

Details of new agriculture visa still thin on the ground but industry remains hopeful of meaningful change

The agriculture visa is intended to create an opportunity for workers in farming, fisheries, forestry and meat processing to take up skilled and un-skilled jobs that can’t be filled domestically.

‘Sustainable isn’t a thing’: why regenerative agriculture is food’s latest buzzword

This article details the latest attempt by the agricultural industry to implement regenerative agricultural practices to combat environmental pressures which may be caused strain on the over-consumption of plant and livestock products.

Relevant Cases Peter James Harris and Jane Maree Harris v WaterNSW [2021] NSWCCA 184 (9 August 2021)

This case inquires to whether or not a piece of agricultural land contravened the Water Management Act 2000 (NSW) by taking water from the Darling River.

Ya-Jou (Migration) [2021] AATA 3161 (6 August 2021)

This is a migration matter which demonstrates how the agricultural industry operates as a potential job prospect for skilled working migrants.

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A sample of our experts in Agriculture - General

Below are short profiles of a sample of some of the experts with expertise in this field. Not all of the experts we work with appear on our website and finding new experts for unusual or hard to find fields is our specialty.

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