Summary of responses to the GrainGrowers survey on the GRDC 2018-2023 Research, Development and Extension Plan Discussion Paper
GrainGrowers prepared a survey for growers to have input to our submission on the GRDC Strategic Plan Discussion Paper. The results show that respondents are supportive of RD&E activities being aligned to the theme of enduring profitability, and that growers want close to a 50/50 balance between incremental and transformational research outcomes.
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Telecommunications & technology SURVEY
Click here to view the results of the Telecommunications & Technology Survey conducted in September 2017.
HEAVY AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE & COMBINATIONS SURVEY
Click here to view the results of the Heavy Agricultural Vehicle & Combinations Survey conducted in June 2017.
The results show that many of the proposed limits for the Class 1 Notice drafted by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) need to be reconsidered in order to cover the bulk of the dimensions and configurations of the current vehicle fleet.
MULTI-PERIL CROP INSURANCE SURVEY 2017
The 2017 results show that 79.3% are aware of MPCI products, and while only 12.7% said “yes” they are considering taking out MPCI, 42.5% are “possibly” considering it. Again the biggest factor influencing this decision was the cost of premium. Forty percent of respondents felt 3-5% of input costs per ha was considered a viable cost for purchasing MPCI, with a further third believing 0-3% of input costs was viable. As with the previous survey, the majority of respondents believe there is a role for government in assisting with the establishment of MPCI products (72.9% in 2017 and 75.4% in 2015) and 42.6% believe this should be in the form of providing tax incentives on payment of premiums.
REGULATION IN AGRICULTURE SURVEY 2016
Click here to view the results of the Regulation in Agriculture survey. This survey shaped GrainGrowers submission to the Productivity Commission's inquiry into regulation in agriculture.
AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY SURVEY 2015
Click here to view the 2015 Agriculture Technology survey results. This survey helped us, and the industry, determine the most appropriate methods for the delivery of services and information to growers, and also contributed to our policy development process.
TAX AND FARM MANAGEMENT DEPOSITS (FMDs) SURVEY 2015
Click here to view the tax and farm management deposits survey results. This survey looked at whether changes to the FMD scheme would improve uptake by farmers.
The results showed that 50% of respondents currently hold a FMD account, with an overwhelming 88% viewing this scheme as an important taxation tool to help manage volatile cash flow across years. 48% of respondents would like to see novel changes to improved FMD functionality explored.
MULTI-PERIL CROP INSURANCE SURVEY 2015
Click here to view the 2015 Multi-Peril Crop Insurance survey results.
The survey showed that while the majority consider premium costs as the single biggest factor in deciding whether to purchase MPCI (70%), the results showed 40% consider 3-5% of input costs as a viable costs for MPCI premiums. An overwhelming 76% consider that Government has a role to play in assisting the establishment of MPCI products, and 45% believe this could be through the provision of tax incentives.