Agriculture Co-op Resurgance in Australia

Readers of my past posts have seen my ideas of partnering farmers together in co-ops to spread the costs out for UAV flights among many farmers.  While co-ops overall are still popular in the United States, they have been on the decline in Australia until recently.  Currently 13 of the top 100 co-ops in Australia are agriculture related and they have $7.5 Billion in income annually according to the ABC.

The article mentions a push towards parity in regulations for co-ops and traditional business constructs.  Given this, it can be a good funding source for farmers given the current low commodity prices to invest in new technologies, including UAVs, other remote sensing and GIS/Geomatics imaging/scanning technologies and software licenses.


About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: His views are his own and not of his employer.
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