Agribusiness

RSM offers agribusiness experts across australia

The Australian agribusiness sector is a significant driver of the Australian economy.

With a strong track record in generating international investment throughout the agricultural supply chain, Australia’s diverse climate, geographic isolation and leading quarantine and monitoring regime has earned it a place as a leader in agriculture. 

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We have been helping agricultural businesses in Australia achieve their financial, operational and strategic objectives for over 100 years.

Regardless of size or location, our team understands the ever-changing agribusiness landscape and have the specialist knowledge that is required to address the challenges faced by farming businesses. From family owned to large publicly traded farming businesses, we understand the social and economic issues faced by the agricultural sector and the long association with the sector is one that we are particularly proud of.

KEY CONTACT

Ross Paterson
National Head of Agribusiness

T: +61 8 9432 3103
E: [email protected]


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Our unparalleled regional presence has also helped us stay close to primary producers and post-farm gate businesses across the country. 

Technology has changed agriculture and accounting dramatically but one constant over the years is the willingness of RSM accountants to travel to the family farm or business to sit down and discuss the financial affairs with you.

With a passion for the industry and its values, our team of advisors to growing small-and-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in agribusiness have strong technical knowledge of the complexities associated with running a farming enterprise.

While recognising the importance of compliance in areas such as tax and employer superannuation obligations, our team also help SME owners focus on the long-term by taking the next step to wealth creation through sound business planning.

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From external and internal audits to implementing risk management strategies to tax compliance to valuations and restructures, our corporate services arm will deliver industry-focused solutions drawing on global and local perspectives.



Contact a agribusiness business expert

Whether your business is a “hobby farm” or one of Australia’s largest food suppliers, RSM understands the vast nature of agribusiness. RSM has experience with businesses that operate in:

  • Agriculture and food production
  • Pastoralists and livestock graziers
  • Horticulture
  • Wineries
  • Commercial fishing and aquaculture
  • Transportation and machinery

Contact a agribusiness business expert
Contact a agribusiness business expert

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 a collaborative effort to support Australian farmers.

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Incentives for agribusiness innovations

6 September 2022
Innovation and technology have become huge proponents of allowing agribusiness to grow sustainably. A number of available incentive programs can assist in supporting the earlier adoption and use of innovative technologies in your business.

Reviewing your farm debt strategy and capital structure

22 August 2022
The continued growth in agricultural land values and two good seasons of higher returns (for some) has allowed many farmers to strengthen their balance sheets in the lead up to a rebound in interest rates.  

Top tips on building off-farm assets

16 August 2022
Farming is arguably one of the more volatile industries in the world.

RSM’s Jo Gilbert: Working in the cloud to get a better lay of the land

12 August 2022
With Xero and farm financial management system Figured, RSM and its clients are always on the same page. But that’s just the start.

How to keep your valuable employees engaged and motivated

20 July 2022
As we have moved out of the pandemic, and with agriculture going through a significant growth phase, hardly a day goes by where we don’t have a conversation with a client who needs more workers.

Cyber security in agriculture: How to adopt technology and keep your business secure

11 July 2022
Cyber security in agriculture is a growing concern.  Innovative technology like smart-sensors can help save a harvest from the whims of Mother Nature, but internet-connected devices do come with added risk. RSM Sydney's Director of Risk Advisory, Ashwin Pal, talks about the cyber risk that comes with smart technology in agribusiness and how to innovate securely.

Key considerations for agribusinesses facing current economic challenges

7 July 2022
In the face of increasing economic uncertainties associated with rising interest rates, significant inflationary cost pressures, product innovation and dynamic global markets, to mention just a few, it is critically important that managers take this opportunity to review the long-term financial health and competitiveness of their agribusinesses.

What you need to know about grain marketing and tax planning

29 June 2022
Grain marketing and tax planning are more intertwined than we think. It may appear strange to raise the topic of grain marketing when the crop is only just in the ground.

Temporary full expensing of depreciating assets: who wins?

17 June 2022
As the end of financial year looms, everyone is thinking about tax. That makes it a good time to examine the value of asset write-off rules. Temporary full expensing of depreciating assets has been extended, but do small businesses benefit?

Change in the NSW Stamp Duty Act a win for succession planning for farmers

7 June 2022
Succession planning for farmers has changed for the better.  Changes made by the NSW Government to the Duties Act will now mean that land that is being transferred under the Intergenerational Stamp Duty Exemption can be directed to non-individuals such as a discretionary trust or a self-managed superannuation fund.

Farm Tax Planning – Don’t miss a golden opportunity

27 May 2022
With the end of the financial year approaching fast, it's time to focus on tax planning for your farm and start the next 12 months off right.

Members Voluntary Liquidation (MVL) for Rural Enterprises

17 May 2022
What is a Members Voluntary Liquidation and is it an option for your rural business?  There are several reasons a rural enterprise might wind up a solvent company:

Tax changes causing a farm business rethink

6 May 2022
For generations, Australian farming families have often operated their farming business via family trusts or partnerships.

10 tips to minimise the impact of farm financial risk

3 May 2022
Farmers and farming businesses deal with a significant amount of uncertainty every day, and the impact of farm financial risk can be astronomical. 

The 2022 State of Agribusiness in Australia

21 April 2022
The 2022 State of Agribusiness in Australia report provides an overview of the challenges the industry currently faces, along with recommendations and insights from industry leaders that will let agricultural players harness more opportunities and strengthen their position in the market.

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