Closure of Incitec Pivot means Australia reliant on imported supplies to grow our food - Courier Mail

Not long after the First Fleet arrived in Sydney in 1788, a government farm was established where the Botanical Gardens now are. The first Australian farm was a failure, less grain was harvested than sown, mainly due to the poor soils.

Australian farming recovered from its botched beginning. Australia has not been short of food since the days of the early settlers, and we now grow enough to feed double our population.

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