Cheap water sustaining irrigation: ACCC

Outlet: The Sydney Morning Herald

April 3, 2013

Fewer farmers are getting out of irrigation in the Murray-Darling Basin, and those remaining are opting to trade their water entitlements flexibly in a strong market. The competition watchdog says trade in private water rights has surged considerably in recent years, with heavier rainfall and better crop prices encouraging farmers to use their water assets better.