Is land more important than IP?

The news that not one but two overseas companies are interested in taking of PGG Wrightson has created little interest.

Yet if Chinese and Canadian companies were trying to buy large amounts of farm land here there would be an uproar.

I am supportive of overseas investment  providing there are safeguards and have fewer concerns about foreign buyers of land than companies.

You can’t take the land with you but you can take intellectual property and PGW has invested a lot in seed development which is of value to the New Zealand economy and farming.

One Response to Is land more important than IP?

  1. Farmer Baby Boomer says:

    According to Robert Guyton the the take over has happened. He also expresses reservations. Seems that Green and Blue have some measure of aggreement on ths.

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