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Analysis: Foreign investors in Australian farms; rash or prescient?

An emu makes its way through a wheat field on a farm near Chinchilla, about 250km (155 miles) west of Brisbane, in this October 28, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

An emu makes its way through a wheat field on a farm near Chinchilla, about 250km (155 miles) west of Brisbane, in this October 28, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

An emu makes its way through a wheat field on a farm near Chinchilla, about 250km (155 miles) west of Brisbane, in this October 28, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files
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Freshly cut wheat stands under approaching storm clouds near Roma, 430 km (267 miles) west of Brisbane, in this October 29, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

Freshly cut wheat stands under approaching storm clouds near Roma, 430 km (267 miles) west of Brisbane, in this October 29, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

Freshly cut wheat stands under approaching storm clouds near Roma, 430 km (267 miles) west of Brisbane, in this October 29, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files
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Farm crops are seen flooded near the town of Theodore in Queensland in this January 2, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz/Files

Farm crops are seen flooded near the town of Theodore in Queensland in this January 2, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz/Files

Farm crops are seen flooded near the town of Theodore in Queensland in this January 2, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz/Files
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A sugar cane crop, damaged by cyclone Yasi, stands at an angle in a field near the northern Australian town of Innisfail, about 80 km (48 miles) south of Cairns, in this February 4, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

A sugar cane crop, damaged by cyclone Yasi, stands at an angle in a field near the northern Australian town of Innisfail, about 80 km (48 miles) south of Cairns, in this February 4, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files

A sugar cane crop, damaged by cyclone Yasi, stands at an angle in a field near the northern Australian town of Innisfail, about 80 km (48 miles) south of Cairns, in this February 4, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne/Files
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