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Grains industry ‘struggling to meet demand for digital skills’

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Businesses find it difficult to attract specialist researchers to regional towns, report says

Australia’s grains industry is a major employer for regional towns, but high-skilled digital technology jobs are rapidly replacing demand for unskilled casual labour, according to a report commissioned by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.

It says the grains industry, which is worth more than $9 billion annually, is “the backbone of many regional economies” but the total number of jobs is declining.

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