2009 Power & Influence List: Primary Sector

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5th December, 2009
===1.Chris Kelly === (2008 No 1 Agriculture) Landcorp boss It has been an extraordinarily tough year down on the farm: milk prices collapsed, beef demand was muted, the dollar was all over the show, costs were up, and the effects of the previous year's drought lingered. But Chris Kelly shepherded (not to mention cow-herded) the country's biggest corporate farmer through with a respectable (albeit reduced) net profit of $10.3 million. He is described as an outstanding chief executive of the massive enterprise, which runs 1.5 million stock units on 105 farms ...

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