COMMENT:

It's been a rough couple of weeks for some of the primary sector companies listed on the local sharemarket. We've seen negative news from NZ King Salmon, Delegat Group and Comvita, all of which has been weather related.

This is a timely reminder of the inherent risks of investing in the agricultural sector. There are numerous unpredictable factors beyond the control of these businesses, which can have a significant impact on earnings.

NZ King Salmon was the first to report some bad news. On the first day of this month the company announced that warm water temperatures had not

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