Farmers spell out agenda for 2013 and beyond

NSW Farmers chief executive officer, Matt Brand. Photo: Contributed
NSW Farmers chief executive officer, Matt Brand. Photo: Contributed

NSW Farmers released its policy priorities for 2013 and beyond today and said they were aimed at helping farmers and decision makers understand the association's policy agenda.

NSW Farmers' CEO Matt Brand said the document highlighted some of the simple solutions that will boost the productivity of agriculture in NSW and help revive regional communities.

"Our industry is constantly evolving and it is critical that policy settings keep up. Our role is to make the needs of the farm sector clear to government and our policy priorities is intended to support that role by highlighting some of the ways government can encourage food and fibre production in NSW," he said.

"Agriculture in NSW adds more than $8.3 billion of activity directly to our economy each year but our potential is much greater.

"Over the next 12 months our talented policy team will be working with decision makers and opinion leaders to try and turn our policy agenda into reality. This is all aimed at making sure our industry unlocks its full potential.

"This document is a great introduction to our association and where we stand on the big issues facing agriculture.

"Our team is always open to hear and learn more about what can be done to help farmers in NSW continue growing the best."

NSW Farmers' policy priorities 2013 and beyond is available online now and will be available soon in hard copy.

Topics:  agripolitics nsw farmers

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