Farming: Budget ‘backs growth’

Budget funds will be used to expand a study into seasonal agricultural labour demand and supply.

Budget funds will be used to expand a study into seasonal agricultural labour demand and supply.

THE future of Australian agriculture, associated jobs and the economy are being supported through the Coalition Government’s investment in productivity and growth in this year’s budget, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud says.

Mr Litleproud said agricultural productivity growth was essential for the sector to reach its potential and hit the National Farmers’ Federation’s target of becoming a $100 billion industry by 2030.

“The future for Aussie agriculture is bright, but we can’t slacken off – we must boost our production to secure the long-term wealth of the nation,” Mr Littleproud said.

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