Farming: Counsellor move gets support

THE Winemakers’ Feder­ation of Australia (WFA) welcomed the Federal Budget announcement of the appointment of six new agricultural counsellors in the Department of Agri­culture.

WFA chief executive Tony Battaglene said agricultural counsellors were vital to the development and mainten­ance of markets for Aust­ralian agricultural exports.

“WFA has worked closely with the network of agricultural counsellors around the world, with the most recent success being the reduction in major technical barriers to trade in Vietnam,” Mr Batta­glene said.

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