Steve Ensby

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

RESTOR­ING prof­itabil­ity to agri­cul­ture has driven Steve Ensby to stand for the seat of Cal­lide.

He said there were not enough jobs to keep peo­ple in the elec­torate and op­por­tu­ni­ties for small busi­nesses to grow were few and far be­tween.

Mr Ensby runs a brah­man stud and lived in Cal­lide for 15 years.

“As some­one who un­der­stands farm­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing, I can see there are things that can be done to help the elec­torate,” Mr Ensby said.

“There are not enough business op­por­tu­ni­ties be­ing cre­ated, not enough gen­eral op­por­tu­nity and we need to fo­cus on restor­ing prof­itabil­ity to agri­cul­ture.”

Mr Ensby said op­por­tu­ni­ties could be made pos­si­ble through co-op­er­a­tion with in­dus­try groups such as Meat and Live­stock Aus­tralia, Ag Force and the Na­tional Farm­ers’ Fed­er­a­tion

“We need to work to­gether and look at mar­ket ex­pan­sion, for ex­am­ple in the live ex­port trade.

“We’ve been wait­ing for three years for the gov­ern­ment to de­liver some­thing for farm­ers.

“Agri­cul­ture is still our big­gest in­dus­try.”

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