Land use to grow agriculture
FAIR and balanced land use laws must be maintained for Queensland’s agricultural sector to grow to its full potential and to create more jobs in our regions, AgForce has said. AgForce president Grant Maudsley made the comments on the one-year anniversary of the historic vote in the Queensland Parliament to reject the Palaszczuk Government’s flawed vegetation management laws.
“Farmers manage vegetation on our land to produce food and fibre, and we need balanced and sensible vegetation management laws so we can keep producing food and fibre,” he said.
“The reality is farmers are the true environmentalists who love and care for their land and know how to manage it responsibly, so why make a difficult job even harder?”
Mr Maudsley said the Statewide Landcover and Tree Study revealed that only about 0.1% of the state’s vegetation was cleared each year and about two-thirds of that was to control regrowth.
A LOVE OF THE LAND: AgForce says farmers are true environmentalists.