President states his new focus
IMPROVING transport routes and regulations, ending the data drought in the bush and ensuring government policies allow agriculture to grow and prosper will be among the key issues the new AgForce Queensland Farmers Limited board will pursue over the next two years.
The new nine-member board took over last week, with Mitchell cattle and grains producer Grant Maudsley to continue as AgForce general president for the next two years.
Mr Maudsley said it had been a privilege and honour to serve as AgForce general president over the past two years.
“Agriculture is one of the foundations of the economy, with a State Government report out this month putting the value of Queensland’s primary industries at more than $18.5 billion in 2016/17,” Mr Maudsley said.
“Demand for our high-quality food and fibre is growing and Queensland has the potential to almost double its agricultural industry to $30 billion a year over the next decade – but only with the right policy settings from governments and a measured development agenda.”
Demand for our high-quality food and fibre is growing and Queensland has the potential to almost double... — Grant Maudsley