Sup­port Aussie pro­duce

Central and North Rural Weekly - - CALLING IT A DAY -

DE­MAND for Aussiegrown pro­duce both do­mes­ti­cally and in international mar­kets is on the rise.

The Aus­tralian Bureau of Agri­cul­tural and Re­sources Eco­nom­ics has re­leased its Food De­mand in Aus­tralia re­port to out­line key trends.

Aus­tralia’s food ex­ports have in­creased 6.5 per cent a year since 2009-10 to reach $39 bil­lion in 2016-17.

Min­is­ter for Agri­cul­ture David Lit­tleproud said to­tal na­tional house­hold con­sump­tion was $92 bil­lion and imported food made up only about 15 per cent of that to­tal.

“This re­port has a good story to tell. Aussies are sup­port­ing our farmers and choos­ing to buy Aus­tralian pro­duce,” he said.

“I know farmers across many re­gions are strug­gling through drought.

“The way to sup­port our farmers is when mums and dads head to the shops and fill trol­leys with Aussie pro­duce.”

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