SA farm­ers post good score de­spite the drought

Central and North Rural Weekly - - RURAL WEEKLY -

SOUTH Aus­tralia’s pri­mary in­dus­tries gen­er­ated record rev­enue of $15.2 bil­lion last fi­nan­cial year, de­spite the chal­lenge of drought. These are find­ings from the 2018–19 Pri­mary In­dus­tries Score­card, re­leased to co­in­cide with the first Ad­vanceag Show­case at the Ade­laide Show­grounds.

It aims to help pro­duc­ers adopt the lat­est in on-farm in­no­va­tion to help pro­mote growth in the sec­tor. Over­all, agri­cul­ture, food, wine and forestry ex­ports rep­re­sented 47 per cent of the state’s to­tal mer­chan­dise ex­ports in 2018– 19. Ex­ports in­creased for dairy by 25 per cent, wool by 19 per cent, hor­ti­cul­ture by 12 per cent, seafood by 11 per cent and wine by 3.5 per cent. But strong de­mand from NSW and Qld for grain, amid se­vere drought, led to grain ex­ports re­duc­ing by 50 per cent.

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