Agri­cul­tural recog­ni­tion

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Ag LIfe -

Mem­ber for Wan­non Dan Te­han has used Na­tional Agri­cul­ture and Re­lated In­dus­tries Day to cel­e­brate agri­cul­ture across his elec­torate.

Mr Te­han thanked farm­ers for their ef­forts feed­ing and cloth­ing Aus­tralians and peo­ple around the world.

“In Wan­non, the agri­cul­tural industry is vi­tal to our lo­cal econ­omy,” he said.

“The day is about recog­nis­ing the im­por­tant role farm­ers and agri­cul­tural in­dus­tries have played in bring­ing pros­per­ity to our con­ti­nent and build­ing a unique Aus­tralian cul­ture.

“It is a sec­tor that con­tin­ues to per­form year af­ter year and is one of the cor­ner­stones of the Aus­tralian econ­omy, with the value of Aus­tralian agri­cul­tural pro­duc­tion ex­ceed­ing $60-bil­lion for the first time in 2016-17. Agri­cul­ture and af­fil­i­ated in­dus­tries also pro­vide jobs to about 12-mil­lion Aus­tralians.

“Ag Day is about get­ting much-de­served recog­ni­tion for our agri­cul­ture sec­tor and re­lated in­dus­tries, such as trans­port and ru­ral sup­plies busi­nesses, stock and sta­tion agents, and ac­coun­tants.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.