New council to im­prove state agri­cul­ture pol­icy

Warwick Daily News - South West Queensland Rural Weekly - - News -

QUEENS­LAND farm­ers and their com­mu­ni­ties are one step closer to achiev­ing a vi­sion for the fu­ture of agri­cul­ture fol­low­ing the State Gov­ern­ment’s es­tab­lish­ment of the Agri­cul­tural Min­is­te­rial Ad­vi­sory Council (AgMAC).

QFF pres­i­dent Stu­art Ar­mitage said QFF and in­dus­try mem­bers, ad­vo­cates for the council’s es­tab­lish­ment, were look­ing for­ward to work­ing with gov­ern­ment to progress and re­solve agri­cul­tural is­sues and build a more strate­gic ap­proach by gov­ern­ment to­wards the sec­tor.

“Many of the is­sues im­pact­ing on agri­cul­ture are com­plex, with var­i­ous com­pet­ing gov­ern­ment pol­icy pri­or­i­ties and ob­jec­tives. AgMAC pro­vides a fo­rum to ad­dress these cross-port­fo­lio chal­lenges and achieve a more syn­er­gis­tic gov­ern­ment pol­icy for agri­cul­ture,” Mr Ar­mitage said.

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