AFIA welcomes new Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management

Media Release

6 February 2020

The nation’s peak organisation representing hay growers, the Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) congratulates David Littleproud on his appointment as the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management.

AFIA CEO John McKew said the fodder industry was looking forward to working with Minister Littleproud to improve hay market transparency.

“Fodder has played a key role in Australian agriculture’s ability to endure drought and it will continue to be vital in the rebuild once there’s widespread rain,” Mr McKew said.

“AFIA is looking forward to working with Minister Littleproud and the Department of Agriculture to improve the management of data in the fodder industry.”

“A more comprehensive understanding of hay stocks and demand forecasts would ensure farmers have the best information in times of crisis such as droughts and bushfires.”

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