GRAIN grower representative groups have welcomed the news the Grains Research and Development Corporation will invest over $17.5 million over four years in industry good body Grains Australia Limited.
Grains Australia was formed in 2020 by industry groups to administer industry good activities including classification, market access, and market information and education.
Grain Producers Australia deputy chair Andrew Earle welcomed the news, saying the funding commitment provide a level of certainty for the new organisation.
However, he said Grains Australia also had to ensure it delivered genuine outcomes and demonstrated results, which increased the value of Australian grains and boosted returns for Australian grain producers.
"GPA backed the initial establishment of Grains Australia with the use of grower levies to achieve shared goals of increasing market access and efficiencies, to boost the profitability, sustainability and international competitiveness of the Australian grains industry," Mr Earle said.