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FARM WEEKLY | GPA considers benefits of Federal budget commitments

AFTER spending the week in Canberra for the Federal budget, Grain Producers Australia (GPA) chairman Barry Large rushed back to his home farm at Miling to resume seeding last week.

Chatting in his homestead, it was clear that the new biosecurity levy announced by the Albanese Government last Wednesday had raised many questions, with limited answers.

GPA has requested to meet with Federal Agriculture Minister Murray Watt in the coming weeks, where it hopes to both understand the issue and develop a fully-formed stance.

Mr Large was sure to emphasise that any investment into agriculture, and biosecurity in particular, was a movement in the right direction - and he couldn't be disappointed by a government that was investing in the industry.

"The bottom line is any investment from the government that benefits the rural population, you've got to respect it," Mr Large said.


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