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THE WEEKLY TIMES | Wheat port code: Calls to sunset code


Calls to sunset the wheat port code late next year have been challenged by a Victorian grain grower, who has renewed calls for greater transparency in grains stocks and improvements for market competition.


The federal Department of Agriculture is conducting a second review of the Port Terminal Access code of conduct, with submissions to close in late January. The review will determine the effect the code, operating since 2014, has had on industry and whether it is still necessary.


Rupanyup grain grower and Grain Producers Australia southern region director Andrew Weidemann said there were system issues that still had not been addressed by the code.


“Frankly, I don’t think a lot has changed. We still support the code process purely because we pay for it as growers as a cost in the supply chain,” Mr Weidemann said.




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