Primary Producers SA has welcomed the 2018 Federal Budget as a positive for rural South Australia, with measures to reduce the cost of doing business for farmers, protect agricultural biosecurity and boost market access efficiency some of the key wins.
Primary Producers SA (PPSA) want the March State Election to be a time when the huge contribution to the S.A. economy of food, wine and fibre is acknowledged with actions to help the competitiveness of the sector.
South Australia remains reliant on the productivity and contribution of the Primary Production sector, and those who add value to that produce.
The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has today warmly welcomed South Australia to the peak body with Primary Producers SA (PPSA) joining the NFF membership.
South Australian farmers are invited to have their say on possible changes to their ability to move machinery on roads at night.
Primary Producers SA is calling on the State Government to conduct an independent review of water management costs across the whole system following the announcement of proposed large increases to natural resource management levies for farmers in some regions.
Primary Producers SA have mixed feelings regarding the State Budget. Whilst concerned about the overall deficit and debt situation spelt out in the Budget, PPSA were pleased that Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) have avoided the cuts experienced in recent years.
Since its formation, a number of concerns have been raised with Primary Producers SA (PPSA) regarding mining and gas activities.
Primary Producers SA welcome the fact that our major wealth creating industries were spared in what was a tough Federal Budget.
The coming election will see a government elected facing considerable challenges. And a major one is how to ensure the state capitalises on the food, wine and fibre sectors.