GrainGrowers keeps it's finger on the pulse of issues that are likely to impact on our members.
Right now we're looking into a number of issues, find out more below.
View GrainGrowers 2016 Federal Election Priorities here
We recently met with Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce to highlight key grains industry priorities. Read more here.
INDUSTRY OWNED CORPORATION
Read GrainGrowers policy on the the option to reform Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) governance from the current statutory RDC model to an Industry Owned Company (IOC) model here
Test weight increase
Right now, we're concerned about Grain Trade Australia's plans to increase the test weight limit from 74 kg/hl to 76 kg/hl at the 2013 harvest. You can read our policy positon on the test weight increase here.
Ag & Vet Chemicals
Read our policy position on the regulation of agricultural and veterinary chemicals.
Grains Industry research and development
Read our policy position on grains research, development and extension.
Genetically Modified (GM) crops
Our position on a national approach to GM crops wants to balance the benefits of this technology while protecting the reputation of Australian grains.
We've also formulated a policy on the moratorium on GM crops in South Australia.
Mining and Coal Seam Gas extraction
GrainGrowers is looking for stronger regulation from State and Federal governments when it comes to the protection of natural resources and chemical use in relation to mining and coal seam gas extraction.
We're working with Plant Health Australia to ensure Australia's plant biosecurity measures remain strong.
Read our policy on Wheat Classification.