“I would like to congratulate the successful candidates. This year has seen a record number of candidates standing for the Western Region, with each representative bringing a wealth of experience and interest in the grains industry. The selected candidates will be excellent representatives on national issues on behalf of their fellow growers in the region,” said Brett Hosking, GrainGrowers’ Chairman.
“Thank you to everyone who stood for election, it’s great to see the enthusiasm and passion growers have for their industry and we appreciate all the members in the Western Region who took time to vote during a busy harvest.” said Hosking.
The GrainGrowers NPG is made up of fifteen farmers: five from each of the GrainGrowers regions – Western Region (SA and WA), Southern Region (southern NSW, VIC and TAS) and the northern region (northern NSW & QLD).
Policy issues the NPG will be focusing on over the coming year include international trade challenges, ensuring the industry and government approaches to climate and sustainability are grower-focussed, and getting the right government policy settings to allow the grains sector to play its role in driving Australia’s economic activity post COVID.