To the Australian Minister for Agriculture: STOP WHEAT IMPORTS – FOR THE FUTURE OF AUSTRALIAN FARMING – Sign the Petition! #stopwheatimports chng.it/GjcrKpRZ via @ChangeAUS
Imported Grain Say No:
We Warned You Before Christmas 2018 Its NOW Real: On December 10th 2018 Grainpro published a warning about Imported grain..
According to the Australian Electoral Commission-run Periodic Disclosures website, which details political donations in the 2017-18 financial year, the most current records publicly available, the Manildra Group made donations totalling $133,000 to the federal National Party.
The Group also donated $51,300 to the Australian Labor Party and smaller sums to the Liberal Party, the NSW State Nationals and Katter’s Australia Party (KAP).
However, Mr Littleproud said the donations had no bearing on the decision, which will facilitate the first wheat imports into Australia in over a decade.
“Biosecurity is always left to the Department rather than politicians,” Mr Littleproud said.
Courtesy of Farm Online
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Could We See A Repeat Of 2007/8?
The PR Machine Against Grain Prices Has Been Set In Motion
Interesting developments last week as mainstream media started publishing articles re; high grain prices, in particular “Wheat” . My guess and my fear for farmers with any grain to sell is that this is yet another PR campaign by the Australian Government bending the knee to big business.
They did it to the “Pilots” and Teachers and of course Nurses … Yes the Divide and Conquer or rather driving a wedge between City v Country.. No I’m not talking about a footy game; I’m talking about a PR campaign to raise awareness / anxiety of City families as to rising food costs. I’m guessing we will read about this more and more in the coming months with the result being the importing for GRAIN & AG-PRODUCTS…. DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN.. write to your local member, because it is a disastrous result for Australian farmers .. we have more than enough Grain & Feed to support local Australian consumption.. check for yourself. If our import restrictions are lifted or relaxed prices could fall dramatically and in turn gives a competitive advantage to big business “ONLY” not to mention the potential weed issues and other contamination risks.
PR Monster In Action
Keep a close eye on Major Newspapers, TV and Radio and watch this PR Monster In Action… These PR campaigns cost Millions and operate independently once initiated, until.. yes you guessed it The Government Of The Day Comes To The Rescue. I’d rather see the money spent on supporting farmers and or supporting low income families with food vouchers or alike.
Farmers Contribution to Our Economy
Farmers and associated industries contribute over 1/5th to the Australian economy. If our farmers are not supported adequately in times of drought or natural disaster, it will hurt in more ways than one. No crop for farmers means, less employment, less money spent on fertilisers and alike, agronomy etc, livestock, equipment, fuel, less borrowing, LESS SAVINGS and retail generally… Ouch!! .. give it some thought….