A MESSAGE FROM THE NSW FARMERS COMMITTEE CHAIR
NSW Farmers is working for their members to achieve outcomes that matter to them. Having a grassroots structure means your issues will be heard. A lot of agricultural policies that are now taken for granted may not have come about were it not for the efforts of NSW Farmers members and staff.
As well as advocacy and education, the regional services manager network is able to keep members abreast of current topics and utilises NSW Farmers resources to answer specific questions.
For NSW Farmers to continue to represent the interests of farmers and stakeholders they need a strong membership base to ensure they have both the resources and collective input to achieve these goals.
As the chair of the Dairy Committee, my priorities are to advocate for fairer retail prices on dairy items and for a more equitable dairy supply chain. The excessive power of major supermarkets in shaping the profit of dairy farmers needs to be remedied. As well as fairer retail and farm-gate prices, we need fundamental changes to Australia’s competition framework to
set the industry on a more sustainable path. It is also critical that the fragmented voices in the industry are streamlined to create more powerful advocacy.
We are stronger together. The more members we have, the more powerful we become.