A MESSAGE FROM THE NSW FARMERS
GRAINS COMMITTEE CHAIR
NSW Farmers is working for their members to achieve outcomes that matter to them. Many of the agricultural policies that farmers benefit from today would not have come about were it not for the efforts of NSW Farmers' members and staff.
Having a grassroots structure means your issues will be heard.
As well as advocacy, NSW Farmers' membership guarantees access to our Regional Services Manager network. This network is a crucial link between farmers and the policy taken to Macquarie Street and Canberra, and enables farmers to stay up-to-date on the issues relevant to them.
As the chair of the Grains Committee, my current priority is to highlight the needs of grains producers facing immediate challenges such as infestations of mice and labour shortages as harvest nears. These matters are keeping us busy, but we continue to advocate on longer-term items such as securing reduced supply chain costs and ensuring farmers can benefit from increased competition. Right to farm remains a critical issue, as does access to new and existing chemistry. NSW Farmers is advocating to a national solution to insurance models, including long term funding proposals, which provide grain producers with affordable and suitable insurance products.
We are stronger together. The more members we have, the more powerful we become.