A 21ST CENTURY AGRICULTURE SECTOR

Labor congratulates the National Farmers' Federation on its new digital revolution agenda.

Our national agriculture leadership is moving fast to fill the vacuum left by the Abbott-Turnbull Government's failed and discredited agriculture white paper.

Our farm sector needs high level strategic guidance, 21st Century leadership and a big step-up in innovation and technology adoption, all things the Government has not provided.

While Barnaby Joyce remains fixated on 19th Century ideas and technologies, the sectors leadership has rightly moved on, picking up on the foundations laid down in Labor's Asia Century White Paper, the National Food Plan, and more recently our innovation agenda.

Labor looks forward to working with the National Farmers' Federation and the sector more generally in building a modern, productive, profitable and sustainable food production sector.

SATURDAY, 12 DECEMBER 2015


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