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Peter Walsh MP:
Liberal Nationals’ plan to drive growth in Victorian agriculture
Liberal Nationals Government will grow Victoria’s agriculture and food industries if elected this
By Portal Admin - 21st October 2018 - Back to News
A Liberal Nationals Government will grow Victoria’s agriculture and food industries if elected this November.
Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh today outlined the Liberal Nationals’ Grow Victoria commitment when the Liberal Nationals Shadow Cabinet met with industry stakeholders at the Royal Melbourne Show.
Food and fibre production is the backbone of our regional communities. A Liberal Nationals Government will invest to make sure these vital sectors continue to grow and support jobs and business opportunities throughout our State.
Our Grow Victoria commitments recognise our food fibre industries as key drivers of the Victorian economy, and will include:
- Aspirational industry productivity and export targets
- Setting the strategic Grow Victoria: Food and Fibre Exports Program, that will include:
- Market access
- Food security
- Research, development and adoption
- Skills and technology
- Regulatory reform and red tape reduction
- Infrastructure investment
- Small and local food producers
- An annual report on the state of the Victorian agriculture industry
The Grow Victoria: Food and Fibre Exports Program will be developed among the first priorities of an elected Liberal Nationals Government and will set a strategic roadmap for the industry’s growth over 10 years.
The Liberal Nationals have already announced a $40 million investment that will support this program.
Comment attributable to Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh
Victoria’s farm and food businesses support thousands of jobs in communities big and small across the state and contribute billions our economy but, like the industries themselves, we believe they can grow.
Background: Victorian Food and Fibre Industry snapshot