Ag newcomer steps into shadow hotseat

Gregor Heard
Updated November 10 2020 - 5:33pm, first published 6:30am
The new shadow agriculture minister Ed Husic is the member for Chifley, in western Sydney.
The new shadow agriculture minister Ed Husic is the member for Chifley, in western Sydney.

AGRICULTURAL groups have congratulated the ALP's Ed Husic on his appointment as the shadow minister for agriculture, replacing Joel Fitzgibbon, who has stood down from the role due to a difference of ideas with the ALP leadership on climate policy.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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