Grain Producers Australia nominates risk and cost management as keys to its election wishlist

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
March 28 2022 - 4:00am
GPA chair Barry Large says farmers want government policies and investment that can help them to be able to better manage seasonal risk and rising input costs.

IN THE lead up to this week's federal budget grain grower peak body Grain Producers Australia said policies that help farmers manage rising input costs and seasonal variability top its wishlist.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten 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. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.

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