FMD, declining meat consumption on fodder sector's radar

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
July 21 2022 - 11:00pm
CAUTIOUS: Paula Fitzgerald, Australian Fodder Industry Association chief executive, says her sector is planning ahead when it comes to potential threats.

WHILE foot and mouth disease (FMD) and its potential impacts on Australian agriculture have been dominating the headlines at present, the head of the Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) said it was just one of a number of potential issues it was monitoring.

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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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