Maximum residue limit changes closely monitored by grain growers

Gregor Heard
July 19 2023 - 4:00pm
European consumers have been a large part of a push for tighter maximum residue limits in exports to the EU. Photo by Gregor Heard.
European consumers have been a large part of a push for tighter maximum residue limits in exports to the EU. Photo by Gregor Heard.

The expedited review process required for eight farm chemicals caused by agriculture minister Murray Watt calling on the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) to complete current reviews as a matter of urgency in the wake of last week's bombshell report into the chemical regulator has raised fears that farmers would no longer have access to important chemistry.

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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