Internal biosecurity can't be ignored warn officials

Gregor Heard
April 26 2024 - 6:30am
Farmers are warned to ensure fodder they bring in from interstate is free from pests and disease. File photo.
Farmers are warned to ensure fodder they bring in from interstate is free from pests and disease. File photo.

Australian farmers are well aware of the risks of international biosecurity incursions, with animal diseases such as lumpy skin disease and grain pests such as Khapra beetle both attracting significant attention.

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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