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NSW Farmers welcomes $500k supply chain grant

Beef Central, 10/11/2015

NSW Farmers has welcomed a $500,000 grant from the Federal Government to develop alternative supply chains for small beef producers and exporters.

The $500,000 allocation forms part of the Coalition Government’s election commitment to support small exporters through a $15 million, four-year small exporters program.

NSW Farmers’ chief executive Matt Brandis said the program was designed to improve farm gate returns which is the core business of NSW Farmers.

“This grant is the first step towards getting farmers more direct access to premium overseas markets,” Mr Brand said. 

“Producers cannot break into the real profits in Australian agriculture unless they have access to the whole supply chain. We need grants like these to funnel profits back through the farm gate.”

“Our project is an important first step in identifying those opportunities. It will include supply chain mapping, developing partnerships with key stakeholders and investigating potential new Asian markets.”

The project will be driven by NSW Farmers’ Research Development and Extension Unit which has already established its strong credentials in the energy space.

Source: NSW Farmers

 

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