The Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) welcomes the efforts of Governments to combat harmful alcohol consumption, but has serious concerns that the current draft National Alcohol Strategy (NAS) targets all consumers rather than those most at risk.
Australian farmers received bumper news as the Government announced its plan to ensure Aussies have the opportunity to own a piece of this great land.
Australian beef, sheep, wool, wine and horticulture growers will benefit from a mix of lower tariffs and improved market access after a deal was struck on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Tokyo.
Australian agricultural businesses can apply for funding for projects which grow agricultural trade cooperation between Australia and China.
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, has championed Australian agriculture during her trip to the United Kingdom, supported by the National Farmers' Federation's trade delegation.
Australian wine exports continue to experience phenomenal growth with 2017 volumes topping 800 million litres and export value experiencing its highest annual growth since 2004 to reach $2.56 billion.
An expert Technical Advisory Committee has been appointed to review the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL).
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud, will visit India, where he will make representations to the Indian Government around tariffs on chickpeas and lentils.