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Australia’s farm leaders to talk top end agriculture in Darwin

18 June 2013

The Presidents and CEOs of the nation’s peak farm bodies will this week travel to Darwin to discuss the key issues facing the northern agricultural sector.

National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) President Duncan Fraser and CEO Matt Linnegar will lead the two-day NFF Members’ Council meeting, co-hosted by the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA), which will take place at Parliament House in Darwin this Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June.

The majority of the NFF member organisations, including the state farmer bodies and peak commodity councils, will attend the meeting, and will discuss key issues affecting top end producers, including access to markets, engagement with Asia, infrastructure and animal welfare.

NTCA CEO Luke Bowen will provide industry leaders with a detailed brief on the northern cattle industry.

The NFF will take the key discussions from this meeting back to Canberra, where Federal Parliament is in its final sitting days before the 2013 Federal Election. Ensuring the voice of all Australian farmers, including top end producers, is heard is the key focus for the NFF in the lead up to this election.

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