Oz Group’s Gurmesh Singh, Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker and Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud. Picture: Trevor Veale
Coffs coast region farmers are set to receive greater access to overseas markets thanks to the Coalition Government’s $51.3 million package to grow exports.
Visiting Ozberry today, Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud and Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker said the funding would create six new agricultural counsellor positions in key markets including Europe, the UK, Latin America and Asia and extend five others.
“The blueberry industry is thriving in this region, with huge potential to grow even further backed by practical government initiatives that will boost exports and farmgate profits,” Mr Hartsuyker said.
“Agricultural counsellors support farmers by building strong relationships with key trading partners and providing vital market intelligence to work through trade barriers to get our hard working farmers top price for their produce.
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