Over 600 growers took part in GrainGrowers recent policy survey, sharing their views on the Australian grains industry and highlighting issues and opportunities that they see directly on their farms. Huge thanks to the growers who took time out of their busy schedule to complete the survey, it is appreciated. Grower input helps ensure GrainGrowers always has a strong case on the issues that matter.
With Australian grains delivering over $13billion to the economy and two record breaking harvests, GrainGrowers’ 2022 Federal Election campaign is a roadmap for industry and government to work collaboratively with growers and ensure the settings are right for the powerhouse sector to continue its positive growth.
TOP THREE CHALLENGES:
Growers identified their top three challenges as:
- Input costs and availability
- Farm labour and workforce
- Machinery, equipment, repairs and parts
- Like 2021, positive sentiment in 2022 was largely driven by stronger commodity prices, good seasonal conditions and improved technology, research and efficiency and productivity gains.