Another is the Government s review of competition legislation (the Harper Review), where the farm sector has outlined its views on misuse of market power and anti-competitive behaviour across the supply chain.
The challenge now is for the farm sector to act on the review s recommendations, determine what transition to a more unified model might look like and identify a realistic timeframe and process for implementing change, Mr Finlay said.
An interim report of the review of farm sector representation by Newgate Communications, presented to the NFF Members Council this week, outlined the results of extensive research within the farm sector over the past six months.
The People's Bank of China said in a statement on its website that the reduction would be effective from June 16, and will apply to banks whose new loans to the farm sector last year exceeded 50 per cent of total new lending for 2014.
Speaking from Brunei, Mr Fraser today said that as the trade talks progress, it is critically important that the views of the Australian farm sector are clear to all participating countries and stakeholders.
Mr Laurie s comments come following the release of the ABARES Agricultural Commodity Statistics report for 2011-12 this week, which gave some early Christmas cheer to the farm sector, confirming that the value of farm exports increased by 14.