Fighting for growers rights in Brisbane
Friday, 7 June 2019
IMAGE: L-R Canegrowers Senior Vice-Chairman Kevin Borg, Federal Agriculture Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie, Canegrowers Director Allan Dingle.
CANEGROWERS Senior Vice-Chairman Kevin Borg and Director Allan Dingle had a busy Queensland Day on June 6 representing growers in Brisbane.
The pair met with the new Federal Agriculture Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie to introduce her to the organisation and give an outline of its work and key issues.
Among the topics discussed were the rising cost of electricity, environmental laws, the industry's Code of Conduct and a need to address the disconnect between consumers and farmers.
Kevin Borg and Allan Dingle then headed to the city Botanic Gardens to walk in the Queenslanders Unite rally, organised by the Queensland Resources Council, which aimed to remind city people of the valuable contributions made to the state by regional industries.