Senator warns growers, there’s a tough road ahead

    VEGETABLE growers will see the impacts the carbon tax will have on them. The Leader of the Nationals Warren Truss and The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie toured Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market talking to vegetable growers about the carbon tax’s impacts. Senator McKenzie said horticulture was important to Australia’s economy, and was…

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Expose kids early to agriculture

JAMES Paulet is part of a small minority of high school students who are thinking about studying agriculture. The Tallangatta Secondary College year 11 student, who lives on his family’s beef property in the Tallangatta Valley, is doing a certificate II in agriculture as part of his studies. He attended the recent soil carbon forum…

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Answers to agriculture skills shortage

THE CRISIS involving agriculture’s skills shortage was addressed in the Senate last week. The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie, along with other committee representation, released the report into Higher Education and Skills Training to Support Agriculture and Agribusiness in Australia. The report included initiating an industry body to present to government a national strategy…

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