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Investing in future Australian horticulture leaders



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Investing in future Australian horticulture leaders

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Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston, and Member for Mallee, Andrew Broad, said the funding would support the development of future leaders for these industries.

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Mr Broad said this would be valuable funding for industries that had a strong presence in the Mallee electorate.

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Fast Facts • Australian table grape industry gross value of production was $453 million in 2015-16 • Citrus industry gross value of production in 2015-16 was $706 million

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priorities and drive trade opportunities. • Funding supports projects with a wide representation across the sector, from large and well- established industries to smaller and emerging industries.

Media contact RUSTON: Tom Edwards 0438 791 913 BROAD: Tori Masters 0418 445 233

No publication date: received by Parl Library 14/11/17