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Agriculture continues to be a driving economic force in New England



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Agriculture continues to be a driving economic force in New England

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Speaking at the ABARES Tamworth Regional Outlook Conference, Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, highlighted the resilience and sustained success of the local agricultural industry.

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Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Luke Hartsuyker, said the farming community of New England makes a fundamental contribution not only to the economic success of the entire region, but to the growing national and global demand for food.

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For more information about agricultural production in New England and North West New South Wales, visit www.agriculture.gov.au/abares

Media contact Jennifer Cahill (Hartsuyker) 0472 840 320 Russ Street (McKenzie) 0438 066 825