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AgDay launched at Parliament House

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Oct 25, 2017

From Broome to Bordertown, Bundaberg to Brunswick, all Australians are encouraged to celebrate the nation's farm sector on November 21.

National Agriculture and Related Industries Day (AgDay) is the idea of Mrs Gina Rinehart and is being supported in its development by the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and the Federal Department of Agriculture & Water Resources (DAWR).

Launched in Canberra today by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Hon Barnaby Joyce MP and NFF President Fiona Simson, AgDay promises to be a fun national day with an important message.

“All Australians can feel a sense of pride in our nation’s contribution to feeding and clothing the world," Minister Joyce said.

“Australian produce is renowned and enjoyed the world over – from our chickpeas in India, our lamb in Saudi Arabia, Aussie beef in fine Japanese restaurants and Australian wine across the globe.

“The enviable properties of Australian wool and cotton see it featured on runways in Paris and Milan as well as on the backs of everyday global citizens.”

A Liverpool Plains farmer, Fiona Simson said Australians, young and not so young, city or bush-based, could celebrate our country’s agriculture industries on Tuesday November 21.

“On AgDay there are many ways you can rejoice in our primary production prowess.  

“Why not host a lunch with all-Aussie produce making up the menu, fire up a com...
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