Farmers praise new report

A NEW report released by Infrastructure Australia has confirmed in order for Australian farmers to remain competitive, rural transport infrastructure must be up to scratch.

National Farmers’ Federation president Brent Finlay welcomed the landmark report on infrastructure.

“The report reiterates a lack of public investment in rural roads, limiting the efficiency of agricultural freight flows,” Mr Finlay said.

“Farmers do their best to maximise efficiency on farm, and after the food and fibre leaves the farm gate, much of this value can be lost to inefficiencies in the transport system.

“We need to harness the opportunity for private sector investment."

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