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    Australian farmers / growers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eevo View Post
    farming makes up what % of our economy?
    i feel like its a really small sector that gets a lot of news due to emotions
    It might be a small % of our economy but you cant eat coal or iron ore.
    The issue I have with not supporting Australian farmers / growers is that when they are all gone where is the shortfall for fresh produce going to come from?
    Do you really want to eat "fresh" produce from say China?

    I support in every possible way the purchase of Australian produce. (to the point if its not in season in Australia, I don't buy it).
    Look at the amount of processed pork that is imported (such as bacon)
    Look at the Australian percentage bar on the package.
    Crap like "less than 10% Australian ingredients" means it aint Australian produce which is disgraceful.

    Once Australian producers are gone there aint no coming back.
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    Agriculture contributes
    roughly 3 percent
    of the GDP and employs about 4 percent of the total workforce directly. While the sector's contribution to the GDP is small, raw and unprocessed agricultural commodities contribute about a quarter of Australia's total export earnings each year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    Agriculture contributes
    roughly 3 percent
    of the GDP and employs about 4 percent of the total workforce directly. While the sector's contribution to the GDP is small, raw and unprocessed agricultural commodities contribute about a quarter of Australia's total export earnings each year.
    And feeds about 100% of the population....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DazzaTD5 View Post
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    It might be a small % of our economy but you cant eat coal or iron ore.
    The issue I have with not supporting Australian farmers / growers is that when they are all gone where is the shortfall for fresh produce going to come from?
    Do you really want to eat "fresh" produce from say China?

    I support in every possible way the purchase of Australian produce. (to the point if its not in season in Australia, I don't buy it).
    Look at the amount of processed pork that is imported (such as bacon)
    Look at the Australian percentage bar on the package.
    Crap like "less than 10% Australian ingredients" means it aint Australian produce which is disgraceful.

    Once Australian producers are gone there aint no coming back.
    Totally agree and the bacon situation completely sickens me, how the hell can you have 24% local ingredient in bacon/pork smallgoods ?
    Items should not have the Australian made label on them unless its at least 75% local ingredients.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loanrangie View Post
    Totally agree and the bacon situation completely sickens me, how the hell can you have 24% local ingredient in bacon/pork smallgoods ?
    the packaging

    i am told

    any pork, ham or bacon product with a bone in it is all australian product

    no bone it can come from anywhere...

    the neoliberal policies of both major parties ensures australian farmers etc will always be screwed over

    why o why can we not be more like finland, norway and sweden et al....
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    Australian farmers and growers are all we have left

    Local manufacturing is going down the gurgler

    Mining is mostly owned but overseas investors ( or local investors who tax dodge through overseas companies .... ahem Scomo)

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    As stated above, all fresh pork is Australian produced, we are one of the few places in the world that does not have swine fever and it could come in in unprocessed meat. Pork production is more intensive than most other forms of meat production in Australia other than poultry and is more susceptible to seasonal fluctuations and feed prices (and nutbag protesters) When there is plenty of grain available and pork prices are up some producers might fire up a piggery as a sideline and then shut it down when it becomes unprofitable.
    With regards to sheepmeat and beef most of our product is exported, contributing to that 25% of export earnings mentioned above.
    For the first time since 2007 wheat was imported this year so we are usually exporting most of that as well as providing for the domestic market.
    Wool is also all exported as there are (almost) no processors left in the country

    Vegetables are not my area of knowledge but the advent of modern transport has revolutionised the market with the produce being able to be flown around the world to meet demand in an economically sustainable manner eg table grapes from California in your local supermarket. I'm not sure that this particularly disadvantages local producers though as it is typically out of season produce.

    Agricultural production has grown dramatically since the 1960s but minerals production has grown at an exponentially larger rate. That is why it forms a smaller part of our economy. Starving farmers always make for good press though, especially as our population becomes ever more distanced from any rural experience.

    As a side note I'm sick of nearly running over city folk stopping in the middle of the road to take instaworthy photos in front of canola crops.......

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    Its all well and good to support local producers, just wish they would support the local population first. all first grade goes to export and we get left with the seconds. There is a way aaound it though, support the local market gardener, the local fisho down at the wharf etc. We have some of the cleanest and best sea food in tassie, try buying it at a fair price. To much cooperate greed in rural production these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bblaze View Post
    To much cooperate greed in rural production these days.

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