South Australian Farmers Federation
Primary Producers Vote for Structural Change
South Australia’s Primary Production sector has today voted for an historic change. Members of the South Australian Farmers Federation (SAFF) have voted for a fundamental change in the way the State’s food and fibre producers are represented.
The changes mean that SAFF is replaced by Primary Producers SA (PPSA).
PPSA will be the sectors peak industry body and will see the coming together of 6 organisations representing the commodity sectors. The Member organisations are:
• Grain Producers SA
• Pork SA
• Horticultural Coalition of SA
• South Australian Dairy Farmers Association
• Livestock Producers SA
• Wine Grape Council of SA
Each of these organisations will be represented on the PPSA Council which will set policy for all issues which affect multiple commodity groups.
These organisations will meanwhile have total autonomy on how they handle issues which specifically affect their industry alone.
Inaugural Chair Rob Kerin said that it is many years since all Primary Producers in SA have spoken with one voice.
“Over the last 2 decades we have seen groups break away from SAFF and create industry specific organisations.
Unfortunately there has been no forum to bring these together. Today heralds a new start, and we should now see primary producers have one strong and united voice to both Government and the Community”.
“Primary Production is our biggest contributor to the S.A. economy. That has been taken for granted
for far too long and PPSA must now work hard to ensure the sector receives the respect and attention it deserves” added Mr. Kerin
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