Letters to the Editor
Following are Letters to the Editor, penned by the National Farmers' Federation (NFF), which have been printed in a variety of publications.
- Our farmers carry their own weight (PDF 141.9 kb)
The NFF's Letter to the Editor (AFR) clarifies misconceptions of drought policy and reiterates Australian agriculture's potential. The Letter also outlines that Australian producers receive less Government assistance than any other international competitor in the OECD.
- Economy's bright light (PDF 216.0 kb)
The NFF's Letter to the Editor looks at the Prime Minister's rural tour to drought affected regions, the importance of agriculture to the Australian economy, and the need for a sensible relief package to viable farming businesses amidst the severe drought gripping much of QLD, NSW, SA and NT.
- Drought relief is realistic public policy (PDF 214.2 kb)
The NFF's Letter to the Editor in response to the editorial on drought assistance ("Don't subsidise low rainfall", AFR, January 17) raised the valid question - should Australians support farmers during drought?
In short, the answer has to be yes, if Australians want their high-quality food and fibre to continue to be produced on Australian soil.
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