Growers are encouraged to record any crop losses in a National Lost Crop Register, officially launched by the National Farmers’ Federation Horticulture Council* today.
The NFF will track and report the losses, using the Register as evidence to inform decision-making and improve the ability of industry to collectively advocate for greater government intervention where necessary.
Over 30 growers have already reported crop losses, worth more than $22 million at the farm gate.
The records can be made anonymously, and will be used to publish a running tab as the losses mount towards Christmas and beyond. It’s vital that political leaders and governments understand what’s happening on the ground.
To record your crop losses, visit: https://bit.ly/NationalLostCropRegister
*The Australian Banana Growers’ Council is part of the Horticulture Council.