Comment

We must take notice of the dairy levy poll result

By Matt Trace, Eastausmilk President
April 23 2022 - 12:00am
Farmers have their say on dairy levy

With the results in from the Dairy Levy poll the farmers who pay the levy couldn't have made their thoughts any clearer. An overwhelming majority of those who cast their votes backed the no change option. This was some 71 per cent of voters who participated. A convincing result such as this can only occur when the alternative options provided are not to the liking of the voters. Possibly more disappointing is the option recommended by LPAC to farmers of an increase of 20pc to the levy only received 15pc of valid voter support. This raises the question whether LPAC was listening to the levy payers and is it the right mechanism to decide levy options in the future?

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