Grain grower peak bodies no closer to forging closer links

Gregor Heard
February 13 2023 - 8:00am
New GrainGrowers chief executive Shona Gawel and her counterpart at Grain Producers Australia Colin Bettles still have work to do in order for the two groups to forge closer ties.
New GrainGrowers chief executive Shona Gawel and her counterpart at Grain Producers Australia Colin Bettles still have work to do in order for the two groups to forge closer ties.

THE NATION'S two peak grain grower organisations are unlikely to forge closer ties in the immediate future, with simmering tensions between the two groups hindering talks on working closer together.

Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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