Northern Rivers named home of ‘Co-operatives National Centre of Excellence’

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today welcomed the $13.8 million announcement that the Northern Rivers will be the National Centre of Excellence for Agricultural Co-operatives. “From Woodenbong cattle breeders and Harwood sugar growers to Woolgoolga blueberry farmers at Woolgoolga, and from the Casino Meatworks and Norco to the Fishermen’s co-ops in the Clarence River…

Kidman sale not in our national interest

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan has welcomed the Government’s decision not to approve the sale of S. Kidman and Co to foreign investors, citing national interests. “I congratulate the Treasurer for making this decision which would clearly not have been in our national interests if the sale went ahead,” he said. Kidman is Australia’s…

Hogan heads Farming Co-operative Taskforce

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan has today welcomed his appointment by Agriculture Minister Barnaby to head a taskforce looking into expanding the role of farming co-operatives. “The recent Agriculture white paper committed $13.8 Million to improving Agriculture Co-operatives. Our region has some of the best examples of successful Co-operatives with the Meatworks and NORCO…

Consultations start on Food Labelling

Federal member of Page Kevin Hogan today welcomed the start of consultations and in-depth consumer research into delivering clearer and more consistent country of origin labelling for food sold in Australia. He said the Government wanted country of origin labelling that gives consumers the information they need without imposing excessive costs on industry. Minister for…

Page farmers, help shape Australia’s agriculture policy agenda

The release of the Agriculture Competitiveness Green Paper has been welcomed by Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan. Mr Hogan said the Australian Government agricultural policy was focused on increasing returns at the farm gate. “The Coalition is continuing to deliver on its commitment to boost the competitiveness and profitability of Australia’s agricultural sector,” he said, adding that…