Membership of the TFGA also incorporates support for effective national representation through a range of national affiliations and peak commodity councils.
In addition to national representative bodies, the TFGA also holds professional affiliations with a range of other state based representative bodies.
AUSVEG is the national peak industry body representing the interests of Australian vegetable and potato growers and is committed to securing the industry’s future. AUSVEG represents the interests of growers to government and assists growers by making sure the National Vegetable Levy and National Potato Levy are invested in research and development (R&D) that best meets the needs of the industry.
Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) is the peak national advocacy and policy body representing dairy farmers across the six dairying states. Its mission is to improve the profitability and sustainability of dairy farmers in Australia. Over 70 years on from its formation, ADF lobbies for the rights of dairy farmers on many fronts, including trade, water, carbon, milk price and animal health and welfare issues. ADF has developed a strong collective voice to Government, industry and the community on national issues affecting dairy farmers and their profitability.
The Cattle Council of Australia is the peak producer organisation representing Australia's beef cattle producers. The Cattle Council of Australia was established in July 1979, bringing together for the first time all farmer organisations whose members had beef cattle enterprises. The objective of the Council is to represent and progress the interests of Australian beef cattle producers through wide and regular consultation with, and policy advice to, key industry organisations as well as relevant Federal Government Departments and other bodies regarding issues of national and international importance.
The Sheepmeat Council of Australia (SCA) is the peak national body representing and promoting the interests of lamb and sheepmeat producers in Australia.
The SCA oversees how producers’ sheepmeat levy funds are spent by our industry’s service providers – Meat and Livestock Australia, Animal Health Australia and the National Residue Survey. This is achieved by setting priorities in the Sheep Industry Strategic Plan and by representing all sheepmeat producers to get the best outcome in industry-related policy and programs.
WoolProducers Australia is the national Peak Industry Body representing and promoting the needs of Australia’s wool growers. WoolProducers is nationally representative through our State Farming Organisation (SFO) members and three democratically elected Independent Directors. Through the engagement of Independent Directors, WoolProducers is able to ascertain the needs of growers both within, and external to the SFO system. This sets WoolProducers apart from other wool grower representative groups and gives it the mantle of the only true democratic and representative voice of the Australian wool industry.
The Grains Research & Development Corporation is one of the world's leading grains research organisations, responsible for planning, investing and overseeing research and development, delivering improvements in production, sustainability and profitability across the Australian grains industry. GRDC is a statutory corporation, founded in 1990 under the Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989 (PIERD Act), it is subject to accountability and reporting obligations set out in the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (CAC Act). The GRDC's portfolio department is the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF).
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is a producer-owned company, working in partnership with industry and government to achieve a profitable and sustainable red meat and livestock (cattle, sheep and goats) industry in Australia.