The TFGA welcomes the state budget announced today by our Premier, the Honorable Peter Gutwein. 2020 has been a difficult year for all world economies and no less so than for the Tasmanian economy as we have battled the economic impacts of COVID-19.

TFGA CEO Mr Peter Skillern said "The headline announcement today of five-billion-dollar infrastructure investment across the Tasmanian economy will be a significant step towards our recovery from the economic impacts of this pandemic.'

''The state budget has once again shown the government's support for agriculture in the state, in conjunction with recent announcements the total package for agriculture is to be warmly welcomed.'' Said Mr Skillern

The TFGA will work closely with the government to ensure that the implementation of these announced programs and funding maximise the benefits and prosperity of Tasmanian farmers.