The TFGA welcomes the announcement today by the Minister for Primary Industries and Water, The Honorable Guy Barnett of a new 1.9-million-dollar Agriculture Workforce Resilience Package to be distributed over two years to assist with mobilising Tasmanians for agricultural production.

TFGA CEO Mr Peter Skillern said “This is an outstanding initiative by the State Government, and we thank Minister Barnett for his support and commitment to this worthwhile program. In the current COVID climate ensuring ongoing production for all facets for agricultural production in Tasmania is critically important. This package will assist Industry to deal with such things as seasonal peak demand for picking and processing of summer fruit.”

The package is a further initiative to ensuring that Tasmania’s Agriculture production continues to increase and further enhances the Tasmanian economy.