The State’s peak farming organisation has congratulated the new Minister for Primary Industries Sarah Courtney on an excellent budget for agriculture.

Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) CEO Peter Skillern said that the strength of the budget’s contribution to agriculture further highlighted the Minister’s commitment to the sector.

“The raft of initiatives announced today will not only support agriculture but ensure its sustainability and assist the growth of regional communities,” Mr Skillern said.

“It is particularly pleasing to see additional funding for Rural Business Tasmania (RBT) to support them in their vital counselling services.

“We look forward to working with the Minister as these initiatives are rolled out.”