26 September 2023

Queenslanders urged to tuck in locally

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The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is developing a promotion encouraging Queenslanders to support locally grown produce.

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries, Mark Furner said $100,000 would be allocated to promote the consumption of Queensland produce through the #eatqld campaign.

“#eatqld has a crucial role to play in Queensland’s plan to help the agriculture industry unite and recover from the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mr Furner said.

He said peak agriculture industry bodies were also doing their bit to promote Queensland’s clean and green produce.

“A further $100,000 in grants will go to our valued #eatqld partners, Growcom, Queensland Farmers Federation, AgForce, and Queensland Seafood Marketers Association, to promote Queensland produce and other assistance measures that are relevant to their industry,” Mr Furner said.

“This funding is a welcome injection that promotes top quality Queensland produce and supports the Government’s determination to protect Queenslanders’ lives and livelihoods.”

Mr Furner said everyone could chip in to support Queensland producers during these unprecedented times by stocking up on Queensland-produced meat, seafood, fruit, nuts and vegetables.

“The agriculture and fisheries sectors contribute significantly to Queensland’s economy, with more than 88 per cent of the State used for agricultural production,” Mr Furner said.

“Eating Queensland produce supports maintaining and creating jobs in Queensland’s economy and keeps Queenslanders health,” he said.

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