The National Farmers Federation has released the 2017 edition of the popular reference document, Food, Fibre & Forestry Facts: A Summary of Australia’s Agricultural Sector. The publication, designed as a fast reference, shares facts about agriculture in Australia.
Last year, Australian farms surpassed $60 billion in farm gate income. The National Farmers’ Federation has a vision to grow this figure to $100 billion by 2030.
The report provides national and state by state views of our agricultural sector and includes data about producers, farm ownership and business structure, and employment
Key facts from the report include:
- Each year, on average each Australian farmer feeds 600 people
- Agriculture powers 1.6 million Australian jobs.
- Australian farmers manage 48 per cent of the nation’s landmass.
- In the past decade, our primary industries have led the nation in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
You can read more and download the report from the National Agriculture Day website.