AgForce chairman Ben Cory.
AgForce chairman Ben Cory. Georja Ryan

Interest in what our soil offers

WARWICK is set to benefit from the agricultural boom predicted to hit Australian shores in the near future.

Livestock and produce are said to be the two growth sectors, with China especially interested in what we have to offer.

Warwick farmer and AgForce Warwick and district branch chairman Ben Cory said now was the time to prepare for increased activity and to use land more productively.

"Our land is designed to produce stuff but we have a lot more potential," Mr Cory said.

He said the main priority, if Warwick was to benefit from this boom, was to maintain good soil, continue to produce quality products and keep the farming ball rolling.

Queensland Farmers' Federation CEO Dan Galligan said the increase in Australian exports was already evident.

"China and developing economies need our iron ore and coal, but their people also want healthy meals on their plates," Mr Galligan said.

"Our agricultural exports to China were worth $2.7 billion in 2005-06 compared to $4.5 billion in 2010-11."



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