Hay farce prior to cross border exemption announcement

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated April 14 2021 - 2:07pm, first published August 18 2020 - 5:17am
Warracknabeal farmer Chris Taylor was not happy about a suggestion from NSW officials he should move freight hay to his Euston property via a flight from Melbourne to Sydney.

THERE has been a welcome breakthrough in the impasse regarding movement of agricultural workers across the Victorian / NSW border, with Victorian ag workers now allowed to apply for an exemption permit to allow them to do their job in NSW within 100km of the border

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.