Australian pork body, Australian Pork Limited (APL) has joined the National Farmers' Federation (NFF) as a Commodity Council member, the Land reports.
NFF president Jock Laurie said APL’s addition to the NFF further enhanced its strength as the united voice for Australian farmers.
“APL joins the 25 NFF members at the decision-making table, ensuring the needs of Australian pork producers are represented at the national level,” Mr Laurie said.
APL is a producer owned organisation that supports and promotes the Australian pork industry, through the delivery of services to improve the viability of pork producers, by growing opportunities for the pork industry via marketing, innovation and policy development, and by representing the industry on both the domestic and international fronts.
The Australian pork industry employs more than 20,000 people in Australia and contributes AU$2.8 billion (€2.69 billion) in GDP to the Australian economy.