Taskforce created for economic and community development

FARMERS and rural leaders from across Australia have set up the Rural Futures Taskforce to tackle the issue of economic and community development for rural, regional and remote communities.

“Rural and regional Australia is facing a range of unprecedented challenges including climate change and conflicting land use across some of our prime agricultural regions,” agricultural advocacy group Farmers for Climate Action CEO Verity Morgan-Schmidt said.

“We’re seeing farmers struggling with high debt levels, increasing pressure from incompatible extractive industries and the widespread implications of drought, and a changing climate.

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