Forestry sector welcomes announcement of new $100 million R&D program from the Commonwealth Government

The two major national bodies in the Australian forestry sector welcomed today’s announcement from the Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, launching the $100 million rural research and development (R&D) grants programme.

Ross Hampton, CEO of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), was pleased to see that the programme covered the industry, which employs around 80,000 people and is the third largest manufacturing industry in Australia.

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