Framework to offer support for producers

Framework to continue support for producers

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PLAN: Local Land Services' five-year Agricultural Services Framework will continue to assist producers maximise on-farm productivity.

PLAN: Local Land Services' five-year Agricultural Services Framework will continue to assist producers maximise on-farm productivity.

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In a bid to maximise the benefit producers get from the delivery of its key services and programs, Local Land Services has launched a five-year Agricultural Services Framework.

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In a bid to maximise the benefit producers get from the delivery of its key services and programs, Local Land Services has launched a five-year Agricultural Services Framework.

The Local Land Services framework identifies priority areas where Local Land Services will focus its agricultural service delivery over the next five years.

This includes areas such as supporting sustainable productivity, enhancing natural assets, and assisting landholders to manage climate variability.

Local Land Services agriculture and plant biosecurity state director James Hutchinson-Smith said having the framework will ensure that producers will continue to receive the best quality advice and service into the future.

"At Local Land Services, we are fortunate to have highly skilled and experienced agricultural services staff," Mr Hutchinson-Smith said.

"These staff are available to help producers across NSW implement new strategies and practices that can increase productivity and sustainability

"Like all organisations, Local Land Services has defined resources.

"But, by implementing this framework we can continue investing in local programs and training staff.

"This will help ensure the services we offer continue to address the biggest issues affecting landholders, communities and industry."

Mr Hutchinson-Smith said the framework also outlines the important role Local Land Services plays in assisting producers manage the risks associated with climate variability and significant climatic and market business disruptor events.

"We know climate variability is increasing," Mr Hutchinson-Smith said.

"And with that, so does the frequency and severity of major disruptor events such as drought, fires, and flooding.

"These climatic and market disruptor events negatively impact agricultural productivity.

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"They also increase the risk of significant degradation to on-farm natural assets.

"Helping producers to manage the risks associated with major disruptors can significantly decrease the impact these events have.

"These disruptors have an impact on natural assets, the wellbeing of people and communities, recovery time and productivity."

Local Land Services offers a range of agricultural services, workshops and programs that can help landholders.

They aim to increase on-farm productivity and sustainability.

The Agricultural Services Framework 2021-2026 can be viewed on the Local Land Services website.

Helping producers to manage the risks associated with major disruptors can significantly decrease the impact these events have. - James Hutchinson-Smith, agriculture and plant biosecurity state director, Local Land Services

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