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"Resounding support" for new arable industry structure

"Resounding support" for new arable industry structure

Federated Farmers new Arable Industry Group Chairperson Guy Wigley says some "minor changes" has the arable sector on a secure footing for the forseeable future.

The industry group held its AGM in Wellington today with council elections and confirmed it's name change from Federated Farmers' Grain and Seeds Industry Group to the Federated Farmers' Arable Industry Group.

Mr Wigley told media the industry which is worth around $ 1 billion to the NZ economy is in "good heart" demonstrated by the strength of elected candidates and the succession plan that had been put in place.

" We have adjusted the set up from the previous Grain and Seeds Group and that has allayed concerns there was around representation and succession," he said.

" I look forward to more inclusiveness and cooperation between the various sections of the arable industry, and I wish to see more contact with the grassroots arable members with regular provincial meetings as part of that process.," he said.

Mr Wigley takes over from Ian Mackenzie who was the former Federation Grain and Seeds Chair.

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