Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has spoken out and says Australia’s food production and supply chain will not be affected by coronavirus shutdowns.
In a written statement the minister stressed Agriculture jobs and food supply is an essential and feeding the nation is an essential service.
Minister Littleproud said “Maintaining food production, access to workers, agricultural supply lines, transportation and logistics is absolutely critical and will not be affected by any of the measures aimed at curbing the virus’s spread.”
“That means State-imposed border shutdowns will not affect agricultural supply chains.
“The trucks carrying food and produce will get through to the shops.
Furthermore, he stated “Feed, hay, fertilizer and other agriculture products will continue being delivered to farms.
“Australians can also be assured that their farmers will be able to keep producing the great food they’re renowned for.
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