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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, said World Water Day provided an opportunity to consider the importance of water to our wealth and way of life.

“Water and agriculture are intrinsically linked, which is why the Coalition Government has put them in the same ministerial portfolio. Agriculture is a key pillar of the Australian economy, which is why I have taken it to the second highest office in the country,” Minister Joyce said.

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Australia’s agricultural leaders will have the opportunity to develop their skills to strongly represent their industries thanks to the Coalition Government’s $5 million Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, said the fund will officially open for applications on 5 April, delivering on a key Coalition election commitment which recognises the continued importance to the Australian economy of strong leadership support in the agriculture sector.

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Growth in Australia's agriculture sector continues to smash records, with the gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to reach $63.8 billion in 2016–17, and farm cash income for Australian broadacre farms is projected to average $216,000 per farm in 2016–17.

Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, said the results, revealed at the 2017 ABARES Outlook Conference today, reflected the hard work of Australia's farmers and the Coalition  Government's willingness to back the sector
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