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    Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
    The Honourable Mark Furner

    Minister welcomes Coles, Aldi milk price move

    Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
    The Honourable Mark Furner

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    Minister welcomes Coles, Aldi milk price move

    Agriculture Minister Mark Furner today supported news of fairer milk pricing from the remaining major supermarkets.

    “I welcome the news of Aldi and Coles to offer a fairer price for their fresh milk, following the lead of Woolworths last month,” Mr Furner said.

    “Every Queenslander knows the impact drought and lower prices have had on dairy farmers.

    “Hopefully this will lead directly to more money in the pockets of farmers who are doing it tough.”

    Mr Furner said there had never been a more important time to support Queensland farmers.

    “I continue to urge shoppers to support Queensland’s dairy farmers, and to support Queensland’s primary producers,” Mr Furner said.

    “That why we have just launched our #eatqld campaign to encourage Queenslanders to share when they have a great bit of Queensland produce, by using social media to snap it, share it and use the hashtag #eatqld.

    “Consumers have the power to force change, and I encourage consumers to choose fairly-priced Queensland produce from supermarkets that support Queensland farmers.”

    In 2017 the Palaszczuk Government committed $960,000 over three years to help Queensland dairy farmers develop marketing strategies for their products.

    Mr Furner said the Palaszczuk Government will continue to support Queensland dairy farmers.

    ENDS

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