AWB and the Australian Durum Producers Cooperative (ADPC) yesterday signed an agreement that will provide significant marketing opportunities for durum growers in New South Wales.
According to AWB’s Northern Regional Manager, Mr Peter Burke, the agreement shows that AWB is working hard to help Australian durum producers maximise their returns through the Single Desk marketing system.
“This agreement has brought AWB and durum growers closer together. By working in partnership, we can share information that will help us to better identify marketing opportunities,” Mr Burke said.
“We are cooperating to ensure that both parties take full advantage of opportunities in the market.”
For the Chairman of the ADPC, Ran Mitchell, the agreement represents a significant milestone for the two organisations.
“This is an important step for the Cooperative, and we are very pleased to be working with AWB. We believe that we can use this partnership to discuss ideas and improve the way the durum industry works for the benefit of growers,” said Mr Mitchell.
The agreement also highlights the improved relationship between the durum industry and Australia’s leading grain marketer.
According to David Mailer, Chairman of the Durum Wheat Growers’ Association, the changes that AWB has made to its organisation have resulted in better outcomes for durum growers across the country.
“I am extremely pleased that AWB and durum growers are now heading in the same direction. We have now got to a point where AWB is addressing the important issues facing durum growers. AWB obviously recognises the importance of our industry, and is committing resources toward ensuring the it operates as efficiently as possible,” Mr Mailer said.
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