LNP to unleash agriculture sector after three years of Labor

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The LNP will improve weed and pest management by investing an additional $25 million for cluster fencing, targeted baiting programs, strategic spraying and infrastructure to stop the spread of seeds as part of its comprehensive agriculture policy.
LNP Leader Tim Nicholls said the multi-million-dollar plan would harness the potential for driving agriculture growth and creating jobs across the state.
He said the LNP's comprehensive policy also included grants for wild dog fencing to help stem the decline in sheep numbers in Western Queensland.
"The LNP recognises that our agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries underpin a strong state economy," Mr Nicholls said.
"These sectors have been under constant attack since Annastacia Palaszczuk took power. Labor have treated our farmers and primary producers like criminals.
"We will partner with landholders, land improvement groups and local government to reduce weeds and pests to boost farm productivity.  
"The LNP will achieve weed and seed management through coordinated spraying programs and more weed wash down facilities.   
"The priority weeds include prickly acacia in drought areas, where the trees compete for water against pasture."
Mr Nicholls said the LNP would also provide up to $2 million over four years to provide a $500 rebate for fitting approved safety devices on quad bikes.  
"The rebate will be available for primary producers who purchase a new vehicle with appropriate roll over bars and crush protection devices or upon installation of roll bars and crush protection devices on existing quad bikes," he said.
"The LNP will back Queensland farmers every day of the week, unlike Annastacia Palaszczuk."

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