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BOOST FOR LOCAL POTATO PRODUCERS

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In what could be good news for Riverland and Mallee potato growers, local producers may now be able to tap into new markets a little easier.

Recently commitments have been finalized between Thailand and Australia that will remove the of tariff rate quotas for Australian potatoes.

Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said the removal of limits was a boost for potato farmers.

Mr Littleproud went on to say “Last year, Thailand was the second largest potato export market for Australian potatoes at $4.6 million in 2019 and the removal of the remaining constraints is only going to help grow our exports:.

South Australia is a massive driver of the Australian potato industry making up 80% of  the national crop with 41% of that coming from the Riverland and Mallee.

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