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Northern Territory Agricultural Association represents primary producers throughout the Top End

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The Northern Territory Agricultural Association (NTAgA) is the peak representative body for the agricultural sector in the Northern Territory, representing a diverse range of primary producers throughout the Top End.

Many members of the Association run mixed farming operations involving hay, improved pasture and cattle production for the live cattle export market. Other enterprises include: dry land and irrigated hay and grain productionlarge horticultural enterprises; and forestry operations.

The Association lists its main objectives and purposes as to:

  • promote the development of profitable and sustainable agricultural in the Northern Territory
  • develop and promote best practice standards that will maintain the production of high quality NT produce
  • provide a forum for producers to exchange information, technology and innovative ideas relevant to their particular industries
  • provide advice to the NT Government and assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of research and extension programs
  • promote, develop and expand new markets in the Northern Territory, Australia and overseas
  • actively lobby and encourage the development of resources necessary for the continued growth of agricultural industries in the Northern Territory; and
  • uphold the rights and protect and foster the interests and welfare of members.

NTAgA notes that there is increasing pressure to develop more land and associated water resources in the Top End as individuals and companies look to the area for agricultural business opportunities. 

In turn, producers and companies are increasingly looking to diversify their businesses in the Top End, and develop irrigated enterprises to grow niche crops targeted at the southern market.

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