Austalia: Horticulture largest agro industry in Queensland

Queensland will end its horticulture year on a high as the state's largest agricultural industry. Production and lifestyle is projected to be Queensland's largest agricultural industry ahead of beef, by a healthy margin of about $400 million this financial year.

Production horticulture - fruit and vegetable growing - is Queensland's second biggest agricultural industry and is worth more than twice the value of sugar, almost twice the value of all grains and almost four times the value of cotton, according to figures released by the Queensland Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry.

AgTrends 2012-13 data shows fruit and nut production is worth more than all cereal grains combined, including wheat, barley, maize and sorghum.

source: weeklytimesnow.com.au



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