Grain Producers SA is the peak industry body representing 4,500 grain farms in South Australia.

Grain Producers SA is the peak industry body representing the 4,500 grain farming businesses in South Australia.

South Australian growers plant more than 4 million hectares of cereals, pulses and oilseeds annually. SA produces an average of 7.9 million tonnes of grain each year, which contributes more than $4 billion to Australia's gross food revenue. This is made possible by grain growing businesses and farming communities across the state.

Our Purpose

GPSA exists to improve the profitability and sustainability of South Australian grain producers through:

  • Representing the views of South Australian grain producers to government, industry and the community on grain-related issues.
  • Working with an effective state farming organisation and other commodity groups to represent South Australian grain producers on cross-commodity issues.
  • Working with government and industry to develop policies which create and maintain an efficient, accessible and cost-effective supply chain.
  • Working with government, industry and institutions to improve the technical and business skills of South Australian grain producers.
  • Working with research, development and extension organisations to identify and disseminate research priorities in grain production, handling and management.
  • Supporting an effective national representative organisation to work with government on national initiatives to support the grains industry.
  • Providing a program to include and develop young farmers to be prepared to take on leadership roles within the SA grains industry.

Our Core Functions

GPSA develops and implements policies and projects that promote the economic and environmental sustainability of South Australian grain growing businesses, advancing these initiatives through:

  1. Advocacy. GPSA advocates on behalf of SA grain producers, representing their interests to decision-makers in all levels of government, the SA Parliament, and to commercial and other groups across the value chain.
  2. Leadership. GPSA engages industry stakeholders regarding policies we believe will promote the economic and environmental sustainability of grain production, providing leadership and influencing outcomes.
  3. Industry Development. GPSA informs grain producers on matters of importance to their business and champions the contribution we make to the South Australian community by engaging positively with the public.

Our History

Grain Producers SA was established in March 2012. It was formed out of the need for an organised and well-funded lobby group to be a voice for South Australian grain growers beyond the farm gate. GPSA succeeded the former South Australian Farmers’ Federation Grains Council as the peak representative body for the state’s grain producers.

GPSA is one of six peak commodity groups in South Australia. These groups feed into an overarching policy council called Primary Producers SA (PPSA), which in-turn holds membership of the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) on behalf of South Australia.

At a national level, GPSA is a member of the peak body Grain Producers Australia (GPA), while it works closely with GrainGrowers Limited on matters relevant to South Australian producers.

Our Direction 2020-21

GPSA’s purpose, objectives and direction for 2020-21 is outlined in Working to Improve the Profitability and Sustainability of SA Grain Producers – Our Direction 2020-21. This document is designed to provide South Australian growers with a clear understanding of GPSA's purpose and to provide insight into the work we do to ensure the future profitability and sustainability of the grain industry in South Australia. 

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