GIF and GIRDF reform proposal

Grain Producers SA (GPSA) is undertaking consultation on a proposal to change the collect method and rate of the Grain Industry Fund (GIF) and Grain Industry Research and Development Fund (GIRDF).

Grain Producers SA (GPSA) is undertaking consultation on a proposal to change the collect method and rate of the Grain Industry Fund (GIF) and Grain Industry Research and Development Fund (GIRDF).

Since the inception of the GIF and GIRDF, the collection method has been based on cents per tonne. Through the proposal, GPSA is seeking to change to a collection method based on percentage per farm gate return. As part of this process, an uplift in both the GIF and GIRDF is also proposed.

As it stands currently, when grain is sold, the purchaser must deduct the following amounts from the sellers’ payments:

  • 20 cents per tonne from the proceeds of sale of all grain sold in South Australia and contributed to the GIF. This is the primary funding source for GPSA, which is required to apply to the Primary Industries Minister to utilise this funding each year.
  • 30 cents per tonne from the proceeds of sale of all grain sold in South Australia and contributed to the GIRDF. This is the primary funding source for the South Australian Grain Industry Trust (SAGIT).

Download the Proposal document here.

Download the Proposal FAQ here.

Vote on the Proposal here.

Consultation closes 10 January 2024 at 5PM.