Total farm gate output was about $63 billion in 2016-17 and is projected to hit $84 billion by 2030, but NFF president Fiona Simson says the sector wants to beat that projection and exceed $100 billion over the same time frame.
"Even though we've had this devastating drought, other industries have stepped up," Ms Simson said, noting that horticulture, in particular, had experienced double-digit growth in recent years driven by increased access to overseas markets.
"We're becoming a more diverse and sustainable country," she said. "Drought is one of the challenges, but there are opportunities."
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