Qld leads the nation in use of agricultural land

A LANDMARK audit from the Queensland Government has shown the state leads the nation in its use of land for agriculture.

The Queensland Agricultural Land Audit released this week uses figures from the 2010-11 financial year to create a comprehensive picture of the state's industry.

Land use was not the only spot where Queensland ruled.

In terms of value, the state was the country's top producer of livestock, poultry, sugarcane, bananas, citrus fruit, tomatoes, beans, capsicums and lettuce.

The audit also broke down the entire state into its 12 regions in an effort to encourage more interest in investment.

"The audit will provide a range of useful information to help investors and guide regional and local planning in the state," Mr McVeigh said.

"It has been more than 30 years since an equivalent study of this nature has been undertaken and during that time significant changes have occurred."

The report is now available from http://www.daff.qld.gov.au



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