FARMERS in Western Australia are preparing to take their frustrations about the carbon tax, live export and rising costs to the streets.
WAFarmers, the state's peak agriculture group, is preparing to stage the Save Australian Farming Rally tomorrow from 10am in Perth.
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Issues causing angst in the West according to the group include two Bills before Federal Parliament to ban live exports, drought, the carbon tax, rising input costs, food security, rural-urban divide and declining terms of trade.
Speakers will include WA Liberal Senator Chris Black, Labor's Kimberley region member Carol Martin and former National Farmers Federation president David Crombie.
WAFarmers president Mike Norton said the rally was not solely about the live exports.
"The rally was organised to try and bridge the widening divide between rural and urban populations," Mr Norton said."We believe it's important to remind city people that farmers are everyday families, who happen to produce the country's food."
The rally starts 10am at Langley Park, Perth foreshore.