Levy

An Arable Commodity Levy is collected at the first point sale for all grain and seed, with the exception of maize which is collected on the seed purchased.

The FAR levy rates are as follows:

  • Maize: $1.00 per 10,000 seeds purchased, effective 1 July 2016.
  • Herbage and amenity seed: 0.9% of sale value, effective 1 January 2017.
  • All other grain and seed crops (cereals, pulses etc.): 0.9% of sale value, effective 1 January 2017.
  • Cereal silage: $10.00/hectare, effective 1 January 2017
  • Open pollinated vegetable seed crops, 0.9% of sale value, effective 1 January 2017.
  • Hybrid vegetable seed crops, 0.6% of sale value, effective 1 January 2017.
  • Onion seed crops are zero rated.

FAR also receives funds from research grants, co-operative research and information sales.