Farmers for Climate Action has criticised the government's agriculture inquiry which examined how the Australian industry's farmgate value can reach $100 billion by 2030.
Parliament's Agriculture and Water Resource Committee released a report that considered how the agriculture industry could reach the National Farmers' Federation's $100 billion target.
Farmers for Climate Action Chair Charlie Prell said the report demonstrates a lack of understanding of the ways in which climate change is making life on the land more difficult.
"Despite multiple credible organisations highlighting the risk climate change poses to the achievement of the $100 billion target, that evidence has been comprehensively ignored in the development of the recommendations," Mr Prell said.
"As farmers, we want the agricultural sector to grow and thrive.
"We would love it to be worth $100 billion by 2030."
The committee's report delivered numerous recommendations aimed at promoting new technologies, increasing export market access and attracting young people to agriculture, as ways to achieve the $100 billion target.
"We have to deal with the reality of climate change on the ground, from the increased risk of droughts and floods, to more frequent bushfires, storms and other extreme weather events," Mr Prell said.
"Our parliamentary representatives are not serving us well by ignoring the challenges we face every day and unfortunately, this parliamentary report seems to be a case of ideology trumping facts."
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