Sustained dry weather conditions have significantly cut Australian winter crop production, with the upcoming grain harvest now expected to come in 41 per cent below 2016/17, and well below the five-year average, according to Rabobank’s latest crop forecast.
Austchilli, Australia’s largest chilli company and makers of AvoFresh have delivered the ultimate summer snack with the launch of Muchas Gazpacho - Australia’s first range of gazpachos. Gazpacho, pronounced guh-spah-choh, for those of who aren’t in the know, is a Spanish soup made of raw blended vegetables and served cold.
Murray Goulburn suppliers reacted with shock to news the dairy co-op had accepted a $1.31 billion buyout from Canadian company Saputo, but Victoria’s dairy farmer group is hopeful the deal will help repair confidence in the industry after a tempestuous two years.
Legislation will help deliver an ambitious $50 million, three-year plan to increase the value of wine exports up to $2.8–2.9 billion and bring $170 million worth of wine tourism to regional communities.
Albury sauce and dressing business, McGrath Fine Foods, is taking the lead by rolling out Australia's new Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) early, making it easier for consumers to buy locally made products.
New Zealand dairy farmers have a global edge in terms of productivity and profitability, but the industry needs to remain ambitious about keeping that edge against the best in the world.
Victoria has set a new record with food and fibre exports reaching $12.8 billion – the biggest total in the state’s history.
WAFarmers has welcomed the ACCC’s decision not to declare mobile domestic roaming across Australia.