Vegetable industry body AUSVEG has welcomed the legislation of amendments to strengthen Australia’s competition law, including the addition of an ‘effects test’, saying it will provide a greater ability for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to take action against serious misuses of market power where they are uncovered and ensure an open and transparent business environment in the Australian fresh produce industry open to new competition.
Gascoyne fresh produce could soon be celebrated on menus around the world, with Western Australian beef, seafood, fruit and vegetables showcased to international buyers at the Gascoyne Food Festival.
Western Australia's apple industry has celebrated the first export shipment of Western Australian-bred BRAVOTM branded apples to Singapore.
The Government launched the 2017–18 Farm Business Concessional Loans Scheme in South Australia, with an initial commitment of $10 million to support eligible farm businesses.
Young farmers and those aspiring to get into the business of agriculture are encouraged to register for the ‘Getting Started – Bank Ready’ workshop to be held at Taree on 17 August 2017, co-hosted by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Young Farmer Business Program and Dairy NSW.
More than 850 delegates from 14 countries at the Australian Grains Industry Conference in Melbourne have been challenged to prepare for ‘more market place disruption than ever before’, by US speaker, Sara Wyant.
The Deakin University Warrnambool Campus will be boosted with the introduction of a new major in Food and Agribusiness in 2018.
A Queensland ‘paddock to plate’ beef business is showcasing the benefits of adopting a best management practices program to improve their productivity and demonstrate their environmental credentials to consumers.