Entrepreneur and co-founder of one of Australia’s leading herb businesses, Jan Vydra has received the 2016 Rabobank Emerging Leader Award, recognising exceptional up-and- coming leadership in Australia and New Zealand’s food and agribusiness industries.
Innovative food and agribusiness start-ups and fledgling ventures will have the opportunity to showcase themselves to potential investors at an event to be held in Sydney in November 2016.
Large Victorian chain food outlets and supermarket chains will be required to display kilojoule contents on their menus by 2018, with the Victorian Government introducing legislation into the Parliament to implement Victoria’s first ever mandatory kilojoule labelling scheme.
Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) effective marketing of beef and lamb has been recognised at the annual Effie Awards held in Sydney.
The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee (AWPFC) adjusted its forecast of shorn wool production for the 2016/17 season to 325 million kilograms greasy, the same level as its revised estimate for the 2015/16 season. Shorn wool production of 325 mkg greasy in 2015/16 is 6.1% lower than in 2014/15.
The Coalition Government announced the commencement of a review and public consultation on the broad range of issues affecting the supply and remuneration conditions of labour performed by Working Holiday Maker visa holders.