Continued collaboration between industry, regulators and the Australian Government will be key to the success of the live export industry going forward, the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Luke Hartsuyker, said at the LIVEXchange 2017 conference in Perth.
A new project in the town of Hughenden, Queensland, granted Major Project Status by the Australian Government, is estimated to provide over 300 jobs and provide graziers with an alternative path to market for their cattle.
Riverland fruit growers are set to cash in on exports following China’s agreement to a range of protocols enabling greater market access, including recognition of the region’s fruit fly free status.
Record wood product exports worth $3.4 billion and a record log harvest of 33 million cubic metres valued at $2.5 billion were the highlights of a great year for Australia’s forestry sector in 2016-17.
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.
Australia and China have agreed to new horticulture market access priorities that will allow future exports of Australian blueberries to China. The inclusion of blueberries on the priority list will progress after the existing access priority of mainland apples.
The King Valley’s finest was uncorked at Parliament House in a celebration of the food, wine and tourism mega draw card – the Prosecco Road.
The Territory Government introduced the Pastoral Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 into Parliament to help boost jobs and economic productivity in regional and remote areas by unlocking the development potential of the pastoral estate.