Australian horticulture producers have started 2017 on the back of a positive 2016, which saw increased yields and higher prices, according to Rural Bank and Rural Finance’s new Australian Horticulture Report.
Sugarcane growers are in Brisbane sounding a warning to all electricity users that staying cool in summer, running a business and watering food crops is about to get more expensive.
Ausveg has welcomed future reforms to the Horticulture Code of Conduct which were announced in the Australian Government’s response to an independent review of the code conducted in 2015.
The Australian Government has announced its response to the independent review of the Horticulture Code of Conduct, which will see a range of improvements put in place to address key concerns and ensure the ongoing sustainability and productivity of Australian horticulture.
Favourable weather conditions across grain growing regions of Australia throughout the season have helped the nation’s crop farmers deliver a record harvest, according to Rural Bank and Rural Finance’s February 2017 Australian Crop Update.
The Victorian Government is helping local communities manage fruit fly in Victoria’s key horticultural areas with new regional coordinators and a series of grants.
Queensland’s peak horticulture body Growcom, has been successful in obtaining funding through the Fair Work Ombudsman’s Community Engagement Grants Program (CEGP) targeting vulnerable workers.
Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for the development of a horticultural enterprise near Alice Springs.