Goulburn Valley fruit growers forced to decide on the future

With their income from SPC Ardmona cut from this Wednesday, over 130 Goulburn Valley fruit growers are today attending the first of two mass meetings to discuss their future prospects.

A decision from SPC Ardmona to no longer take the growers' produce will come into effect mid-week forcing farmers to decide whether to leave the industry, or diversify according to abc.net.au

The strong Australian dollar and falling export markets are being blamed for the decision.

The meetings will be held at Shepparton today and Cobram on Tuesday.

Growers are expected to apply for a federal government restructure package to provide assistance to those left without income.

 

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