A series of Agriculture Victoria workshops will be held in March, targeted at supporting producers recovering from the December flash flooding and ongoing dry conditions. Two workshops will be held in March in collaboration with the North East Catchment Management Authority (NECMA). In addition, farmers can contact Agriculture Victoria if they would like to engage … Continue reading Support workshops to help with flash flood recovery for Victorian farms
Equinom, a seed tech start-up, is combining natural breeding techniques with proprietary algorithms to produce high-functioning, non-genetically modified organism (non-GMO) seeds that have a superior nutritional profile while also boosting crop yield. The cutting-edge technology creates a next-step ecosystem directly connecting food companies to the supply chain, in turn bringing greater transparency and paving the … Continue reading Planting a smarter seed
When it comes to putting this season into perspective, Riverina grower Roy Hamilton has 128 years of rainfall records to show that, for his family’s property, this year is one of the driest since 1890. The Australian government’s Grains Research and Development Corporation explains that research is important in fighting climate change – something that … Continue reading Australian government: Research vital for farming in a challenging climate
A Brisbane-based ethical food business, which helps connect local farmers with local buyers, plans to be Australia’s first community-owned food hub. Food Connect, based at Salisbury in Brisbane’s south, is one of the first companies in Queensland to sign up to crowdfunding platform PledgeMe. It joins a growing number of companies around the world giving … Continue reading Equity crowdfunding business will help farming community in Queensland
The NSW government has released a $500 million emergency drought relief package as 99 per cent of NSW is in drought. This takes the total support to more than $1 billion, as farmers struggle with the worsening drought. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said farmers were facing one of the driest winters on record, resulting in failing crops, drastic water shortages … Continue reading NSW government offers more funding for drought-stricken farmers
Oyster farmers are hoping for greater investment with the release of a new financial strategy. The strategy, supported by the government’s farming together program, was endorsed by Ocean Watch and the NSW Farmers Oyster Committee. It is made up of five documents including, industry factsheets and templates, to help address industry priorities. The aim is … Continue reading Oyster farmers anticipate boost in business with new finance plan
Australia’s garlic industry has developed a new framework to push the quality and amount of garlic grown on Australian soil. Only about 20 per cent of garlic sold in Australia is grown domestically. With the Farming Together program, growers aim to expand production of late-season garlic to meet market demand from April to November – … Continue reading Plans in place to grow garlic produced on Australian soil
The Wimmera Mallee’s agriculture sector will soon be transporting produce to market with the Victorian state government’s Local Roads to Market program. Victorian Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford had announced the $5.54 million through round two of the program to widen a dangerously narrow 1.5 kilometre-section of Minyip-Banyena Road in the Yarriambiack Shire to improve access … Continue reading Wimmera Mallee road upgrades boost agribusiness in Vic
The specification will help clear up discrepancies in the regulatory framework, especially in developing countries facilitating public-private partnerships for animal welfare policy.
Industrialisation has left much of the urban environment contaminated with a variety of heavy metals, chemicals and pesticide residue.
Mondelēz International has published the first progress report on its Cocoa Life sustainability program, which highlights the wide-ranging impact and efforts to date across its six cocoa-growing origins.
Australia now has 100 per cent locally grown frozen berries available on local shelves.
Consumer advocacy group Choice has released its latest research highlighting consumers’ desire for a strong and meaningful free-range egg standard in Australia that would recognise the need for hens to regularly go outside, have room to move inside and outside, and for farmers to undertake animal welfare practices.
Damage has been caused to pear orchids as another hail storm hit the Goulburn Valley last week, presenting another blow to Victorian pear growers.
Nestlé has been acclaimed as a ‘world leader’ for its work to tackle climate change by sustainability ratings agency CDP, with the company one of only 64 out of over 2000 to claim the highest possible score in the prestigious annual ranking.
Consumer advocacy group Choice has welcomed today’s start of consultations on free-range egg labelling as the next step in ending the ‘free-range’ rip off.
The Australian Carob Company, producers of more than 200 tonnes of quality, allergy-free carob pods for distribution throughout Australia and export markets such as USA, China, Hong Kong and the UK, has secured Non-GMO verification from Cert ID.
CHOICE welcomes the Federal Court’s ruling to fine Darling Downs Fresh Eggs for engaging in misleading conduct and making misleading representations in its labelling and promotion of eggs as ‘free range’.
Tasmanian berry producer, Westerway Raspberry Farm is teaming up with Coles to put Tasmanian-grown berries in supermarket freezers around the nation.
Recent trials by CHEP Australia in the use of reusable plastic crates as an alternative to cardboard cartons for the banana industry have returned positive results for growers and other members of the supply chain.