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Limestone Coast Potato Grower Enjoys Bumper Demand

Article by: Hari Yellina Terry Buckley, a potato farmer on the Limestone Coast, claims that even when the price of other fresh vegetables rises, his produce can still be priced “sensibly.” He claimed that because potatoes were so inexpensive, people were turning to them and that processing businesses needed all the produce they could obtain. […]

2022-06-30

A Tomato Variant that is a Diamond in the Rough

Article by: Hari Yellina It can take up to ten years from breeding to marketing a new tomato variety. The cultivar, however, debuts in stores this week after Nature Fresh Farms made contact with a new seed supplier in the Netherlands a few years ago. According to Matt Quiring, SVP of Sales and Marketing at […]

2022-06-30

Carbon Neutral Steak on Plates?

Article by: Hari Yellina Australian farmers are reacting to the rising demand for food and fibre that are climate-conscious. The introduction of low- or zero-emission meat into supermarkets is one of the most recent developments. The carbon neutral beef product, which comes in recyclable packaging made from 90% recycled and plant-based materials and includes seven […]

2022-06-30

Better Quality Californian Garlic Crop Forecasted

Article by: Hari Yellina According to Ken Christopher of Christopher Ranch in Gilroy, California, “the first shipments of fresh crop garlic went out to consumers on the West coast and on the East coast, the early part of this week.” The crop contains more than 100 million pounds of garlic, and harvesting is anticipated to […]

2022-06-30

Peruvian Blueberries Gain Access to Israel Markets

Article by: Hari Yellina Blueberries from Peru, also referred to as “blue gold,” now have expanded market access in Israel. This comes after Peru’s Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (MIDAGRI) announced the opening of a new Asian market for Peruvian blueberries, which was in response to an official communication from Israel’s Plant Protection and […]

2022-06-30

KFC will Switch to Lettuce in a Few Weeks

Article by: Hari Yellina According to major KFC operator Collins Foods chief executive Drew O’Malley, iceberg lettuce will fully return to KFC burgers by spring. He also notes that the fast-food company will increase prices for the third time this year as a result of rising produce costs. Early this year’s flooding along Australia’s east […]

2022-06-30

Choko Popularity Rises in Maitland Region

Article by: Hari Yellina One of those vegetables that people either adore or detest. And, this central American vegetable is making a reappearance on Maitland dinner plates, whether you name it the choko, like we do in Australia, or chayote, mirliton, pipinola, and gisquil – like they do in other parts of the world. Austin […]

2022-06-30

Despite Record Exports Onion Market’s Mood Been Bland

New winter onions that were picked on Monday were sent to Monie, a sorting and packaging firm in the Netherlands, on Wednesday. They look good, in Eric Moerdijk’s opinion. But aside from that, it’s difficult to make any predictions about the upcoming season. In most regions, the spring onions still require some time. Even though […]

2022-06-29

Container Ship Building Binge Not Over Yet

Article by: Hari Yellina Despite the escalating cost of new container ships, liner operators and ship-owning businesses continue to place additional orders (mostly at Asian yards). In 2023–2025, there will be an increasing number of new vessels as a result. Alphaliner reports that capacity on orders has already surpassed 27.9% of on-the-water capacity. The ratio […]

2022-06-29

2022 NZ Kiwifruit Harvest Complete

Article by: Hari Yellina Almost all 2,800 producers’ orchards from Kerikeri in the north to Motueka in the south have harvested their kiwifruit for consumers, making the 2022 harvest of New Zealand’s largest horticultural product nearly complete. Overtaking the previous record of more than 177 million trays set last year, the 2022 season was predicted […]

2022-06-29

Australian Harvest Season in Jeopardy due to Varroa Mites

Article by: Hari Yellina A prohibition on movement across New South Wales and immediate effects on apiaries have resulted from the discovery of a lethal parasite known as “Covid for bees,” but other agricultural sectors, notably the approaching almond blossom season, are also expected to be impacted. The largest transfer of animals in the nation […]

2022-06-29

New Bee Zones Established after Mite Finds

Article by: Hari Yellina Authorities in NSW have found the parasite in three additional areas and created another biosecurity zone as they race to stop the spread of the deadly varroa mite that is endangering the bee industry. Through contact tracing, a total of seven infested locations have already been found, including the initial finding […]

2022-06-29

Produce Prices Skyrocketing, where is the Money Going?

Article by: Hari Yellina The two biggest grocery chains in the country have rejected charges of price gouging made by a farmer’s representative who believes his clients are being “ripped off”. Despite Coles and Woolworths’ claims that pricing negotiations are fair, a NSW Farmers spokeswoman claimed that producers were only barely earning a profit off […]

2022-06-29

Agriculture Minister to Work with the Industry

Article by: Hari Yellina Murray Watt won’t put on a farmer’s mask. He doesn’t have answers either for the high cost of inputs or the labour deficit in agriculture. But he seems to be bringing an open honesty to his new position as minister of agriculture for the federal government. On June 8, barely seven […]

2022-06-29

Giant Drone Plants 40,00 Tree Pods a Day

Article by: Hari Yellina The most recent weapon in the ongoing “battle” in southern Sydney against the imported African olive tree is a giant drone. In the Australian Botanic Garden at Mt. Annan, which is south of Sydney, where 85% of the most invasive species have already been eliminated, the drones are establishing a steep […]

2022-06-28

Potato Farmers Demand 20 Cents More Per Kilo

Article by: Hari Yellina Potato growers in important growing areas claim that unless shops raise the shelf price of their produce by 20 cents per kilo, they will be forced to leave the business. Farmers in all industries are finding it difficult to absorb production price rises of 50% or more caused by global issues […]

2022-06-28

High Grain and Meat Prices Put Farmers on Track for Profit

Article by: Hari Yellina Melanie and Paul Ackerley, two young dairy farmers from Victoria, are defying a number of industry norms on their farm 160 kilometres south-west of Melbourne. The dairy sector is contracting. Since the Ackerley family purchased their farm in 2017, it has lost 20% of its farmers. The two properties that are […]

2022-06-28

Beehives Destroyed in order to Control Varroa Mite

Article by: Hari Yellina As authorities try to stop the spread of a fatal parasite, hundreds of beehives are being destroyed in Newcastle and other areas of New South Wales. Last week’s discovery of the varroa destructor, also known as the varroa mite, in the Port of Newcastle led to the creation of a 10-kilometer […]

2022-06-28

Coles to Offer Financial Assistance to Organic Producers

Article by: Hari Yellina To enhance the supply of organic fresh produce, Coles is offering grants to organic produce growers in New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland. Coles stated that it would provide funds to six small and medium-sized companies carrying out initiatives to boost sustainability, expand Australia’s organic fresh produce market, and boost the […]

2022-06-28

Rising Costs to ‘Finish’ Some Fresh Produce Growers

Article by: Hari Yellina According to industry groups and other producers, soaring expenses might “kill off” some Queensland fruit and vegetable growers this year. Farmers are in dire straits as a result of the growing expenses of gasoline, transportation, fertiliser, and chemicals, as well as increased labour costs and floods. Leon Collins, a grower in […]

2022-06-28