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Roadside Stalls to Come to an End?

Article by: Hari Yellina Businesses who operate roadside fruit stands and pick-your-own farms are concerned that new laws proposed by the New South Wales government may force them to close their doors. Despite assertions from NSW Planning that they are striving to make farming simpler, not harder, this is the case. Farmstays, cafes, restaurants, retreats, […]

2022-06-15

Minimum Wage Increase a Cause for Future Pain?

Article by: Hari Yellina Farmers from a variety of industries have warned that as a result of the Fair Work Commission’s decision to raise the national minimum wage, the price of fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat will rise even more. From July 1, the nation’s lowest-paid workers will earn $21.38 per hour, a rise of […]

2022-06-15

CO2 Emissions Reduced by 14%

Article by: Hari Yellina By employing Just In Time (JIT) arrival, containerships can save their fuel usage and carbon dioxide emissions by 14% per voyage. It’s the world’s first assessment of the impact of Just-In-Time Arrivals, based on real-time tracking and fuel usage data from operational container ships. The Port of Rotterdam contributed to this […]

2022-06-15

British Colombia’s Cherry Harvest a Boost for the Market

Article by: Hari Yellina About 95% of all cherry farmed in Canada are grown in British Columbia (BC). It is the last cherry-growing zone in North America, and harvest begins even later this year than usual. “Instead of starting on July 1, we’ll start around ten days later, around July 10,” says Julie McLachlan of […]

2022-06-15

Ginger Prices Continuously Falling Currently

Article by: Hari Yellina Ginger has been on sale for more than a year at a low price. Although there are no clear ups and downs at this time, the market’s development has always been negative. The market in Anqiu, as the main supply base for the foreign ginger market, is also unsatisfactory in terms […]

2022-06-15

Fresh Produce Crisis to Last for Weeks

Article by: Hari Yellina With the prices of iceberg lettuce approaching $7, Coles is urging customers who are struggling with rising grocery prices to “try other recipes” as the retailer provides an update on when fresh fruit shortages may begin to improve. Coles chief operating officer Matt Swindells blamed high fruit and vegetable prices and […]

2022-06-15

International Avocado Market Still Growing

Article by: Hari Yellina When it comes to the avocado market, Alk Brand, the CEO of avocado producer Westfalia, sees a bright future. “The foreign market continues to expand. Avocado consumption in Europe is still modest when compared to the United States and Mexico. As a result, there is still a significant upside for us.” […]

2022-06-14

Frozen vs. Fresh: What are Consumers Choosing?

Article by: Hari Yellina If you choose frozen fruit and veggies over fresh, you may discover that you have a little extra money in your bank account after your next supermarket trip. In recent months, the cost of fresh fruits and vegetables has risen dramatically. They were up 17% in February compared to the same […]

2022-06-14

Lifestyle Costs Force Aussies to Buy Local Produce

Article by: Hari Yellina To compensate for on-farm losses and rising input costs, prices are projected to continue to rise. Rural Australians can pay up to three times more for various commodities than city people due to freight costs and retail monopolies. Some Australians are finding it difficult to buy fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat […]

2022-06-14

Confidence of Farmers Waning?

Article by: Hari Yellina According to the latest study, farmer morale is eroding as input costs rise and the situation in Ukraine has an impact on Australia’s agricultural economy. For the third quarter, farmer confidence has declined due to rising input costs and the consequences from the Ukraine conflict. The latest Rabobank rural confidence survey […]

2022-06-14

Funds Allotted for the Australian Mango Sector

Article by: Hari Yellina Thanks to a $2.7 million investment, mango growers will be more informed, as well as more productive and profitable. The funds will be split between two parts: an integrated extension project and a communications initiative, and will come from the mango research and development levy and federal contributions. Growers will be […]

2022-06-14

Banana Freckle Disease Continues to Spread in Australia

Article by: Hari Yellina The banana freckle infestation has now spread to two more residences in the Northern Territory. The NT Government’s biosecurity authorities say there have now been three positive cases of the disease from three different sites. All of them are located in the Batchelor-Rum Jungle region, about 100 kilometres south of Darwin. […]

2022-06-14

Australian Gas Profits All Favouring Foreign Investors?

Article by: Hari Yellina Are you upset by the abrupt and huge increase in the price of gas in Australia? You ought to be. Not only is it directly affecting household budgets and increasing costs for local businesses, but it is also a key contributor to the recent increase in electricity prices. Ordinarily, knowing that […]

2022-06-13

Australia’s Biggest Biosecurity Threat Ahead?

Article by: Hari Yellina Millions of cows, lambs, and pigs were burnt in a desperate campaign against foot-and-mouth illness in the winter of 2001, resulting in noxious plumes of smoke rising from the British countryside. People’s movements were restricted as authorities struggled to manage the deadly outbreak, and rural areas became no-go zones for city […]

2022-06-13

Veracruz Almonds Goes for Blockchain Traceability

Article by: Hari Yellina Following the use of blockchain at their award-winning plantations in Idanha-a-Nova and Fundo, Portugal, Veracruz Almonds is leading the way in food traceability. This comes as the almond grower aims to boost its exports to UK and European distributors and suppliers. Veracruz will be able to track the whole lifetime of […]

2022-06-13

Europe Ideal for Fresh Lychee Trade but Logistics an Issue

Article by: Hari Yellina According to legend, the first lychee tree was planted over 200 years ago in the Thanh Ha District of Hai Duong Province, Vietnam. Mr. Hoang Van Com, a fruit and vegetable trader, returned from one of his business visits with seedlings from the tree. He placed the seedlings, and because the […]

2022-06-13

Tired of Soaring Prices? Grow Your Own Seedlings

Article by: Hari Yellina According to a nursery in Ballarat, interest for fruit and vegetable seedlings is increasing as individuals try to save money on their food expenditures. Heads of iceberg lettuce are currently selling for an average of $6 in the fresh produce aisle of any large supermarket, more than double the price of […]

2022-06-13

Plans to Grow Queensland’s Horticulture in the Next Decade

Article by: Hari Yellina Growcom Australia, the leading industry group for Queensland horticulture, has presented a 10-year vision for the Queensland fresh produce sector with the release of its strategic plan, Future Fields, this week. Growcom Acting Chief Executive Officer Richard Shannon says the industry not only feeds a big portion of the country, but […]

2022-06-13

Global Overview: Cherries

Article by: Hari Yellina Many cherry-producing locations in the northern hemisphere have had a difficult growing season. Cold weather and heavy rains in North America have caused certain places to lose up to 50% of their regular yield, while similar conditions in Italy and Spain have resulted in severe losses in other areas. Others have […]

2022-06-13

Integrated Weed Management Guide Launched for the Veggie Industry

Article by: Hari Yellina A new handbook, which has been in the works for five years, will assist vegetable growers in implementing integrated weed management strategies. The publication, Integrated Weed Management for the Australian Vegetable Industry, is the outcome of a collaboration between the University of New England (UNE) and Hort Innovation. Researchers looked assessed […]

2022-06-13