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Labour Campaign Saves the Strawberry Harvest

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Labour Campaign Saves the Strawberry Harvest

The strawberry sector in Queensland has reflected on the success of its innovative campaign, which tremendously helped secure workers for the upcoming season in 2021. Currently, strawberry pickers can earn up to $100,000 tax-free under the industry’s PickPackWin programme. Hundreds of people rapidly registered their information as the promotional registration link opened in early April. […]


The Fresh Produce Sector Uncertain about Costs and Regulations

Producers and marketers of fresh fruits and vegetables started the year uncertain as to what they should expect from the evolution of the sharp rises in costs, inflation, the framework of community aid, the application of the food chain law, and labour reform. The normative development of the Common Agricultural Policy (PAC) will conclude in […]


Shipping Companies Make the Most of the Situation: A Global Report

The Indian grape season, which is about to get started, is overwhelmed with challenges. Omicron is posing a serious threat with restrictions and lockdowns, sea freight charges are going through the roof; scarcity of containers is imminent and the cost for packaging material has gone up by around 25%. Samir Singh, business promoter for Indian […]


Berry Producers In Line to Receive External Assistance

A federal government grant has been kept aside in order to aid those berry growers who have been severely hampered by pandemic induced labour shortages. In fact, the Morrison government is all set to hand over $239,000 to Berries Australia Limited. Additionally, Agriculture Minister David Littleproud believes that this helping hand will assist the agricultural […]


Calypso Mango Breaks Records Despite a Tough Season

It has been a tough season for most of Australia’s mango growers, with what some call disappointing yields, combined with labour and input costs challenges. Mango growers expect to produce 7.9 million trays this season, down 20 per cent in some recent years. Although many varieties had disappointing yields, Calypso growers saw a record crop. While […]


Avocados: Deducing its Popularity

It is almost impossible these days to find a brunch menu at an Australian café that doesn’t feature at least one dish with smashed avo on toast. Avocado has been all the rage for a while but when did it become so popular in Australia and why? It is no secret that avocados aren’t the […]


Valencia: A Leader in Organic Farming

Organic farming in Valencia has grown 81.2% in the past five years, more than anywhere else in Spain. It now also exceeds Spain’s average, which stands at 20.7% at this time.  The region has seen a huge increase in organic cultivation due to the launch of a €78.76 million Ecological Production Plan to promote organic […]


Australian Nectarines and Peaches Arrive in China by Flight

Taste Australia organized an official opening ceremony for the 2021 Australian stone fruit season in the Guangzhou Jiangnonghui Market on the 10th of December. This is the first activity in a series of activities that Taste Australia has planned for this stone fruit season. Taste Australia is one of the brands under the umbrella of […]


Slow Start to Cherry Season but Demand is Strong

An Australian exporter says the recent wet weather experienced in east coast growing regions has led to a later start than normal to the cherry season but expects demand to remain high into the New Year. SSM Enterprises is a family company, based in Sydney, and is run by Sonia Ahuja and her daughter Devyani. […]


South Australian Grape Growers Taught Aftercare

Grapegrowers will receive some insight into the best way to manage their vines following a hail event, during a webinar this Friday. With several major hail events causing damage in the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and Riverland regions, the meeting will discuss what actions and decisions can be made in the wake of the storm. The Australian […]