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2022 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award National Finalists revealed

2022 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award National Finalists revealed

The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award is the leading award empowering and celebrating the inclusive and courageous leadership of rural women across Australia.The seven national finalists were announced at events in capital cities across Australia over the last three months, after...
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$1.75m to improve Horticultural Market Transparency

$1.75m to improve Horticultural Market Transparency

The Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud, announced today that a $653,950 government grant was given to a consortium led by Fresh Markets Australia for an online website with price and volume data for all fresh fruits and...
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AFPA Board appoints new CEO to lead industry growth

AFPA Board appoints new CEO to lead industry growth

Established in January 2019, the AFPA has become the major voice of the fresh produce sector, delivering real outcomes for industry in key policy areas including workforce, export access and sustainability. In 2019, AFPA funded research demonstrated the importance of...
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Weather Drives Fruit & Veg Pricing

Weather Drives Fruit & Veg Pricing

Statement by The NSW Chamber of Fresh Produce Limited’s (Freshmark) CEO Meegan George about how the fresh produce industry’s pricing is driven by weather in addition to other factors, such as inflation.   (Sydney, 6 May 2022) “There is a...
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Central Markets Fair Pricing to Growers

Central Markets Fair Pricing to Growers

The NSW Chamber of Fresh Produce Limited (Freshmark), in response to current media reports regarding price gouging by the larger supermarkets, reaffirms the importance of the central markets system’s role as a positive vehicle for growers to get a fair...
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ACCC Focuses on Horticulture Code Enforcement

ACCC Focuses on Horticulture Code Enforcement

Some fruit and vegetable wholesalers are not meeting their legal obligations under the Horticulture Code of Conduct, recent audits by the ACCC have found. The ACCC conducted audits after hearing through its Perishable Agricultural Goods Inquiry that some fruit and...
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Workers to Wait for Ag Visa

Workers to Wait for Ag Visa

Employers Urged Not To Wait Specifically For The Ag Visa   The Australian government is urging horticulture workers not to delay worker recruitment strategies to wait on the introduction of the ‘Ag Visa’. The Australian Agriculture Visa program was announced...
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Sydney Markets Foundation Tonga Recovery Appeal

Sydney Markets Foundation Tonga Recovery Appeal

  On 15 January, the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai volcano off the coast of Tonga erupted – sending an ash cloud 18km into the skyand tsunami waves that have caused devastation across the nation’s largest island, Tongatapu. More than 12,000 households have been...
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First of its kind – AgriFutures growAG. gateway delivers Australia’s agrifood innovation to the world

First of its kind – AgriFutures growAG. gateway delivers Australia’s agrifood innovation to the world

When the AgriFutures growAG. program and platform (growag.com) were launched by the Minister for Agriculture and Northern  Australia, the Hon. David Littleproud MP in April 2021, the goal for the first of its kind innovation gateway was to connect users...
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All #LoveNotWar flower hearts listed in an interactive e-magazine

All #LoveNotWar flower hearts listed in an interactive e-magazine

Last week, Flora Daily published an article regarding the #lovenotwar initiative where flower hearts were placed in different countries all over the world. Eager to learn more about the initiative and see all the hearts in the different cities? 2Dezign published a...
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