Job offersmore »
- General Manager - Australia
- Purchasing Specialist Exoten - Netherlands
- Intercompany Key Account Manager Exoten - Netherlands
- Buitendienst Medewerker - Oost Nederland
- Managing Grower - Australia
- Senior Grower - Talbotville, Ontario, Canada
- Operations Manager - Fresh Produce
- Senior Account Manager Retail - Netherlands
- Supply Allocation and Inventory Manager - Fresh Produce, Italy
- Senior Grower - Katunga, Australia
Top 5 - yesterday
Top 5 - last week
- Research into potential of Feijoas to become Australia's next 'superfood'
- Australia: NSW melon farm speaks out on listeria outbreak
- OVERVIEW GLOBAL SWEET POTATO MARKET
- California's heavy rain highlights benefits of hydroponic strawberries
- Corona branded limes to be available in the Beer & Liquor aisle
Top 5 - last month
- OVERVIEW GLOBAL AVOCADO MARKET
- Costa Rica: Government accused of ignoring organic pineapple issue
- Organic food consumption continues to increase in Europe
- California grape grower-shipper publishes first Corporate Social Responsibly Report
- Spain: About 20,000 tonnes of stone fruit damaged by frost in Murcia
Exchange ratesmore »
AU: Citrus growers want dollar to fall furtherCitrus growers in the NSW Riverina say the Australian dollar needs to drop another 20 per cent before fruit prices start to improve.
The US is a major market for Australia's biggest citrus growing region.
Louie Sartor, who's just starting picking his navel orange crop, says despite the high currency, the industry can't afford to pull back on exports.
"Look, most packers have a pre-season commitment to the US market," he said.
"If they don't commit to that market and they let that market go because of the high Australian dollar, the risk they run is they will lose the market altogether.
"We've got to maintain it, otherwise the South Africans and the Chileans get into that market and we lose it altogether.
"We have no hope of gaining it back then."
Publication date: 5/25/2012
Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here
Other news in this sector: