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AU: Excellent cherry season for Tasmania

THE 2012-13 Tasmanian cherry season boasted the largest Tasmanian crop, biggest export tonnage and above average fruit packouts.The outcomes of the 2012-13 Tasmanian cherry season was discussed at the Tasmanian cherry industry's annual review held on March 26.The 2012-2013 cherry crop tonnage was 5,000.....

AU: Fresh Solutions Group embarking on new ventures

Fresh Solutions Group may be based in Australia, but their focus is global. They have a comprehensive network that covers Australia, the USA, South America and Asia with both import and export activity involving a very wide range of fruits and vegetables. The company motto: Fresh thinking...fresh.....

Australian Made Campaign applauds Senate committee recommendations on food labelling

The Australian Made Campaign has applauded the Senate Committee for Rural and Regional Affairs for its recommendations to Government on food labelling laws, following an inquiry into amendments to the laws in a Bill drafted by the Greens party in 2012.“If implemented, these recommendations will make it.....

Unsustainable table grape prices:

AU: The grower and the consumer are the losers

Sunraysia's grape growers are struggling in the domestic market, despite producing high quality, sweet grapes. CEO of Australian Table Grape Association, Jeff Scott, says the prices growers are being offered are unsustainable, explaining that they typically receive between $11 and $13 for a 10kg, despite the.....

AU: Citrus industry upbeat about season despite flooding

Greg McMahon, Board member of Citrus Australia and Managing Director of Seven Fields Citrus, says that the aftermath of the Queensland flood has been tough, though he is able to report the emergence of some more positive news, including that relating to the support given to the industry by the retail sector......

AU: Horticultural and agricultural businesses miss out on a share of $200m

The Federal Government’s $200 million Clean Technologies Food and Foundries Investment Program (CTIP), administered by AusIndustry, is intended to support Australian manufacturers to maintain competitiveness in a carbon-constrained economy, through investments in energy-efficient capital equipment and.....