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- Growing potatoes 'in thin air' could increase profits up to 20 percent
- More early South African grapes kept locally
- Early stonefruit, perhaps early grapes as well
- “You don’t only have to be knowledgeable about the crop, but you also have to know how to work with others"
- Dutoit opens new Cherry Time™ packhouse with a ‘cherrific’ crop
Top 5 -last month
AU: SPC Ardmona contract cuts hit growers hard
"We were being told early in the year that there would be increases in quota, then all of a sudden the cannery came out and said no there were going to be decreases." Another orchardist Ray Pool from Invergordon near Numurkah says because growers received the news of a contract cut late, it will have cost individual businesses tens of thousands of dollars. "Oh look definitely, definitely and the bigger you are the harder you are hit." That's the whole problem."
SPC Ardmona Managing Director Vince Pinneri seems suprised by the criticism. The company believed it was communicating to growers that a cut was on the way. Mr Pinneri says the cut was required because the demand from consumers for packaged peaches has fallen significantly. "Even though we've been aggressive during this year in terms of our activity with all of our customers and are gaining share, our actual sales are down 14 per cent this year." The high Australian dollar means the company has long since lost most of its export opportunities and cheap imports make the domestic market very competitive.
Whilst many orchardists understand the predicament that SPC Ardmona faces they still worry for their industry. "I've hired a contractor to come in and sink some dams for me in the next few days," says Gary Godwill. "He said, no it wont be the next few days it will be at least another month because I am still flat out pushing out fruit trees." "Its not looking good for the whole industry."
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