A Greater Shepparton delegation to China and Indonesia has met with AusTrade Commissioners, advocating for apple and pear protocols to be developed.
Strawberry producers struggling to sell produce in the wake of a number of contamination scares are receiving a helping hand from a Shepparton greengrocer. Ryan’s Fruit and Veg owner Ryan Curtis has pledged to return all funds from the sale of 99...
Home gardeners, commercial growers and community groups have been enlisted to stop the spread of Queensland fruit fly.
Coca-Cola Amatil could sell fruit processor SPC at the end of a review announced by the food and beverage company as part of its six-monthly financial results report.
The Victorian Government is promising a review of the Melbourne Market at Epping, after persistent complaints from stallholders over rent increases and other operational issues.
Australian apple and pear growers are invited to attend free training in integrated pest and disease management to help preserve orchard health and viability.
Orchard and farm workers from the Malaysian community in the Shepparton area are extremely thankful to a Tatura manufacturing business which has donated second-hand work boots to be distributed among them.
Fruit Growers Victoria has announced the election of Mitchell McNab as the organisation’s chairman.
Australian apple and pear growers, pest management scouts and advisers are being encouraged to participate in a short survey to share their experience and knowledge about integrated pest disease management practices.
Struggling to make a profit, growers anxious about their fruit deliveries, competition from cheap imports — some things remain the same, as Coca Cola Amatil managing director Alison Watkins remarked last week.
Country News: When Coca Cola Amatil took over SPC there were high expectations of a transformation under a leading Australian marketing company. Some people are surprised it is taking so long for change.
Australia’s rockmelon industry is getting a helping hand from the Federal Government to help it recover from a deadly listeria outbreak that gutted the industry.
Fruit Growers Victoria has received $18000 from the Federal Government to develop a 12-month program of selected activities for fruit growers and industry chain partners to expose them to best practice information and technology in the horticulture industry.
After taking over his family’s organic stone fruit and vegetable farming business, Lake Boga grower Nathan Free embarked on a Nuffield Scholarship to help fill the production and knowledge gaps facing Australia’s organic farming industry.
Emergency services are attending the scene of a truck rollover on Shepparton-Katamatite Rd at Invergordon. The truck has rolled, spilling grain onto the road. The driver of the truck is shaken but not injured. Police, CFA, paramedics and SES are on...
Firefighters and police are on the scene of a fire in a silo at the GrainCorp site in McDonald St, Numurkah. CFA operations officer Travis Harris told The News at the scene: “We have a fire in a silo which contains canola meal,‘‘ he said. “We have...
FARMERS COULD double their pasture production by getting their irrigation timing right and avoiding a “green drought”, a dairy research symposium has been told. Speaking at the Dairy Research Foundation’s 2018 Symposium at the University of...