Labor exploitation risk
Businesses that employ backpackers will be able to keep the details secret under legislation which Labor says could leave workers vulnerable to exploitation.
A Greater Shepparton delegation to China and Indonesia has met with AusTrade Commissioners, advocating for apple and pear protocols to be developed.
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.
A man surrendered just before 7pm, ending the siege situation.
A man has died following an industrial incident at Provincial Cr premises according to Victoria Police. Emergency services responded to a call at 12:40pm today following reports a man had become trapped in machinery. CFA, paramedics and police...
Emergency services are on scene of a collision on the Goulburn Valley Hwy in Kialla West. Traffic is blocked in both directions. Vehicles travelling north bound are being diverted through a service road, while traffic travelling south bound is being...