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Agriculture White Paper discussions start in Tasmania

February 13, 2014

The first Agriculture Competitiveness White Paper face-to-face discussions will begin in Tasmania next week, giving the community an opportunity to have their say about the future of agriculture.  Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, and his Parliamentary Secretary, Senator Richard Colbeck, urge all Tasmanians with a passion for agriculture to contribute to the Agriculture Competitiveness White Paper process. Read More »

High compliance rates for imported foods

February 13, 2014

Results of tests applied to food imported to Australia show a consistently high rate of compliance with Australia’s strict food standards.  The Department of Agriculture’s First Assistant Secretary of Border Compliance, Colin Hunter, said the report demonstrates that the rigorous testing that Australia undertakes on imported foods works. Read More »

Introduction to Commercial Tomato Crop Production

February 13, 2014

Chisholm Institute of TAFE are offering a training course to provide participants with a basic overview of the issues associated with growing a commercial Tomato crop. This course is designed to give new entrants a ‘crash course’ into the issues involved in growing a tomato crop and the factors that need to be considered to ensure success. Read More »

Federal Minister for Agriculture to present at AUSVEG Convention

February 13, 2014

Federal Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce will address delegates as a keynote speaker at the 2014 AUSVEG National Convention, Trade Show and Awards for Excellence on Friday 20 June at the Cairns Convention Centre in Cairns, Queensland. The Minister is set to provide attendees with his vision and the Federal Government’s plan for the future of agriculture. Read More »

Vegetable IAC’s independence is absolute

February 12, 2014

AUSVEG has today hit back at a recent ABC story claiming that horticulture’s Industry Advisory Committees (IACs) are “stacked with lobby groups”, stating that the independence of the Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) is absolute. Read More »

IHC2014 Brisbane – Special Protected Cropping Symposium

February 7, 2014
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Those in the Australian horticultural industry will enjoy a unique opportunity when the 29th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2014) is held in Brisbane in August of 2014. The event will include a special symposium, which will centre on innovation and new technologies in protected cropping. This symposium will bring together colleagues and experts from around the world to discuss how emerging technologies in covering materials, structures, plant biotechnologies, crop management and greenhouse automation can be managed more efficiently using innovative strategies. Read More »

AUSVEG welcomes Anti-Dumping Commission’s Statement of Facts

February 6, 2014

AUSVEG has supported findings released by the Anti-Dumping Commission that 56% of all imported processed tomatoes from Italy have been dumped on Australian shores. Read More »