UPDATE: AUSTRALIAN vegetable growers are continuing to do it tough with average profits plummeting, according to the latest data.
ALEX SAMPSON MANY vegetables still do not receive a full rating under the new voluntary Health Star Rating System.
Caitlin Pearson A WESTERN yellow virus outbreak in canola crops has proved dangerous for the struggling bee industry.
ALEX SAMPSON IRRIGATION investment, water and labour security were top concerns when Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce visited Maffra yesterday.
SOPHIE SUTHERLAND AMERICAN Bulldog Bear will show off his truffle-hunting skills at the Truffle Melbourne Festival.
KATE DOWLER SOUTH Australian potato growers are “surviving” after the closure of McCain’s Penola plant last year.
ROB HARRIS A RISE in craft beer has Victoria’s hops growing industry poised to cash-in on worldwide demand.
ALEX SAMPSON FUNDING for a new two-year phylloxera research project has been announced.
WINEMAKERS have urged the government to close a tax loophole that allows foreign winemakers to claim a rebate.
ROB HARRIS VICFORESTS is working to understand farmers’ concerns about harvesting in the Toolangi area.
ROB HARRIS STRAWBERRY growers fear the Victorian industry could be crippled by native forest logging.
DELEGATES from across the world will present at the Potato Industry Conference next month.
ALEX SAMPSON ONE of Sunraysia’s premier horticultural properties is on the market and expected to fetch $30 million.
ALEX SAMPSON WORLD-renowned fruit fly expert Dr Eric Jang will tour NSW and Victorian growing regions next week.
MONIQUE HORE ASIAN buyers are negotiating for Australian-grown produce at an unprecedented speed after an industry-first reverse trade mission last month.
UPDATE: THE long-awaited new Australian Grape and Wine Authority began operations last week.
AFP JAPANESE scientists say they have found a way to slow down the ageing process in flowers.
KAROLIN MACGREGOR BETTER branding will be crucial to the success of Tasmania’s agricultural sector, a major farming conference in Launceston has been told.
ROGER HANSON TASMANIAN apple growers are starting to again export fruit.
ALEX SAMPSON and AAP UPDATE: Treasury Wine Estates has said it will “vigorously defend” a class action brought against it by 600 angry shareholders.
AAP A SENIOR executive in Coca-Cola’s Asian operations will head Treasury Wine Estate in Asian and Europe.
MONIQUE HORE PERENNIAL plants will bring Australian agriculture $1.6 billion in net benefits by 2030.
MONIQUE HORE AN AUSTRALIAN-first apple packing shed at Tynong is processing more than 50,000 kilograms of fruit a day.
EMMA FIELD A WESTERN District farmer who uses volunteer backpackers on her property claims they give them a “fair deal”.
EMMA FIELD A CONTRACTOR providing labour to a Gippsland salad farm has had its accreditation to manage a seasonal worker program suspended.
EMMA FIELD EXCLUSIVE: ONE of Australia’s biggest horticulture growers has been accused of underpaying foreign workers.
ALEX SAMPSON BLUSHING brides in the US are this summer being treated to a bumper Australian crop of the same name.
POST-harvest vineyard management is key to a successful season, according to two leading viticultural researchers.
GROWERS say their crops’ quality and quantity will be significantly affected if honeybees populations are damaged, according to a recent survey.
Heart attack Barossa icon Doug Lehmann dies
Tony Love ALMOST a year to the day since the famed Barossa winemaker Peter Lehmann’s death, his eldest son Doug has died from a heart attack.