The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences(ABARES) is pleased to bring its Victorian Regional Outlook conference to Wodonga on Thursday 18 September. Senator Bridget McKenzie, Senator for Victoria, is delivering the opening address.
Come to access up-to-date commodity and economic data, network with other delegates and consider the outlook and issues for your region. Discussion will focus on the opportunities for agriculture, productivity and innovation. Then learn about thriving in a changing environment and other local issues that will be explored at this one day conference. Enquire about the competitive group registration rate for 5+ delegates.
The conference will be held at the Huon Hill Hotel, Wodonga.
The Regional Outlook conferences are an essential part of ABARES delivery of commodity forecasts and research results directly to rural and regional communities. With regionally based speakers complemented by ABARES presenters, each conference program is tailored to the region.
Please find below information and application form for download regarding 2014/15 Australian Cherry Export Marketing Co-operative Promotions.
Applications can be made by all commercial participants in the fresh cherry supply chain for eligible export promotional activities.
Please also note that the latest Cherry Industry Annual Report has been released. To view or download, go to: http://www.cherrygrowers.org.au/reports/
To all Cherry Growers,
CGA is holding export registration and crop monitor training days on:
- Monday the 18th of August in Young NSW at the Young Services Club and
- Wednesday the 20th of August in Wandin Vic at the Landmark Offices.
Agenda and Q&A sheet attached.
Please find below a copy of the recently published final report for project MT13027 – ‘Understanding practice in key pollination industries’ for download.
Yarra Valley Pest Free Places of Production Information session 11.30-12.30 am on 13th August 2014 at Landmark in Wandin (Warburton Highway, Wandin)
In 2013, the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) changed its management of Queensland fruit fly (QFF). These changes resulted in the loss of state-wide QFF freedom which impacted on the Yarra Valley region. To allow export of produce into South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania without the need for fumigation, chemical or cold storage treatments, the Yarra Valley Pest Free Place of Production (PFPP) was established by DEPI in conjunction with Rubus, cherry and berry growers.
The PFPP is maintained through an extensive network of QFF traps and legislation which applies to individual accredited properties. A map of the PFPP is attached.
Produce was successfully sent interstate under this accreditation in the 2013-14 season and the Committee is seeking expressions of interest from new growers located within the PFPP boundaries for the upcoming season.
An information session will be held at 11.30-12.30 on the 13th of August, 2014 at the Landmark Offices in Wandin. Topics will include;
· How it works
· Responsibilities of accredited businesses
· Accreditation and PHAC’s