News

Farming Together

Our strategic director Ben Perry has been selected to act as an expert advisor on the Federal Government's, Farming Together program that assists farmers in forming collaborative relationships to build better returns beyond the farm gate.  The program is backed by $14.9 million fund with the aim to provide farmers with the knowledge, skills and materials on co-operatives, collective bargaining and other forms of collaboration.

 


Now! in Season

The majority of state agricultural departments, HIA, Ausveg,major grower group leaders and The Agri Business attended a round table forum to discuss the evolution of the Now! in Season campaign that Australian horticulture products are using to sell themselves under in a number of our export countries.


HIA Vegetables to Japan project

HIA is investigating how to increase vegetable exports to Japan over the next two years.  With the recent changes due to Japan - Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) a number of new vegetables have been granted access.


Elders talks at Agibusiness Australia Event

Ben Perry and Lucy Purcell attended the Agribusiness Australia NSW event yesterday. Over 60 people heard Mark Allison, CEO of Elders, speak about his company's past, present and future.

From 2008 through to 2013, Elders struggled to survive, posting huge losses most years and divesting non-core assets to pay down hug debt levels. Since the 2013 financial year, the company has focused on agribusiness, cutting debt further, strengthening the balance sheet and simplifying the business. 


NSW DPI App Development

We've just been selected to help the NSW DPI develop the functionality and usability of a new app for farmers.  We're always excited to be working with new technology.