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Horticulture Code of Conduct

Under the new Horticulture Code of Conduct growers are asked to be aware they must be operating under a Horticulture Produce Agreement. All growers and traders must have a Code compliant Horticulture Produce Agreement.  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says that if you are a farmer growing fruit and vegetables and sell through

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An Interest In Bees, Honey Producers or Pollination

Rural Industries ​​Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) have some great ‘how to’ videos on Beekeeping. ​​These videos from the RIRDC have been produced to assist new beekeepers and align with the accredited Certificate AHC 32010 in beekeeping and Certificate AHC 10 in Agriculture. They are available on the RIRDC YouTube channel as a great playlist. There is general information on

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Tasmanian orchardists: She’ll be apples again

SOME leading Tasmanian orchardists are reversing a long decline in apple production with new plantings. Andrew Smith, a fourth-generation fruit grower in the Huon Valley, this week started planting 10,000 new apple trees while major producer Hansen Orchards is also growing more apples. Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal the value of the

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Vegetable Export Readiness Training Workshop

Tuesday & Wednesday 22 & 23 August 2017 2 Full days Macquarie Room, Country Club Tasmania, Launceston INVITATION AUSVEG – in conjunction with professional trainers from the Export Council of Australia – is holding a two-day “Export Readiness Training Workshop” that is designed for vegetable growers who are currently considering exporting or looking to expand

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New Website for Eat Well Tasmania

Eat Well Tasmania Inc. champions healthy eating and promotes opportunities to eat healthy Tasmanian grown, produced and value added food. In 2016, the Eat Well Tasmania Inc. Board undertook a strategic review. Eat Well Tasmania Inc. is primarily focussed on engaging with food and agriculture and aligned industries. With our partners, we champion healthy eating

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