Monthly Archives: September 2018

Indonesia boost for Australian exporters

Australian farmers and produce exporters will have tariffs reduced and be able to export more agricultural products to Indonesia, after the coalition government signed the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA). Key agricultural outcomes of the IA-CEPA include immediate tariff cuts on mandarins, potatoes and carrots as well as increased duty-free access for oranges and limes. Read further details… Read more »

Australian Asparagus

Dry weather set to deliver bumper asparagus crop Dry weather might be the scourge of many crops but for Aussie asparagus growers it could mean one of the best crops in years. Australian Asparagus Council president, Alex Motta, said this year’s crop is on track to be one of the best, with the good year of preparation… Read more »

Separating ripe and unripe fruit eases the squeeze on avocados

A new initiative to stop shoppers squeezing avocados to test the fruit’s ripeness has resulted in a halving of bruised fruit and higher avocado sales. Research conducted earlier this year had found 97 per cent of customers gave avocados a squeeze to test ripeness before buying, which was leading to brown marks on the flesh once the… Read more »