AUSVEG CEO James Whiteside appeared in print media this week commenting on news that vegetable processor Simplot is processing record volumes at its plants in Bathurst, Ulverstone and Devonport. Mr Whiteside said it was important to ensure Australia has an active and profitable processing industry, and warned that growers were at a financial disadvantage to imported products from industries with cheaper production costs. For more, see the full story in The Land.

AUSVEG National Manager – Export Development Michael Coote appeared in continued coverage of the ongoing success of Australian vegetable exports, discussing industry initiatives that are supporting this export growth. Mr Coote noted that work by AUSVEG, Hort Innovation and other groups is building the exporting skills of Australian growers and providing opportunities to open relationships with foreign buyers. For more, see the full story in Good Fruit & Vegetables.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 11 December 2018. Subscribe to the Update using our online form to receive the latest industry news in your inbox every week!