AUSVEG CEO James Whiteside appeared in print and online media this week welcoming the 2018-19 Federal Budget’s inclusion of $121.6 million in increased investment for biosecurity-related services and activities. Mr Whiteside noted that state governments also must recognise the growing biosecurity risk to their agricultural industries. Read the full story here.

AUSVEG National Manager – Export Development Michael Coote continued to appear in print media this week commenting on the strong performance of Australian fresh vegetable exports, including stories in The Weekly Times and Good Fruit & Vegetables. Mr Coote noted that this growth in exports is heavily supported by strong-performing products such as carrots and broccoli to the Middle East and Asia.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 15 May 2018. Subscribe to the Update using our online form to receive the latest industry news in your inbox every week!