AUSVEG CEO James Whiteside appeared in media this week in stories covering the continued debate over a dedicated agriculture visa, following Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s statement that his government is committed to delivering an agriculture visa as a medium- to long-term solution. Mr Whiteside said while the statement was welcome, more action was needed to bring more foreign workers onto Australian farms now. For more, see the full story in The Weekly Times.

Mr Whiteside also appeared in media covering organic mushroom grower Chris McLoghlin winning the Kondinin Group and ABC Rural 2018 Young Australian Farmer of the Year award. Mr Whiteside noted that during his relatively short time in the industry, Chris has proven himself as an innovative businessman and strong advocate for the Australian organic industry. For more, see the full story in the Bendigo Advertiser, or take a look at our media release applauding Chris’ win following his success earlier this year in winning the 2018 AUSVEG Young Grower of the Year Award.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 23 October 2018. Subscribe to the Update using our online form to receive the latest industry news in your inbox every week!