Are you aware of the grants available to food and fibre industries in Victoria? There are a number of grants available through Business Victoria to assist the Food and Beverage Industries. There are also grants for Trade Engagement, Trade Fairs & Missions, and to establish export markets in key countries and regions.
The Food and Fibre Marketing Cooperatives Initiative 'Round Two' is now in its second year of providing grants to encourage co-operation between farmers and value chain members to increase their collective capability to generate improved access to markets and customers.
The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has estimated that electricity costs could rise by about 23 per cent in the next two years.
It has come about in recognition of the negative impacts resulting from driving on paddocks and the compaction that results. This compaction impacts on production and its alleviation represents a significant cost to farmers.
Aim of the program is to encourage co-operation between farmers and value chain members to increase their collective capability to generate improved access to markets and customers.
With great pleasure, we invite our colleagues and the horticultural industry throughout the world to Brisbane, Australia for the 29th International Horticultural Congress, 17-22 August 2014.