An Organics Industry Advisory Group representing producers, manufacturers, exporters, importers and retailers will be established to ensure our regulatory framework is fit-for-purpose going forward.
More than $11 million has been approved for a range of projects that will help with the economic and social recovery in Queensland communities that were heavily impacted by last year’s bushfires.
In a fundamental step towards reducing red tape within the valuable Australian organic sector, Federal Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud has requested the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment appoint an Organics Industry Advisory Group to investigate the creation of a nationwide regulatory framework for the production and sale of organic products.
Providers have been chosen to deliver the Networks to Build Drought Resilience and Drought Resilience Leaders programs, two programs under the Future Drought Fund.
Legislation passed parliament yesterday enabling Wine Australia to establish a Wine Export Label Directory to help wine brand owners protect their export wine labels against copycat labelling.
The gross value of agricultural production is forecast to rise by 7 per cent to $65 billion in 2020-21. Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said it was testament to resilience of farmers.
Friday’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) trade update provides clarity on the next steps for Export into Great Britain as the exit date looms and transition period from the European Union ends 31 December 2020.
The Australian Government is continuing to support drought-affected communities, with 36 projects sharing in more than $1.2 million in federal funding.
Australian Table Grape Association awarded grants to boost export market access for a range of horticulture crops.