Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said Australian Organic Ltd will use its recently launched online platform to provide free resources and information to certified organic operators interested in exporting.
Australian Organic Limited has joined six certification programmes to form the Trusted Labels Group (TLG).
Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud, congratulated graduates of the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) 2020 Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program and recognised the outstanding contributions of women in rural Australia.
As we celebrate International Day of Rural Women, Megan Woodward speaks to two female leaders in the organic sector, Monika Fiebig and Melinee Leather. about their joint passion for organic farming.
Australian Organic Limited is delighted to announce that Chief Executive Officer Niki Ford has graduated from the NFF Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program alongside 12 women with skills and experience in the agricultural industry.
Yesterday’s Federal Budget announcement includes significant spending in areas which may be relevant to Australian Organic Limited’s valued members.
Communities from the Torres Strait to the Gold Coast will benefit from an almost $9.6 million investment in projects to improve local disaster resilience and risk reduction.
A $15 million project led by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is expected to boost national capacity for the early and accurate detection of exotic plant pests.
Five Queensland council areas heavily impacted by last year’s bushfires will share in more than $6 million to deliver a range of locally developed projects that will contribute to economic and social recovery, and create local jobs.
The Liberal Nationals Government is investing in organisations, farmer groups and individuals with innovative ideas to build drought resilience through improved Natural Resource Management (NRM) with grants of up to $200,000.
Australian Government is modernising agricultural levy laws to make them fit-for-purpose and business-friendly, and to reform our agricultural levies legislation so that we can better respond to global economic disruptions such as COVID-19.
Emergency Management Australia (EMA) has completed its annual disaster season briefings and has urged Australians to properly prepare for the upcoming summer disaster season.
The Australian Government has announced the (NFF) has been engaged to develop and operate the new Regional Digital Technology Hub to support regional Australians to build their digital capabilities.
The National Farmers' Federation (NFF) has this week launched its #BackOnTrack campaign which aims to highlight the important role our farmers play in the nation's recovery from COVID-19.
Music festivals, art installations, sporting events and a coastal headland walking trail are among 65 projects to receive a share in more than $7 million in funding support for communities in fire-affected regions across Australia.
The Nationals have today welcomed a package of reforms that will empower Australian farmers to adopt new technologies to drive down carbon emissions, improve productivity and create new jobs.
The Australian Government is supporting a national pilot project starting in Western Australia aimed at identifying the most suitable traceability system for the plant industry supply chain.
Farmers and farm-related small businesses have two more weeks (up to Wednesday 30 September 2020) to take advantage of two-year interest free loans from the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) before the drought-related loan terms change.
The City of Onkaparinga's community engagement process has led to a decision by their council to apply to the SA Government to designate their council area as a non-GMO crop area.
Naturally derived, highly effective and fast-acting, Entrust Organic has long been anticipated by the Australian agricultural market.
Coffs Coast farmers’ co-op Oz Group has been awarded a grant to assure customer confidence in its premium berry supply chain through thermal labelling technology.
ACO Certification Limited is Australia’s largest certifier for Organic and Biodynamic products and has over 2,000 operators and 29,000 products certified to Australian and International standards.
If you missed our recent webinar 'Why Certify with Owen Gwilliam', you can register to view the recording online for free and download the webinar resources.
AUS-QUAL offers organic auditing and certification to sectors of the Organic Agricultural, Processing and Food Handling Industries.
Woolworths has awarded more than $1 million in new grants to four organic farms across Australia in the third round of the Woolworths Organic Growth Fund. Round four is now open to applicants.
The Australian Government is investing in the development of an online self-assessment tool to help primary producers find the best-fit traceability system for their business.
The Australian Government has welcomed the NSW, VIC, SA, NT and the ACT governments’ decision to adopt a National Agricultural Workers Code that will ensure Australian farmers can keep feeding and clothing us while also protecting the health of all communities.
Vanuatu has answered Australia’s call for Top End mango pickers, with more than 160 workers flying in this morning from the South Pacific nation to start their 14-day COVID-19 quarantine.
NASAA Certified Organic is recognised nationally and internationally as a leading organic certification organisation.
North and north-west Queensland communities will benefit from more than $10 million to repair, rebuild and reinforce infrastructure damaged by the 2019 monsoon trough.
Guy Barnett, Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water, has announced a new program to drive growth in organic production in Tasmania.
The Spring issue of Australian Organic Connect focuses on Australian Organic Awareness Month and includes interviews with Woolworths Paul Turner, Awareness Month ambassador Lincoln Lewis, alongside articles surrounding the importance of domestic regulation and certification.
In response to a submission by Australian Organic to the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment, key changes will be made to the draft organic rules.
Australian Organic has received an invitation from Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud to provide input into the review of Country of Origin labeling standards.
The Australian Meat Industry Council is launching a pilot study into the use of electronic radio frequency identification device readers in the sheep and goat sector.
Australians should be prepared for more fire risks according to the Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook: September 2020, which covers all states and territories through to November.
The Australian Government will invest $86 million to establish eight Adoption and Innovation Hubs across regional Australia and will develop a Digital Foundations for Agriculture Strategy (the Digital Strategy).
Australia's envied biosecurity status hits even greater heights in October when the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launches Golden Wattle seeds into orbit as part of an international space research mission.
Egg supply chain integrity is being enhanced through an Australian Government-backed project that supports farmers to adopt a consistent approach to traceability.
CEO of Australian Organic Limited, Niki Ford provides updates for June to August 2020, including preparation for Australian Organic Awareness Month, ATMAC grant update, and the relaunch of our new websites.
In August, the South Australian government made the decision to lift their state-wide GMO moratorium on organic crops.
In episode 4 we chat to Paul da Silva, Marketing Manager at Arcadian Organic & Natural Meat Co. about the growth of the organic meat industry in Australia and the rest of the world.
The Australian Government is continuing to support drought-affected communities, with 30 projects sharing in more than $1.1 million in Federal funding.
The valuable work of Australian organic producers will once more be highlighted throughout September during Australian Organic Awareness Month (AOAM).
The search is on for the next round of biosecurity champions, with nominations now open for round two of the 2020 Australian Biosecurity Awards (ABAs).
The University of Tasmania has been awarded $455,000 to develop a new digital solution to help improve the traceability of exported Australian fruit.
Minister David Littleproud is urging state Premiers to inject themselves into serious cross border issues that unaddressed could impact the cost of living for regional Australians.
A new, high-priority drought relief project is progressing in the Flinders Shire Council, with funding approved to flow under the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP) Extension.
The Australian Government is supporting the trial of data logging technology to trace table grape shipments along the export supply chain from grower to the retailer.
Queensland’s ongoing recovery efforts from the 2019 bushfires continue with a $36.8 million investment to support the state’s most heavily bushfire-impacted communities.
B-QUAL Australia Pty Limited has been awarded $189,000 to assure the integrity of supply chains that deliver our premium honey products to markets around the world.
The Australian Government is uncorking another $1 million in funding to support smaller to medium wine producers showcase their premium drops around the world.
A $220,000 grants program for the sharpest young minds in agriculture, fisheries and forestry opens today.
Learn more about the Stage 4 'Stay at Home' restrictions announced for Victorian industries.
The Australian and Northern Territory Governments have agreed to conduct a trial aimed at addressing the labour shortages affecting NT farmers.
Freight Forwarders and service providers have been appointed to provide freight services on key export routes under the International Freight Assistance Mechanism.
The Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE) have published the Consultation Draft Export Control (Organic Goods) Rules, 2020.
The Coalition Government will invest $5 million into regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) bodies as part the Future Drought Fund NRM Drought Resilience Program – Landscapes.
Australian potato farmers are enjoying improved access to the Thai market with two key commitments now realised under the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA).
Australian wine producers are toasting successful resolution of trade restrictions that have been a long-running obstacle in our wine trade with Canada, our fourth largest wine export market.
Each year, National Farm Safety Week raises awareness of farm safety issues across Australia. We speak to Alex Thomas about the importance of health and safety on Australian farms.
The Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE) have issued a Market Access Advice (2020-06), which provides some additional information surrounding the new Taiwan equivalence arrangement.
The review is intended to assess the appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency of the regulatory framework underpinning the operations of the National Registration Scheme.
The extension of the Royal Commission has been granted at the request of the Chair of the Royal Commission, Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin AC (Retd), and supported by the Commonwealth Government
The Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE) have published the Consultation Draft Export Control (Organic Goods) Rules, 2020.
The Australian Government is proposing new rules to continue to provide a basis for the regulation of organic exports.
Check here for a list of valuable and up-to-date resources in reference to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Applications are now open for the 2021 Nuffield Australian Farming Scholarships program.
The latest IFAM freight capacity updates includes flights to LA, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong.
The Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE) has issued a Market Access Advice (2020-04) announcing successful negotiation of an updated equivalence agreement for organic products.
As an outcome from a review of Australia’s export legislation in 2015, the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE) have published the Consultation Draft Export Control (Organic Goods) Rules 2020.
As of Wednesday, 8 July 2020 permits will be required by any person living in Victoria seeking to cross the border into NSW. Permits will be issued by Service NSW.
Regional Australia is set to benefit today as the Australian Government gets on with the job of building national wide drought resilience.
Emergency works are nearing completion on parts of Queensland’s road network, after bushfires and monsoonal flooding impacted about 10,990 kilometres of the state network during the 2019-20 disaster season.
Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud has today announced Dr Michele Allan as the Wine Australia Chair commencing on 4 July 2020 for three years.
The Australian Government is extending the availability of the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) relief payment for three months, providing $2.1 million to eligible farmers and their families.
Media Release: 26 June 2020 Federal funding to ensure the North Australia & Rangelands Fire Information (NAFI) service’s 2020/21 operation.NAFI...
Media Release: 26 June 2020 The Get Ready Queensland Challenge, a new educational game to help Queensland children and their...
The Australian Government is spending $36 million to support agricultural show societies recover from the effects of COVID-19, ensuring they can continue after the pandemic.
The Australian Government is continuing its support for drought-affected farming households by extending Round 2 of the $148.5 million Drought Community Support Initiative (DCSI) program until the end of this year.
Communities across southern and eastern Queensland impacted by devastating bushfires last year will receive funding to employ Community Development Officers to help lead long-term recovery efforts.
Vital flood recovery services will continue in Townsville for another 12 months with almost $290,000 in additional funding to help the community rebuild after the devastating 2019 monsoon event.
Media Release: 25 June 2020 Communities impacted by flooding in Far North and North Queensland in early 2019 will benefit...
The Australian Government is toasting the launch of Australian wine industry’s Vision 2050 to guide the sector’s focus and growth over the next three decades.
The cost of studying agriculture at university will be slashed from 2021 under an Australian Government higher education funding plan aimed at producing graduates for high-priority jobs for growth sectors.
The Australia Government has delivered improved access to global markets for agricultural narcotic exports for medicinal cannabis and hemp industries through the Export Control Amendment (Certificate of Narcotics Exports) Bill 2020.
Graziers and farmers affected by the 2019 North and Far North Queensland floods are reminded that they have until the end of June to apply for a Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) AgRebuild loan.
The Australian Government has launched Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with the United Kingdom (UK) for a comprehensive, ambitious and mutually beneficial bilateral agreement.
An amendment to the Biosecurity Act 2015 to strengthen biosecurity penalties was introduced into the House of Representatives today.
The Regional Universities Network (RUN) congratulates the Minister for Education, The Hon Dan Tehan MP, on delivering a higher education reform package which will help fuel regional economic growth and jobs, and address the gap in educational outcomes between regional, rural and remote Australia and capital cities.
Niki Ford, CEO of Australian Organic, provides updates for May 2020, including AOL's Domestic Regulation Strategy and new appointments with the AgCC and the NFF.
Dr Sarah Lantz is a writer, author, mother, advocate for healthy living and fermentation and regular contributor to Bud Organic Club.
Minister David Littleproud applauded the Australia-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership agreed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi.
World Food Safety Day is an opportunity to recognise Australia's contributions in providing safe, high-quality world-class food for consumers here and abroad.
More than $13 million is now available through the Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund to help local communities better prepare for future disasters.
The north and north-west reaches of Queensland will benefit from an almost $16 million investment to rebuild infrastructure damaged by the 2019 monsoon trough.
The Australian Government is investing $11.5 million in mental health services to support emergency services workers and their families impacted by the unprecedented bushfire disaster of 2019-20.
New measures to improve the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) program are now in effect.
The Coalition Government is delivering on its $34 million 2019 election commitment to establish an Agriculture Stewardship Package for farmers.
The ABARES Australian crop report - June 2020 is forecasting a 53 per cent increase in winter crop production in 2020–21, with a 23 per cent jump in the area planted.
Australian Organic CEO Niki Ford responds to a recent article theorising that the uplift of sales for organic products during COVID-19 has been due more to “necessity” – commenting that organic consumers, in fact, buy organic products for a variety of reasons.
The Regional Universities Network (RUN) announced a new partnership with the Fulbright Commission to provide scholarships to US academics to undertake regionally-relevant research at RUN universities.
The IFAM is supporting new outbound flights to Hong Kong, departing from Adelaide and Toowoomba. These flights are rebuilding key routes to a major market for Agricultural producers.
Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud says a research report released today by ABARES confirms Australia’s farmers are among the least subsidised in the world.
DNA fingerprinting for imported dogs, virtual reality training for officers and drones to manage feral pigs are among the innovative projects being funded by the Australian Government to bolster biosecurity.
The Australian Government has extended the delivery date for the National Agricultural Workforce Strategy to the end of October 2020 and the closing date for submissions from 1 June to 3 August 2020.
Queensland homeowners will be able to cyclone proof their homes through the Household Resilience Program, with applications opening today under Phase 2 of the Program.
A $1 million Australian Government investment towards the construction of wild dog exclusion fencing in Western Australia will help boost farmer incomes and create jobs.
Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud said the DRFA is being reviewed to ensure that assistance under the program is fair and equitable for Australians living in different states.
Join fermentation expert and healthy living advocate Dr Sarah Lantz, for her exclusive online Fermented Bevies Masterclass.
Australian Organic CEO Niki Ford was recently interviewed for an ABC Landline segment focusing on the rise in demand for organic produce during COVID-19.
The ACCC has reminded dairy processors of their obligations to comply with the mandatory Dairy Code of Conduct, including the requirement for publishing relevant contracts on their websites by the 1st June deadline.
Helping people recover from the Black Summer bushfires is a priority for the Australian Government and the release of the $2 billion Bushfire Recovery Funds's spending profile reinforces this.
In episode 3 of the Australian Organic Collective Podcast, we chat to Owen Gwilliam, Chief Technical Officer at Australian Organic.
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABERS) today released its insights article: 'Stocktake of Fire in Australia's Forests 2011 to 2016.
Members and Bud licensees can apply to be listed in our new online Organic Directory for free.
FREE Brewing Co founder and Head of Beer, Ash Truscott, tells us more about his business and how they've been...
Sustainable farming efforts are being boosted with more Australian Government support under the latest round of the $43.5 million Smart Farms Small Grants program.
Beef Australia 2021 has this week commenced its digital launch a year out from the iconic triennial beef industry even in Rockhampton.
The Australian Government is committed to increasing the resilience of Australian communities to natural hazards, while minimising the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Australian tech company the HiveXchange was created to form a digital version of the central market trading environment.
Australian Organic is thrilled to announce that CEO Niki Ford will commence appointments with the ACCC and NFF.
Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud is pleased to see strong international support at the G20 to investigate Wildlife Wet Markets as part of the broader review of COVID-19.
For years the Japan Wine Challenge has played a pivotal role in the development, awareness and sales of international wine brands in Japan, Asia, and internationally.
The strengthened measures in place for the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) season are helping safeguard Australia’s industries, environment and trade from this significant pest.
The Federal Government is expected to spend $1 billion to help support people in bushfire affected areas by June, doubling the amount that was originally committed to the National Bushfire Recovery Agency in the current financial year.
More Australian Government support is on the way for drought-affected farmers and communities battling weeds and pest animals.
Agreed new biosecurity arrangements have opened the door to more export opportunities with India for Australian barley and fruit growers.
Australia’s aerial firefighting capability has today received an annual $11 million boost to ensure additional aircraft are available for the 2020-21 and future bushfire seasons.
Australian Organics first series of webinars are presented by Round Square Marketing.
We’re looking for a stunning image that represents the principles of organic to cover our next e-magazine issue. Enter our competition!
In this episode of the Australian Organic Collective podcast, you will meet Martin Meek - partner at United Organics and chairman of Australian Organic Ltd.
The Federal Government is expected to spend $1 billion to help support people in bushfire affected areas by June.
Regional agricultural show societies across Australia will share in $20 million worth of grants to renew ageing show grounds through the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program.
The Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud has welcomed the news that Indonesia have completed the domestic ratification process for the free trade deal with Australia.
The federal, state and territory agricultural ministers have moved to reassure and reiterate to Australians that there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted by food.
Think that all organic products are made equal? Think again! Learn why you should be looking for a certification logo on your organic purchases.
Impacted farmers in the Mareeba Shire local government area now have access to grants of up to $75,000 to assist with bushfire recovery.
Community groups, local councils and NGOs in 23 communities will share in $1.8 million in flexible funding grants to support recovery following the 2019 bushfires.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud says the time is now for supermarkets and processors to play a greater role in the future of Australia's dairy farmers.
High-priority drought relief projects are progressing across North Queensland, with more projects approved under the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP) Extension.
The Australian Chief Veterinary Officer as President of the World Organisation for Animal Health, is seeking a united approach from OIE member countries to deliver global reforms on wildlife markets.
“Eat seafood, Australia!” is the catch-cry of the Australian seafood industry as it asks the community to rally together to support the industry during the coronavirus crisis.
Niki Ford, CEO of Australian Organic, provides updates for March & April 2020, including the COVID-19 situation & ABC Landline interview.
3-9 May 2020 marks International Compost Awareness Week in Australia (ICAW), focusing on compost in nature's circular economy.
Australian Organic Food Co. shares their top five organic gardening tips! Read more to find out how to take your organic garden to the next level.
In this episode of the Australian Organic Collective podcast, we meet the CEO of Australian Organic, Niki Ford and talk about the story behind Australian Organic.
At the virtual G20 meeting of Agricultural Ministers, Australia has called for international experts to scrutinise wildlife wet markets.
More infrastructure funding has reached regional and remote parts of Queensland impacted by the 2019 monsoon trough event.
Tasmania's Kelty Farm has recently launched an online store to continue to deliver premium certified organic meat to customers.
A new industry body, the 'Fruit & Vegetable Consortium', has been formed to promote the consumption of fruit and vegetables by Australians.
A new industry body, the 'Fruit & Vegetable Consortium', has been formed to promote the consumption of fruit and vegetables by Australians.
Due to growing demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mental Health Foundation Australia is extending its service hours.
Due to growing demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mental Health Foundation Australia is extending its service hours.
Minister David Littleproud welcomes McDonald's commitment to display the country of origin ingredients on their products.
The latest report by ABARES has confirmed Australia has one of the most secure food supplies in the world and is not at risk because of COVID-19.
Disaster assistance has been made available to help communities recover from flooding along the Western Australian coastline in March.
Australian exporters impacted by the COVID-19 crisis will now have access to business-saving loans between $250,000 and $50 million under a new $500 million capital facility to be administered by Export Finance Australia.
Australian Government funding of $2 million will improve farmer access to priority agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals to safely and effectively treat pests, diseases and weeds.
The first trial shipment of Australian persimmons to Thailand has been a success with the fruit selling out shortly after arrival.
State, Territory and Federal Agriculture Ministers discussed the issue of visa workers and reported how they will meet the principles set by the National Cabinet last week.
Ms Cath Oates has been appointed as acting Chair of Wine Australia for a period of three months.
Qantas & Virgin Australia are offering air freight capacity on repatriation international passenger services to some major cities.
AusIndustry are providing a series of free webinars in partnership with a range of leading organisations to support businesses through COVID-19.
Read our tips on how to talk to your children about COVID-19 and help to comfort them during this time.
The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is making temporary changes to visa arrangements to help farmers access the workforce they need during COVID-19.
Minister David Littleproud has welcomed the Federal Government's Early Childhood Education and Care Relief package.
The Australian Government has launched 'Jobs Hub' to support Australian businesses and jobseekers affected by COVID-19.
A new $110 million initiative will back Australia's agricultural and fisheries sector by helping them export produce into key overseas markets.
Three Qld natural resource management groups will share in $5 million of federal funding to help control the spread of prickly acacia.
The Government has announced a $170 million COVID-19 Rescue Package to support medical supply imports and fresh food exports.
The Department of Agriculture is introducing new requirements for live sheep exports to the Middle East following the finalisation of the regulation impact statement (RIS).
David Littleproud has welcomed the decision by the government to provide subsidies to Australian businesses to keep our nation's workers employed.
A telephone hook-up of agricultural ministers has discussed a range of issues facing the sector during this COVID-19 crisis.
Minister Littleproud has welcomed the nearly $200 million boost for regional and remote aviation as part of Government support during the COVID-19 crisis.
Minister David Littleproud says the Federal Government's stimulus package would further support people in the outback and remote communities.
David Littleproud met with Inspector-General of Biosecurity last week to discuss the IGB's latest report to mitigate the risk of African swine fever.
Federal and Queensland Governments have given a tick to a further 15 infrastructure resilience projects in regional communities impacted by the 2019 monsoon trough.
The Minister for Agriculture and Emergency Management, David Littleproud confirmed today that livestock saleyards and wool auctions are able to continue.
Angove Family Winemakers have a steep history in winemaking in Australia. Angove are offering 25% discount to Bud Club members during this tough time.
Minister David Littleproud has written to the Premier of Queensland to call for action to create calm in South West Qld, where thousands of southerners and people from south east Qld have flocked to escape coronavirus.
Disaster assistance has been made available to help communities in the Kimberley recover from flooding associated with ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther.
Pure Vision's range of certified organic wines are made the way wines should be!
The latest Water Market Outlook report from ABARES indicates that water allocation prices in southern Murray-Darling are likely to remain high in 2020-21.
A challenge set by the department to tackle pests and diseases on incoming cargo containers has led to two companies each being awarded $1 million under the (BRII).
Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud says Australia's food production and supply chain will not be affected by recent shutdowns.
A collection of organic and agricultural resources and information regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.
Disaster assistance is available to help communities recover from severe thunderstorms that hit WA last month.
Minister David Littleproud says the Federal Government's second stimulus package is about confidence, cash flow and the community.
New Zealand's Organic Products Bill passed its first reading on Thursday 19 March 2020 with full support from all political parties.
Due to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, many 2020 events have been postponed or cancelled. Check here for the latest updates.
The Australian Government has announced an Economic Stimulus Package to keep people in jobs and keep businesses in business.
Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud, reassures Australians that our food security is among the best in the world.
In February 2020, Australian Organic CEO Niki Ford travelled to Tasmania to meet with members and learn more about their certified organic businesses.
Media release Farm production value holds despite bushfires, drought The value of Australian agricultural production is forecast to remain high...
Media release Long-term view key to $100 billion agriculture target Reaching the target of $100 billion in agricultural output will...
Niki Ford, CEO of Australian Organic, shares updates for January & February 2020, including bushfire updates & FNQ member visits.
Central QLD communities will receive $4.1 million in grants awarded for community recovery and resilience projects to assist in recovery from the 2018 bushfires.
Tasmania's Biofarms Australia is the latest beneficiary of the $30 million Woolworths Organic Growth Fund.
17 February 2020 PEAK ORGANIC INDUSTRY BODY AUSTRALIAN ORGANIC LTD PARTNERS WITH ABC ORGANIC GARDENER TO PROMOTE ORGANIC PRINCIPLES Industry...
In January 2020, Australian Organic visited certified organic producers in Far North Queensland to learn more about their operations and how their businesses have been affect by the floods.
The Drought Resilience Funding Plan has been tabled in Parliament outlining how the proceeds of the Future Drought Fund can be spent.
In January, Australian Organic volunteered their morning to pack food hampers at Foodbank Queensland - an operation that provides food relief to over 249,000 Queenslanders each month.
The public are invited to a free forum in QLD providing advice about feeding and caring for animals during the drought.
Australian Organic Ltd was invited by Minister McKenzie to participate and represent the organic sector at the Bushfire Roundtable on Agriculture.
The Australian Government will inject $15 million in additional funding to the Rural Financial Counselling Service to aid bushfire recovery.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison yesterday announced the Government will provide up to $75,000 in grants for bushfire affected producers.
Advice to certified organic operators surrounding the requirements for certification alongside information regarding available allowances & derogations during the bushfire crisis.
List of agricultural resources for producers affected by the recent bushfire emergencies.
As the bushfire crisis across Australia worsens, Minister for Agriculture Bridget McKenzie urges communities to prioritise personal safety.
Niki Ford, CEO of Australian Organic, provides updates for November & December 2019, including Awards winners & end of year wrap up.
Australian Organic CEO Niki Ford will be hosting a seminar surrounding an organic approach to beauty at Beauty Melbourne 2020.
The effects of the continuing drought are becoming more pronounced in many regions according to the latest Agricultural Commodities report.
Minister for Agriculture, Bridget McKenzie, said brown marmorated stink bugs would have a decimating impact on Australia's agriculture if established here.
Australia's beef farmers will receive $3.73 million in government support to help them assess their sustainable land management practices.
Australia's defences against African Swine Fever (ASF) have been tested during simulation exercise "Razorback".
Senator Bridget McKenzie comments on a Government-backed research project into Kangaroo Grass as an alternative crop for the future.
There are several ways that you can lend your support to those affected by the bushfires, including donating to charities, foundations, fire services and volunteers.
The National Gene Technology Scheme, a collaboration of our Federal, State and Territory governments, is currently under review. While the...
Exhibit your business at Naturally Good 2020 in Sydney, the natural, organic and healthy products expo.
QCamel is the world's first certified organic camel milk dairy located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
Minister for Drought and Rural Finance David Littleproud announces RIC drought loans up to $2million.
Applications are now open for the National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants Round 3 to support sustainable agriculture.
Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Agriculture, has announced that she has established Biosecurity Futures, a new biosecurity advisory group.
Australian Organic is pleased to announce the signing of a licensing agreement with certification body AUS-QUAL to offer Bud logo licensing to certified organic businesses.
A ground-breaking mechanical weed chipper designed by the University of Sydney has topped its category at the WA Innovator of the Year awards.
The winners have been announced for the 6th Annual Australian Organic Industry Awards 2019, celebrating the best of the organic industry over the past 12 months.
This event brings together farmers, agriculture and energy consultants, peak bodies and Gov to share stories of on-farm renewables, business cases and the transformation of energy use in agriculture.
Niki Ford, CEO of Australian Organic, shares updates for September & October 2019 including Awareness Month & Gene Technology.
The Australian Organic awards will celebrate the outstanding and innovative contributions members of the organic industry have made over the past year.
The second phase of the Australian Organic & the Australian Government's Organic Supplier's Development Project is now open for applications.
BTi Logistics, an Australian owned third-party logistics provider and freight forwarder, has recently achieved organic certification for their Melbourne warehouse.
Finalists have been announced for the 2019 Australian Organic 6th Annual Industry Awards.
Members should be aware of the threat of African swine fever and what they can do to reduce the risk.
In light of the Federal Government's recent deregulation of the Gene Editing technique known as SDN-1, Australian Organic Ltd has...
To celebrate Australian Organic Awareness Month, leading industry body Australian Organic hosted a lunchtime BBQ at Parliament House, Canberra, on 19 September 2019.
As part of Australian Organic Awareness Month, Australian Organic CEO Niki Ford was recently interviewed by SBS as part of a special Small Business Secrets segment.
Learn more about how UK leading food and farming charity and organic certification body, the Soil Association, is celebrating Organic September.
Australian Organic were up bright and early on Sunday morning to welcome visitors at the Northey Street City Farm Organic Markets in Windsor, Brisbane, QLD.
The Department of Agriculture has released its final report into the brassicaceous seeds import conditions review.
Australian Organic Ltd (AOL) is gravely concerned by the outcome of the Federal Government's Technical Review of the Gene Technology Regulations (2001).
Australian Organic hosted its AOAM launch event in the stunning La Porte Space in Rosebery, Sydney to celebrate the nation's certified organic industry.
When: March, 2020 The USA is the largest organic market for organic products, with total organic sales in the U.S....
Northern Victoria has emerged as a food and grocery manufacturing powerhouse, according to new research released by the Australian Food and Grocery Council.
Eco-Farms is Australia’s biggest organic distributor offering fresh organic fruit and veg, as well as over 600 organic grocery lines. Their Carole Park location is a central hub servicing both Queensland and Northern NSW.
Niki Ford, CEO of Australian Organic, shares updates for August 2019 including WA member visits and Awareness Month build up.
Swinburne will lead a research project valued at over $2 million to develop new technology that will get milk from...
This Control Order is made under section 62 of the Biosecurity Act 2015
Applications are now open for the $50 million Coles Nurture Fund to help small businesses grow and innovate.
A recent study published in scientific journal Frontiers in Microbiology shows that organic apples are far more beneficial for your health than conventional ones.
Registrations are now open for Export Connect's 2019 Gulf Market Visit programme on 15-26 November.
Agtech group Green Camel have benefitted from the Woolworths Organic Growth Fund to expand their production capabilities.
Niki Ford, CEO of Australian Organic, shares updates for July 2019 - summarising end of financial year 19.
Members of Australian Organic were proudly representing the certified organic industry at Regional Flavours 2019 in Brisbane.
Global wine insights company Wine Intelligence's 2019 report highlights future opportunities for organic wine in Australia.
Supermarkets in Asia have invented an ingenious solution to combat the growing plastic problem.
Australian growers join Woolworths, and get ready to grow organic as customers go organic.
A group of farmers in the Lockyer Valley have become some of the first to benefit from the Woolworths Organic Growth Fund.
Exciting growth for the organic industry was revealed during the insight Q&A panel session at this year's Naturally Good Expo. Naturally Good Expo is Australia's ONLY business event 100% dedicated to supporting and fueling the natural, organic and healthy products marketplace.
The organic market in the U.S reached over $52.5 billion in sales in 2018, growing 6.3% since the previous year...
A recent study by the University of Helsinki has revealed that organic land benefits biodiversity by increasing bird numbers in agricultural areas.
Agriculture Victoria has granted Murray River Organics Ltd (MRG) to grow low-THC cannabis on it's Nangiloc property.
The latest Australian Organic Market Report 2019 reveals the nation's organic industry is worth AU$2.6 billion and that awareness surrounding organics is at an all-time high.
With the rise of veganism, organics & more sustainable food resources, large operators are making huge investments in plant-based food sectors according to Ecovia Intelligence's latest research.
With the launch of Endoprime, Sumitomo have increased their range of Organic Certified Allowed Inputs to 10 with more in the pipeline.
Developed with some of Australia's most experienced skincare experts, BE.ST Organic is a truly organic range with effective formulations for sensitive skin.
Last year Australian Organic Ltd & ACO Certification Ltd surveyed cosmetic clients in relation to proposed changes to Cosmetic certification and logos.
Greens announce agriculture policy with $100m yearly to support drought-affected communities and restoring $84m funding that was cut from Landcare.
Grants, scholarships and more - funding opportunities for industry members
Can kindness be captured in a photo? Get your cameras READY, SET and GO to win! The challenge closes on 30 April, and the winning entry will receive a $2,000 donation for the Queensland charity of their choice and a $500 prize for the photographer.
Woolworths Organic Growth Fund provides investment for Australian growers of organic fruit and vegetables
Australian Organic attended the Agricultural Industry Budget Breakfast this morning in Canberra, hosted by Croplife Australia post last night's delivery of the 2019 Federal Budget.
Australian Organic is thrilled to be furthering its commitment to education by announcing their membership with the Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA).
Australian Organic Limited has been accepted to the National Farmers' Federation (NFF) as a member of the nations agricultureal peak representative body.
AOAA 2019 Winner is certifiably original and incredibly quirky - Bean Ground & Drunk
Organisations have support structures in place in affected communities and great initiatives like Posts & Wire to assist with fencing needs after disasters.
Bernadette Favis, former corporate lawyer and founder of Cocolife, and Leo Watling, founder of Apples and Sage, join board of directors with senior industry leader Niki Ford announced as new general manager.
MP David Littleproud and Mark Furner announce extended bushfire assistance for Queensland primary producers.
Did you know that algae blooms in our rivers can be due to excess nutrient leaching from farms?
Victoria's most innovative organic producers have shone at the 5th annual Australian Organic Awards for Excellence scooping the pool with seven awards in total including the two main prizes of the night.
Australian Organic is proud to present the Annual Award finalists and their outstanding contribution to the nation's organic industry throughout the year.
Interested in entering the U.S market? The USA is the largest organic market for organic products, with total organic sales in the U.S. setting a new record of $49.4 billion in 2017.
Woolworths Group announces the launch of the $30 million Woolworths Organic Growth Fund.