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Celebrate July 7 … International Day of Co-operatives!

6 July 2018: The national Farming Together program has worked with 180 co-operatives in less than a year … possibly the fastest uptake of the business model in Australian farming history. The two-year program helped establish ‘baby’ co-ops as well as strengthen...

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Launch for home-grown farm mutual

5 July 2018: Australia’s first farmer-grown mutual fund has appointed its inaugural advisory committee and announced its project partners, supported by Farming Together. An Australian Government-backed program, Farming Together helped establish Farmers Mutual Ltd...

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Farming Together data group adds up for beef farmers

4 July 2018: A beef benchmarking group supported by Farming Together has attracted 50% more participants for its second year of data collection. The HBC beef group project is collecting data from NSW beef farms, seeking a 10% production lift that facilitator Bill...

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Milk flows start for newest dairy co-op

29 June 2018:  Australia’s newest dairy cooperative, Mountain Milk Co-op, will start trading Sunday July 1, offering a new start for a group of committed dairy farmers in the Kiewa Valley of north-east Victoria. The event also heralds the recruitment of a fifth dairy...

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New guide speaks Mandarin QA for growers

21 June 2018: Australian Murcott mandarin growers have a new tool to help them win export sales, with backing from the national Farming Together program. Developed for the Queensland Citrus Exporters Group, the new training materials will ensure quality standards,...

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Negotiation smarts pay-off for wine co-op

19 June 2018: A major SA wine-growing co-op has used new negotiation skills to secure a significant price improvement through the successful Farming Together project. The CCW Co-operative, Australia’s largest grape supply co-op, used the Australian Government program...

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Beef farmers wised-up from Farming Together study

13 June 2018: Beef producers on King Island are reporting above-average labour efficiency, according to a Farming Together-funded benchmarking study. The island farmers paid more than a control group for fertiliser and markedly more for freight/selling, but the study...

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Farming Together study helps set higher milk price

12 June 2018: A Victorian milk processor is offering a higher price for selected milk after studying a Farming Together-funded report. Burra Foods is offering a higher payment ratio for milk solids – a deal that benefits breeds such as Jersey cows which have milk of a...

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China promise fuels alpaca co-op meeting

7 June 2016: A booming three-state alpaca co-op with strong pre-sales to China will hold its formation meeting next week. Aided by the successful Farming Together program, the Waratah Alpaca Fibre Co-operative expects more than 50 alpaca producers from across NSW,...

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