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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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Small-farm foresters seek growth in direct sales

6 June 2018: Boutique timber growers in Victoria are calling for renovators, architects and builders to contact them directly to source premium woods. Farm Forestry Growers Victoria (FFGV) is a volunteer group (pictured below) of about 30 farm tree growers across the...

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Research thirst drives olive oil first

5 June 2018: Australian researchers have identified different components in olive oils grown in two mainland states, giving growers new ways to market their product. The findings, part of a project funded by the successful Farming Together program, could lead to a...

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Fungal fingerprint uncovered in chestnut study

4 June 2018: Scientists have discovered a fungal fingerprint for a disease that cost Australia’s chestnut industry more than $5m in 2016. Investigations funded by Farming Together saw CSIRO scientists discovering chemical markers for nut rot, which is internal and...

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Technology turns the tide for first online fish auction

30 May 2018: Australia’s first online fish auction will be held next month, funded by the successful Farming Together program. Disruptive technology that cuts out several layers of handling will see fish going direct from boat to market. Coffs Harbour Fishermen’s...

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