Monthly Archives: March 2022

Producing, Picking & Packing a $70 million Territory Industry

Melons Australia

Nicole ManisonMinister for Agribusiness and Aquaculture 31 March 2022 The Territory’s melon industry contributes to more than 20 percent of Australia’s production and around 75,000 tonnes of melons are due to be picked locally in the coming months. Territory Melon growers started planting seedlings last month, with the harvest season running from the start of…

Hort Connections Growing Together Brisbane 2022

Hort Connections conference and trade show is returning to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and following a successful COVID-safe delivery of the event in 2021. This year’s theme, Growing Together, aims to highlight the importance of uniting and supporting each other in building a stronger more resilient food system. With current labour and supply…

Queensland Agriculture Flood Assistance

Financial assistance is now available for primary producers affected by the February 2022 rainfall event. This jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) assistance comprises: Category B assistance: concessional loans of up to $250,000, essential working capital loans of up to $100,000 at a concessional interest rate, and freight subsidies of up to $5000….