Freshcare Supports Fair Price for Produce

Published on February 22, 2022
Fair Price For Produce

Freshcare supports Australian vegetable industry group AUSVEG’s call for an increase in prices paid to growers for produce, vegetables and potatoes.

Produce prices have remained stable over the past two years, despite steep increases in farm input costs for Australian growers.

The latest data from Harvest to Home indicated retail prices for produce have remained at pre-pandemic levels while on-farm running costs have increased. Growers have faced increases of more than 40 per cent in fertiliser, chemical and fuel costs and 20 per cent increases in wages and transport costs.

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