Weekly Newswire 19 January 2022

Published on January 19, 2022

Our pick of current industry news, events, developments and opportunities:

How fresh food markets are avoiding Australia’s crippling supply chain crisis

Markets have plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and meat available and have largely avoided the supply chain crisis that has stripped shelves bare at the big supermarket chains, according to operators and farmers. Read more here.

Grant Opportunity from Business NSW

Funding for NSW primary producers affected by storms and floods From February and March 2021 onwards – due 22 March and is available to support NSW’s agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture industries to rebuild and recover in the medium and long term. Find out more here.

Farmers cash in on agritourism trend by offering private camping through Hipcamp

The website Hipcamp has seen the number of landowners offering their property up to private campers double in the past 18 months to more than 2000, with a 60% increase in time spent on Hipcamp host’s properties over the previous year. Find out more here.

#KnowYourAUSVEG campaign to highlight growers’ work

The “Know Your Ausveg” campaign aims to educate the public on the Australian vegetable and potato industries, using social media to highlight the contribution the industry makes to the national economy, the livelihoods of its workers and the health and wellbeing of every Australian.

Ausveg will be posting across FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn, encouraging industry and the broader public with the hashtag: #knowyourAUSVEG.

Read more about how you can get involved here.

AUSVEG update: COVID related labour and supply chain issues

AUSVEG was invited to take part in a roundtable with Acting Small Business Minister Anne Ruston and Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson to provide industry’s insights about current challenges facing the industry and suggestions on how these can be addressed.

Read more here.

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