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Volume: 11   Issue: 9

Date: 9 May 2019

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Taking Australian dried grapes abroad

The dried grape industry launched its new brand Australian Sultanas late last month at Food and Hotel Vietnam, a three-day international trade fair in Ho Chi Minh City.

The brand will be used to promote the nutritional benefits, taste and quality of dried grapes in Australia and overseas.

It was developed as part of a collaborative marketing strategy between Dried Fruits Australia, Sunbeam Foods and Australian Premium Dried Fruits. The strategy aims to grow product awareness and increase exports from 5,000 to 10,000 tonnes in the next five years.

The Australian Sultanas brand will also be used at SIAL Shanghai this month and at Anuga Germany in October.

Follow Australian Sultanas (@australiansultanas) on Facebook and Instagram.

Vineyard health workshop presentations

Missed our vineyard health workshop last month where we discussed all things weeds, snails and plant diseases?

The presentations given by our three industry experts, Michael Nash, Rachael McClintock and Peter Boutsalis (pictured), are now available on the DFA YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Thanks to our presenters, everyone who attended, and David Lyons for hosting the workshop and barbecue.

Watch the presentations:

News from the NFF

Farm workforce survey
The National Farmers’ Federation is asking farmers to report their workforce needs to determine the size of the industry's labour problem and its impact on individual businesses and the sector more generally.

The 2019 Farm Workforce Survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and the responses will be critical in shaping the NFF’s farm workforce policies and informing its advocacy to the next government.

The survey is available here and is open until 20 May 2019.

FarmHub feedback
The NFF this year launched FarmHub, an online platform that connects Australian farmers with services and support during tough times. FarmHub has already been visited by more than 10,000 people who have collectively viewed over 63,000 pages of information during its first three months of operation.

To ensure it continues to provide accurate and relevant information and resources, the NFF is undertaking a quick survey, which is open until 17 May 2019 and can be accessed here.

A call to #fixbushcomms
This election, the NFF is calling for the next government to continue to invest in regional telecommunications and connectivity to bridge the divide between city and country.

To highlight the need for ongoing investment in telecommunications and connectivity, they are calling on farmers and regional Australians to share their telecommunications stories on social media using the hashtag #fixbushcomms.

Explore the NFF's Agriculture: Growing Australian election priorities at
This publication has been funded by Hort Innovation using the dried grape R&D levy and funds from the Australian Government.
All information is provided in good faith and is of a general nature. Growers should make their own decisions regarding individual situations and property conditions.
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