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Is Regenerative Farming the Answer?

While the phrase “regenerative agriculture” is new, the concepts behind it are not. Indigenous Peoples across the world have nurtured land for thousands of years in such a way that future generations would be able to use it to the same extent. In a more recent context, the introduction of biodynamic farming in 1924 and […]

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Victorian Renewable Energy Zones Development Plan

Food and Fibre Great South Coast is the representative body for Victoria’s largest food and fibre region, producing $2.3 billion in agricultural output annually. We welcome the opportunity to provide a submission to the Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Development Plan Directions Paper.

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SOUTH WEST VICTORIA UNITED IN CALLS TO EMPOWER GREAT SOUTH COAST

Over 70 letters of support have been lodged by Great South Coast businesses and residents urging the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) to reverse its recommendation against Powercor’s draft proposal to upgrade electricity infrastructure in Tyrendarra, Strathdownie, Cape Bridgewater and Gorae West. “Whether you work in banking, agriculture, forestry, food processing, education, recreation, tourism or local […]

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Let’s Empower the Great South Coast

   

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FOOD & FIBRE WELCOMES $200M RAIL BOOST

Food & Fibre Great South Coast Inc. today welcomed the Federal Government announcement of $200.2 million toward the completion of the Murray Basin Rail Project. The new plan involves the re-railing the Maryborough–Ararat line to improve journey times and increase axle loads to 21 tonnes and new passing loops as well as new or upgraded […]

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FOOD & FIBRE GREAT SOUTH COAST COUNCIL POSITIONS

Food & Fibre Great South Coast is seeking expressions of interest from passionate individuals wishing to join their volunteer Council to oversee the strategic direction of the not-for-profit organisation.  Applicants will be assessed on the following criteria: Proven credibility within the industry Understanding of the various sector supply chains An understanding of agricultural education/training and […]

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POWERCOP PROPOSES UPGRADES TO NETWORK TO SUPPORT GREAT SOUTH COAST DAIRY FARMERS

Electricity distributor Powercor is proposing to invest $8.7 million to upgrade power infrastructure in the Great Soputh Coast’s dairy farm-intensive communities.

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PUSH FOR CO2 NEUTRAL PRODUCTION PUSHED IN HORTICULTURE ACROSS THE GLOBE

The push for CO2 neutral production is being pushed in horticulture space across the globe. Leading Dutch glasshouse provider Van der Hoeven remains at forefront.  In this newsletter they have been contracted by Costa’s to expand the Guyra tomato facility to some 40 hectares. Closed loop horticultural production under a covered and controlled environment is […]

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YUMBAH NYAMAT PROPOSAL A WIN FOR SOUTH WEST VICTORIA

The Great South Coast Food & Fibre Council congratulates Yumbah Aquaculture on gaining Council approval for their $73 million Nyamat abalone production proposal, which will not only grow the local economy but also continue to build global recognition of the Great South Coast as a centre of premium, sustainable food production. “Yumbah provides a great […]

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LOCAL SHEEP AND BEEF PRODUCERS TO WIN IN 2019

RABOBANK’S Global Animal Protein Outlook 2019 has predicted Australia’s sheepmeat and beef producers are set to enjoy strong prices into next year, supported by a growing global appetite for meat amid limited supplies. (courtesy of Rabobank)  

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VIRTUAL AUCTIONS TAKING OFF

Online Auctioning is gathering momentum, as reported in Kondinin Group’s Farming Ahead: ANGUS STREET believes we are on the cusp of seeing an Amazon-style disruption of the livestock marketplace in Australia. As the CEO of Auctions Plus he has a ringside seat in watching the disruption. “Technology is changing so fast that we talk about […]

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AGRI-TOURISM SURVEY: AN INVITATION TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF AGRI-TOURISM IN THE GREAT SOUTH COAST REGION

The Great South Coast Food & Fibre Council is inviting local tourism operators/providers and producers to have a say on how they can best assist you to leverage our tourism assets into profitable consumer food & fibre markets that grow our local economies, enhance liveability and lift our profile. The short 5 minute survey found at […]

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