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July 2013

The Victorian consumer has certainly hit the jackpot this year. Consumers are definitely a big winner, being able to buy the world's cheapest and best vegetables and fruit; produce that is fresh, clean, nutritionally healthy and affordable.

So why is produce moving so slowly? It is because we are not promoting the benefits of our vegetables well enough - the great health benefits they bring to mums, dads and their kids by reducing obesity and poor health. ...

David Wallace - President, VGA-Victoria

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National Veg EXPO Success
This year's National Vegetable Expo saw a record number of visitors to the expo site with about 1200 people coming through over the two days. Visitors from South Africa, India, Fiji, New Zealand, as well as a large number of growers from other States had the organisers, exhibitors and seed companies delighted with the level of interest ...

Growing Leaders
Craig Arnott and Geoff Foster from Arnott's Vegetable Farms, as well as Stephanie Corrigan of Corrigan's Produce Farms, are among seven Victorians who make up the 13 future leaders who gathered on the Gold Coast, Queensland, to commence the fifth Growing Leaders - National Vegetable Industry Leadership Program ...

New Rules For Checking Worker Entitlements
Information is now available on the VGA website www.vgavic.org.au regarding the steps required to comply with the new legislation that will be effective as of 1st July 2013 ...

The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill
The Bill, incorporating amendments, was passed by the House of Representatives on 15 May 2013. The amended Bill will now be considered by the Senate and, if passed, will be presented to the Governor-General for the Royal Assent ...

COAG Reforms for agricultural and veterinary chemicals
Primary Industries Ministers from most states and territories signed an intergovernmental agreement on 3 May 2013. This finalises a commitment to implement a single national framework that will improve consistency in 'control of use' regulation and reduce compliance costs across state boundaries ...

AUSVEG Convention
This year Victoria was well-represented at the AUSVEG Convention with many growers attending both the Emerging Technologies Seminar and the Convention. The focus of the Emerging Technologies Seminar was on future technology with speakers on all subjects including innovation, genetics, robotics and genomics ...

Women in Horticulture Study Tour
AUSVEG is pleased to announce that it will be facilitating another study tour of Europe for Women in Horticulture, from 23 September to 6 October 2013 ...

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