Pandemic border restrictions are keeping seasonal crop pickers from the Pacific out of New Zealand. Would adapting the quarantine system help?
A bee visits an almond flower – an essential process for almond farmers.
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Many fruits, nuts and other crops rely on bees to pollinate their flowers at just the right time of year. Many farmers rent bees to get the job done at pollination time.
The peach looms large in Georgia history and lore. Today the Georgia peach crop is dwindling, but its history remains deeply entwined with Southern history, politics and culture.
Many Australian farmers rely on backpackers to meet their labour needs at harvest time.
The controversy over changes to the backpacker tax shows the inadequacy of relying on backpackers as the primary labour source for a vital industry.
Using fruit waste in a sustainable manner can have economic benefits for industries.
Using waste from fruit has many benefits to industries.
The future is uncertain for SPC Ardmona, but alternate models provide food for thought.
The failure of Victorian fruit cannery SPC Ardmona (SPCA) to secure A$25 million from the federal government has led to heightened fears about the future of the company and the Goulburn Valley fruit growers…