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2020 Cherry Export Workshop

Export registration for cherries is open until the 31st of July

After much deliberation, the export workshop will be delivered via webinar over two half-days this year.  Two sessions will be run with some additional opt in content for Korea and China.  You must attend both sessions to be export registered for the protocol markets of Korea, China, Thailand and Taiwan from the mainland.

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2020-21 - Horticulture Exports Program – Applications for the export of cherries to protocol markets

The DAWE Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to advise industry that applications are now open for the accreditation of farms and packhouses, and registration of treatment facilities to export cherries to protocol markets for the 2020–21 season.

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Cherry exports grow in pre-coronavirus market

CGA President Tom Eastlake talks to 2GB rural editor Eddie Summerfield about the export season, and what planning looks like for next season

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Prime Minister asking visitors to go home "counterproductive" for horticultural industry (The Land)

Horticultural industry leaders are urging backpackers not to go home.

Cherry Growers Association president, Tom Eastlake, said it was important to keep as many overseas workers in the country as possible to support picking and packing operations.

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Newsletter #5

The latest "Cherry" newsletter is available to read

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COVID-19 resources

There are many great resources being provided by various organisations inside and outside horticulture with recommendations on how to deal with COVID-19.

CGA has compiled a list for industry

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2020 Cherry Export Workshop and National Conference

Due to coronavirus, closed borders and social distancing requirements, the national cherry conference will be postponed until 2021. The workshop/export registration information will be delivered in a format yet to be determined.

Sydney Markets Cherry Auction reaches $31,000 bid

An online fresh fruit delivery business paid $31,000 for the ceremonial first season tray of cherries at the Sydney Markets Cherry Auction last November. Bobby Tesoriero from HWY Fruits made the winning bid and was subsequently crowned the Cherry King after a hotly contested auction held on the floor of the Sydney Markets.

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Meet the growers! Buy farm fresh cherries!

What better way to celebrate summer and the start of the cherry season than gathering up family friends and visiting a cherry orchard to meet the growers, pick your own cherries or buy farm fresh cherries? To make it easy, the Victorian Cherry Association has produced the Victorian Cherry Trail brochure.

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Delivering consistent export quality… are you nailing it?

This workshop will be held at the Novotel Hotel, Brisbane, Australia on 9 October 2019. Australian horticulture fresh produce has an international reputation for “clean and green”. However, other exporting countries are improving their “clean, green” image, and often have the competitive advantage of lower production costs. To maintain our international consumer demand we could embrace competitive advantages such as delivering “consistently safe and fresh” produce with strong supply chain service and support.

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