Labor governments work together to rebuild Paradise Dam.

The Queensland Government and Commonwealth Government are working together to fund the estimated $1.2 billion rebuilding of Paradise Dam. Federal Water Minister Tanya Plibersek said the allocation of $600 million in the federal budget was vital to the Bundaberg community. “Federal Labor has pledged this $600 million ahead of the election in May and I … Read more

Local grower honored for community service, generosity

CHESHIRE – John Casetano didn’t plan to join the family farming business when he studied history and religion as a young man. But after spending time abroad teaching English, Caserano returned to his Cheshire farm and rediscovered his roots. “I realized this was the kind of work I wanted,” Casetano said. “There is a connection … Read more

Budget offers a welcome investment in palm planning, skills and accommodation

The Australian Fresh Produce Alliance (AFPA) welcomes the Federal Government’s budget, which will support more employers to engage workers through the Pacific Australian Labor Mobility (PALM) scheme, address skills shortages and improve housing availability. Lack of accommodation in regional communities are some of the biggest obstacles facing our industry. While much remains to be done, … Read more

Rokit™ made a move, heading to the South Island

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:34 amPress release: Rocket Global Pioneering apple company, Rokit Global Limited, is targeting an additional 200 hectares of trees in 2023 for its biggest planting year yet. And he’s taking his global success story south in Canterbury and Nelson, where he’s also identifying suitable soils and growers. Looking for new partners … Read more

30 years have passed, the concerns of apple growers, civil servants have come into focus again in Himachal

Govind Chitrantha, 67, was part of two agitations in Himachal Pradesh in the early 1990s. One was the higher minimum support price (MSP) for apples and the other was the no-wage policy (agitation for government employees) of the then Shanta Kumar-led Himachal Pradesh government. After 30 years, the same two parties are not happy. “Apple … Read more

30 years have passed, the concerns of apple growers, civil servants have come into focus again in Himachal

Govind Chitrantha, 67, was part of two agitations in Himachal Pradesh in the early 1990s. One was the higher minimum support price (MSP) for apples and the other was the no-wage policy (agitation for government employees) of the then Shanta Kumar-led Himachal Pradesh government. After 30 years, the same two parties are not happy. “Apple … Read more

Memphis Botanical Garden features “The Woodland”.

This new location of the park is one acre in size and was a million dollar renovation. MEMPHIS, Tenn. – On Monday, October 24, the Memphis Botanical Gardens cut the ribbon to reopen Woodland Park. During the ribbon cutting, guests received remarks from Memphis Botanic Garden Executive Director Michael Allen, Board Chair Kim McQueen, Mayor … Read more

Government nurseries coming up in Lalbagh and Cubbon Park

This comes in the backdrop of the Department recently ending the land lease of the Mysore Horticultural Society and the Nurserymen’s Cooperative Society. This comes in the backdrop of the Department recently ending the land lease of the Mysore Horticultural Society and the Nurserymen’s Cooperative Society. The Department of Horticulture will soon set up its … Read more