It was necessity which saw Karin Stark and her partner Jon Elder, a fourth generation farmer, look for a solution to a considerable ongoing cost on their 2500 hectare cotton and wheat farm Waverleigh, near Narromine, NSW.
The new Australian-Grown Horticulture Sustainability Framework was created with input from more than 600 industry participants.
Prospective producers may want to know what is the key to running a smaller operation? According to the Sparke family who own and operate Redleaf Farm, approximately five kilometres from Fitzroy Falls in the Southern Highlands, the best way is to diversify your revenue streams.
Australian winemakers are exclaiming at what a difference a year makes as the sector rebounds from two small vintages to produce a record crop of 2.03 million tonnes in 2021.