TPP Negotiations

Business / Press Releases

Minister Amari’s statement in Singapore that none of Japan’s sensitive agricultural items will be fully liberalized may signal the end of hopes for the Trans-Pacific Partnership to become a truly comprehensive and forward-looking 21st century agreement. A country cannot shield ... read more

Price Plateau?

Business / Environment

 Survey suggests slowdown in land price increases. Results of an annual land values opinion survey show that land prices in Missouri have continued to climb. However, the survey suggests a slowdown in the next year. “The average value of good ... read more

Eyes on Asia

Business / Crops

Registering more orchards and packing houses with Chinese authorities is vital in opening China to Australia’s $0.5 billion citrus industry, according to Citrus Australia CEO Judith Damiani. Citrus is a staple food in China, which has imposed strict quarantine rules ... read more

New Mitas Plant in Otrokovice

Business / Press Releases

Mitas’ new plant in Otrokovice, Czech Republic, has started producing tires at full capacity. Mitas managed to build an entire new plant in less than a year. The total investment was about CZK 1 billion (about EUR 39.8 million), which ... read more

High-tech Packing Shed Leads the Way

Business / Crops

It’s an Australian first: an automated, computer-controlled citrus packing shed that can grade and pack as many as 3 million boxes of fruit a year. The Sunwest Packing Shed, at Red Cliffs in Victoria’s Sunraysia officially opened in July, creating ... read more