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SPC Ardmona workers' efforts to improve efficiency commended

20 December, 2013

The Electrical Trades Union has slammed an opinion piece in The Australian which accuses SPC Ardmona workers of being overpaid and undercommitted to helping the company through its struggles.

Applications for sugar research funding invited

26 November, 2013

Sugar Research Australia is inviting researchers and postgraduate students to apply for research funding and scholarships to help build the profitability, productivity and sustainability of the Australian sugarcane industry.

Guess who holds the power in the food industry - and it's not the processors

11 October, 2013

Once upon a time the food processors were the power brokers in the food industry and the supermarkets and grocery stores were just their retail outlets. But the balance of power has shifted dramatically since the retailers realised that, with 75% of food and beverage companies relying on them to actually sell the food, they could wrest the power from the processors and run the show.

Rudd pledges $10m to Simplot's vegetable growers

05 September, 2013

Kevin Rudd has pledged $10 million to help Simplot's Tasmanian vegetable growers improve their competitiveness. AUSVEG has called on all political parties to consider the future of food manufacturing in their policies.

Govt bailout prevents demise of Chiko Roll

23 August, 2013

The NSW Government will support Simplot's struggling Bathurst vegetable processing plant with payroll tax rebates for three years through its NSW Regional Industries Investment Fund.

Greens launch plan to link farmers and consumers

29 July, 2013

The Greens have announced a plan for $85 million in grants over four years for infrastructure and initiatives such as farmers markets, community food box schemes, producer cooperatives, local food hubs and marketing regional food brands.

Tasmania smiles as Cadbury invests $30 million in its Claremont site

26 July, 2013

Tasmania’s largest exporter by value, Cadbury, has announced an aspirational goal to increase its production from 42,000 to 70,000 tonnes/year. A recently announced $30 million investment into Cadbury’s Claremont facility in Hobart will help the company realise its goal.

Energy-efficiency grants to aid vegetable growers

17 July, 2013

Australian vegetables growers will have access to $100 million in energy-efficiency grants under a new policy announced by Greens leader Senator Christine Milne.

MPC gets cracking on energy efficiency with $1.4m grant

11 July, 2013

The Macadamia Processing Company (MPC) has secured a $1.484 million grant for major energy-efficiency upgrades and expansion to its factory macadamia nut drying system.

SMEs to benefit from SCLAA energy-efficiency program

08 July, 2013

The SCLAA has received a $743,310 grant to develop and deliver a program called Energy Efficiency Solutions for Australian Transport and Logistics SMEs.

Fruit growers benefit from energy-efficiency grant

03 July, 2013

An energy-efficiency grant could help Australian fruit growers reduce their costs by up to 20%. APAL has received $636,970 in funding as part of the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program.

Energy savings filter through for oil manufacturer

02 July, 2013

Cold-pressed oil manufacturer Proteco Gold received a $51,400 grant to upgrade its filtration system, which will reduce its carbon emissions intensity by 13.4% and reduce its annual $150,000 electricity bill.

New CEFC finance agreement to benefit manufacturers

02 July, 2013

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has committed $50 million in Energy Efficiency Loans (EELs) to help businesses improve their energy productivity.

National research policy crucial to Australia’s success, researchers say

17 June, 2013

Australia’s research and science community has joined together to urge Australia’s political leaders to back a strategic national research policy to build a stronger, smarter nation.

Innovation Grants now open for applications

12 June, 2013

Applications are now open for Innovation Grants. Grants from $250,000 to $1.5 million are available for agriculture, fishing, aquaculture and farm forestry industries.

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