Concerns raised about grower awareness of new Horticulture Code

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Fresh Markets Australia
  MEDIA RELEASE 6 July 2017 While Australia’s fresh produce wholesaling sector’s representative organisation, Fresh Markets Australia (FMA) has taken a proactive approach to promoting an understanding of the new Horticulture Code of Conduct to Market Wholesalers, it has serious concerns for the nation’s 15,000 Growers. FMA has delivered...
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FMA Welcomes new Code

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Fresh Markets Australia
MEDIA RELEASE 27 March 2017 Wholesalers heard in drafting of new Horticulture Code Australia’s fresh produce wholesaling sector’s representative organisation, Fresh Markets Australia (FMA) has seen months of negotiation come to fruition this week with the Federal Government’s release of a new mandatory Horticulture Code of Conduct. The new...
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Wholesalers welcome Government’s Horticulture Code response

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Fresh Markets Australia
MEDIA RELEASE 13 February 2017 Wholesalers welcome Government’s Code response The fresh produce wholesaling sector’s representative organisation, Fresh Markets Australia (FMA), has welcomed the Federal Government’s long anticipated response to the review of the Horticulture Code of Conduct. FMA Chairman, Shane Schnitzler, has congratulated the Government for its efforts...
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Clarification on ACCC’s horticulture report

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Fresh Markets Australia
MEDIA RELEASE 31 October 2016 Clarification on ACCC’s horticulture report Fresh Markets Australia (FMA) has responded to an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) report into fair trading issues in the horticulture industry saying it shares many of the concerns raised over what are unworkable Federal Government regulations. Both...
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Growcom scare campaign calculated to ‘drive wedge between growers and Market wholesalers’

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Fresh Markets Australia
MEDIA RELEASE 14 July 2016 Growcom scare campaign calculated to ‘drive wedge between growers and Market wholesalers’ Fresh Markets Australia is outraged that false claims being made by rural lobby group Growcom appear deliberately calculated to drive a wedge between producers and Market wholesalers. A recent statement by Growcom...
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Don’t make horticulture industry reforms an election campaign ‘stunt’

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MEDIA RELEASE 24 June 2016 Don’t make horticulture industry reforms an election campaign ‘stunt’ Fresh Markets Australia (FMA) has urged the major parties not to be drawn into an election stunt by rural lobby groups that would see the $7 billion horticulture industry used as a bargaining chip. A...
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Growcom’s comments and conduct need to be questioned

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Fresh Markets Australia
Media Release 16 October 2015 Growcom’s comments and conduct need to be questioned A call by Growcom for the establishment of real-time price information for fruit and vegetables traded in the wholesale markets is commercially naïve and mischievous, according to Fresh Markets Australia. FMA Executive Director Andrew Young said...
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FMA SEEKS CODE OF CONDUCT “FAIR GO” FOR WHOLESALERS

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Fresh Markets Australia
Media Release 28 September 2015 FMA SEEKS CODE OF CONDUCT “FAIR GO” FOR WHOLESALERS Fresh Markets Australia (FMA) is coordinating a national campaign to secure a fair go for its 400 member wholesalers under the mandatory Horticulture Code of Conduct*. FMA said the Code, which determined how central market...
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Ministers Joyce and Billson must get Horticulture Code review right – Australia’s fresh fruit & vegetable supply chain depends on it

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MEDIA RELEASE 30 August 2015 Ministers Joyce and Billson must get Horticulture Code review right – Australia’s fresh fruit & vegetable supply chain depends on it The Federal Government’s review of the Horticulture Code of Conduct* must fix the faults in the eight year old Code or risk destabilising Australia’s...
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