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Vegans at the gates

15 April 2019 - 02:00PM

‘2019 will be the year of the vegan’, predicted The Economist in December last year, claiming in a feature that the no-animal-products diet is set to become mainstream and citing McDonald’s McVegan burgers as proof.

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Managing environmental concerns in wine making

08 April 2019 - 02:00PM

Australia is a world class wine making country, with exports climbing 10% in 2018 to $2.8 billion, but industry operations may have environmental impacts, and require proactive management.

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Farmers seek governmental support in 2019‒20 Budget

01 April 2019 - 02:00PM

After weathering one of the worst crop yields on record, Australians on the land and in regional areas are looking to the Federal Government to make provisions for support as hotter, drier conditions are confirmed to be a continuing trend.

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How do you protect the value of your winery?

21 March 2019 - 02:00PM

Heritage buildings, legacy formulas, prize-winning vintages. Vines that came to Australia under sail, roots wrapped in sacking, in some cases. It can take years to make a great wine. How do you protect the value of your winery?

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The craft of managing hazards in brewing

14 March 2019 - 02:00PM

It’s not all bushy beards, tasting notes and bragging rights in the craft brewing space. The nature of the industry and how it operates commercially raises issues around safety in particular.

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7 common shortfalls you can avoid in farm insurance

26 February 2019 - 02:00PM

Farm ownership and management calls for planning, managing resources, taking the long view when it comes to riding out fluctuations in seasonal returns. Sound business sense is essential to survival - but there's one area that tends to be a blind spot.

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How multi-peril crop insurance protects against tough times

22 February 2019 - 02:00PM

When you rely on crop yield, insurance protection is vital. But traditional farm insurance may not cover some of the threats farmers face, and that's why it pays to invest in the broader cover provided by multi-peril crop insurance.

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4 Aussie farmers' real life underinsurance lessons

19 February 2019 - 02:00PM

If you're in the farming sector, you’re probably well prepared for the everyday mishaps that can interrupt work. A bit of rain, malfunctioning equipment, illness – you can handle it all.

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What to do with a farm insurance claim

11 February 2019 - 02:00PM

Having the right farm insurance program can make the difference between your farm surviving in the face of a challenge or going out of business for good.

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Why reputational insurance is so important for food producers

07 February 2019 - 02:00PM

Reputational insurance cover is more important than ever for food producers thanks to regulatory and customer changes, as your reputation is what makes people buy your products, a Gallagher specialist has said.

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What is management liability and why do farmers need it?

07 February 2019 - 02:00PM

A management liability policy can help cover your farm from the risks associated with running a business.

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Product recall insurance, a 'must have' for food production firms

31 January 2019 - 02:00PM

Product recall insurance is now a “must have” for food production firms according to a Gallagher specialist.

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Food production businesses face rising environmental risk

17 January 2019 - 02:00PM

As food production businesses look to utilise new practices to create extra efficiency or to use improving technology within their business, they could also be unwittingly increasing their environmental risk exposure.

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Tech development in food production brings added risks

20 December 2018 - 02:00PM

Technology is changing the food production industry. Smarter growing techniques, more efficient transportation and delivery and automation within factories and warehouses is bringing untold opportunities to the industry.

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Food producers, check your business interruption insurance cover

12 December 2018 - 02:00PM

Food producers should check their business interruption insurance cover as we move into summer to avoid underinsurance, a specialist has said.

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How farming interruption insurance can help farmers

11 December 2018 - 10:00AM

When people think of farm insurance, they think of home and contents, vehicle and crop insurance but it actually covers a variety of different areas with one of the most misunderstood being farm interruption.

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SA firm announces product recall

05 December 2018 - 03:28PM

A South Australian firm has announced a product recall after metal fragments were found in dried apricots.

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What is multi-peril crop insurance?

22 November 2018 - 09:30AM

Traditional farm insurance offers cover for fire and hail and can be used to rebuild in the aftermath of a major natural disaster. But what happens if something else damages your crop? That is where multi-peril crop insurance comes in.

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Insurance lessons from the strawberry crisis

13 November 2018 - 02:00PM

The recent strawberry crisis has highlighted a number of insurance implications food producers need to be aware of, a Gallagher specialist has said.

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Farm insurance - your basic guide

30 October 2018 - 02:00PM

When it comes to organising farm insurance, it can be difficult to know where to start. The first thing to remember about farm insurance is that it isn’t just one insurance policy, it is many. 

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