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Don’t let a computer failure bin grape harvest profits

27 November 2019

From venerable traditions Australia’s wine industry has embraced the productivity gains and cost savings achieved by technology. But what happens when a system fails?

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Navigating today's business insurance – Market Overview Report H2 2019

25 November 2019

Your source of current insurance market trends and analysis

The just-released Gallagher Market Overview Report delivers a big picture perspective covering structural changes within the insurance 

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Business insurance update: Gallagher Market Overview Report H2 2019

19 November 2019

Access the newly released Gallagher Market Overview Report with our experts’ analysis of the key trends in business insurance for the second half of the year.

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How do you protect the value of your winery?

16 October 2019

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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How can vintners win the contamination challenge?

02 October 2019

Contamination spoils wine. It can make it taste and smell wrong, affect the texture, change the colour and distort the character. It is also a very difficult risk to manage in the vinification process.

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Risk management in craft brewing

09 September 2019

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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Bushfire season is here and set to last even longer in 2019‒20

06 September 2019

With tinderbox conditions prevailing across large areas of Australia, those in the affected areas should prepare for an early start to a prolonged bushfire season, authorities warn. The east coast of New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania, as well as parts of southern Western Australia and South Australia, face increased bushfire potential resulting from an unusually warm and dry...

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7 signs you need help from an insurance broker

24 June 2019

One of the questions we are asked a lot is, "Why do I need an insurance broker?". We've compiled 7 signs that indicate your business needs the help of an insurance professional.

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Latest acquisition boosts Gallagher farm insurance capability

10 May 2019

With Australia’s beleaguered rural sector lobbying for increased protection in the face of drought and weather event risks, the Gallagher acquisition of specialist AgriRisk positions us to better meet the needs of agribusinesses.

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Vegans at the gates

15 April 2019

‘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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Farmers seek governmental support in 2019‒20 Budget

01 April 2019

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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7 common shortfalls you can avoid in farm insurance

26 February 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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