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How can vintners win the contamination challenge?

02 October 2019 - 02:00PM

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

06 September 2019 - 10:00AM

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.

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7 signs you need help from an insurance broker

24 June 2019 - 02:00PM

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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Don’t let a computer failure bin grape harvest profits

15 May 2019 - 02:00PM

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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Latest acquisition boosts Gallagher farm insurance capability

10 May 2019 - 02:00PM

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 - 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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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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