Australian vegie production goes gangbusters | Bay Post-Moruya Examiner


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Australia rolls in potatoes and swims in carrots. In fact, potato growers across the country have grown enough of them over the past year to fill the CWM. Don’t just cover the sacred turf up to the knees or up to the top of the boundary fence. Actually fill the arena with 1.574 million cubic meters to the brim. By any means, that’s a lot of mash. Australian carrot growers are not left out either. They harvested enough juicy orange blighters to pack 300 Olympic swimming pools. Australian vegetable growers are doing well, according to AUSVEG Country Director Shaun Lindhe. Not only are they among the top performers in agriculture, but they are part of a technically advanced and rapidly growing sector. “It is a major contributor to agricultural employment and provides economic benefits to all businesses along the agricultural supply chain,” said Lindhe. “It is the lifeblood of many regional communities. and rural. The rest of Australia must also appreciate what they are doing. #knowyourAUSVEG aims to raise awareness of the sector’s substantial contribution to the national economy, the livelihoods of its workers and the health and well-being of every Australian, Mr Lindhe said. worth almost $ 5 billion, it’s hard to say. Vegetables are Australia’s largest horticultural market, according to the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resources. They are of greater concern than fruits, nuts, flowers, grass, and nursery products. national markets for meat and all fisheries, forestry operations and grain crops. The dollar value of the nine billion liters of milk produced by the nation’s dairy herd is about the same level. “The vast majority of vegetables sold in Australia are grown in Australia,” Mr. Lindhe said. “This huge effort is made possible by the hard work and determination of our producers and the support of the broader supply chain to… deliver vegetables to Australian and international consumers.” Australian farms have grown more than 3.8 million tonnes of vegetables in the past year, enough to put 87 kg on the table for every woman, man and child. The country’s best vegetable in value and volume is, of course, the humble potato. Over 1.45 million tonnes of them were mined from the ground and sold for $ 800 million. Tomatoes come second, with an annual harvest of 470,000 tonnes worth $ 560 million. Australian production of leafy vegetable salads is valued at $ 410 million, mushrooms at $ 360 million and broccoli at $ 280 million. By volume, carrots rank third (335,000 tonnes), onions fourth (270,000 tonnes) and lettuce fifth (139,000 tonnes). Australian Associated Press



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