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New harvest visa needed before year end
July 27, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard Most parenting text books will tell you in order to raise well-adjusted and confident children, parents…

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New focus on safe farms
July 20, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard Today as you read this, there is no more dangerous workplace in Australia than a farm….

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Pineapples at the cutting edge
July 14, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard Last week the Australian pineapple industry came together in Bundaberg to share knowledge and celebrate at…

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Celebrating our original horticulturalists
July 6, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard This week as part of NAIDOC Week we are recognising the historic and ongoing contributions of…

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How has this taken so long?
June 29, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard In breaking news, following today’s National Cabinet meeting Prime Minister Morrison and state and territory premiers…

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Reading the Queensland budget tea leaves
June 14, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard The mere mention of a budget, whether it’s for a family, a business, a state or…

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Realising our potential requires short term support
June 8, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard This week Brisbane plays host to Hort Connections, the largest annual gathering of the Australian horticulture…

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Priming the pump with export growth
May 31, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard Horticulture is a perpetual motion machine. Inputs and energy are added at one end, resulting in…

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Eat more veg while you wait for a vaccine
May 25, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard Research has proven a varied diet with lots of high-fibre foods can help boost gut health and prevent against disease. This…

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Morrison Government backs Fair Farms
May 17, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard Growcom welcomed last week’s Federal Budget announcement of a further $3.6 million over four years to…

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Hort360 Reef Certification program gaining momentum  
May 11, 2021

By Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard For over a decade, Growcom has been working with growers living on the doorstep of the…

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Move over Beef 2021, the horticulture industry is coming to town
May 4, 2021

By Growcom CEO, Stephen Barnard The major event on everyone’s lips this week will most likely be Beef 2021. A regular…

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