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News posted on Monday, 26 September 2005
Australian Viticulture and Ancient River hosts September field days
Weed control was the focus of the first regional field days to be staged by Australian Viticulture magazine at the Ancient River vineyard, Murchinson, Goulburn Valley, Victoria on 7-8 September 2005.
Expanding organic food market targets travel industry
The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (Ifoam) focused attention on the growing global market share of organic agricultural produce and suggested that the travel and tourism industry look seriously at boosting its usage in food and beverage outlets. The 1,000 delegates from 72 countries who met in Adelaide from 20-23 September were like a "liberation movement'', reported the Bangkok Post on 26 September 2005.
Champagne producers look to overseas markets
Winemakers in France have begun their annual grape harvest. Storms in the south of the country have damaged some vineyards adding mounting problems to years of declining domestic consumption, shrinking export markets and over-production. VOA's Chris Simkins reported on 23 September 2005 from the heart of France's champagne growing region where winemakers are hoping to boost sales of their products around the world in 2006.