Growers increase calls for industry assistance

February 19, 2024 9:33 am in by
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A group of Riverland wine grape producers have launched a petition, calling for Government assistance to save the industry.

The petition has outlined a bold suggestion, calling for the government to pay producers to pick fruit onto the ground as a means of an oversupply not increasing further.

Another suggestion that’s been tabled by group is for assistance packages to redevelop vineyards to more preferred varieties.

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The latest move comes ahead of a Riverland Wine industry public meeting this Wednesday.

The petition can be found here.