When you grow a berry in the UK, you can eat it too
If you’re planning a trip to Australia, or are planning to visit any of the country’s overseas territories, there’s one thing you need to know about strawberries.
The berries are an essential crop in Australia and are grown on an annual basis, meaning the government will not harvest them for at least six months.
But as the country has grown increasingly reliant on the imports of strawberries, there has been growing concern about the sustainability of this export industry.
There are a number of concerns around the industry, with the Australian government and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFI) both saying they are looking at ways to help protect the future of the industry.
However, with growing demand from Asian countries, there are concerns the industry could suffer, and this is a situation that is unlikely to improve any time soon.
Where is Australia’s strawberry crop?
Here’s how much strawberry the Australian strawberry industry produces each year.
This map shows the countrys main strawberry growing regions.
Source: Fruit Growers Association of Australia / Alamy In 2015, the Government introduced legislation to give farmers a five-year licence to grow strawberries in their own territory, with this provision extended to 10 years.
However in June this year, it was announced that a five year licence was not sufficient, and in September this year the Minister for Agriculture, Matt Canavan, announced that the five-years licence would be extended to 20 years.
This was announced after the Department of the Environment and Energy (DENE) said it was “not currently possible to grow the entire nation’s strawberry production”.
This means that, unless the industry is given a longer licence, Australia will not be able to export strawberries to the Asian markets until 2019.
It means that until 2020, no Australian strawberry farmers will be able grow the crop in their native territory, even though they have the right to do so.
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) has also said that if the government does not act quickly, the industry will face a major challenge.
“The Australian strawberry market will be impacted significantly by this decision, and the Department will continue to work with growers to help secure their future,” a spokesperson for the department said.
What can you grow?
The Department for Environment and Food, Food and Rural Affairs (DFEWA) said in a statement that, while the current five- and 10-year licences are sufficient, there is no longer a timeframe for the extension.
“If the five year licences are not renewed in the next two years, the remaining five years are not available,” the spokesperson said.
“This means the Department must consider a range of options, including the possibility of extending the five and 10 year licences for an additional period of time.”
This means that any Australian strawberry growing activities must be in compliance with the relevant provisions of the Australian Strawberry Act, including providing sufficient space for harvesting.
“There is no timetable for the renewal of the licences.
However it is important that the industry can continue to grow and export to Australia.”
While the Australian industry has seen growth, some are worried that it could go the way of the British strawberries.
“There are some concerns in the industry that if we don’t have a five or 10- year licence, we won’t be able produce a substantial portion of our strawberries,” John O’Hagan, from the Australian Strawberries and Oranges Association, told the ABC.
However, Mr O’Heaagan said that, although the industry was growing, there were concerns about the industry’s future. “
And we are hoping that we can get a little bit of help from other countries as well.”
However, Mr O’Heaagan said that, although the industry was growing, there were concerns about the industry’s future.
“A lot of the issues that are out there about the current strawberry situation are still very relevant, especially with the climate, with a lot of these crops, especially in the southern hemisphere, going to be in very poor shape in the future,” he said.
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