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Australia: Farmers positive about McCain plant upgrade

The $10 million upgrade of the McCain potato processing plant at Smithton announced last week has been welcomed as a vote of confidence for the state’s farmers and something that would allow local growers to farm more efficiently. “Anything the company can do to aid efficiencies is always welcome, especially when it’s an investment in an infrastructure upgrade,” Thirlstane farmer Nathan Richardson said. Mr Richardson, Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association vegetable council chairman, said the McCain investment brings outdated storage up to scratch. More