Growers in AF06 have a licence to occupy and operate an area of the Mooral property in Hillston, New South Wales. The Mooral property is leased from the landowner, Rural Funds Group (RFF), a unit trust also managed by RFM.
Hillston is known as a production centre for agricultural commodities including citrus, wine-grapes, cotton, potatoes and cherries.
RFM, as the Responsible Entity for the AF06, has a long term Almond Crop Supply Agreement (Agreement) with Almondco Australia Limited (Almondco), whereby Almondco processes, markets and sell the almonds on behalf of the AF06 Growers.
The almonds from AF06 are delivered to Almondco’s processing plant where they are graded according to quality, size and colour. The Agreement obliges Almondco to use its endeavours to sell the almonds at the best price available at the time of sale. As part of this obligation Almondco determines which value added processes should be applied to maximize the value of the almonds.