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Gas power

The Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism, desgined to prevent the cartel like behaviour of Australian gas…

AgVet agency mans up

Australia’s AgVet chemical regulator, the APVMA is cracking down on chemical companies withholding recall notice…

Chemical merger

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose the proposed merger of The Dow Chemical Company…

ASKBILL app

A new app will give sheep producers the power to see their stock’s future from the palms of their hands.

Robo-butcher

A new $3.7 million research and development project is expected to pave the way for the introduction of safer and…

Wagyu bonanza

Semen sold for $28,000 a straw, bulls to $105,000 and a heifer in utero made $95,000 at the Elite Wagyu sale at the…

ACCC moves on MG

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Australia's largest milk processor, Murray Goulburn…

Pasture dieback plan

Meat & Livestock Australia has announced a plan to map and address recent pasture dieback across many parts of…

Fly free breeches

Producers breeding sheep free of body wrinkle and with a bare breech are tapping into lucrative markets for…

Super sorghum

In a major step forward for Australian farmers, new research from the US will result in a significantly quicker…

APVMA boss quits

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority CEO Kareena Arthy's decision to leave the organisation is a…

Visa void concern

The federal government’s sudden cancellation of the skilled 457 Visa foreign worker program this week has spread…

LEGENDAIRY Capital

The search is on for Australia’s LEGENDAIRY Capital 2017 through a program that’s successfully putting rural towns…

Supporting Qld

Growers hit by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie need the full support of Australians to get back on their feet as they…

Veg code

Australian horticulture growers will be able to secure fairer returns on their produce thanks to the Coalition…

Wool boom - NAB

Australian agricultural markets have started 2017 in broadly stable territory according to the March Rural…

Barley blue

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a Statement of Issues expressing initial concerns…

Red tape blues

Farm businesses are subject to a vast and complex array of regulations, according to Australia's Productivity…

ChAFTA boost

The Coalition Government has signed a joint statement with China to deliver important market access for Australia’s…

Back to school - MLA

Red meat producers will have long-term access to specialist coaches to boost management skills and increase on-farm…

Gold in data

Mining the data stemming from wide-ranging new agricultural technologies to boost on-farm efficiency, increase…

Footrot vaccine

After years of research and development by the University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science, a serogroup…

Fatal traction

While quad bikes are largely considered to be the leading cause of on-farm injuries and deaths it was the tractor,…

NSW water hopes

The NSW Irrigators’ Council has welcomed the release of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal draft…

Livestock bull-ish

It’s been a big year for Australia’s livestock industries, with relief from the drought, high prices and solid farm…

Dairy bull-ish

After a challenging 2015-16 for Australian dairy, the Australian farmgate price of milk is forecast to rise by 2 per…

Farm safety guide

A total of 76 Australian workers, on 22 June last year, had been killed while at work during the preceding 12 months…

MLA tech accelerator

Livestock producers wishing to grow their businesses using accelerated innovation and adoption of new technologies…

Pork's pipeline

A pipeline of products is being developed to advance Australia’s pork industry and, in some cases, is earning income…

APVMA move probe

The Senate agreed this week to investigate the extraordinary policy order by the coaltion government forcing the…

COO label clarity

The latest reforms to Australia’s country of origin labelling system have been welcomed by the vegetable industry,…

Ruralco Tassie buys

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of…

Hold the line

The Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition says reliable home phone services in the bush may be soon at…

Mill off-loaded

Animal feed supplier Ridley Corporation and Indigenous Business Australia have sold their joint interests in the…

Wheat yields stall

Australia’s wheat yields more than trebled during the first 90 years of the 20th century but have stalled since…

A helping hand

There are approximately 110,000 farm businesses in Australia, all of which have access to banking services which…

Data boom

Big data is helping farmers access valuable information and insights, according NAB Agribusiness this week.

Dairy slowly lifting

The global milk supply ‘crunch’ continues to bite, negating a further build-up of stocks and fuelling further upside…

Machinery safety

Tractors, quads and other farm machinery caused 63 on-farm deaths in Australia in 2016 according to new research by…

2016 extremes

Last year delivered a raft of extreme weather events, wetter than average overall, and the fourth-warmest on record…

Precision ag insights

Working examples of how Western Australian grain growers have used precision agriculture tools to implement and…

Rainfall to Jan 3

For the week to 3 January 2017, rainfall was recorded in the Kimberley and south coasts of Western Australia; the…

Storm damage SA

South Australia’s record winter wheat crop has taken a pounding during continuing storms across the state, according…

Sweet healing

The world has a new source of antibacterial honey, with research confirming that Australian honey from the same…

Data geniuses

This first annual general meeting of DataGene in December heralded a new era in herd improvement for the Australian…

Nematode watch

Knowing which nematode species or root disease is present in a paddock - and at what levels - is important to help…

Beef outlook 2017

Rising supplies of beef are exerting downward pressure on global prices with this trend expected to continue in…

Cotton caution

NSW cotton farmers have been warned to be vigilant about off-target spray drift, following widespread damage to…

New cattle chief

The Cattle Council of Australia has announced that Duncan Bremner will take up the position of chief executive…

Genetics merger

Australian bovine genetics company, ABS Global, has announced a joint venture with De-Su Holsteins, North America’s…

Wool's up

Shorn wool production's forecast for 2016-17 has been revised up to 332 million kilograms greasy - a 2.2 per cent…

MSA added value

The Meat Standards Australia program has delivered an additional $153 million in farm gate revenue through premiums…

Sweet dealing

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation…

SunRice sustainability

Leading Australian branded food company SunRice has been named a Bronze Partner in the NSW Government’s flagship…

Tax fix call - NFF

The National Farmers Federation says Australia’s tax system is in desperate need of reform and is calling for…

Markets to ease - NAB

Beef producers have seen record prices this year but 2017 will see pressure from global fundamentals and a likely…

Guns and mangoes

Researchers and Northern Territory mango growers are combining high-resolution satellite imagery with data from…

CSG guide NSW

NSW Farmers has launched a Landholder Guide to Mining and CSG in NSW.

EID app

Support and technology for Victorian sheep and goat producers to help streamline the transition to electronic…

New milkman Mervis

Murray Goulburn Cooperative has appointed former Carlton and United Breweries CEO Ari Mervis the new Chief Executive…

Stir frying

The flavours of some of our nearest neighbours are continuing to inspire Australian home chefs, with Chinese, Thai…

Data drive

The Regional Rural and Remote Communications Coalition has welcomed the release of the Productivity Commission’s…

Digital divided

A group of like-minded advocacy groups have come together to end the data drought by forming the Regional, Rural and…

Tax settled

The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed a statement by the Treasurer Scott Morrison that the Government has…

AgVet stoush

The Coalition Government has signed off on a $25.6 million relocation of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary…

Dairy good brekky

The future of dairy was the main topic at the Australian Dairy Industry Council’s annual leaders breakfast at the…

Taxing hopes

Despite the Senate’s rejection of the Government’s Working Holiday Maker Bills this week, the National Farmers'…

President Fiona

Fiona Simson's first day as as the first woman president of the National Farmers' Federation was marked by a…

Carbon partnership

The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed Farmers for Climate Action as an Associate Member of Australia’s…

Flaming fag ends

THE NSW Rural Fire Service is set to score a $300,000 donation from tobacco giant Philip Morris as part of a deal to…

Food security alert

Western economies need to begin thinking beyond the desire for low-cost food supply and place greater value on…

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