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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…

Water follies

NSW Irrigators’ Council CEO, Mark McKenzie, has slammed the South Australian Water Minister Ian Hunter’s claim that…

Wool eChallenge

The 2017 Australian Wool Innovation Tech eChallenge is a new partnership with the Entrepreneurship Commercialisation…

Buffalo fly study

Controls targeting buffalo flies – one of Australia’s most significant cattle pests – will be investigated in a new…

Beef patent wars

Meat & Livestock Australia is fighting two patent applications which it says threaten the genetic advance of…

Weeds surveyed

A weed variety survey conducted at 246 sites in the Western Australian grainbelt indicates that African lovegrass,…

Hommus heroes

Students undertaking the University of Adelaide’s Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science degree can now undertake a…

Fix the tax - NFF

Next week’s parliamentary hiatus should be used by all politicians to turn politics into statesmanship and find a…

Carcass grading - MLA

Meat & Livestock Australia is to take out a $150 loan to finance objective carcass measurment at all Aus-Meat…

Trade reform push

Australia is using its position as chair of the Cairns Group Farm Leaders to push for major agricultural trade…

Cyber protection

Technology is helping farmers become more productive and profitable, but it can also make them vulnerable to…

Dow DuPont concerns

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has iexpressed a nimer of concerns about the proposed merger of…

Farm funding

Australian farm businesses, unlike farm businesses internationally, continue to rely almost solely on bank debt as…

Robotalk

Australia’s leading agricultural roboticist, Professor Salah Sukkarieh from the University of Sydney, will present…

'Carpinator' named

The war to rid waterways of one of Australia’s most devastating pests, the common carp, has received a boost today…

BEF alert

While livestock producers across many areas of Queensland and NSW have enjoyed significant winter rain, extended wet…

Fly-strike R&D…

Research into the genetic heritability of fly-strike susceptibility in sheep in different environments, is to be…

Legume R&D hub

A multi-million dollar project spanning government, the private sector and universities was launched on Monday as…

Fix the tax - NFF

The National Farmers’ Federation has called on all members of parliament to urgently support a resolution of the…

Veg-ing in

Most Australians do not meet World Health Organisation standards for vegetable consumption and now research points…

OBE gender equality

OBE Organic has achieved gender equality with the appointment of Lake Eyre Basin organic cattle producer Sharon…

Feedlot GGE study

A world-first will feedlot study will address a 'critical international knowledge gap’ by undertaking long-term…

MIL pinged by ACCC

Murrumbidgee Irrigation has admitted to a breach of the Water Charge Infrastructure Rules in that it 'failed to…

New weather app

BOM Weather, the Bureau of Meteorology's official weather app, is now available for download through the App Store…

Crop diversity call

The need for increased diversity to ensure the continued sustainability and profitability of Western Australia’s…

Beef toolkit

Northern beef producers now have access to a first of its kind, practical resource developed specifically to help…

Grains takeover OK -…

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose GrainCorp Limited’s (GrainCorp) proposed…

Kiwis cut back

Beef and Lamb New Zealand is to close some overseas offices as it concentrates on a new marketing strategy to…

Innovation central

With innovation hubs spreading like lantana across Australia, it’s perhaps unsurprising the unveiling of yet another…

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