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Thursday, 14 December 2017 13:43

Basin 'on track'

The Murray–Darling Basin Authority said today it was on course to deliver a 'stronger and more effective compliance regime' across its catchments.
Thursday, 14 December 2017 13:27

Wonder wheat

A new type of super healthy wheat that has 10 times the amount of the fibre of regular wheat has been developed by an international team including Australia's CSIRO and the GRDC.
Friday, 08 December 2017 11:35

Virtual profitability

Virtual fencing for spatial grazing of sheep could potentially unlock profitability gains and practical benefits for mixed farmers
Thursday, 07 December 2017 11:14

Talking R&D

Improving the uptake of Australia’s world-class research and development will require deeper consideration of farmers’ attitudes to change, along with a range of other barriers to adoption, according to a new report released by Nuffield Scholar and WA grain grower…
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 14:22

Tender-er beef

The eating quality of Australia’s already world-renowned beef is on the rise with the national average Meat Standards Australia Index reaching 57.56 in 2015-17 to be 0.84 points ahead of the 2010-11 grading.
Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:08

Dairy 'spot on'

Industry advocacy group Dairy Connect has backed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s call today for a mandatory code to govern dairy supply chain relationships and commercial practices.
Thursday, 30 November 2017 13:15

SunRice's new snacks

The goodness of Riverina brown rice is now available in an adult bite-sized snack, the latest value-added innovation from leading Australian branded food exporter SunRice.
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 12:56


Australia’s oldest organic beef marketing company OBE Organic has become one of the first Australian agribusinesses to adopt an indigenous Reconciliation Action Plan.
Friday, 24 November 2017 14:56

CCA's new woman CEO

The Cattle Council of Australia has appointed Margo Andrae as its first ever female CEO.
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:08

APVMA's new boss

Dr Chris Parker has been appointed the permanent CEO of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.
Monday, 30 October 2017 11:23

Barnaby's bumpy ride

Relocation of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medications Authority to Armidale is in the spotlight this week following Barnaby Joyce’s dismissal from his senior government posts last week.
Friday, 27 October 2017 12:24

Saputo swoops

The fate of embattled dairy processor Murray Goulburn Cooperative - until recently Australia's largest - has been settled with news that it is to be acquired by the family-owned Canadian processor Saputo.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 13:03

MSA adding value

An estimated $130 million was delivered back to beef producers through added farm gate returns with more than 2.7 million cattle being graded through the Meat Standards Australia program in 2016-17.
Friday, 13 October 2017 11:44

Little shock

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to allow businesses in the new Eastern Energy Buyers Group to run joint tender processes for electricity and gas.
Thursday, 12 October 2017 12:17

Women in rice

Applications close this Saturday 14 October for the Jan Cathcart Scholarship for women with connections to the rice industry and who are undertaking, or planning to undertake, tertiary studies are encouraged to apply.
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:18

Eyes forward

The rural sector needs immediate and total focus when it comes to attracting human talent to meet the requirements of an expanding industry.
Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:21

R&D rising

The value of Australian rural Research and Development is on the rise, according to a new report released today by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences.
Thursday, 21 September 2017 09:39

Q-fly control

For decades, researchers around the world have refined the development of sterile male fruit flies to control wild populations of the destructive pest.
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 14:29

Wool fabric innovation

Australian Wool Innovation’s marketing arm, the Woolmark Company, has unveiled the latest round of innovative wool fabrics and the newest version of the Wool Lab, highlighting the great versatility of wool as a natural fibre.
Thursday, 07 September 2017 15:25

Ag powerhouse

Australian agriculture has emerged as the fastest growing sector and the largest contributor to national GDP growth in 2016-17, cementing its position as one of the economic powerhouses driving the nation.
Thursday, 31 August 2017 09:07

Robotic award

University of Sydney engineer Professor Salah Sukkarieh has won the 2017 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science, presented at a gala dinner on 30 August in the Sydney Town Hall.
Saturday, 19 August 2017 12:13

APVMA fail

Federal shadow for agriculture Joel Fitzgibbon has called out the Deputy Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce over the floundering performance of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.
Thursday, 17 August 2017 15:55

Bins for beyondblue

Brightly coloured chaser bins at six national field days will be used to raise awareness around mental health and well being in the rural areas.
Friday, 04 August 2017 12:17

Beef eat quality

Meat & Livestock Australia will invest nearly $28 million in new research into 'the next frontier' in the objective measurement of eating quality – both on-farm and in processing units during the coming five years.The program was announced by MLA…
Monday, 17 July 2017 13:22

Compliance call

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is putting growers and traders in the horticulture industry on notice that they need to take steps to comply with the 2017 Horticulture Code of Conduct, or face penalties and fines.
Monday, 03 July 2017 12:44

Ram app goes commercial

The popular RamSelect app will move to commercial funding ahead of this season’s ram sales in a step toward ensuring the genetic selection tool’s financial viability and availability to producers in the long-term.
Saturday, 01 July 2017 10:25

Gas power

The Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism, desgined to prevent the cartel like behaviour of Australian gas producers, is now in action.
Thursday, 29 June 2017 10:48

AgVet agency mans up

Australia’s AgVet chemical regulator, the APVMA is cracking down on chemical companies withholding recall notice information from farmers and end-users.
Thursday, 08 June 2017 10:29

Chemical merger

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose the proposed merger of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and E.l. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont)
Monday, 22 May 2017 12:26


A new app will give sheep producers the power to see their stock’s future from the palms of their hands.
Friday, 05 May 2017 10:34


A new $3.7 million research and development project is expected to pave the way for the introduction of safer and more productive automated boning rooms in Australian beef abattoirs.
Thursday, 04 May 2017 16:13

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 Wagyu Expansion Conference in Albury MSW on Wednesday.
Saturday, 29 April 2017 07:06

ACCC moves on MG

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Australia's largest milk processor, Murray Goulburn Cooperative Co. Limited alleging it engaged in unconscionable conduct and made false or misleading representations in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law. The ACCC…
Thursday, 27 April 2017 13:39

Pasture dieback plan

Meat & Livestock Australia has announced a plan to map and address recent pasture dieback across many parts of Central Queensland and the South Burnett region.
Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:26

Fly free breeches

Producers breeding sheep free of body wrinkle and with a bare breech are tapping into lucrative markets for non-mulesed wool.
Friday, 21 April 2017 08:25

Super sorghum

In a major step forward for Australian farmers, new research from the US will result in a significantly quicker sorghum breeding process.
Friday, 21 April 2017 07:35

APVMA boss quits

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority CEO Kareena Arthy's decision to leave the organisation is a huge blow to existing staff, Agvet companies, farmers and for all those who rely on its regulatory work, according to federal agriculture shadow, Joel…
Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:25

Visa void concern

The federal government’s sudden cancellation of the skilled 457 Visa foreign worker program this week has spread uncertainty and concern among dairy industry players nationally.
Thursday, 06 April 2017 16:05


The search is on for Australia’s LEGENDAIRY Capital 2017 through a program that’s successfully putting rural towns on the map and shining a spotlight on dairy farmers and their regional communities.
Friday, 31 March 2017 14:33

Supporting Qld

Growers hit by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie need the full support of Australians to get back on their feet as they face huge recovery costs in the wake of the storm, according to leading industry bodies AUSVEG and Growcom.
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