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06 September 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia National Award for Advancing Sustainable Agriculture
AUSTRALIA - A national project led by a South Australian researcher whom is helping boost farm productivity and natural resource management has won a prestigious 2013 Eureka Prize in Sustainable...
04 September 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Call for Greater Scrutiny on GrainCorp Takeover
AUSTRALIA – The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs Committee has recommended that greater scrutiny is needed on the proposed takeover of GrainCorp by an Australian subsidiary of Archer Daniels...
03 September 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Wind Erosion Blowing Away Soil Fertility, Stored Carbon
AUSTRALIA - Australian soils are losing about 1.6 million tonnes of carbon per year from wind erosion and dust storms affecting agricultural productivity, our economy and carbon accounts, according...
02 September 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Turning Waste into Fertiliser
AUSTRALIA - A new process for turning agro-industrial and domestic wastes into fertiliser, developed at The University of Queensland (UQ), is expected to have a significant, positive impact on...
30 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Expanding South Australia’s GM-free Markets in Japan
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture Food and Fisheries Gail Gago has discussed further opportunities for expanding South Australia’s non-Genetically Modified (GM) food exports to Japan....
22 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Program Helps Farmers Identify Energy Opportunities
AUSTRALIA - New South Wales (NSW) Farmers Association has launched its energy innovation program in Gunnedah which will help farmers in all sectors of agriculture think more strategically about...
21 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia's East Coast Farmers Join Forces Against ADM Takeover
AUSTRALIA - State farming bodies on Australia’s east coast highlighted today the importance of a competitive grain market if agriculture was to remain a key driver for economic growth in...
20 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Grain & Hay Report: BIG Grain Crop Expected in Northern Hemisphere
AUSTRALIA - For the week ending 16 August 2013, USDA confirmed that there's a BIG grain on the way in the northern hemisphere for 2013/14 - which more than likely will drive grain prices lower...
07 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Cargill Australia to Buy Joe White Maltings
AUSTRALIA - Cargill Australia Limited has confirmed that Glencore International has accepted its offer to buy Joe White Maltings. ...
30 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia CME Group Announces Australian Dollar-Denominated Wheat Swaps
AUSTRALIA - CME Group has announced the launch of two new centrally cleared, over-the-counter (OTC) wheat swaps to be denominated in Australian dollars (AUD)....
25 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Flooded Farmers Have More Time to Apply for Assistance
AUSTRALIA - This extension on flood relief applies to Category C and D assistance under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)....
22 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Agree to Call for Treasurer to Block Sale of Graincorp
AUSTRALIA - Nearly 300 farmers at NSW Farmers annual conference in Sydney have unanimously called for the Federal Treasurer to block the sale of GrainCorp to giant American agribusiness Archer Daniels...
11 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Bumper Grain Crop Predicted for South Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) crop and pasture report estimates grain production will be 7.6 million tonnes, about one million tonnes above...
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia's Biofuels Productive Capacity to Expand Over Next Five Years
AUSTRALIA - Biofuels account for approximately one per cent of liquid fuel production in Australia and for less than one per cent of Australian energy consumption. Over the next five years productive...
03 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia’s Competition Law Out of Touch with Farm Sector
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s decision this week not to oppose the sale of GrainCorp to US-based Archer Daniels Midland demonstrates how Australia’s competition...
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia on Cusp of Agriculture Career Boom
AUSTRALIA - The changing landscape of Australian agriculture is creating a raft of opportunities across the sector, according to NAB’s General Manager of Agribusiness, Khan Horne....
02 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Farm Exports to Ease, but Remain Strong
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s farm exports are forecast to be around A$35.8 billion in 2013-14, 3.2 per cent lower than the estimated A$37.0 billion in 2012-13, according to the Australian Bureau...
20 June 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Innovation Grants Look to the Future
AUSTRALIA - Grants of up to A$1.5 million are now available to help farmers prepare for the future by developing and adopting innovative practices and technologies....
19 June 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Innovation in Science Protects Soils to Combat Desertification, Drought
AUSTRALIA - On the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, CropLife Australia called on policymakers around the world to renew their dedication to the advancement of research into sustainable...
Crop Industry News from Australia Extra Australian Agricultural Voices Deployed Across Globe
AUSTRALIA - Australian food producers and exporters will benefit from new strong Australian voices to be deployed to Vietnam, Malaysia and China, with extra agricultural specialists being sent...
17 June 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Biggest Australian Rice Crop in a Decade
AUSTRALIA - The country's biggest rice growing region has harvested its largest crop since 2002....
13 June 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Promising Outlook for Australia's Winter Crops
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s winter crops are forecast to increase by 10 per cent to around 40 million tonnes, with improved conditions for planting across most cropping regions....
06 June 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Canola Producers Regain Access to Chinese Market
AUSTRALIA - Australian canola producers can look forward to new market opportunities in the huge Chinese market with the resumption of bulk shipments of canola now underway....
28 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Helping Agriculture Seize Opportunities of Asian Century
AUSTRALIA - A new A$28.5 million Asian Food Markets Research Fund will create new opportunities for Australian agriculture and food industries in Asia and boost rural research and development....
27 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Landcare Grants to Fund 242 Local Projects
AUSTRALIA - Community and agricultural groups across Australia will share in more than A$10.7 million in Community Landcare Grants as part of the Sustainable Agriculture stream of Caring for...
Crop Industry News from Australia Cutting Red Tape for Australia's Food Industry
AUSTRALIA - The Productivity Commission (PC) has announced plans to review the impact of regulatory burdens across the food supply chain....
24 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Sustainable Land Management Legislation Given Farmer Approval
AUSTRALIA - Land managers and farmers have praised the Queensland Parliament for passing a new law that will support sustainable food production....
22 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia New Technology to Transform Pig Waste to Gas
AUSTRALIA - New technology has been developed by South Australian scientists in China to turn pig waste into biogas and biochar....
16 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Gillard Government to Implement National Drought Reform
AUSTRALIA - The Gillard Government has announced a new A$99.4 million Farm Household Allowance that will be at the core of the National Drought Programme Reform....
06 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia National Drought Program Reform Agreement Struck
AUSTRALIA - The Federal Government, State Governments and the Northern Territory have signed up to the National Drought Program Reform....
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