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02 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia New Opportunities for Carbon Farming
AUSTRALIA - Targeted new opportunities released today will help farmers and landholders access the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) with the announcement of phase two of the Extension and Outreach...
01 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Fairer Finance for Aussie Farmers
AUSTRALIA - The Gillard Government will boost support and assistance to farmers struggling with acute levels of debt with a new package of measures to support the rural sector....
26 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia GrainCorp Agrees A$2.8 Billion ADM Takeover
AUSTRALIA - GrainCorp, eastern Australia's largest crop handler, has agreed to a A$2.8 billion takeover offer from Archer-Daniels-Midland, after initially rejecting the price as too low....
23 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Gillard Government Supports Groups to Protect Australia's Natural Resources
AUSTRALIA - Regional Natural Resource Management organisations (NRMs) will share in A$669 million to continue their work to enhance and maintain Australia’s biodiversity and environment over...
11 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Spreading the Carbon Farming Facts
AUSTRALIA - Grants have been announced that will spread essential information on the Carbon Farming Initiative to farmers and land managers across the country....
09 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Export Highest Food Value in a Decade
AUSTRALIA - Australia exported more than A$30.5 billion worth of food in 2011–12 – the highest food export value in a decade....
08 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Sustainability Push Offers Land Owners Money Making Opportunities
AUSTRALIA – Farmers have the opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and develop a second income stream by capitalising on government funding projects....
Crop Industry News from Australia Supporting Sustainable Agriculture
AUSTRALIA - The new Caring for our Country Sustainable Agriculture stream will promote sustainable food production, innovation, land management and a skilled community....
08 March 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Increasing Australia's Barley Yield with Biodiversity
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, has congratulated the winners of the 2013 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries...
06 March 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Water Link Defines New Farm Frontiers
AUSTRALIA - Surprising new evidence has led scientists to concentrate on the link between water and salt in the Australian landscape with hydrological research in NSW set to define new boundaries...
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia's Total, Export Earnings Forecast to Rise
AUSTRALIA - The latest forecasts from ABARES indicate rising output in both the crop and livestock sectors in 2013-2014. Exports earnings are expected to rise for a number of products including...
26 February 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Liming, Crop Rotation Boosts Phosphorus Uptake, Grain Yield
AUSTRALIA - Research into how crop rotation and liming history affect the availability of soil phosphorus has unearthed the importance of lime treatments, rotational history and phosphorus on...
Crop Industry News from Australia VFF Grains Conference Looks at Global Market Access
US - IT’S TIME to talk globalisation, fertilizers, chemicals and the up-and-coming generation of grain growers. The 2013 VFF Grains conference is fast approaching, and registrations are now...
25 February 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Win Over Your Winter Wheat and Chickpea Crops
AUSTRALIA - Growers in Central Queensland (CQ) looking to maximise production of their winter wheat and chickpea crops are encouraged to attend a grower solutions workshop organised by the Department...
Crop Industry News from Australia Western Australia’s Climate Change Predictions On Track
AUSTRALIA - Projections made 25 years ago of where Western Australia’s climate would now be have proved reliable based on the latest weather observations....
22 February 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia to Chair G20's Agriculture Market Information System
AUSTRALIA - Australia has been elected Chair of the G20’s Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS)....
21 February 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Landmark Carbon Assessment Developed for Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Australian landscape soaked up one third of the carbon emitted by fossil fuels in Australia over the past twenty years, according to a new CSIRO study released last week....
Crop Industry News from Australia Ludwig: John Cobb 'Has No Plan for Agriculture'
AUSTRALIA - John Cobb talks down agriculture but he has no plan for the future, according to Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig....
18 February 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Category D Assistance for Flood-affected Queensland Producers
AUSTRALIA - The Federal and State Governments have announced a boost in assistance to Queensland primary producers and businesses that suffered extreme damage as a result of ex-Tropical Cyclone...
12 February 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Strong Australian Crop Forecast Despite Disasters
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s crops are forecast to be above average despite the recent natural disasters. Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, welcomed the release...
11 February 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Eyre Peninsula Grain Growers Asked for Views on Fund
AUSTRALIA - Eyre Peninsula grain growers are encouraged to have their say on best way to use excess funds from the Eyre Peninsula Grain Growers Rail Fund through an online survey....
Crop Industry News from Australia A$20 Million in Commonwealth Flood Help for Bundaberg
AUSTRALIA - More than A$20 million has been deposited into the bank accounts of flood–affected residents in Bundaberg....
09 February 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia What Next for Australia's Weather?
ANALYSIS - Following the recent spate of abnormal weather conditions throughout Australia, growers and producers are left perplexed about the likelihood of harvesting a decent crop this year,...
04 February 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Minister Appoints Wheat Industry Taskforce
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, has announced the appointment of the members of the Wheat Industry Advisory Taskforce and the Taskforce Terms...
Crop Industry News from Australia More Rural Investment Demanded for Western Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australian Farmers Federation (Inc.) (WAFarmers), as part of its 2013 State Election Key Issues, wants to see increased investment into rural and regional community services....
31 January 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Flood Water Heads for Australian Cotton Fields
AUSTRALIA - It's a wait and see game for cotton growers on the Queensland-NSW border as floodwaters from Queensland move south, inundating paddocks and some farmhouses....
28 January 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Communities Get a hand to Care for the Land
AUSTRALIA - New grants will support community groups and their work to keep Australia’s productive land healthy, resilient and sustainable....
22 January 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia 2012-13 Harvest Above Expectations
AUSTRALIA - South Australia’s 2012-13 grain crop is expected to come in at 6.45 million tonnes from four million hectares, an increase from the previous estimate of 6.19 million tonnes, according...
15 January 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Land Clearing Change Vital for Farmers
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australian Farmers Federation (Inc.) (WAFarmers) wants reform to the State’s land clearing laws to allow farmers to better manage their land as part of a long term plan...
24 December 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Establishment of Wheat Industry Advisory Taskforce Underway
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government has called for nominations for the Wheat Industry Advisory Taskforce....
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