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Australia | 29 March 2017
Dairy price crash ‘clearly avoidable’

Last year’s dairy crisis was an avoidable catastrophe, two of Australia’s dairy industry leaders told The Australian’s Global Food Forum in Melbourne. Rene Dedoncker, Australian head of the world’s...


Australia | 29 March 2017
Cyclone Debbie hits Australian agriculture and tourism hard

The physical battering sustained by Queensland communities hit by Cyclone Debbie will be followed with an economic hit, as the total damage to the Whitsunday region becomes clear. The tourism, agri...


Australia | 23 March 2017
Australia, China to boost trade with beef making the cut

Australia and China are expected to sign new bilateral agreements on beef exports, energy and security during a four-day visit by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that began on Thursday. Li, the first si...


Australia | 21 March 2017
Anthrax incident prompts vaccination of more than 4000 sheep in Australia

More than 4000 animals have been vaccinated after an anthrax outbreak in northwest Victoria. Agriculture Victoria yesterday said it was continuing to respond to an anthrax outbreak involving deaths...


Australia | 10 March 2017
Australian dairy production down 8.2 per cent

Dairy production in Australia fell 5.9 per cent in January compared with the previous year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia. Year-to-date production was down 8.2 per cent - a s...


Australia | 7 March 2017
World goes nuts for Australian agriculture as records tumble

The world is going nuts for Australian farm produce as overseas markets clamour for locally grown nuts such as almonds and macadamias as well as agricultural stalwarts such as beef, lamb, wool and cot...


Australia | 7 March 2017
Most expensive sale of Australian farmland to foreign investor on the cards if cane land is rezoned

Australia's most expensive sale of farmland to a foreign investor could be on the cards if a Gold Coast property developer can convince the Queensland Government to rezone sugarcane land for developme...


Australia | 6 March 2017
Dairy industry battles plant-based 'milks'

Dairy farmers and makers of plant-based dairy alternatives are squaring off over a murky question: Legally, who’s got milk? Dairymen are lobbying Congress to restrict use of the word “milk” to prod...


Australia | 6 March 2017
Billionaire Rinehart buys cattle station in Australia's north

Billionaire Gina Rinehart has bought a cattle station in Australia’s Northern Territory, expanding her footprint in the agricultural sector. The Aroona cattle ranch, located around 100 kilometers (...


Australia | 3 March 2017
Warning over lead-poisoned cows after livestock theft in Tasmania

Tasmania Police have warned people who have been offered free or cheap beef not to accept it, after cattle believed to have consumed lead were stolen from a north-west property and slaughtered. The...


Australia | 2 March 2017
Australian report shows gender pay gap in agriculture is linked to low rates of women in leadership

Agriculture, forestry and fishing are among the worst industries for equal pay for women, according to a report released on Thursday. The Gender Equity Insights 2017 report also found gender pay ga...


Australia | 28 February 2017
Dairy farmers call for labelling crackdown on the word 'milk'

Australia's dairy farmers are calling for a "truth in labelling crackdown" on the way the word "milk" is used by makers of plant-based milk products. Dairy Connect, a lobby group for NSW dairy farm...


Australia | 24 February 2017
Dairy processor Murray Goulburn posts a $31.9m loss as milk production plummets

Australia's largest dairy processor Murray Goulburn has posted a $31.9 million loss in its half-year results. In an announcement to the stock exchange, the company said revenue had fallen 14.8 per ...


Australia | 22 February 2017
New Australian dairy operation announced to showcase latest Israeli dairy technology

The New South Wales Riverina will host a new dairy operation designed to showcase Israeli agricultural technology and provide a testing ground for Australian entrepreneurs and researchers. Writing ...


Australia | 22 February 2017
Medicinal cannabis market offers new opportunities for agriculture

Twenty-five companies have applied for licences to grow and manufacture medicinal cannabis in Australia. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced today medical marijuana could be easier to impor...


Australia | 20 February 2017
Farmers angered by Dairy Australia email accusing social media sites of spreading misinformation

A leaked email has set Dairy Australia at odds with the farmers it represents, after it named a number of farmer-based social media accounts and the strategy for dealing with them. A screenshot of ...


Australia | 17 February 2017
GPS-wearing cows may be answer to stopping cattle thieves in their tracks

It is a crime evoking bushrangers and cattle duffers of old, but stock theft has become a modern crime and researchers are hoping to find a technological solution. A team from Central Queensland Un...


Australia | 16 February 2017
Australia - a leader in high-tech agriculture

Parts of Australia’s farming industry are rushing to recruit a new generation of tech-savvy graduates as the sector swaps its bucolic past for a future of drones, robots and automated sensors. The ...


Australia | 10 February 2017
Farmer survives five hours stuck in boggy swamp with nose just above water

A farmer survived five hours with his nose barely above water level after his excavator slid into a boggy swamp. Daniel Miller was riding his machine on his property when the edge of a dam gave way...


Australia | 7 February 2017
Farmer backlash forces land grab backflip

Dozens of Queensland farmers are breathing a collective sigh of relief after the federal government retreated on plans to compulsorily acquire agricultural land to expand two military training bases. ...


Australia | 6 February 2017
Dairy outlook brightens on supply crunch

The end may be in sight for the shake-out in the dairy industry which has pushed milk stocks to 20 year lows as farmers have either exited the industry or slashed supplies, with farmgate prices foreca...


Australia | 3 February 2017
Australian dairy farmers trapped in 'demoralising' industry

"We get up every day knowing that we'll slog it out for 12 to 15 hours, and we're making a loss," Michelle Hamilton says. Michelle and her husband Graeme are fifth-generation farmers from OB Flat i...


Australia | 31 January 2017
Saputo moves to buy remaining 12% of Australia's Warrnambool dairy business

Saputo Inc. is moving to buy out the minority shareholders of an Australian cheese and dairy producer that it acquired in 2014 after a hard-fought takeover battle. The Montreal-based company's Aust...


Australia | 31 January 2017
Incredible images of Australia's vibrant farming landscape

Stunning and vibrant photographs have revealed a side of Australian farming landscape that is rarely seen - kilometres of colourful cotton and sorghum crops, dusty paddocks and desert landscapes from ...


Australia | 27 January 2017
Dairy crisis: Understanding why the bubble burst and what it means for milk in supermarkets

Dollar a litre milk was quick to become the villain of the dairy crisis. For many shoppers, it was why farmers were being forced off their farms. It prompted social media campaigns calling on th...


Australia | 24 January 2017
Bumper year in agriculture won't be repeated, Queensland missed the boom

An unusually strong year of agricultural production in 2016 is unlikely to be repeated this year, according to the Australian Farm Institute's (AFI) latest outlook. It found revenue from agricultur...


Australia | 17 January 2017
Dairy prices predicted to go higher this year in Australia

Dairy prices are expected to increase by the end of the year. Dairyman Association farmer Dave Smith says 2016 was not a profitable year for Midstate dairy farmers. One reason farmers struggled is ...


Australia | 16 January 2017
Mixed results for Queensland rice plantings this summer

There have been mixed results for Queensland rice plantings following heavy rainfall in the north. The late finish to the cane harvest in Mackay has hit farmers hard, with no summer rice crops grow...


Australia | 16 January 2017
Beaudesert cattle prices remain red hot

The strength of the cattle market continues with 713 cattle sold at red hot rates at Bartholomew and Co’s first Beaudesert store sale of the year on Saturday. An outstanding line of feeder steers...


Australia | 13 January 2017
Aussie scientists protect crops with groundbreaking virus spray

It’s like an invisible shield for your plants. You can’t see it or feel it, but a new spray developed by Australian scientists promises to protect crops against viruses. Biotechnology researchers a...