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Australia | 18 June 2018
Agriculture biggest stumbling block to Australia-Europe free trade deal

European Union Trade Minister Cecilia Malmstrom has conceded agriculture will be the main sticking point in negotiations over a free trade agreement but argues the continent's farmers are being expose...


Australia | 15 June 2018
Live sheep export challenged in Australia's federal court

Animals Australia has appeared in the first hearing of an unprecedented application in the Federal Court of Australia to challenge the legality of a live sheep export permit. The challenge relates ...


Australia | 14 June 2018
Queensland budget: Agriculture lobbyists criticise Government as lacking vision, despite more money

Queensland's agriculture lobby groups have criticised the state budget as lacking vision, despite an overall rise in the amount of money spent on agriculture. The Queensland Agriculture and Fisheri...


Australia | 14 June 2018
Restored shed to provide insights into Canberra's farming past

When Myles Gostelow was growing up on a cattle station in Far North Queensland, he learnt never to throw anything out. "You always kept something for another time because it could fix something els...


Australia | 12 June 2018
Live exports 'disgusting' but needed in tough times, says Australian farmer

Sheep and wheat farmer Brian Klowss says he found footage of distressed and dying animals "disgusting" but hopes the live export trade will not be banned because "it’s a market we need in those tough ...


Australia | 11 June 2018
Green producers take vertical farm system to the world

Two regional Queenslanders behind a hi-tech invention for growing green produce in industrial settings are taking their vertical farm system to the world. Vertical farming is a way of producing foo...


Australia | 11 June 2018
More than 100 wedge-tailed eagles found dead on Victorian farm

More than 100 wedge-tailed eagles have been found on a farm in eastern Victoria, prompting a criminal investigation. Officers from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) fo...


Australia | 7 June 2018
'Who gets the family farm?' It's the awkward conversation that all farming families have

It's a delicate conversation and it can tear families apart: when your family has run the farm for six generations and they are counting on you to continue it, how do you tell them if you don't plan o...


Australia | 6 June 2018
Bangarra digs into indigenous farming for dance work

Sustainable agriculture is not often a subject for contemporary dance, but Bangarra Dance Theatre’s new work, Dark Emu, has been inspired by the ancient farming techniques with which indigenous people...


Australia | 29 May 2018
Agriculture moves to build Australia's new biosecurity system

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is quietly moving forward with the agile build of Australia's new biosecurity system. The department recently called on prospective partners to hel...


Australia | 29 May 2018
Hundreds of sheep killed and farming land destroyed in Australia

Farmers on Western Australia's south coast are still coming to terms with the extent of losses after devastating bushfires tore through the region last week. An escaped burn in the Stirling Range N...


Australia | 25 May 2018
Super investment in agriculture in Canberra spotlight

The $2.3 trillion Australian superannuation industry’s apparent extreme lack of interest in investing in agriculture is to be the focus of a parliamentary inquiry. The House of Representatives Stan...


Australia | 24 May 2018
Naked Farmer tackling mental illness one pair of undies at a time

Victorian grain and sheep farmer Ben Brooksby is hoping to use the success of his social media site The Naked Farmer to sell underwear and hats. He plans to donate $1 from each merchandise item sol...


Australia | 23 May 2018
Australia FTA talks to push for access to EU's agriculture markets

Australia will push for expanded access to Europe’s agricultural markets in free trade talks with the EU after its member states gave the green light for negotiations to start within weeks. The tra...


Australia | 21 May 2018
How can Australian agriculture stay ahead of overseas competition?

The Federal Budget scrubbed up well this year thanks to an unexpected $31 billion dollar surge in tax revenue. A lot of that is thanks to soaring world commodity prices, and not just from our minin...


Australia | 17 May 2018
Could hemp help Australian agriculture become a $100 billion industry?

Could hemp and other left-of-field products hold the secret to growing the agriculture industry? That has been one question raised as the National Farmers Federation tours the country asking people...


Australia | 15 May 2018
How do Queensland's land clearing laws impact farming profits?

The land clearing debate continues in farming communities across Queensland in the wake of the Labor Government's decision to pass laws banning the broad scale clearing of remnant vegetation. Now t...


Australia | 14 May 2018
Australian mega farm up for grabs in Wheatbelt for $85m

WA’s biggest broadacre farmer, John Nicoletti, has put his full 200,000ha portfolio in the eastern and northern Wheatbelt on the market, with a price tag of between $75 million and $85 million. A g...


Australia | 10 May 2018
Victorian Farmers Federation to renew contract for cheap milk with supermarket Coles

The Victorian Farmers Federation will push forward with its endorsement of cheap milk by extending a deal with supermarket chain Coles. The contract for the controversial Coles-branded 'Farmers Fun...


Australia | 9 May 2018
Australian farmer fends wild dogs off with stick to rescue injured kangaroo

Life on the land can be tough. Especially in Australia’s rough and wild terrain. No one knows this better than a brave NSW farmer who put his life on the line to save an injured kangaroo from a wil...


Australia | 4 May 2018
‘Rarest’ ape’s path to survival blocked by dams and agriculture

Even as scientists introduced the world to a new species of orangutan in 2017 — one of only seven non-human great apes alive today — they were already working to pinpoint the threats that might lead t...


Australia | 3 May 2018
Farming life not yet luring young as older workers carry load on the land

Agriculture jobs are touted as one of the few opportunities for the new generation of workers but the lifestyle adjustment required may be beyond reach for most. As Federal Agriculture Minister Dav...


Australia | 1 May 2018
Queensland farmers rally against laws to curb land clearing

The Queensland government is expected to pass new land-clearing laws on Tuesday amid fierce protests by farmers on the steps of the state parliament. The laws are an attempt to rein in soaring clea...


Australia | 30 April 2018
Girl lost in the Australian bush rescued by old farm dog

A three-year-old girl who went missing in bushland in Australia was rescued after the family dog followed her, stayed by her side overnight and then helped searchers to find her. The girl, Aurora, ...


Australia | 30 April 2018
About 100 cows perish after overnight fire at dairy Quebec farm

About 100 cows are dead after flames tore through a dairy farm south of Montreal early Sunday morning. Fire services were called at about 2 a.m. to the farm in Noyan, near the Quebec-U.S. border. ...


Australia | 26 April 2018
Australian farmers question the future of live sheep exports

The death of 2,400 Australian sheep from overcrowding, heat exhaustion and lack of food and water during live exports to the Middle East has lead to some farmers questioning whether the trade should b...


Australia | 26 April 2018
Mass resignations at Chinese owner of Australia's largest dairy farm

A mass board resignation at the Chinese firm that bought Australia’s largest dairy farm has fuelled concerns it may not fulfil the promises of local investment and environmental protection that convin...


Australia | 22 April 2018
Billion-dollar potential for Western Australia's carbon farming industry

A new carbon farming pilot project across the Southern Rangelands could signal the start of a new multi-billion-dollar industry for Western Australian pastoralists. This week the State Government g...


Australia | 20 April 2018
Australian farmer condemns govt's plans to invest money overseas

An emotional farmer has taken issue with the Australian government's plans to invest $146 million into training Vietnamese abattoir workers, claiming the money needs to be invested into the local econ...


Australia | 10 April 2018
Chinese investors circling Northern Territory for donkey farming

The Northern Territory Government says it will not support any plans for live donkey exports out of Darwin, and is working with potential investors to consider farming and processing the feral animals...