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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...


Australia | 6 April 2018
A glimpse of farming in land down under

The majority of crops grown in Australia are exported. “The farming industry in Australia has been unnoticed for quite a long time,” said Dallas Law, who farms in Australia. “We are a major exporte...


Australia | 21 March 2018
Farming the sun's rays: Should Australia follow India's lead and create solar parks?

Australia is a huge landmass with an incredible amount of sunshine, so should our farmers be able to farm the sun's rays? This is what is currently taking place in India, with the world's largest s...


Australia | 19 March 2018
Big farming across Australia – in pictures

Alice Mabin is the photographer and author of the upcoming book The Grower. It tells the story of agriculture in Australia, a difficult industry with isolated landscapes as a backdrop. She spent more ...


Australia | 9 March 2018
Why Australia can't capitalise on record wool prices

Sheep farmers in rural Australia waited more than half a century for wool prices to come roaring back, only to find there aren’t enough shearers to trim their golden fleeces. “Once upon a time you ...


Australia | 9 March 2018
Tasmania's largest farm is on the auction block

Interest in the 54,000 acre farm is thought to be high among overseas investors; price is expected to top $70 million A massive farm extending to 54,000 acres is up for sale in Tasmania after it wa...


Australia | 6 March 2018
Australian agriculture industry told to make the customer king to secure future

The customer is king — it is an old adage that Australia's $59 billion agriculture industry has been told is becoming increasingly important as the world moves towards "personalised nutrition". Und...


Australia | 5 March 2018
Aussie Farmers Direct goes into administration affecting 100,000 customers

Fresh food delivery company Aussie Farmers Direct has gone into voluntary administration, blaming competition with big supermarkets and the low cost of imported foods. The business closed on Monday...


Australia | 5 March 2018
Tasmania's largest farm up for sale

A MASSIVE farm extending to 22,000 hectares is up for grabs in Tasmania after it was put on the market by its New Zealand owner. Rushy Lagoon is the biggest farm in Tasmania, an Australian island s...


Australia | 27 February 2018
Labor announces $45-million agriculture plan at Penguin

Tasmania’s North and North-West will be at the heart of the state’s research and commercialisation opportunities under Tasmanian Labor’s agriculture plan. Opposition spokesman for primary industrie...


Australia | 21 February 2018
$70m price tag for Tasmania's largest farm Rushy Lagoon

Overseas buyers have already flagged their interest in snapping up Tasmania's largest farm, which hit the market this week. The property Rushy Lagoon spans nearly 22,000 hectares in the far north-e...


Australia | 16 February 2018
Australia: TR4 confirmed on third Tully Valley farm

Australian authorities have confirmed the presence of Panama disease Tropical Race 4 (TR4) on a third Tully Valley farm, three years after it was first detected in the state of Queensland. The Aus...


Australia | 14 February 2018
Fitbits for animals: New data could revolutionise Aussie farming

Melbourne’s La Trobe University is setting out to revolutionise the livestock industry in Australia with its new sensor technology. Just like how Fitbits capture useful information about human move...


Australia | 14 February 2018
Australian farmers are being warned that competition from Black Sea suppliers

Wheat growers in the Black Sea region are eating into Australia’s share of the South-East Asian market, according to new research. Agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank says wheat growers in the...


Australia | 12 February 2018
Australian farmer hires gunmen to shoot dead hundreds of native birds

A South Australian almond farmer faces a potential jail sentence for hiring shooters to kill birds, including a native species, for 'destroying' his crop. Phillip Costa has been under investigation...


Australia | 1 February 2018
Farmers strip off to help break down barriers around mental health

Photographs of naked Australian farmers are being used to spark conversations about rural mental health and to promote greater interest in farming. Over the past eight months, hundreds of farmers h...


Australia | 8 January 2018
Murray-Darling basin: agriculture booming for major river system irrigators

Irrigated agriculture in the Murray and Murrumbidgee food bowl of southern Australia is quietly booming, despite political debate and interstate bickering about water loss, river health and the $13 bi...


Australia | 22 December 2017
Australia's digital agriculture dream stymied as gov scrimps on broadband

Gooda Creek Farm, located just outside Australia’s capital city of Canberra, exemplifies the country’s agricultural ambitions - a boutique producer that sells more than 2,000 kilograms a week of highl...


Australia | 21 December 2017
Queensland farmer fined and ordered to restore cleared native vegetation

A Queensland farmer has been fined and ordered to restore native vegetation he cleared on his property, despite a significant media campaign from the farmer, lobby groups and conservative politicians,...


Australia | 14 December 2017
Keeping farmers cut off is costing Aussie agriculture billions

The study revealed that by unlocking the full potential of ‘digital agriculture’ the value of agricultural production could conservatively increase by $20.3 billion and help achieve the industry’s goa...


Australia | 12 December 2017
Dry conditions, then frosts hit Australia farm production and exports

Dry conditions in winter and spring, followed by severe frosts in cropping districts in south-eastern Australia, have combined to slash crops, farm incomes and agricultural export earnings in fiscal 2...


Australia | 4 December 2017
Australia: 200h solar farm to be built on prime agricultural land

Locals in the NSW Central West are desperately appealing for help to stop a massive solar farm being built on prime agricultural land near Bathurst. Photon Energy has leased a 203 hectare site, pla...


Australia | 30 November 2017
Why Australian agriculture can't draw investment

With Asia’s expanding middle class hungry for its produce, you’d think Australia’s agricultural sector would have institutional investors lining up to plough money into future growth – but they’re not...


Australia | 28 November 2017
Record Australian agriculture production in 2016-2017

A new map of Australian agricultural production reveals record agricultural yield in the years 2016 and 2017. The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ map of Australia’s agriculture shows...


Australia | 24 November 2017
Australia's agriculture map reveals record production in 2016-17

The map of Australia’s agriculture released this week by ABARES shows cotton was the most profitable crop per tonne produced and per hectare sown in 2015-16, while sugar cane was the highest yielding ...


Australia | 22 November 2017
Australia holds first ever National Agriculture Day

Australia has celebrated its inaugural National Agriculture Day, to celebrate the contribution farmers make to society and the economy. To mark the occasion, the National Farmers Federation has rel...


Australia | 20 November 2017
National Agriculture Day, a day to reconnect Australians with the agriculture industry

For Allison Harker, agriculture is in her blood. Mrs Harker and her brother are fifth-generation farmers at Vale View in Yass, a property established in 1850 that predominantly runs sheep, but als...


Australia | 16 November 2017
Blockchain to "revolutionise" Australian agriculture's fight against food fraud

Farmers in the Australian state of Queensland have taken to using blockchain technology to counteract food fraud. A blockchain is a database of transaction details of a product which can be accesse...


Australia | 9 November 2017
Queensland farmer raises $25,000 to run ad opposing Adani water licence

A Queensland farmer has raised enough money to air an advertisement during prime-time television in the state’s regional areas calling on the government to cancel the free and unlimited water licence ...


Australia | 8 November 2017
Australian women in Agriculture & Business celebrate 100 years

WAB returned to Riverton where the very first women’s branch of the Agricultural Bureau started on 30th October, 1917. Nearly 100 members, past and present attended, many with their husbands, incl...



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