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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...


Australia | 24 October 2017
Pest animals ‘cost Australian agriculture $797 million a year’

The cost of pest animals on Australian agriculture has soared according to a recent economic analysis. A report by the NSW Natural Resource Commission released yesterday found pest animals includin...


Australia | 19 October 2017
Blueberry farming divides NSW communities as tensions rise over land use

A clash of cultures is occurring on the New South Wales Mid North and North Coast as lifestyle and urban sprawl collide with farming. Agriculture has underpinned the economy of the region for more ...


Australia | 18 October 2017
Researchers in Australia have taken farming automation to a whole new level

The University of Sydney's Australian Centre for Field Robotics are pioneers when it comes to robotic farming. Having developed a series of driverless tractors, they give us a sneak peek of how future...


Australia | 25 September 2017
Plan to save Great Barrier Reef from encroaching farm pollution

The sky above is grey and drizzly, but the wetlands are still beautiful to behold. Flocks of magpie geese settle on the glassy water, honking and nibbling at bright green tufts of sedge. I’m at Mun...


Australia | 25 September 2017
Corrupt Agriculture Department official made $190,000 in secret sideline business

A corrupt biosecurity officer made almost $190,000 after establishing a secret sideline business to exploit his inside knowledge of the Agriculture Department. The official also falsified complianc...


Australia | 25 September 2017
Unfair GM laws a “catastrophe" for Australian agriculture

Onerous and expensive regulations have denied farmers’ access to new and existing Genetically Modified (GM) crop varieties and reduced their profitability while stifling the industry’s capacity to inn...


Australia | 19 September 2017
Farmer fears justice system ‘stacked against’ victims after guns confiscated

A farmer who armed himself with an unloaded gun to protect his family from a knife-wielding thug says he fears the justice system is “stacked against” victims. Father-of-three David Dunstan, 52, wa...


Australia | 13 September 2017
Delegates prepare for Australian Women in Agriculture Conference

Delegates from across the nation are preparing for next week’s annual Australian Women in Agriculture (AWiA) conference. The conference, Securing Australian Agriculture – sustaining families, farm...


Australia | 8 September 2017
Oz rural suicide: How one family's loss helps other farming communities

n 2012, with no prior signs of depression or mental ill-health, Glen Browning took his own life and life for his family would never be the same again. Hi son, Bill Browning, remembers the day his f...


Australia | 24 August 2017
Poor digital services in Oz holding back 'state-of-the-art' farming techniques

Poor services for mobile technology beyond the towns and off the highways are holding back the nation's best farmers, according to advocates of precision agriculture practices. Precision agricultur...


Australia | 23 August 2017
Agricultural Bureau of South Australia opens 2017 Excellence in Agriculture Awards

The Agricultural Bureau of South Australia has opened its 2017 Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture Awards, which offer young farmers and rural youth the opportunity to pursue personal and professional...


Australia | 21 August 2017
Beef plants suspended from China play the waiting game

Audits on the six Australian beef processing plants dealing with China’s recent suspension over labelling issues are now complete. Exporters are “waiting patiently” for news on whether Chinese offi...


Australia | 18 August 2017
Farmers disappointed with Senate report on dairy industry

A long-awaited government review of how to fix the dairy industry's woes has left farmers feeling disappointed and dubious. Following last year's dairy crisis, the Senate Economics References Commi...


Australia | 15 August 2017
Asian dairy boom herds New Zealand tourism against agriculture

New Zealand markets itself to international tourists as “100 per cent pure,” but a rapid expansion of its dairy industry is endangering its clean, green image. The shift threatens to pit the nation...


Australia | 11 August 2017
Beef producer AACo's CEO resigns

After four years in charge Australian Agricultural Company (AACo), Jason Strong has resigned as chief executive as the company continues its transformation from a cattle producer into a provider of lu...


Australia | 10 August 2017
Dairy farmers seek public support over push to stop plant-based alternatives

What is milk? Is it soy, almond or rice — or does it only come from cows? "When you think of milk you think of a white liquid that's come from an animal," Victorian dairy farmer Raelene Hanratty sa...


Australia | 10 August 2017
Former farmer looks to improve agriculture in developing nations using technology

Ten years ago cotton farmer Stu Higgins decided to sell his Jandowae, Queensland farm and help other farmers in developing nations. He was making money but felt unfulfilled and was searching for a ...


Australia | 9 August 2017
Beef prices: Aussie dollar and red meat costs push rates down

The issues affecting the beef market are not just seasonal, as evidenced by cattle prices being unable to bounce off the much welcomed weekend rain. Saleyard price indicators for cattle actually fe...


Australia | 7 August 2017
Australian government olants Seed of Drone Agriculture

Australia’s top science agency is teaming up with the nation’s leading agribusiness corporation to deploy drones and long-range sensing tech to boost crop yields Down Under. The Commonwealth Scient...


Australia | 1 August 2017
Central Australian cattle station under contract to sell for $13 million pending settlement

A family-run Central Australian pastoral property is under contract to sell for $13 million, pending settlement. Coniston Station, north-west of Alice Springs, went under the hammer last week, but ...


Australia | 28 July 2017
Japan ups tariffs on US beef, giving Aussie meat the edge

Australia's beef industry has been buoyed today by news that Japan is likely to announce it will dramatically increase tariffs on US beef imports. Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fish...


Australia | 26 July 2017
Record fine for 'free range' egg farmer Snowdale

One of WA's biggest egg producers has been slugged more than $1 million after it deceived shoppers by falsely labelling some of its products free range, and consumer class action may follow. The Au...


Australia | 21 July 2017
Beef prices finally set to tumble in last half of year, as cattle industry, turns a corner

Carnivores rejoice. Beef prices look to be finally heading south. Anyone who has bought a steak recently has undoubtedly felt the sting of record-high beef prices, with good quality cuts going for ...


Australia | 17 July 2017
Australian dairy takes a hit in Chinese crackdown

China’s recent suspensions of milk products from factories in South Australia and Victoria reflect a rapid increase in interventions by the country’s food and drug administration. In October last y...


Australia | 17 July 2017
Australian dairy farmers feel pressure to sign 'devastating' new contracts

Struggling dairy producers in Western Australia's South West say they hold concerns for the future of their farms, after receiving new contracts from milk processor Brownes. Documents provided to t...


Australia | 14 July 2017
Banks face farmer fury

Angry farmers could not hold back their frustrations and tears as they pleaded with senators to recommend a royal commission be held into the banking sector at a special public hearing in Charters Tow...


Australia | 14 July 2017
Australian cattle worker gets toe for a thumb after attack by bull

A 20-year-old cattle worker in Australia whose thumb was severed by a bull had it replaced by his toe during an unusual eight-hour surgical procedure. Zac Mitchell, who works on a remote farm in We...