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13 December 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia's Primary Exports Forecast to Remain Strong in 2012-13
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s earnings from agricultural, fisheries and forestry exports are forecast to remain strong in 2012-13, at around A$39.5 billion....
06 December 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia's Crops Stand up to Dry Conditions
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s cropping sector is in positive shape despite dry seasonal conditions, the Australian Crop Report has found....
03 December 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia's Wheat Exports to be Deregulated
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s wheat industry will be fully deregulated with the passage of Labor’s Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill through the Senate....
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia's Cotton Crop Revised Downwards
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s 2012-13 cotton crop has been revised downward (nearly six per cent) to 4.0 million bales. Planting of the 2012-13 cotton crop is largely complete with total area expected...
26 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia World-first Crop Production Forecasting Technology for Queensland
AUSTRALIA - A new way of capturing crop area information will change the way industry forecasts cropping production across Queensland, and other States....
23 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Express Murray Darling Basin Plan Importance
AUSTRALIA - Producer lobbying group, New South Wales Farmers (NSW), have said that the water management framework, Murray Darling Basin Plan, must meet their key expectations upon reviewing it...
Crop Industry News from Australia Bee on the Lookout for Asian Honey Bees
AUSTRALIA - Biosecurity Queensland is calling on the Far North Queensland community to report Asian honey bees found outside of the known infested area....
20 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Sugar Beet Being Trialed in South Australia
AUSTRALIA - Dryland cropping in South Australia is no longer limited to winter. It's not uncommon to see paddocks of sorghum, safflower or even sunflowers throughout the summer months. However,...
Crop Industry News from Australia Sugar Industry 'Needs to Move into Energy Production'
AUSTRALIA - A scholarship-winning sugar farmer says the Australian industry needs to shift its focus to fibre and energy production, rather than just sugar production, if it's to keep up with...
16 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia National Australia Bank's Commodity Watch: Cost of Production Critical
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers are experiencing price volatility (of around $100 per tonne in recent months) following a significant dry spell in the US Midwest. So, how can they adopt hedging...
15 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Proposal from ADM Shot Down by GrainCorp
ANALYSIS - GrainCorp Ltd., the largest grain handler in eastern Australia, has shot down an ADM proposal offering A$2.7 billion ($2.8 billion), citing that the ADM offer "materially undervalues...
Crop Industry News from Australia Priority Research for Farmers, Other Land Managers
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, has announced the second round of competitive grants for the A$201 million Filling the Research Gap programme....
13 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Taking the Sting out of Practising Good Biosecurity
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s 12,000 registered beekeepers have recently received a manual to help protect Australia’s valuable agriculture and horticulture industries from pests that have decimated...
06 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Support for Climate Action on Australian Farms
AUSTRALIA - Applications are now open for the Gillard Government’s A$64 million Carbon Farming Futures Extension and Outreach Programme....
02 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Gillard Government Supports Amendments to Wheat Export Bill
AUSTRALIA - The Gillard Government’s Wheat Export Marketing Amendment Bill 2012 has this week passed the Lower House 70 to 67....
01 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Innovation Hub to Boost Australia's Export Industry
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s grain export industry will receive a boost with today’s official opening of the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC), a national centre for grain science...
31 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Vigilance Against Locusts Needed Despite Low Forecast
AUSTRALIA - Population upsurges in the west and low populations to the east for locusts are on the horizon according to the latest situation forecast from the Australian Plague Locust Commission...
30 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Global Food Giant Bid for Graincorp Highlights Wheat Bill Flaws
AUSTRALIA - The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) says that the proposed Archer Daniels Midland’s (ADM) takeover bid of Graincorp highlights the need for continued oversight of the grains...
Crop Industry News from Australia New Drought Strategy Receives Support
AUSTRALIA - Reform of Australia’s drought policy is another step closer with Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments agreeing on the framework for a new national drought package focussed...
24 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Perception, Policy, Prices - Key Issues Affecting Agriculture
AUSTRALIA - Government policy, funding and decision making, commodity prices and the Australian dollar, and the perception of agriculture among the community are the three key issues facing Australian...
23 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Policies Needed to Support Agriculture, not Strangle it
AUSTRALIA - The nation’s peak agricultural representative body, the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has called on Parliament to deliver a long-term strategic focus for Australia’s agricultural...
Crop Industry News from Australia GrainCorp Receives Conditional Proposal from ADM
AUSTRALIA - GrainCorp has received a conditional proposal from US agricultural processors, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)....
16 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia 'Bee' Alert and Report Asian Honey Bee Sightings
AUSTRALIA - Biosecurity Queensland is asking North Queensland residents to 'bee' on the alert and report suspect sightings of Asian honey bees....
12 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Sugar Production Revised Down
AUSTRALIA - USDA Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) estimate for Australian 2012/13 sugar production has been revised downwards (four per cent) to 4.3 million metric tons (MMT.) While rains...
11 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Growers Encouraged to Check Wheat for Virus
AUSTRALIA - Southern and central wheatbelt growers are encouraged to check their wheat crops for any unusual leaf symptoms with the detection of two cases of high plains virus (HPV)....
10 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Southern Hemisphere Becoming Drier
AUSTRALIA - A decline in April-May rainfall over southeast Australia is associated with a southward expansion of the subtropical dry-zone according to research published last week in Scientific...
02 October 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia NSW Growers United on the Need for Wheat Oversight
AUSTRALIA - AgForce QLD, NSW Farmers, Grain Producers SA, and Victorian Farmers Federation have joined together to reject the Government’s proposal to repeal the existing regulation of the...
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Rice Disease Not Matching Anything Known to Science
AUSTRALIA - The rice disease which destroyed crops in the Kimberley's Ord Irrigation Scheme last year is not matching any other strains of rice blast known to science....
21 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Top of the Crop to be Celebrated
AUSTRALIA - Queensland’s grain champions are set to be recognised at the Queensland Grain Industry Awards, hosted by peak rural lobby group AgForce....
20 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Australia Wet Weather Brings Disease Worry for Queensland Wheat Growers
AUSTRALIA - Forecast wet weather has raised disease concerns for Queensland wheat growers who planted their winter crops late....
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