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24 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Sugar Output Forecast to Rebound in 2014/15
AUSTRALIA - The Australian sugar industry produces raw and refined sugar from sugarcane....
06 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Drought Down Under: What is the Cost?
AUSTRALIA – Drought has held Australia’s broadacre production back 11 per cent this millennium, according to a new Australian government report....
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia to Play Its Part in Alleviating Global Food Crisis
AUSTRALIA - Constant change in global demographics is creating a radically different landscape of world agriculture, delegates at ABARES Outlook 2014 heard yesterday, 5 March....
26 February 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia New South Wales Croppers Need Rains
AUSTRALIA - Grain growers in NSW are now desperate for rain to get the paddocks ready to sow a winter crop....
11 February 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Agriculture Takes Centre Stage at Upcoming Australian Conference
AUSTRALIA - Final preparations are underway for ABARES Outlook 2014, Australia’s premier agricultural conference, which will be held in Canberra on 4 and 5 March this year....
10 February 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Excellent Growing Conditions, Beneficial Rains in Western, South Australia
AUSTRALIA - Excellent growing conditions and beneficial rains in Western and South Australia producing areas are expected to result in significant production increases for Australian wheat in...
07 February 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Trial GM Crop Proposed for Australia's Ord Valley
AUSTRALIA - The national body responsible for regulating genetic technology has received an application to grow safflower in the Kimberley....
04 February 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Soybean Production Drop Could Lead to Shortage
AUSTRALIA - A big drop in soybean plantings in Australia could lead to a shortage of the oilseed on the domestic market next year....
29 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Third Largest Grain Crop Expected for South Australia
AUSTRALIA - South Australian grain growers are on track to record the state's third largest crop on record....
21 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Falling Dollar Good Timing for Australia's Grain Growers
AUSTRALIA - A weakening Australian dollar is boosting returns for Australian grain producers....
Crop Industry News from Australia Applications Open for Concessional Farm Loans
AUSTRALIA - Western Australian primary industries’ businesses can now apply for concessional loans through the Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme (WA)....
17 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Bee Sensors Take Flight to Help Farmers
AUSTRALIA - Thousands of honey bees in Australia are being fitted with tiny sensors as part of a world-first research program to monitor the insects and their environment using a technique known...
09 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Plenty of Demand for Western Australia's Bumper Grain Crop
AUSTRALIA - With the last of the Western Australia's bumper grain harvest trickling in, it's now more critical than ever to keep an eye on what's driving commodity prices....
03 January 2014
Crop Industry News from Australia Harvest Record in Western Australia
AUSTRALIA - West Australian grain farmers have just finished harvesting a record breaking crop....
30 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian White Paper to Boost Productivity
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government is developing a White Paper to boost agriculture’s productivity and profitability....
11 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Value of Australian Crop Exports Forecast to Decline
AUSTRALIA - Australian farm exports are forecast to be around A$38 billion in 2013–14, with higher forecasts for beef and veal, wine, and dairy products, according to the Australian Bureau...
04 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Crop Production Increases, with Regional Variations
AUSTRALIA - Winter crop production is forecast to increase by 12 per cent this season to a total of 42.1 million tonnes, according to the December edition of the Australian Crop Report....
26 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Queensland Drought Intensifies
ANALYSIS - Over 65 per cent of the state of Queensland has been officially drought declared, writes Gemma Hyland. ...
28 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Weather: Rainfall Restricts Grain Harvest
AUSTRALIA - Much of Australia has recently experienced hot, dry and gusty weather conditions. Bushfires across eastern New South Wales have burnt out significant areas of bushland, forests and...
Crop Industry News from Australia Deadline for EP Grain Industry Funding Applications Extended
AUSTRALIA - Grain growers on the Eyre Peninsula have a renewed opportunity to apply for project funding from the Eyre Peninsula Grain Rail Fund....
23 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Farmers Welcome New Shadow Ministry
AUSTRALIA - The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the appointment of the new Shadow Ministry, led by Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten, and Deputy Leader, Tanya Plibersek....
22 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Herbicide Runoff Reduced to Great Barrier Reef
AUSTRALIA - An innovative new approach to sugarcane plantation weed management trialled in select Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchments has shown a 90 per cent reduction in runoff of highly soluble...
19 September 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Australia Expects Record Value of Farm Production
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s gross value of farm production is expected to achieve a record of A$49 billion in 2013-14, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics...
12 September 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Variable Winter Crop Outlook Across Australia
AUSTRALIA - The outlook for Australia’s winter crop production remains positive, with the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) forecasting production...
Crop Industry News from Australia Drought Conditions Are Focus of Ground-breaking Wheat Research
AUSTRALIA - Ground-breaking research being conducted in South Australia into the qualities of wheat varieties grown in hotter, drier locations could hold the key to significant future yield increases....
09 September 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Harvesting Solutions for Red Witchweed Affected Producers
AUSTRALIA - Industry and government representatives have locked in a range of agreed solutions to enable business continuity for cane growers affected by red witchweed in Mackay....
06 September 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia National Award for Advancing Sustainable Agriculture
AUSTRALIA - A national project led by a South Australian researcher whom is helping boost farm productivity and natural resource management has won a prestigious 2013 Eureka Prize in Sustainable...
04 September 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers Call for Greater Scrutiny on GrainCorp Takeover
AUSTRALIA – The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs Committee has recommended that greater scrutiny is needed on the proposed takeover of GrainCorp by an Australian subsidiary of Archer Daniels...
03 September 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Wind Erosion Blowing Away Soil Fertility, Stored Carbon
AUSTRALIA - Australian soils are losing about 1.6 million tonnes of carbon per year from wind erosion and dust storms affecting agricultural productivity, our economy and carbon accounts, according...
02 September 2013
Crop Industry News from Australia Turning Waste into Fertiliser
AUSTRALIA - A new process for turning agro-industrial and domestic wastes into fertiliser, developed at The University of Queensland (UQ), is expected to have a significant, positive impact on...
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