Too early to measure ‘Water Trigger’

THE federal government is being urged to retain the ‘Water Trigger’ legislation that aims to protect agricultural-related water resources from suffering irreparable damage caused by large coal mining or Coal Seam Gas mining projects.
THE federal government is being urged to retain the ‘Water Trigger’ legislation that aims to protect agricultural-related water resources from suffering irreparable damage caused by large coal mining or Coal Seam Gas mining projects.
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NEW stresses will appear for the Australian beef industry over the next 12 months, although the general outlook remains upbeat. NEW stresses will appear for the Australian beef industry over the next 12 months, although the general outlook remains upbeat.
FORMER cabinet minister Ian Macfarlane’s defection to the National party has been blocked by the Queensland executive of the LNP. FORMER cabinet minister Ian Macfarlane’s defection to the National party has been blocked by the Queensland executive of the LNP.
PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull will stand with Australian farm leaders today to launch the NFF's ambitious online transformation strategy. PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull will stand with Australian farm leaders today to launch the NFF's ambitious online transformation strategy.
WOOL rose four cents this week, with the AWEX EMI finishing at 1251 cents a kilogram.
WOOL rose four cents this week, with the AWEX EMI finishing at 1251 cents a kilogram.
SWIFT ratification of the Trans Pacific Partnership will help create new export opportunities for Australian agriculture and further build on the sector’s contribution to the national economy, the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) says.
07 Feb 16 SWIFT ratification of the Trans Pacific Partnership will help create new export opportunities for Australian agriculture and further build on the sector’s contribution to the national...
While the battleground for speed tillers has got increasingly crowded in recent years, farmers should focus on results rather than hype when it comes to choosing a machine.
07 Feb 16 While the battleground for speed tillers has got increasingly crowded in recent years, farmers should focus on results rather than hype when it comes to choosing a machine.
The mood in the bush is remarkably upbeat say increasing numbers of farmers and leading service providers.
07 Feb 16 The mood in the bush is remarkably upbeat say increasing numbers of farmers and leading service providers.
GROWER needs won’t be ignored as the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre continues to evolve its future operations in the face of an exciting industry future, says incoming CEO Richard Simonaitis.
06 Feb 16 GROWER needs won’t be ignored as the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre continues to evolve its future operations in the face of an exciting industry future, says incoming CEO...
A former farming lobby head has warned the agriculture industry risks reputational damage akin to that suffered after the live cattle exports scandal if the state government proceeds with radical new laws.
06 Feb 16 A former farming lobby head has warned the agriculture industry risks reputational damage akin to that suffered after the live cattle exports scandal if the state government proceeds...
AS A RULE, Australian farmers on normal soil types can expect to store around 25pc of rain that fell in early January in the soil profile with that figure rising to around a third from now on and grading steadily upwards as we enter the autumn, according to agronomists.
06 Feb 16 AS A RULE, Australian farmers on normal soil types can expect to store around 25pc of rain that fell in early January in the soil profile with that figure rising to around a third from...
THE combination of soil erosion risks and cheap diesel has meant there has been a slight spike in farmers working up ground following good summer rain across much of the country.
06 Feb 16 THE combination of soil erosion risks and cheap diesel has meant there has been a slight spike in farmers working up ground following good summer rain across much of the country.
FEDERAL Rural Health Minister Fiona Nash has called on all Australians including those in regional areas to speak to their family about becoming organ donors.
06 Feb 16 FEDERAL Rural Health Minister Fiona Nash has called on all Australians including those in regional areas to speak to their family about becoming organ donors.
Grain Growers Limited director John Eastburn has returned to the position of chairman following the sudden resignation Narrabri farmer Andrew Carberry.
05 Feb 16 Grain Growers Limited director John Eastburn has returned to the position of chairman following the sudden resignation Narrabri farmer Andrew Carberry.
The TPP will remove tariff barriers on US$9 billion of Australia’s dutiable exports to the 12 countries, including $4.3b worth of agricultural goods with new levels of access for beef, dairy, sugar, rice, grains and wine, says Trade Minister Andrew Robb.
05 Feb 16 The TPP will remove tariff barriers on US$9 billion of Australia’s dutiable exports to the 12 countries, including $4.3b worth of agricultural goods with new levels of access for beef,...
Diverse group to consider how to present Australian beef industry sustainability to the world
05 Feb 16 Diverse group to consider how to present Australian beef industry sustainability to the world
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Futuristic climate modelling will aim to predict pasture growth and liveweight gains.
05 Feb 16 Futuristic climate modelling will aim to predict pasture growth and liveweight gains.
WHILE the solid rain over virtually the length and breadth of the nation’s winter cropping belt will put additional demand on the nation’s herbicide stocks, at present there have been no reports of shortages.
05 Feb 16 WHILE the solid rain over virtually the length and breadth of the nation’s winter cropping belt will put additional demand on the nation’s herbicide stocks, at present there have been no...
Everyone wants to cultivate innovation, but what is it and how does it occur?
05 Feb 16 Everyone wants to cultivate innovation, but what is it and how does it occur?
AUSTRALIA has enjoyed a wet January, with many places recording record totals, but national crop forecasters say it is too early to suggest the nation will see a swing away from cereals into higher risk, higher reward crops.
05 Feb 16 AUSTRALIA has enjoyed a wet January, with many places recording record totals, but national crop forecasters say it is too early to suggest the nation will see a swing away from cereals...
Cheaper sea freight and mining costs, courtesy of lower global energy prices, have changed global price fundamentals for fertiliser
05 Feb 16 Cheaper sea freight and mining costs, courtesy of lower global energy prices, have changed global price fundamentals for fertiliser
CNH Industrial has posted big falls in net sales across the group with the company’s agricultural segment revenue tumbling.
05 Feb 16 CNH Industrial has posted big falls in net sales across the group with the company’s agricultural segment revenue tumbling.
Record high cattle prices combined with questions and answers on National Party leadership in a typically unique and informative media conference starring Barnaby Joyce in Canberra.
04 Feb 16 Record high cattle prices combined with questions and answers on National Party leadership in a typically unique and informative media conference starring Barnaby Joyce in Canberra.
Farm industry frustrations are mounting as the Agricultural Commissioner announced in last year's Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper remains in limbo.
04 Feb 16 Farm industry frustrations are mounting as the Agricultural Commissioner announced in last year's Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper remains in limbo.
PERFORMING in line with a weather pattern that often asserts itself following a strong El Nino weather event, much of Australia has enjoyed wetter than average conditions through the opening month of the year.
04 Feb 16 PERFORMING in line with a weather pattern that often asserts itself following a strong El Nino weather event, much of Australia has enjoyed wetter than average conditions through the...
ChemChina known in Australia through its Adama business, is making an $A60 billion bid for Syngenta.
04 Feb 16 ChemChina known in Australia through its Adama business, is making an $A60 billion bid for Syngenta.
It seems Chinese industrial giant Zoomlion has an appetite for industrial business with the company making an unsolicited US$3.3 billion bid for US crane and construction equipment business Terex.
04 Feb 16 It seems Chinese industrial giant Zoomlion has an appetite for industrial business with the company making an unsolicited US$3.3 billion bid for US crane and construction equipment...
One of agriculture's most fundamental input costs - fuel - is looking relatively modest compared to years ago.
04 Feb 16 One of agriculture's most fundamental input costs - fuel - is looking relatively modest compared to years ago.
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The wheat Industry in Australia became the model of which all other sectors became more and more
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Wild salmon has a close to ideal balance of fatty acids, it is my understanding that the balance
Experienced grains industry operator Richard Simonaitis has been appointed as the new CEO of the AEGIC.05 Feb 16 Experienced grains industry operator Richard Simonaitis has been appointed as the new CEO of the AEGIC.
AUSTRALIAN livestock exporter Wellard's vessel, the M/V Ocean Outback, is destined for Singapore to repair a malfunction to one of its two engines, after last year being marooned off Perth's coast.05 Feb 16 AUSTRALIAN livestock exporter Wellard's vessel, the M/V Ocean Outback, is destined for Singapore to repair a...