The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) announced that Tim Pelquest-Hunt, White and Rosé Winemaker at Pernod Ricard Winemakers in the Barossa Valley, was the dux of the 41 Advanced Wine Assessment Course.
The Federal Government has welcomed Indonesia’s implementation of its earlier agreement to reduce tariffs on the import of Australian raw sugar, strengthening opportunities for Australia’s $2.2 billion sugar export industry.
Australia is poised to benefit from an imminent tariff reduction on our sugar exports to Indonesia.
Farmers in low and medium rainfall areas could receive a boost to average farm profits by 10 per cent and halve economic risk simply by turning to legumes, thanks to $5.5 million in Federal Government funding awarded to the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to fall almost 9 per cent to $58 billion in 2017–18, primarily reflecting a decline in crop production, according to the Agricultural Commodities, September quarter 2017 report.
Agricultural businesses across the Riverina are set for a major boost following the launch of an AgriTech Incubator at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga Wagga.
More than 50 South Australian wineries will share in $1.225 million in funding, to help them upgrade and diversify their cellar doors to provide visitors with a world class experience.
The Farming Team, launched at Xerocon Melbourne, is a collaboration between eight innovative companies aimed at educating Australian farmers on best practice cloud applications to run their farming businesses.