The women of contemporary Australian horticulture have spoken.
The Northern Territory and Japanese governments signed a Memorandum of Cooperation which will maximise the access of Territory agri-businesses to the Japanese market.
Bumper crops combined with wet and windy weather at harvest is likely to leave more grain on the ground than usual over summer, fuelling a potential swell in mouse populations in Victoria and South Australia.
The NSW Government is working with peak grain and cotton industry bodies to provide $14.7 million worth of subsidised training over three years to help the NSW agri-sector attract new workers and retain and upskill existing workers.
In the wake of the introduction of the melon research and development (R&D) levy on January 1 2017, the organisation managing the allocation of funds, Horticulture Innovation Australia, is calling on suitably qualified growers to help prioritise how funds are spent.
Smaller Western Australian wine producers are set to enjoy far greater exposure after the WA Government cut red tape across the industry.
A wild boar head, bear claw, human skulls, live reptiles and even dried spiders were among thousands of items intercepted by Australia's strict biosecurity border controls which resulted in 3,500 infringement notices.
The Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources continues to work collaboratively with the Queensland Government to determine the origin of the outbreak of white spot disease in prawn farms in south-east Queensland.