The Australian Government and the Australian wine industry are teaming up to attract an additional 40,000 international tourists to Australia's iconic wine regions through the $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package.
Poor climate conditions in grain-growing regions have contributed to the gross value of farm production being forecast to reach $59 billion in 2017-18, down seven per cent from a record of $63 billion in 2016-17, according to the ABARES report – Agricultural commodities, December quarter 2017.
Western Australia's first commercial walnut orchard, Omega Walnuts, will start putting its freshly harvested produce through its new Manjimup production facility.
Australian wool growers are receiving some of their best returns in decades with the AWEX Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) hitting an all-time high of 1681 cents per kilogram in November 2017, according to Rural Bank’s new Australian Wool Update.
Territory success story Humpty Doo Barramundi (HDB) is celebrating the commissioning of a new set of ponds to complete its expansion, after demand for its saltwater barra has continued to climb.
The Victorian Government is backing the Macedon Ranges Wine Region with a $68,775 package to increase Australian and overseas markets, boost wine tourism and grow local businesses in the region.
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has welcomed the recommendations of the Select Committee on Lending to Primary Production Customers.
There is a lot of excitement and talk about ‘blockchain’ but yet little is known about what it actually is, and how this digitised technology could be implemented in the agri sector.