Sugarcane farmers’ organisation CANEGROWERS is congratulating the Federal Government and Australia’s negotiators on the successful outcome for the sugar industry in the Peru Australia Free Trade Agreement.
Sustained dry weather conditions have significantly cut Australian winter crop production, with the upcoming grain harvest now expected to come in 41 per cent below 2016/17, and well below the five-year average, according to Rabobank’s latest crop forecast.
Victoria has set a new record with food and fibre exports reaching $12.8 billion – the biggest total in the state’s history.
The Territory Government introduced the Pastoral Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 into Parliament to help boost jobs and economic productivity in regional and remote areas by unlocking the development potential of the pastoral estate.
How much more evidence do governments need before they act on unfair and crippling power prices?
Unfavourable seasonal conditions in key cropping regions since the release of the September 2017 edition of Australian crop report mean that ABARES is likely to downgrade its forecast of 2017–18 winter crop production in the December 2017 edition of the report.
The ACCC has launched a new online tool for the agriculture sector to anonymously report concerns about competition or fair trading issues.
Well-known local face Rob McCarron is celebrating 35 years of service with Pacific Seeds, after starting work with the organisation in October 1982.