Vegetable industry body AUSVEG has welcomed the legislation of amendments to strengthen Australia’s competition law, including the addition of an ‘effects test’, saying it will provide a greater ability for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to take action against serious misuses of market power where they are uncovered and ensure an open and transparent business environment in the Australian fresh produce industry open to new competition.
Land managers who wish to undertake plantation forestry projects to sequester carbon will now have the opportunity to participate in the carbon market, following Australian Government approval of a Plantation Forestry Method under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).
The Federal Government is finalising contracts with the six prawn farm businesses affected by the outbreak of White Spot disease in the Logan River area of Queensland, giving the green light for $20 million in financial assistance to flow.
Diplomatic Heads of Mission and representatives to Australia from ASEAN countries will visit Toowoomba from 14-16 August 2017 to promote cooperation between Australia and ASEAN countries in agriculture, infrastructure, logistics, and food distribution in rural areas.
As one of only a few developed countries perfectly suited to aquaculture, Australia has the potential to create a “very successful export-orientated seafood industry”, according to a visiting global sector expert.
NT Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles launched Australia’s first Water Buffalo Manual, which aims to help the development of Australia’s Water Buffalo Industry.
Western Australia's apple industry has celebrated the first export shipment of Western Australian-bred BRAVOTM branded apples to Singapore.
The latest National Australia Bank (NAB) Rural Commodities Index fell 1.2 per cent in July 2017, driven by weaker livestock prices offsetting some big gains across some grains.