Australian cotton growers and those in the industry are urged to have their say in the Australian Government’s review into the proposed ‘Backpacker Tax’.
Cattle throughput at Dalby declined 24%, to 3,191 head.
Sheep and goats born in Victoria after 1 January 2017 will require an electronic identification tag.
Farmers are being called on to tap into the Be Quad Safe website to claim up to $1200 in rebates on quad bike operator protection devices (OPDs), side-by-side (SSV) and other alternate vehicles.
The national body representing the Australian vegetable industry has thrown its weight behind calls for reform to the Horticulture Code of Conduct, with Ausveg publicly calling on the Australian Government to implement all reforms from the independent review of the Code by Mark Napper and Alan Wein.
Australia’s state and territory energy ministers have a chance to boost regional economies and return farming businesses to profitability by addressing the sky-rocketing cost of electricity when they meet in Canberra.
The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee (AWPFC) adjusted its forecast of shorn wool production for the 2016/17 season to 325 million kilograms greasy, the same level as its revised estimate for the 2015/16 season. Shorn wool production of 325 mkg greasy in 2015/16 is 6.1% lower than in 2014/15.
Growers in Western Australia’s Great Southern and south coastal regions are encouraged to check barley crops for leaf rust and to spray infections early because the disease is difficult to manage if left unchecked.