Australian horticulture producers have started 2017 on the back of a positive 2016, which saw increased yields and higher prices, according to Rural Bank and Rural Finance’s new Australian Horticulture Report.
AgForce Queensland is supporting a broad coalition of regional organisations converging on Canberra to press upon politicians the urgent need to ensure regional Australians have access to more reliable and affordable telecommunications services.
VFF has converged on Canberra in a campaign to end the data drought damaging rural communities.
The need for reliable telecommunications in a state as vast as Western Australia cannot be overstated, and WAFarmers said WA State Government commitment was needed to safeguard these services.
The Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition is urging the approximately 1200 households who have not yet switched from the Interim Satellite Service (ISS) to the Sky Muster National Broadband Network (NBN) satellite service to do so as soon as possible.
Federal Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, recognised the vital importance of government investment in roads and infrastructure to aid Australia’s hard working livestock and rural transporters at an industry dinner.
Favourable weather conditions across grain growing regions of Australia throughout the season have helped the nation’s crop farmers deliver a record harvest, according to Rural Bank and Rural Finance’s February 2017 Australian Crop Update.
Rural Crime Investigators have executed a warrant and charged a man over the alleged theft of stock from a property in north-west NSW.