AgriFutures Australia is the new trading name for Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC), a statutory authority of the Federal Government established by the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989.
Farmers in low and medium rainfall areas could receive a boost to average farm profits by 10 per cent and halve economic risk simply by turning to legumes, thanks to $5.5 million in Federal Government funding awarded to the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
The NAB Rural Commodities Index fell to a 15 month low in September 2017, on the back of a high Australian dollar, retreating grain prices, and weakness in cattle prices.
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.