Dairy Farmers, Coles, and ACCC


Coles to pay Norco dairy farmers around $5.25 million following ACCC investigation. Coles Group Limited (Coles) will pay Norco Co-operative Limited (Norco) around ...

What? Root Nibblers Sustainable in Drought Country?


Moree Dorper sheep farmers key to drought endurance. A farming family specialising in Dorper sheep says the breed’s “extreme adaptability” can prevail during crippling ...

Milk Price Rise to Save Farmers


Dairy farmers push for $1.50 a litre milk. NSW Farmers is pushing for major retailers to increase the prices of their generic milk ...

Modern Challenges in Farming


Farmers face unexpected challenges as they navigate modern life on the land. Rural - urban interface in Tweed Valley - Image ©Selina Stillman. ...

Upcoming Winter Crop Worst in Decade


The tough times continue – Rabobank Australian Winter Crop Outlook Australia’s 2019/20 winter crop will be the smallest since 2007/08, as ongoing severe drought ...

Water Relief for Horticulture


Fruit and nut growers in NSW can now access the Federal Government’s On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate. Pecan orchard at Moree, NSW ...

Bylong: Agriculture Jobs vs Mining Jobs


The commission found the environmental impacts, particularly on groundwater and productive agricultural land, would last ...

Green Thumbs Aren’t for Texting


Enviro grant plants seed of change at Coal Point school. Coal Point Public School received $3000 last year to transform overgrown sections of its ...

Farm Trespass and the Law


Get the balance right on farm trespass laws, says Law Council. Proposed farm incitement of trespass laws would duplicate existing state and territory ...

Relief for native vegetation hangover


The NSW Government has delivered some certainty to farmers facing potential compliance action under outdated native vegetation laws. NSW Farmers Conservation ...

Locals in National Science Week


Australia’s biggest science festival, National Science Week 2019, from 10th to 18th August, has Hunter region participants in full swing. From robots ...

Women in Horticulture


Supporting the next crop of women in horticulture leaders. Two inspiring women will address over 250 attendees at the annual Women in ...

Egg recall due to possible Salmonella


The NSW Food Authority advises that the following eggs are being voluntarily recalled by Port Stephens Eggs because they may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis ...

Export markets build drought resilience


Resilient beef and sheep prices have provided a dose of relief for many farming enterprises amidst a severe drought across most of Eastern ...

Australian dairy seasonal outlook


Signs of a bottoming in the margin cycle, with farmgate milk prices improving… Soil moisture profiles are below average, there ...

Fisheries Research Board at Port Stephens


The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) board of directors are in Port Stephens (16–17 April 2019) to meet with New South Wales ...

Drought Worries 92% of NSW Farmers


NSW farmer confidence hinges on autumn break … with anxious wait for rain . Results at ...

Season of Extremes Hit Farmers’ Confidence


The start of 2019 has been characterised by ‘drought and flooding rains’, as adverse seasonal conditions subdue ...

Milk Price Recovery ~ That Would be Good


Stage set for milk price recovery, US dairy expert tells 400-strong crowd at the Australian Dairy Conference ...

Drones Measure Farm Soil Moisture


As severe drought devastates Australia’s farms, drone-based soil moisture mapping can reduce and optimise irrigation. ...

Agriculture Outlook: Growth, but Challenges


Australian agriculture is on a strong path, but “headwinds are mounting” and “downside risks” are considerable in 2019, according to a Rabobank industry ...

Farm Safety at Tocal


Future Farmers Day is at Tocal Agriculture Centre on Friday 3 August 2012. Visiting students will learn safety on the farm from Tocal Certificate ...


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