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Drought policy is always fraught, but farmers say it's broken

Drought policy is always fraught, but farmers say it's brokenThe scale of the drought that's gripped much of eastern Australia is still truly staggering. Despite some isolated showers across some parts of NSW, it stretches from south-west Queensland through all of NSW and into South Australia. The Liverpool Plains and the town of Quirindi, where Four Corners filmed its story this week, are the epicentre.


Top End's Margaret Downs Station sold to Northern Territory pastoral family

Top End's Margaret Downs Station sold to Northern Territory pastoral familyThe Top End's Margaret Downs Station has been bought by a Northern Territory pastoral family in a second major property transaction in a week. The station on the Sturt Plateau, south of Katherine, covers 60,800 hectares and was sold with around 4,500 head of Brahman cattle. Settling last Thursday, the property was purchased by KD Rural, a contract mustering and fencing business owned by Sam and Victoria Burke, and Jessica and Tim Corones, previously based at Broadmere Station.


Renewable energy abattoir project approved for central Queensland

Renewable energy abattoir project approved for central QueenslandA $308 million abattoir with its own renewable energy facility in central Queensland has been given the green light by the State Government. The project, to be built by the Asia Pacific Agri-corp near Gladstone, will feature a meat processing plant powered by its own on-site renewable energy facility and will be the first of its kind in Australia. The solar farm will be on a 340-hectare site adjacent to the abattoir.


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Time for young dairy representatives to step forward

Time for young dairy representatives to step forwardI was in Canberra last month and witnessed first-hand the political turmoil that rocked the federal Government and which ultimately led to a change of Prime Minister. Ironically, I was accompanying a group of young dairy industry professionals as part of the Developing Dairy Leaders Program, run by Marcus Oldham College with support from Australian Dairy Farmers and Dairy Australia.


Woolgrowers not forgotten – not even by the Royal Palace

Woolgrowers not forgotten – not even by the Royal PalaceHe may be far away from wool-growing properties in Australia but His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has the challenges facing woolgrowers in his thoughts, writing to all woolgrowers to reassure them during the current dry conditions. In a letter distributed by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), on special request from Clarence House, to about 41,000 woolgrowers throughout Australia, The Prince of Wales expresses his sadness at the impact the drought has had on woolgrowers throughout the country.


Beef a victim if Canada sidelined in NAFTA

Beef a victim if Canada sidelined in NAFTAThe North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – which includes the US, Mexico and Canada, and was recognised as the gold standard for multilateral FTAs when it came into effect in 1994 – has underpinned increased trade across the continent and led to the integration of cross-border supply chains.


Do you know the signs of Foot and Mouth Disease?

Do you know the signs of Foot and Mouth Disease?Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is known to affect cloven hoofed animals, including cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, deer, buffalo and camelids. Thankfully Australia is lucky enough not to have this highly contagious disease of livestock. In 2013, The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) estimated the cost of an outbreak of FMD in Australia.


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South Australian Government formally acknowledges drought for first time

South Australian Government formally acknowledges drought for first timeSouth Australia is officially in drought, according to the State Government. Primary Industries Minister Tim Whetstone made the declaration as the Department of Primary Industries and Regions, South Australia (PIRSA) reduced its crop forecast earlier this week. PIRSA expects 5.8 million tonnes will be harvested in South Australia this year, more than 2 million tonnes less than the 10-year average.


'Toxic' grain sourced in drought blamed for death of heritage birds

'Toxic' grain sourced in drought blamed for death of heritage birdsAn inability to source "top notch food" during drought is seen as a key reason for the loss of a large number of award-winning heritage birds on a New South Wales Mid North Coast poultry operation. Like many primary producers, the drought forced open range farmers Hayden and Beth McMillan to reassess their feed requirements on their Burrawong Gaian farm in the Macleay Valley.


Indigenous rangers dismayed as NT Government allows cattle station to graze gamba

Indigenous rangers dismayed as NT Government allows cattle station to graze gambaThe Northern Territory Government's decision to allow a cattle station to graze gamba grass, while ramping up its requirements on landholders to control the invasive weed, has come under fire. Two weeks ago the Government strengthened its rules around how the weed of national significance must be controlled, with landholders facing heavy fines for not complying.


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Farmers welcome bipartisan support for CPTPP

Farmers welcome bipartisan support for CPTPPThe National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed Labor’s support for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Borne out of the embattled TPP, the CPTPP will reduce and eliminate tariffs on a range of agricultural products, including red meat, cereals, dairy and wine. NFF President Fiona Simson said greater market access was key to agriculture’s continued growth.


Increased federal government drought support welcomed by NSW Farmers

Increased federal government drought support welcomed by NSW FarmersNSW Farmers’ Association welcomes the federal government’s additional financial support of $190 million to help drought affected farmers. The changes to the Farm Household Allowance will see additional payments of $12,000 for farming couples and $7,200 for individual farmers battling drought, and will mean that farmers and their families will be better supported to cover their everyday costs and reduce some of the pressures they face in managing their farms and feeding their families.


QFF urges farmers to be ready for Waste Levy

QFF urges farmers to be ready for Waste LevyThe Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) is urging farmers and rural communities to be ready for a new landfill tax commencing in early 2019, following the introduction of new legislation into State Parliament today. The Waste Levy will begin on 4 March 2019 and will be set at $70 per tonne for general waste escalating up to $150 per tonne for Category 1 regulated wastes sent to landfill. It will include 38 local government areas and cover 90% of Queensland’s population.


Stay up-to-date with Environment SA News

Stay up-to-date with Environment SA NewsThere’s now a new way to ensure you are kept well informed on environmental issues across South Australia and hear all the big news from the Department for Environment and Water (DEW). They are launching Environment SA News this month to share news and information directly to people who want to stay up-to-date on environmental projects and priorities.


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WAFarmers welcomes Indonesia-Australia trade agreement

WAFarmers welcomes Indonesia-Australia trade agreementWAFarmers welcomes the confirmation that negotiations for the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) have been successful, with the Australian and Indonesia Government signing off on the partnership. WAFarmers President Tony York said the agreement will create greater trade opportunities with increased market access.


Final round of Farmers’ Fund partnership grants open

Final round of Farmers’ Fund partnership grants openThe Victorian Farmers Federation has announced the opening of applications as part of the final round of grants under the Farmers’ Fund. VFF is strongly encouraging dairy farmers, particularly those contending with drought and extreme dry conditions in parts of the state, to apply for grants of up to $10,000 before the two-year partnership with Coles draws to a close on 29 October 2018.


Senate tickets: Support those who already champion our State

Senate tickets: Support those who already champion our StateThe State's peak farming organisation has backed calls for the Liberal and Labor parties to support sitting members on Senate tickets due to be announced this weekend. Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) President Wayne Johnston said that senators Richard Colbeck and Lisa Singh were both staunch advocates for Tasmania.


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