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25 January 2021
View news from Australia Fall armyworm: emerging pest affecting Australia's dairy farms
Fall Armyworm (FAW) is a recently detected plant pest in Australia that has the potential to cause significant damage to a wide range of crops. It first appeared in Australia in early 2020 and has now been detected in Queensland, NSW and Western Australia....
13 January 2021
View news from Australia NFF Australia calls for dedicated agriculture visa to address labour shortages
The National Farmers Federation (NFF) is urging the Australian government to create a dedicated agriculture visa to help the sector achieve its potential. ...
25 December 2020
View news from Australia Australian cattle prices remain at premium to global competitors
Global cattle prices remain disjointed, with a variety of supply and demand factors influencing sharp price movements throughout the year, according to Meat & Livestock Australia. ...
23 December 2020
View news from Australia Meat and Livestock Australia Reflects on 2020, Looks forward to 2021
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Managing Director Jason Strong, and General Manager - International Markets, Andrew Cox, reflect on the remarkable year that has transpired in 2020 with MLA International Business Manager, Josh Anderson....
22 December 2020
View news from Australia Farm lobby supports Australia's WTO case against China
Australia's National Farmers Federation has voiced its support for a rules-based trading system as Australia begins a WTO dispute settlement process with China....
17 December 2020
View news from Australia Australian inquiry lends support to growth plan for ag sector
An inquiry in Australia's parliament has voiced support for the farm sector's growth vision for 2030. ...
15 December 2020
View news from Australia Methane-reducing seaweed additive wins The Food Planet Prize
A seaweed-based cattle feed that dramatically reduces methane emissions, outlined by research body CSIRO, has won the largest monetary reward on the global food stage....
13 December 2020
View news from Australia Australia's NFF welcomes new climate change measures and reduced emissions targets
The National Farmers' Federation says that Australia's suite of climate change action measures recognise the agriculture sector's capacity to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change. ...
11 December 2020
View news from Australia Australia's NFF urges workers to speak out if they are mistreated on farms
National Farmers' Federation President Fiona Simson encourages workers to report any on-farm mistreatment or abuse to the relevant authorities. ...
10 December 2020
View news from Australia New report shows Australia's agriculture sector weathering the challenges of 2020
The National Farmers' Federation released its 2020 report card and says that Australia's agriculture sector is poised for growth in 2021. ...
08 December 2020
View news from Australia China suspends beef imports from sixth Australian supplier
China has suspended imports of beef from Australia’s Meramist Pty Ltd from 7 December....
25 November 2020
View news from Australia New report from Australia's NFF sets agriculture up for a sustainable future
The input of more than 500 farmers and subject matter experts has contributed to a report released by the National Farmers’ Federation, which is a preliminary step towards transforming the relationship between agriculture and environmental management...
24 November 2020
View news from Australia Australia’s PM says Chinese tensions are due to a misrepresentation of interests
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison believes that tension between Australia and China are being driven by incorrect assumptions shaped by a rivalry between China and the United States....
21 November 2020
View news from Australia Emerging research shows that Australians care more about their food since the start of the pandemic
The research from the National Farmers Federation shows that almost one quarter of Australians say that COVID-19 has made them more conscious of where their food comes from. ...
20 November 2020
View news from Australia Australia celebrates National Agriculture Day
Australians turned out in huge numbers on 20 November to celebrate National Agriculture Day....
09 November 2020
View news from Australia Australia's NFF calls for government action on research warning
Australia's National Farmers Federation is urging the government to take action after research body CSIRO published a report on the risk of increased disease outbreaks....
06 November 2020
View news from Australia Australia says that industry reports on exports to China “deeply troubling”
Australia says it is closely monitoring trade flows to China amid “deeply troubling” reports from industry that Chinese buyers have been told not to purchase seven categories of Australian products and commodities from 6 November....
02 November 2020
View news from Australia China rejects Australia’s appeal to remove barley import tariff
China has rejected Australia’s petition to scrap a tariff on its barley exports, all but closing the door on a trade work nearly A$1.5 billion in 2018....
01 November 2020
View news from Australia Australian farmers fear encroachment of EU regulations as trade deal progresses
The National Farmers Federation is concerned that the Australian Government may accept EU regulations on farm goods as part of a future trade relationship. ...
29 September 2020
View news from Australia Industrial action at Australian port strains agriculture sector
The recovery of Australia's farm sector has been thrown in jeopardy as crucial port reduces capacity as part of ongoing industrial action. ...
26 September 2020
View news from Australia Soil restoration forms crucial component of Australia's green energy strategy
Australia's National Farmers Federation welcomes the Low Emissions Technology Statement (LETS), saying that enhancing soil carbon will allow the agriculture sector to contribute to Australia's emissions goals. ...
22 September 2020
View news from Australia New company to reduce cows’ methane using feed additive made from the seaweed
Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO announced the formation of a new company to take a methane-busting seaweed to market, with $13 million secured from five investors....
18 September 2020
View news from Australia Chance of La Niña forming increases in Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology’s (BOM) latest climate outlook is forecasting a wetter-than-average spring for most of the eastern mainland, in part due to La Niña conditions developing over the Pacific Ocean. ...
View news from Australia Crying over plant-based milk: neither science nor history favors a dairy monopoly
Soy milk. Almond milk. Rice milk. To some dairy farmers these products are like a red rag to a bull....
17 September 2020
View news from Australia Economic significance of Australia’s red meat, livestock industry
The recently released State of the Industry Report 2020 shows that domestic and export sales of red meat and livestock in 2018-19 totalled $28.5 billion, of which red meat exports contributed $17.2 billion and domestic sales accounted for the remaining...
View news from Australia Gen Z not ready to eat lab-grown meat, survey reveals
Gen Z are the new kids on the block. ...
14 September 2020
View news from Australia Stand out from the herd: how cows commooonicate through their lives
PhD student Alexandra Green has published her research that shows dairy cows respond to positive and negative emotional prompts with individual 'voice'. She says the results have implications for farmers and animal welfare. ...
07 September 2020
View news from Australia Australia squares up to Chinese economic coercion
Australia is standing up to China – potentially starting a trend of smaller countries responding to the increasingly coercive Asian economic superpower....
 
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