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Tasmanian wins 2017 National Student Award
Ashlea Schott, representing Tasmania, has been announced as the winner of the Ag Institute Australia National Student Award for 2017.
Integrity Systems Company - new era for red meat QA
Australia’s world leading red meat and livestock quality assurance programs will move to a single management structure, the newly created Integrity Systems Company.
Getting the principles of pasture management right
When Tasmanian farmer Jock Hughes went looking for ways to use more pasture while maintaining small stud mobs, he wanted management practices that were both time and cost effective.
New R&D levy for the thoroughbred horse breeding industry
A new levy will provide the thoroughbred horse breeding industry with greater certainty about future R&D funding.
American beef set to compete with Australian exports to China
Australian beef will compete with American exports as the Chinese market opens up to the US, for the first time in 13 years.
Last week
New wine industry intiatives from the Australian Government
The Wine Equalisation Tax rebate will be gradually reduced, integrity measures strengthened and eligibility criteria tightened to ensure benefits go to small and medium-sized producers—who were always the intended recipients.
Seasonal climate outlook * UPDATED on 25 May 2017
The Bureau of Meteorology has released its seasonal climate outlook for June to August 2017.
Updates on bovine Johne's disease management
The new, national approach to bovine Johne’s disease in cattle – the BJD Framework – offers a fresh approach to the management of the endemic disease.
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Future of $1 billion National Landcare Program secure
The Australian Government has underlined the importance of Landcare by investing more than $1 billion in the National Landcare Program.
Weather shrinks 2017 wine vintage
Tasmania's 2017 wine vintage will take a significant hit following unkind weather in the lead-up to the picking season.
Jobseekers encouraged to keep picking fruit in new trial
Jobseekers will be able to earn up to $5,000 picking fruit without losing their welfare entitlements, in a new trial to be launched on 1 July 2017 by the Australian Government.
Federal Budget items for farmers across Australia
A big spend on inland rail and a funding boost for the National Landcare Program are the 2017 budget highlights for Australia's farming sector.
Student resources to learn about the red meat processing industry
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, has launched 'Meat Matters. We All Have a Steak in this!' — a suite of school educational resources designed to expand awareness about Australia's red meat processing industry.
Australian organic market report for 2017 published
The Australian Organic Market Report aims to assist industry, governments, media, researchers, representative organisations and others to assess market status and to identify potential growth areas for the organic industry.
Nuffield Australia farming scholarships for 2018 now open
Nuffield Australia provides a $30,000 bursary to embark on a 16-week study program over a two-year period.
2017 Landcare Awards open for nominations
This year there are nine categories in the state and territory Landcare awards including sustainable farming, indigenous land management, young landcarers, coast care and innovation.
Government announces $5 million to support the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
The upcoming State Budget will include a $5 million investment in the internationally ranked Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture for 2018/19 to continue its vital work in growing Tasmania’s productivity.
Edith Creek Working Group announced
The State Government is acting quickly to support the Circular Head community following the announcement that Murray Goulburn will close their Edith Creek facility by the end of 2017.
Farm safety a high priority for State funding
The State Government is investing $600,000 in the upcoming state Budget to make safety culture a permanent fixture on Tasmanian farms.
Biosecurity funding boost to tackle weeds and pests
The State Government will invest an extra $2 million in biosecurity in the upcoming State Budget to tackle weeds and pests head-on.
Australian Organic Market Report for 2017
The fifth Australian Organic Market Report aims to assist industry, governments, media, researchers, representative organisations and others to assess market status, identify potential growth areas, and reports on areas of significance and maps development for the organic industry.
Competition watchdog takes legal action over misleading milk price guidance
The competition watchdog is taking milk processor Murray Goulburn to court, alleging it behaved unconscionably and misled farmers on the milk prices they could expect to receive.
2017 State Budget to fund a pilot dairy stock underpass scheme
The State Government has allocated $750,000 in the upcoming budget for a pilot dairy stock underpass scheme.
Hemp food products approved for human consumption in Australia and New Zealand
It will soon be legal to consume hemp food products in Australia and New Zealand.
State Government congratulates Greenham scholarship winner
Congratulations to Josh Brown on being awarded the $12,000 Greenham Tasmania Agritas Scholarship for 2017.
Sheep and lamb markets set to be strongest on record
Australia’s sheep and lamb markets are predicted to strengthen further with near record prices, as production and slaughter forecasts are revised lower for 2017.