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Wool prices give growers the cash to upgrade farms
In 2016/2017 wool grown and sold in Australia returned $2.7 billion, and just one year later that figure has risen to $3.4 billion.
Published: 18/07/2018
Australia's largest dairy processor Saputo throws support behind mandatory code of conduct
Australia's largest dairy processor Murray Goulburn/Saputo, has come out in support of a mandatory code of conduct for the industry and called for milk price step-downs to be illegal.
Published: 17/07/2018
The National Centre for Farmer Health
Farmer Health is the website for the National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH). The Centre provides national leadership to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of farm men and women, farm workers, their families and communities across Australia.
Published: 17/07/2018
Growers turn vegies into powder
Growers turn vegies to powder to reduce waste and meet demand for superfood craze
Published: 16/07/2018
Milk Price Index launched
The Milk Price Index is a source of information for dairy farmers to inform their business decisions.
Published: 12/07/2018
Head of the dairy giant Saputo visits Australia to talk to dairy farmers about the price of milk
Chief executive Lino Saputo Jr. talks to Tas County Hour
Published: 12/07/2018
Frozen vegetables recalled from Woolworths, Aldi, IGA supermarkets over possible listeria concerns
Popular brands of frozen vegetables are being recalled from supermarkets across Australia over fears of potential contamination by listeria bacteria.
Published: 11/07/2018
New director for Tasmanian Irrigation
Mr Chris Thompson announced as a new Tasmanian Irrigation Director.
Published: 11/07/2018
Independent review calls for an overhaul of the wool body AWI
The independent review into the performance and governance of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has been released, making 82 recommendations to reform and modernise the organisation.
Published: 09/07/2018
Lifting Lamb Survival – Potential into Product - Workshops for Tasmania producers
'Lifting Lamb Survival' is an on-farm training program focused on learning and applying management practices to improve lamb and ewe survival.
Published: 05/07/2018
Farm Household Allowance extended to four years
The Australian Governmet's Farm Household Support package has now been extended to a period of four years.
Published: 03/07/2018
Varroa mite detected at Port of Melbourne
Varroa mite a pest of bees has been detected at the Port of Melbourne
Published: 03/07/2018
Australian Government Smart Farming Partnerships announced
Soil health, innovation, digital farming and next generation weather forecasting will be improved thanks to $27 million in funding through round one of the Smart Farming Partnership grants.
Published: 29/06/2018
Abattoir cleared of animal cruelty allegations
The abattoir at centre of animal cruelty allegations in the clear after 20-month investigation.
Published: 28/06/2018
Poppy industry issues causing difficulties for Tasmanian farmers
Farmers who have grown opium poppies for decades in Tasmania are walking away from the crop, which they no longer consider lucrative.
Published: 27/06/2018
State Government extends Agrigrowth Loan Scheme
The State Government's AgriGrowth Loan Scheme has been extended to provide additional benefits, in particular, to those young farmers that are entering farming in their own right.
Published: 26/06/2018
Tasmanian dairy farmer appointed to the new national Agricultural Industry Advisory Council
Michele Lawrence, joint owner and manager of Janefield Dairy in northern Tasmania has been appointed to the national Agricultural Industry Advisory Council.
Published: 22/06/2018
Cattle Council - rising beef champions initiative
Cattle Council aims to inspire, empower and support young people, who are passionate about the Australian beef industry and to provide them with an opportunity to be directly involved. It is vital that the cattle producers and stakeholders of tomorrow are involved in the planning that occurs today.
Published: 21/06/2018
The future of 'Sheep Connect Tasmania'
Feedback is critical to securing future investment in 'Sheep Connect Tasmania' and the provision of valuable, relevant and timely events and information products.
Published: 21/06/2018
Seasonal climate outlook * UPDATED on 12 July 2018
The Bureau of Meteorology has released an updated seasonal climate outlook for the next three months.
Published: 20/06/2018
Funding extended for Rural Financial Counselling Service
Farmers in financial hardship or drought will benefit from additional funding to extend the Rural Financial Counselling Service.
Published: 12/06/2018
Opportunities for Young Dairy Network members
The Young Dairy Network Australia is offering support to young people in the industry to attend this year's Dairy Research Symposium which will be held in Camden, New South Wales on 17 and 18 July.
Published: 06/06/2018
Wool industry grapples with soaring prices
The wool market is measured via the Eastern Market Indicator, which also closed at a record 2027 cents a kilogram at the end of May.
Published: 05/06/2018
Applications now open for 2019 Nuffield Farming Scholarships
Nuffield Australia awards primary producers with annual scholarships to support overseas travel and study.
Published: 01/06/2018
On-farm Energy and Irrigation Audit assistance now available
The On-farm Energy and Irrigation Audit Program provides a subsidy to assist farmers engage a qualified professional to review their farm energy use and infrastructure and systems, and to identify savings strategies.
Published: 31/05/2018
White Paper on the Competitiveness of Tasmanian Agriculture
The State Government have commenced consultation with peak industry groups to identify both barriers and opportunities when it comes to economic growth for the agriculture sector.
Published: 30/05/2018
Further funding for the stock underpass program
The State Government’s Stock Underpass Scheme is a great example of consultation and action to assist farmers and the wider community.
Published: 29/05/2018
Supporting Tasmania's beekeepers and crop pollinators
The State Government is investing $750,000 over three years to focus on resource access, biosecurity, hive productivity, and crop pollination resilience.
Published: 29/05/2018
Fruit fly eradication efforts to continue into winter
The State Government remains totally committed to eradicating fruit fly from Tasmania.
Published: 24/05/2018
New R&D Advisory Panel for the pasture seeds industry
A new Pasture Seeds Program Advisory Panel has been announced following a national search for industry experts to innovate the industry.
Published: 17/05/2018
Items for agriculture from the Federal Budget
The future of Australian agriculture, associated jobs and the economy is being supported through the Australian Government's investment in productivity and growth in this year's Budget.
Published: 15/05/2018
Tasmania's wine industry is booming
Tasmania’s wine sector is booming: a new report hails it as a $115 million industry, and sparkling stars are setting the world alight.
Published: 12/05/2018
New DPIPWE positions in the North and North-West of the State
The State Government is preparing to move 100 DPIPWE jobs to North and North-West Tasmania and to employ more AgriGrowth and Biosecurity staff in these areas..
Published: 11/05/2018
Dairy farmers angered at ACCC findings on cheap supermarket milk
Dairy farmers are angry about the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's decision not to take any action on dollar-a-litre milk.
Published: 09/05/2018
Quad bike makers quit safety advisory panel
Hopes of reaching a consensus on a new quad bike safety regime have been dashed following the resignation of the manufacturer's representatives from a Federal Government advisory committee.
Published: 09/05/2018
Funding to support Tasmanian agricultural exports
Tasmanian onion and seed potato farmers can look forward to better access to key export markets thanks to new Australian Government grants.
Published: 09/05/2018
$20 million biosecurity boost for Tasmanian agriculture
The Australian Government has announced a $20 million boost to Tasmania’s biosecurity.
Published: 08/05/2018
Leadership scholarships celebrate the vital role of Tasmanian Women in Agriculture
The crucial role played by rural women and their valuable contribution to primary industries in Tasmania has been recognised in two agricultural leadership scholarships announced this week.
Published: 08/05/2018
Tasmania's 2018 Rural Woman of the Year announced
Congratulations to Allison Clark who has been named as the Tasmanian winner of the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award for 2018.
Published: 04/05/2018
Better management of deer, game and browsing animals in Tasmania
The State Government is delivering on its plan to better manage deer, game and browsing animals in Tasmania by establishing the new Tasmanian Game Council and the Game Services Tasmania unit.
Published: 04/05/2018
Dairy company directors quit over future directions
Five non-executive directors have quit the board of Australia's largest dairy company, saying they resigned over a difference of opinion about the future management of dairy farms in north-west Tasmania.
Published: 26/04/2018
Agriculture jobs set to surge
New research from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research shows that future farmers and agriculture industry workers are in for a jobs bonanza in the next six years.
Published: 25/04/2018
Tasmania's hot chillies
While the majority of chillies need a warm climate to grow well, a Tasmanian grower has been able to produce some of the world's hottest.
Published: 24/04/2018
Showcasing premium Tasmanian produce to Asia
Tasmanian food and beverage products are the envy of the world and a Tasmanian delegation will showcase the best of Tasmania to a trade show in Singapore.
Published: 24/04/2018
Saffron growers now looking for new markets
Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of the crocus plant and is used to add flavour and colour to dishes like paella, desserts and teas but as with any niche farming venture, the risks are just as high as the rewards.
Published: 18/04/2018
Fruit growers counting the cost of the fruit fly outbreak
Fruit fly was first detected in the state in January, sparking concerns it could threaten the state's fruit fly-free status.
Published: 17/04/2018
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