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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.
|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.
|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.
|Growers turn vegies into powder|
Growers turn vegies to powder to reduce waste and meet demand for superfood craze
|Milk Price Index launched|
The Milk Price Index is a source of information for dairy farmers to inform their business decisions.
|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
|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.
|New director for Tasmanian Irrigation|
Mr Chris Thompson announced as a new Tasmanian Irrigation Director.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Varroa mite detected at Port of Melbourne|
Varroa mite a pest of bees has been detected at the Port of Melbourne
|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.
|Abattoir cleared of animal cruelty allegations|
The abattoir at centre of animal cruelty allegations in the clear after 20-month investigation.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Seasonal climate outlook * UPDATED on 12 July 2018|
The Bureau of Meteorology has released an updated seasonal climate outlook for the next three months.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Applications now open for 2019 Nuffield Farming Scholarships|
Nuffield Australia awards primary producers with annual scholarships to support overseas travel and study.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Fruit fly eradication efforts to continue into winter|
The State Government remains totally committed to eradicating fruit fly from Tasmania.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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..
|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.
|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.
|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.
|$20 million biosecurity boost for Tasmanian agriculture|
The Australian Government has announced a $20 million boost to Tasmania’s biosecurity.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
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