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|NAB predicts wool market improvement|
The National Australia Bank is forecasting a 5 per cent rise in the eastern market indicator for 2013-14.
|National Agricultural Green Paper open for public comment until 12 December 2014|
The Australian Government has released the Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper and is asking everyone in agriculture to have their say on a range of new proposals and policy suggestions.
|National agricultural science student winner from Tasmania|
Young Tasmanian graduate Adam Langworthy was judged the 2013 Ag Institute national student award winner on Friday 23 August.
|National AGVET chemical reforms underway for 2014|
Key reforms to the regulation of agricultural chemicals and veterinary medicines will be on the federal parliamentary agenda for 2014.
| National Broadband Network|
The roll out of the National Broadband Network across Australia.
| National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility|
The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) works to support decision makers throughout Australia as they prepare for and manage the risks of climate change and sea-level rise.
|National dairy leadership changes |
National lobby group Australian Dairy Farmers has announced an overhaul of its senior leadership as the industry battles the milk price crisis.
|National death toll puts quad bike safety in the spotlight|
A high rate of fatal and non-fatal accidents has prompted a rethink on the use of quad bikes on Australian farms.
|National Drought Policy|
National drought policy reform effects in Tasmania.
|National Farm Safety Week|
National Farm Safety Week
|National Farm Safety Week - 21 to 25 July 2014|
National Farm Safety Week, an initiative of Farmsafe Australia, aims to raise awareness of farm
safety issues in rural communities across Australia.
|National Farmers' Federation launches election wish list|
The National Farmers' Federation has unveiled its wish list for the 2016 election, and a resolution on the backpacker tax is at the top of the agenda.
|National Farmers’ Federation welcomes the Trans-Pacific Partnership |
The NFF has welcomed the conclusion of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which will improve market access for a range of agricultural commodities, including red meat, dairy, fibre and grains.
| National Farmers Federation|
The National Farmers' Federation (NFF) is the peak industry body representing farmers and agricultural industries across Australia.
|National Farmers Federation releases analysis of the 2014 federal budget|
The budget contained both good and bad news for the agricultural industry.
|National Farmers Federation welcomes broad workplace relations review|
The National Farmers Federation says a broad Productivity Commission investigation into workplace relations is welcome and long overdue.
|National Landcare Award to Youngtown Primary School|
Youngtown Primary School has won the Peoples's Choice Award at the 2012 National Landcare Conference
|National Landcare Conference in September|
Early bird registrations are now open for the National Landcare Conference in September 2012.
|National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS)|
National Livestock Identification Scheme.
|National measures to protect the economy from foot-and-mouth disease|
Government officials, livestock leaders, scientists and peak industry stakeholders have reviewed the nation’s preparedness and response capacity for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).
|National policy statement on rural R&D|
Making the most of Australia's world class rural research and development.
| National Primary Industries RD&E Framework|
The Australian, State and Northern Territory Governments, rural R&D corporations, CSIRO and universities are jointly developing the National Primary Industries Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) Framework, to encourage greater collaboration and promote continuous improvement in the investment of RD&E resources nationally.
|National Quad Bike Workplace Safety Survey |
The Safe Farming Tasmania Program strongly encourages participation in this very important information gathering exercise.
|National register for foreign ownership of agricultural land|
The Australian Government has announced a national foreign ownership register for agricultural land following detailed consultations with stakeholders.
|National review of the Rural Financial Counselling Service|
The Australian Government has announced a national review of the Rural Financial Counselling Service.
| National Rural Health Students' Network|
The National Rural Health Students' Network (NRHSN) represents 29 Rural Health Clubs with over 8,000 members located at universities throughout Australia. The NRHSN is a multidisciplinary network representing medical, nursing and allied health students aiming to increase the health workforce and health outcomes for rural and remote Australians.
|National Serrated Tussock Manual to aid weed fight|
National Serrated Tussock Manual to aid weed fight.
|National supermarket chain starts selling imperfect fruit and vegetables at discount prices|
Growers welcome supermarket initiative to sell imperfect fruit and vegetables at discount prices.
| National Variety Trials|
Provides access to independent results on the performance of recently released grain and field crop varieties from trials conducted around Australia.
|National wool industry RD&E Strategy released|
The National Wool Research, Development and Extension (RD&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;E) Strategy has been released.
|National wool market hitting records|
The Australian wool market has its strongest week in five and a half years.
|National Workforce Development Fund|
The National Workforce Development Fund (NWDF) forms part of the Australian Government’s Building Australia’s Future Workforce policy. The objective of the Fund is to assist individual enterprises increase their workforce capacity by providing existing workers and new workers with the opportunity to enhance their skill levels through formal training.
| Native pasture field day (native_pasture_flyer.pdf 270 KB)|
sheep connect native pasture field day flyer
| Native vegetation - Department of Environment and Water Resources (Aust Govt)|
Provide information about Australian Government policies and activities, developed and implemented by the Department of the Environment and Water Resources, which encourage and support the sustainable management of Australia's native vegetation.
|Natural Resource Management Strategies for Tasmania for 2015 to 2020|
NRM South, NRM North and Cradle Coast NRM have announced the release of the Natural Resource Management Strategies for Tasmania for 2015 to 2020.
|Natural Resource Management tools|
Tools to assist farming environments, biodiversity and forward palnning
|Natural Resource Management (NRM)|
It is important to manage Tasmania's natural resources in a sustainable manner for the long term, achieving an equitable balance between economic and social development and the need to protect the environment.
| Natural Resource Management (NRM) in Tasmania|
There are three NRM regional groups in Tasmania, each working with farmers and others to address their natural resource management needs and concerns. This link is to the site for NRM North, which also provides links to Cradle Coast NRM and NRM South.
|Natural resources online databases|
Online databases related to Natural Resources.
| Natural Values Atlas (Tasmania)|
The Natural Values Atlas is Tasmania’s comprehensive database for flora and fauna information including threatened species.
|NBN Co demo truck touring Tasmania now|
The NBN Co demo truck will be touring Tasmania in December 2011 and January 2012.
| NE rsnt brochure ( 0 KB)|
NE rsnt brochure
|Negotiation Effectiveness course for vegetable growers in September|
Enhanced Influencing &amp;amp; Negotiation Effectiveness course for vegetable growers in Brisbane, 24 to 26 September 2014.
| NEPIS (National Environmental Publications Information System)|
Coverage: Citations and full text of documents published by the EPA (U.S.A.).
|New Agriculture and Horticulture Centres established|
New Agriculture and Horticulture Centres Established
|New agriculture careers website launched|
Information on professional careers in agriculture will now be easy to find on the new Career Harvest website.
|New and improved dairy benchmarking |
New and Improved Dairy Benchmarking
|New animal welfare regulations in force for Tasmania from June/July 2013 |
New legally enforceable animal welfare standards are now in force in Tasmania for the land transport of livestock, pigs and layer poultry.
| New Animal welfare Regulations July 2013 (New_Animal_Welfare_Regs_Flyer.pdf 206 KB)|
New regulations for livestock transport and the keeping of pigs and poultry.
|New appointments for Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture advisory board|
The State Government has announced the appointment of four new industry representatives to the TIA advisory board.
|New ATO fuel tax credit rates in force from 1 July|
New ATO fuel tax credit rates in force from 1 July 2013.
|New Biosecurity Manual for the Honeybee Industry|
Australia’s 12,000 registered beekeepers have recently received a manual to help protect Australia’s valuable agriculture and horticulture industries from pests that have decimated industries overseas.
|New board members elected at Australian Wool Innovation's AGM|
Wool growers have elected two new members to the board of Australian Wool Innovation. (AWI)
|New branding strategy for export meat|
Meat and Livestock Australia is introducing a new logo and branding strategy to promote Australian red meat sold in international markets.
|New broad bean variety offers advantages for growers |
New broad bean variety offers advantages for growers
|New Centre for Irrigation to fast-track research and development in Tasmania|
The State Government will help create a new Centre for Irrigation as part of the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture.
|New CEO for AgriFood Skills Australia|
The new Chief Executive Officer of AgriFood Skills Australia, Ms Anwen Lovett, will commence on 15 September.
|New Chair elected for Meat and Livestock Australia|
Dr Michelle Allan, a food and agribusiness specialist with a strong research background, is the new chair of Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).
|New Chair for Grains Research and Development Corporation|
Richard Clark, a grain grower and company director from northern New South Wales is the new GRDC Chair, taking over from Keith Perrett who held the position for the past six years.
|New cherry orchards planned for southern Midlands|
A patch of dry sheep farming country in southern Tasmania is set to be transformed, by way of new irrigation and a giant greenhouse, into a cherry orchard.
|New cider business for renowned Tasmanian apple growers|
Tasmanian apple growers, the Smith Family, have launched a new cider product - Willie Smith's Organic Cider.
|New climate change research strategy for Australian primary industries|
The revised Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries (CCRSPI) launched by the Australian Government will help build a sustainable future for primary industries.
|New Community Landcare Grants announced |
New grants will support community groups and their work to keep Australia’s productive land healthy, resilient and sustainable.
|New contact numbers for the National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS)|
Livestock producers are asked to note phone number changes when purchasing vendor declaration forms, or making enquiries about the National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS).
|New dairy factory officially opened at Smithton|
Tasmanian Dairy Products $80 million milk processing facility at Smithton is now open.
|New Dairy Focus Farm for 2017-2019|
In 2017, DairyTas will be commencing a new focus farm for Tasmania.
|New data shows continuing improvement in land management practices|
New data shows noticeable improvements in the way Australia's productive lands are being managed.
|New director for Tasmanian Irrigation|
The State Government has announced Mr Guy Kingwill's appointment as a new Director on the Board of Tasmanian Irrigation.
|New drought information CD|
Get your copy of the latest drought information CD.
|New energy efficiency program for small to medium businesses|
The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has funding for a project that will offer information and advice on energy efficiency for small to medium businesses in the food, beverage and grocery manufacturing sector.
|New ethical chicken range to boost Brand Tasmania|
The new Nichols Poultry ethical free range chicken brand is launched this week.
|New fact books to aid in the fight against farm accidents |
Four new fact books have been released to aid in the ongoing battle to reduce farm-related deaths and injuries in Australian agriculture.
|New farm safety guide launched at AgFest|
The launch of a new guide to farming safely in Tasmania will help to improve the workplace health and safety on farms across the State.
|New Federal Minister for Agriculture announced|
The Prime Minister has announced the new Australian Government ministry, including Barnaby Joyce in the agriculture portfolio.
|New Forests completes acquisition of Gunns' freehold forestry estate|
Sydney-based forestry investment company, New Forests, has completed its acquisition of Gunns' Tasmanian forestry estate.
|New freight ship ordered for the Bass Strait run|
A new freight ship will be operating on the Bass Strait run within three years.
|New funding opportunities to provide carbon farming information to industry|
Targeted new funding opportunities will help farmers and landholders access the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI).
|New funding to assist the development of rabbit controls|
The Australian Government has announced a $1.2 million grant to the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre to assist in the national roll out of a new naturally occurring overseas strain of rabbit calicivirus.
|New funds to bolster Australia’s livestock biosecurity systems|
Meat &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Livestock Australia has welcomed a $5.8 million Australian Government grant to assist in bolstering biosecurity systems for Australia’s livestock industries.
|New grants to expand wine production in Tasmania|
New grants have been announced to expand production and create jobs in the Tasmanian wine industry.
|New grants to support smarter energy use across the community|
The Australian Government has announced new funding rounds for three energy efficiency grant programs to drive smarter energy use.
|New guidelines for operating farm machinery on fire risk days|
The TFGA and other industry stakeholders have joined the Tasmanian Fire Service to launch the Machinery Operations Guideline – a basis for safe work in dry vegetation.
|New gun laws passed by State Parliament|
The passage of the Criminal Code (Firearms) Amendment Bill 2013 creates new offences of stealing a firearm or firearm parts, recklessly discharging a firearm, possession or use of a firearm by a prohibited person and providing a firearm to a prohibited person.
|New health and safety training package for 100,000 Landcare volunteers|
Landcare volunteers will be the beneficiaries of a $302,500 grant from the Australian Government to fund a work health and safety package.
|New hope for costly frost |
New hope for costly frost
|New Horticulture Innovation Centre a boost for Tasmanian agriculture|
Tasmania has secured a new $3 million Centre for Innovation in Australian Horticulture.
|New horticulture scholarships at University of Tasmania |
An industry-funded scheme offering $10,000 scholarships to students from Tasmania's North-West to study agriculture at the University of Tasmania has been launched by horticulture business Costa.
|New Innovation Grants look to the future|
Grants of up to $1.5 million are now available to help farmers prepare for the future by developing and adopting innovative practices and technologies.
|New investment in measurement technology for the meat industry|
Meat and Livestock Australia has welcomed a $4.8 million Australian Government grant to develop advanced new measurement technology that will transform the meat industry.
|New legislation to help market Australia's primary industries|
Rural research and development corporations will be able to market their industries under new legislation introduced into Federal Parliament.
|New livestock welfare, land transport regulations (June 2013) |
All State and Territory governments and the national organisations representing the livestock industries and livestock carriers have agreed to national standards for the land transport of livestock. Regulations bringing those standards into effect in Tasmania come into force on 15 June 2013.
|New loan schemes to help farmers|
Tasmanian farmers now have access to two new loan schemes to assist those recovering from the drought and those impacted by the reduction in milk prices and floods.
|New manual to help manage African boxthorn|
A manual has just been released to help landowners manage African boxthorn, a Weed of National Significance (WoNS) that has a widespread presence in Tasmania.
|New mixed-species abattoir for King Island|
King Island will have a fully operational abattoir within the year, slaughtering a range of species, including wallabies.
|New MLA Market Snapshots available now|
For the latest facts, insights and trends in Australia’s key red meat markets, read MLA’s newly updated Market Snapshots.
|New mobile phone app to help identify weeds|
Cradle Coast NRM have released a mobile phone app to help identify weeds on the NW Coast.
|New national biosecurity legislation open for comment until 24 October |
The final chapters of draft legislation that will shape the future of Australia’s biosecurity system are available for public comment until 24 October.
|New national biosecurity legislation out for public comment|
Th Australian Government has released the new draft biosecurity legislation for public comment.
|New national plan for feral rabbit control|
Australia’s long-running battle with the feral rabbit has entered a new phase, with the release for public comment of an updated national plan to tackle this major environmental pest.
|New national requirement for the stamping of eggs (December 2012)|
A new national Egg Standard came into effect on 26 November 2012. It includes a requirement that eggs produced for sale must be individually stamped with the producer’s unique identification. The purpose is to enable quick and accurate tracing for either biosecurity or food safety issues.
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