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BeeTAS is coming soon!

​​​Over the coming weeks, Biosecurity Tasmania will be implementing a new online portal to assist beekeepers with managing their registrations.

Western Australia farmers 'caught off guard' by early start to harvest, as hot, dry spring brings fast finish.

The headers are out and harvest has started, with some farmers in Western Australia reporting their earliest start to harvest ever.

New mobile app to record tree pests.

A new mobile application, MyPestGuide® Trees, is now available to industry, government, and citizen scientists, empowering them to mitigate the impact of invasive pests and diseases on our forests.

National Farmers Federation aims to increase female leadership

Women weren't legally considered farmers until 1994 and, while progress has been made, they are still under-represented in leadership roles.

Australian farming sets $90b record after wet weather creates food, fibre bonanza.

Australian farmers have produced their most valuable year yet, growing $90 billion worth of food and fibre, and pushing average yearly farm incomes to between $370,000 and $665,000 depending on the sector.

Australia's first 'virtual fence' for dairy farms launches in Tasmania

New dairy technology allowing farmers to remotely herd cows has become commercially available in Australia after years of waiting — but it is banned in three major states.

Carpenter gives old tables new life and purpose

The old, wooden, wool-sorting table gathering dust in the corner of the shearing shed could be worth thousands of dollars, even if its working life is over — or it's in pieces.

Injured farm dog becomes TikTok sensation

When Ali, one of Paul Diamond's "best workers" was badly injured in a traumatic farm accident six months ago, the idea of giving up on the working dog was too hard to bear.

War on food waste

As the problem of food waste continues to mount in Australia, a food policy researcher has raised concerns about the effect of food trends on farmers.

Carbon in Pastures project positive influence

NRM North's Carbon in Pastures project has positively influenced livestock behaviour.

Results of 5-year lime trial revealed

The results of 5-year lime trials in Tasmania's north east have been released in Tomahawk.

Melissa Duniam is the 2023 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award (Tasmania) winner

​​Sisters Creek businesswoman, Melissa Duniam has been awarded the 2023 Tasmanian AgriFutures Rural Women​’s Award for her trail-blazing approach to professional developments for managers, leaders and communicators.

Registering your beekeeping activities in Tasmania is now compulsory

Registration is for all Tasmanian beekeepers, both recreational and commercial.

Questions raised about reliance of satellite technology for farming

The British satellite Inmarsat I-4 F1, which provides services for East Asia and the Pacific regions, is back in operation after an outage on Sunday.

Prepare your business for emergencies

Business disruption can come at any time, but planning before it happens can help your business through an emergency.

Tasmanian schoolboy builds successful chicken farm from backyard

When Damien McCulloch agreed to lend his 10-year-old son $1,000 about two years ago, he didn't expect to see the money come back. Little did he realise it was the start of young Fletcher's blossoming chicken business.

Stephanie Trethewey is the 2022 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award winner

Dunorlan-based farmer, podcaster and founder of Motherland Australia, Stephanie Trethewey, is the 2022 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award winner.

BOM's Spring Outlook

The Bureau of Meteorology's official outlook suggests we are heading towards a soggy spring for eastern Australia but relatively dry in the west.

A foot-and-mouth disease vaccine is in use overseas, so why isn't Australia using it to protect our livestock?

The federal government has committed millions of dollars to a vaccine campaign to stamp out foot-and-mouth disease in Indonesia, leaving some Australian producers wondering why it isn't vaccinating local livestock against the highly contagious virus.

Join us for our Community Outreach Events

The National Recovery and Resilience Agency are hosting a community outreach event in Campbell Town, Latrobe and Whitemark, Flinders Island.

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