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TAS AgCard launched to streamline worker inductions

Tasmania will be home to the country's first industry-wide benchmark for on-farm safety after the launch of the new AgCard training program.

Ensuring quad bike safety in Tasmania

The Tasmanian Government is committed to ensuring the safety of quad bike users​​ by extending its 12-month rebate scheme for the fitting of an approved operator protection device.

How to look after pet chooks

As owners settle into isolation with their new chook friends, questions of how to care for them are starting to flood social media.

Applications invited for the 2021 Nuffield Scholarship

Farmers wanting to make positive change in their own businesses, communities and the broader agriculture sector will have the chance to do just that.

EOI for Tasmanian Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC) Chair

The most recent AWAC Chair has resigned and expressions of interest are being sought to fill the position of Chairperson.

New plan to support crop and seed production industry

The Tasmanian Liberal Government believes the crop and seed production industry represents strong potential for growth as part of the state’s Sustainable Agri-Food Plan.

Bayer pays out $15.9b to settle Roundup cancer claims

Global pharmaceutical giant Bayer will spend up to $US10.9 billion ($15.87b) to settle thousands of lawsuits alleging the company's weedkiller, Roundup, causes cancer.

Delivering deer measures for farmers and hunters

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is getting on with the job, delivering a range of measures to help farmers and land owners better manage wild deer populations.

Expressions of Interest - Sheep and Beef Cattle Producers

Southern Australia Livestock Research Council is inviting expressions of interest from livestock producers that wish to assist in directing the RD&A agenda, as Producer Members of the SALRC Regional Committee for South-east Victoria and Tasmania.

My worm farm isn't working properly. What am I doing wrong?

Overfeeding worm farms with kitchen scraps is the number one mistake people make especially when they first build their worm farm.

Tasmanian tree change a success

"I came home and said, 'Why are we waiting to win the lotto to live our dream? Let's just do it.'"

Blundstone celebrates 150 years of making boots

The humble Blundstone boot, often warmly referred to as Blunnies, is this year marking 150 years since its leather designs first hit the nation's factory floors.

The quest for the perfect spud

A morning with Australia's most ardent potato advocate, Doug Dagg, will have you convinced the phrase 'the humble spud' is the greatest misnomer of all.

Woolly problems for Tasmanian shearers

New coronavirus workplace rules for shearers have created a backlog of unshorn sheep and could worsen a shortage of shearers in Tasmania

Growing $600,000 worth of vanilla from a smartphone

Inventor David Soo had no idea his life would change dramatically after having dinner with an old friend in Far North Queensland.

Interpreting BOM forecasts

Explanation on how to interpret Bureau of Meteorology forecasts.

Meet the Woolgrower

Meet the Woolgrower is a series of videos produced by AWI's Woolmark to promote wool around the world.

Supporting Local Tasmanian Producers

#BuyTasmanianFirst It's time to get behind our Tasmanian producers as they face cancellation of events, dwindling orders from restaurants and closure of farmers markets.

Coronavirus doesn't dent Australian farmers' confidence

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads and global markets tumble, Australian farmers are experiencing a surge in confidence.

Rain is on the forecast

This past summer will always be remembered for bushfires, but in terms of temperatures and heatwaves, it was up there too.

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