Queensland’s agriculture sector is growing jobs as well as sugar cane, chickpeas and avocados. Despite the drought affecting large parts of the state, there’s been a rich harvest of new employment opportunities in agriculture, forestry and fishing in the past 12 months. Agriculture minister Mark Furner said the sector had created 10,500 new jobs between June 2017 and … Continue reading Bumper harvest for rural jobs as agriculture sector ploughs ahead
A series of free workshops to be held across Australia in August and September will give growers help with pest and disease management. They will have the opportunity to hear from leading entomologists on how they can use integrated pest and disease management to help maintain orchard health and viability. The nine workshops will focus on pests and … Continue reading Workshops across Australia aim to help growers with pest and disease management
The Victorian government has begun a global search to find cutting-edge AgTech to support its on-farm Internet of Things (IoT) trial. The search began on the 3rd of August, as part of the government’s $27-million investment in digital agriculture. It will investigate issues from network connectivity through to on-farm IoT applications. Minister for Agriculture Jaala … Continue reading Global search underway for Internet of Things trials in Victoria
The government of Western Australia is backing the dairy industry by providing $200,000 to help strengthen and grow WA. It is hoped funding will attract co-investment in dairy research and development to capture milk processing and export opportunities. Agriculture and food minister Alannah MacTiernan announced the new funding to support local research and development over … Continue reading Western Australian government pours money into dairy industry
Rabobank Australia and New Zealand has appointed Karin van Selm as group executive for wholesale banking. In her current role, as the bank’s general manager of corporate banking, van Selm provides for the increasingly complex requirements of Rabobank’s large corporate clients operating in the food and agribusiness sector. She’s worked in her current role with … Continue reading Rabobank appoints new group executive with extensive knowledge of food and agribusiness sector
The NSW government has released a $500 million emergency drought relief package as 99 per cent of NSW is in drought. This takes the total support to more than $1 billion, as farmers struggle with the worsening drought. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said farmers were facing one of the driest winters on record, resulting in failing crops, drastic water shortages … Continue reading NSW government offers more funding for drought-stricken farmers
Corangamite Shire’s agribusiness sector is getting a funding boost from the Victorian state government. On Wednesday, Minister for agriculture, Jaala Pulford, announced a $260,000 investment from the government for three projects in Corangamite as part of the Local Roads to Market program. The Corangamite upgrades are three of 39 projects worth $24 million that will be … Continue reading Corangamite Shire’s agribusiness sector gets funding boost from government
Cardinia Shire’s agriculture sector will soon be transporting better quality produce to market, more efficiently with support from the Victorian state government. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced a $90,000 investment from the second round of grants through the Labor Government’s Local Roads to Market program. Pulford said, “The Koo Wee Rup community knows … Continue reading Island Road funding to boost Koo Wee Rup’s agribusiness
The National Landcare Program aims to reinvigorate the agricultural sector as well as look at sustainability in managing one of Australia’s key resources – its land. The total funding package announced in this round is more than $27 million and the University of Sydney’s funding share for its projects will augment its existing work in … Continue reading Funding boost for sustainable agriculture research
The Wimmera Mallee’s agriculture sector will soon be transporting produce to market with the Victorian state government’s Local Roads to Market program. Victorian Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford had announced the $5.54 million through round two of the program to widen a dangerously narrow 1.5 kilometre-section of Minyip-Banyena Road in the Yarriambiack Shire to improve access … Continue reading Wimmera Mallee road upgrades boost agribusiness in Vic
A family owned and operated orchard in the Goulburn Valley will get funding from the Victorian state government. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced that Vigliaturo Orchards will receive a grant from the government that will see the company expand, upgrade and employ more people. Pulford said, “We’ve worked closely with this business to facilitate investment, which will … Continue reading Orchard expansion to bring jobs to Gouldburn Valley
The hybridisation of two of the world’s major pest species into a new and improved mega-pest threatens crops such as corn, cotton, tomato and soybean.
Farmers’ business management and leadership skills will increasingly become the key determinant in running successful agricultural operations in Australia, Rabobank CEO Peter Knoblanche has cautioned the industry.
Rabobank Australia & New Zealand Group has announced the appointment of Jillian Segal AM to its boards.
BioLumic, creator of the world’s first crop-yield enhancement system using UV light, has announced the close of $6.34m in Series A funding.
With EasyPilot, the manufacturer of multi-equipment carriers and harvesters, Grégoire, has created a sensor-assisted automatic line guidance system that boasts a precision of 3 cm without needing a GPS position signal.
Working with CSIRO and FIAL, a NSW farming family is vertically integrating and turning an ancient grain into marketable food products.
RNA interference has given the world potatoes that don’t go brown, animal feed that’s easier to digest, safflower with high oil content and more.
An expert Technical Advisory Committee has been appointed to review the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock.
Australian agriculture has emerged as the fastest growing sector and the largest contributor to national GDP growth in 2016-17, cementing its position as one of the economic powerhouses driving the nation. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, said the agriculture sector grew the fastest of all 19 industries in … Continue reading Agriculture now largest contributor to national GDP growth