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25 November 2020
View news from Australia New report from Australia's NFF sets agriculture up for a sustainable future
The input of more than 500 farmers and subject matter experts has contributed to a report released by the National Farmers’ Federation, which is a preliminary step towards transforming the relationship between agriculture and environmental management...
24 November 2020
View news from Australia Australia’s PM says Chinese tensions are due to a misrepresentation of interests
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison believes that tension between Australia and China are being driven by incorrect assumptions shaped by a rivalry between China and the United States....
21 November 2020
View news from Australia Emerging research shows that Australians care more about their food since the start of the pandemic
The research from the National Farmers Federation shows that almost one quarter of Australians say that COVID-19 has made them more conscious of where their food comes from. ...
20 November 2020
View news from Australia Australia celebrates National Agriculture Day
Australians turned out in huge numbers on 20 November to celebrate National Agriculture Day....
09 November 2020
View news from Australia Australia's NFF calls for government action on research warning
Australia's National Farmers Federation is urging the government to take action after research body CSIRO published a report on the risk of increased disease outbreaks....
06 November 2020
View news from Australia Australia says that industry reports on exports to China “deeply troubling”
Australia says it is closely monitoring trade flows to China amid “deeply troubling” reports from industry that Chinese buyers have been told not to purchase seven categories of Australian products and commodities from 6 November....
02 November 2020
View news from Australia China rejects Australia’s appeal to remove barley import tariff
China has rejected Australia’s petition to scrap a tariff on its barley exports, all but closing the door on a trade work nearly A$1.5 billion in 2018....
01 November 2020
View news from Australia Australian farmers fear encroachment of EU regulations as trade deal progresses
The National Farmers Federation is concerned that the Australian Government may accept EU regulations on farm goods as part of a future trade relationship. ...
29 September 2020
View news from Australia Industrial action at Australian port strains agriculture sector
The recovery of Australia's farm sector has been thrown in jeopardy as crucial port reduces capacity as part of ongoing industrial action. ...
26 September 2020
View news from Australia Soil restoration forms crucial component of Australia's green energy strategy
Australia's National Farmers Federation welcomes the Low Emissions Technology Statement (LETS), saying that enhancing soil carbon will allow the agriculture sector to contribute to Australia's emissions goals. ...
22 September 2020
View news from Australia New company to reduce cows’ methane using feed additive made from the seaweed
Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO announced the formation of a new company to take a methane-busting seaweed to market, with $13 million secured from five investors....
18 September 2020
View news from Australia Chance of La Niña forming increases in Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology’s (BOM) latest climate outlook is forecasting a wetter-than-average spring for most of the eastern mainland, in part due to La Niña conditions developing over the Pacific Ocean. ...
View news from Australia Crying over plant-based milk: neither science nor history favors a dairy monopoly
Soy milk. Almond milk. Rice milk. To some dairy farmers these products are like a red rag to a bull....
17 September 2020
View news from Australia Economic significance of Australia’s red meat, livestock industry
The recently released State of the Industry Report 2020 shows that domestic and export sales of red meat and livestock in 2018-19 totalled $28.5 billion, of which red meat exports contributed $17.2 billion and domestic sales accounted for the remaining...
View news from Australia Gen Z not ready to eat lab-grown meat, survey reveals
Gen Z are the new kids on the block. ...
15 September 2020
View news from Australia Five tips to prepare for the wet season
Northern beef producer Colin Burnett manages ‘Lara Downs’, a 33,000ha property north of Julia Creek, and knows the impacts a variable climate can have on production all too well. ...
View news from Australia Beef exports impacted by reduced slaughter
It is remarkable to reflect on the myriad of circumstances that have faced Australia’s export industry over the past year. ...
14 September 2020
View news from Australia Stand out from the herd: how cows commooonicate through their lives
PhD student Alexandra Green has published her research that shows dairy cows respond to positive and negative emotional prompts with individual 'voice'. She says the results have implications for farmers and animal welfare. ...
07 September 2020
View news from Australia Australia squares up to Chinese economic coercion
Australia is standing up to China – potentially starting a trend of smaller countries responding to the increasingly coercive Asian economic superpower....
01 September 2020
View news from Australia Australia moves to embrace digital agriculture
Australia has unveiled its new agricultural innovation agenda, with digital innovations taking centre stage. ...
25 August 2020
View news from Australia Chinese firms give up on sale deal for Australia’s Lion Dairy
Kirin Holdings Co and China Mengniu Dairy Co say they have given up on the sale of the Japanese company’s wholly owned Australian dairy firm Lion Dairy and Drinks Pty Ltd to the Chinese company....
23 August 2020
View news from Australia Australia's farmers union calls for net carbon zero by 2050
The National Farmers' Federation voices its support for the economy-wide goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. ...
20 August 2020
View news from Australia Australia mulls blocking China Mengniu’s dairy firm purchase
Australia’s government may block China Mengniu Dairy’s purchase of Australian milk brands as diplomatic spat lingers....
07 August 2020
View news from Australia Slaughterhouses in Australia’s Victoria state reduce output by one-third amid coronavirus surge
Australia has announced workforce restrictions for abattoir workers in Victoria, hoping to curb rising COVID-19 cases....
05 August 2020
View news from Australia Australia pledges $1.8 million for Q fever vaccine research
Australia's National Farmers' Federation welcomes government announcement of $1.8 million for trials of an updated Q fever vaccine. ...
30 July 2020
View news from Australia Australia's NFF urges UN to clarify its position on agricultural carbon
The Cattle Council of Australia and the National Farmers' Federation are criticising the UN for its claims regarding the meat industry's impact on climate change. ...
24 July 2020
View news from Australia Australian government accepts Federal Court decision on live cattle exports
Farmers groups welcome the government decision to not appeal the Federal Court ruling. ...
15 July 2020
View news from Australia Australia's farmers mobilise to accelerate COVID-19 recovery
Australia's National Farmers Federation has released its plan to assist the country's coronavirus recovery efforts. ...
 
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