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Cotton Industry in Crisis over Labour Shortage

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Cotton Industry in Crisis over Labour Shortage

The cotton sector in Australia has suggested that changes to migration restrictions to allow a new visa may result in a lack of international agricultural workers. The current Australian Agriculture Worker Visa, which was introduced in September, is intended to increase the number of primary industry workers. Cotton Australia, on the other hand, claims that […]

2022-01-21

House Gains Overtaken by Carbon Prices

Clare Cannon, who lives on Woomargama station, 50 kilometres north of Albury on the NSW-Victoria boundary, is optimistic about the future. 1100 grass-fed Hereford cattle and 5000 Merino sheep are managed by Ms. Cannon. However, she doesn’t just grow vegetables on her family’s 2600-hectare farm. In addition, she has entered the carbon industry. “It’s all […]

2022-01-21

A Melbourne Car Park Transforms into Skyfarm

In Melbourne’s CBD, a public rooftop car park has been converted into an urban farm. Skyfarm, once a 2000 square metre rooftop parking garage, is projected to be under construction for another 12 months. It will include sustainable and contemporary hotel locations, environmental education, business conference facilities, and event spaces when it is finished. Moreover, […]

2022-01-21

Australia Enjoys a Bumper Agricultural Year

In the following months, bountiful farming conditions are expected, bringing further positive news to the agricultural sector. According to the newest Australian Agriculture Outlook study from Rural Bank, a better and more favourable combination of conditions is likely to last through 2022, as supply and demand continue to increase. The bank’s analysis comes after the […]

2022-01-21

Farmers Challenged with Fire Risks like a ‘Time Bomb’

Farmers have been warned to be fire-ready due to widespread rain and hot weather in several parts of the country. Heavy fuel loads combined with high temperatures, according to National Farmers’ Federation President Tony Mahar, entail greater fire danger. Despite the extensive rain, a few hot, dry days can turn paddocks, containing yet-to-be-harvested winter crops, […]

2022-01-21

South Australia Eradicates Fruit Fly Outbreaks

The state’s $1.3 billion agricultural sector has been relieved of fears after a series of Mediterranean fruit fly infestations were eradicated across metropolitan Adelaide. After a successful two-year operation involving 350 personnel who visited 177,000 homes and properties and released 677 million sterile flies, restrictions on the transit of fruit in more than 170 suburbs […]

2022-01-21

Clonal Trees Help Meet Demand for Avocados

Australian technology is rethinking the avocado business at a nursery in the distant regions of Northern NSW. Scientists have been collaborating with the Anderson Horticulture nursery and many other avocado farmers for the past six years to develop tissue-culture-based avocado clonal plants. The nursery has now been awarded almost $400,000 to assist them to commercialise […]

2022-01-21

Wine Inventory Soars Following Record Vintage

Following a record vintage and a drop in overall sales, wine stockpiles are at their peak point in 15 years. According to Wine Australia’s Wine Production, Sales, and Inventory Report, the national wine inventory levels for the 2020-21 financial years were the highest since 2005-06. After a record-sized vintage harvest, a steep fall in exports […]

2022-01-21

Tearless Onions Go on Sale

Chefs, cooks, parents, and anyone with a kitchen will be able to purchase “tearless” onions in the UK starting next week, in a world first. According to Waitrose, the Sunion onion is good for those with sensitive eyes and for cooking with children because of its mild flavour, which makes it much more adaptable to […]

2022-01-20

Extreme Flood Reminds Australia of the 2019 Monsoonal Floods

After the 155 mm of rainfall between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning in western Queensland, flooding occurred and many highways were shutdown. One grazer in the north-west is concerned that the downpour may lead to a rerun of the 2019 monsoonal floods. Deborah Smith of Limbri Downs reports that 128mm of rain fell between 5:30 and 9 […]

2022-01-20