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Australia all Set for New Agriculture Visa

Fortunately for the agricultural sector, the Australian agriculture worker visa, also known as the ag visa, is a step closer to fruition, after the Federal Government amended the migration regulations. It has enabled it to be operationalized with a supporting program administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The minister for agriculture and […]

2021-10-06

The Current Scenario of Australian Agriculture: An Overview

Australia is one of the main producers of a variety of agricultural products. Not only are these goods enjoyed domestically, but they are also exported to countries all over the world. Some of the major products that the nation produces are wheat, wool and beef. Moreover, mainstream, commercial crops are also found in abundance. They […]

2021-10-05

Mouse Bait Efficacy Questioned: Australian Mouse Plague

Researchers are now starting to trail the effectiveness of the mouse baits. It is in collaboration with both farmers and baits suppliers. In fact, approximately three research papers were prepared and are soon to be peer-reviewed. After being approved, these papers will be published in scientific journals in an attempt to control further mouse plagues […]

2021-09-24

Australia Agriculture: 2021 Snapshot

In the official report released by the Australian Government, eight key aspects of Australian agriculture was minutely examined. Overview Australian agriculture currently is responsible for: 55% of Australian land use (427 million hectares, excluding timber production in December 2020) and 25% of water extractions (3,113 gigalitres used by agriculture in 2018–19) 11% of goods and […]

2021-09-21

Fruitful Returns Despite Australian Labour Shortage

Due to the outbreak of the Delta Covid 19 strain, Australia’s population has again gone into a strict lockdown. In fact, border closures are posing extremely serious hurdles for the government economists at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences. now expect the agriculture industry will grow a whopping 73 billion worth […]

2021-09-20

Mouse Plague: The Second Wave

Farmers are seeing troubling signs the mouse plague that devastated regional communities earlier this year could surge again, in perhaps a bigger and more widespread way. The mouse plague may have been halted in wintertime at the pests stop breeding, their high numbers going into the colder months means exponentially higher numbers coming into spring. […]

2021-09-20

Pest Management to Protect Macadamia Orchards

In 2017, the Macadamia Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM) commenced in order to examine biological, cultural and chemical combinations on commercial farm setups. Eight of these farm trials have been set up in areas where macadamias are grown in abundance. Some of these regions include Central Queensland, near Bundaberg in the Gympie – Glasshouse Mountain […]

2021-08-25

New Agriculture Visa to Provide Permanent Residency

In news that is favourable for foreign agriculture workers, the Federal Government has introduced a new agriculture visa that aims to provide permanent residency to foreign workers entering the country. This agriculture visa aims to cover up the labour shortage that is being faced in the farming, fisheries and forestry sectors. The shortage of workers […]

2021-08-24

Effects of the Pandemic Still Visible on Farmers

As the pandemic starts to show its effects in Australia, farmers have expressed their great concern over productivity and yield. As state restrictions start to intensify, this may be in the form of border restrictions or lockdowns, farm owners are having trouble coping with the shortage of labour. Farming is not easy as it looks; […]

2021-08-09

Agricultural Visa Up and Running by Christmas

In the past few years, the federal government did not focus on a policy commitment towards an agricultural visa for farmworkers. This was even after the National Party showed strong interest in the concoction of the visa. Instead, just days before the visa was announced on the sidelines of a post-Brexit free trade agreement (FTA) with […]

2021-08-09