NEWS & INFORMATION

EXPORT AND IMPORT

Australia Leads Asian Wheat Trade: 2021/22
It cannot be denied that Australia is one of the world’s largest exporters. Therefore, the nation is now set to witness a second-consecutive year of strong wheat exports. Even thou […]
Australia’s Cotton Industry Celebrated
World Cotton Day As a part of World Cotton Day, the nation’s cotton growers are being widely celebrated and hailed. This is because they have been an integral part of the agricultu […]
Pressure Created on the Middle Eastern Orange Market

Many Middle Eastern sellers are still harvesting the last Midknight and Delta Valencias. Because the fruit is small in size, the flowering period is directly related to its size. Moreover, since the last harvest season was mostly cold, there were a lot of shortages that were seen by the producers. Additionally, water shortages were also […]

INTERNATIONAL

Soil Carbon Measurement Costs Reduced in Australia

The Federal Government has finally established a new method that they believe will reduce the measuring costs of soil carbon by over ninety per cent. Hence, removing one of the biggest barriers prevents farmers from participating in carbon projects. Agricultural experts have urged farmers to do their research and consider the potential risks before diving […]

2021-12-01
How to Secure a Farming Job in Australia

Agricultural or farm work in Australia is an exceptional way to earn cash and experience the rich and diverse culture of the nation. Nevertheless, farm work in Australia is often also very physically demanding and thus the worker needs to make sure the employer is paying minimum wage and providing suitable accommodation. In fact, almost […]

2021-12-01
How Technology can Yield New Growth in Agriculture

It cannot be denied that the agricultural industry has completely transformed itself in the past 50 years. Not only has the machinery expanded its scale, productivity, speed, the productivity of the farm equipment has also grown by leaps and bounds. Hence, the cultivation of the land has been much more efficient. Additionally, seed irrigation and […]

2021-12-01

STATISTICS

Australia to Hire Low-Skilled Workers Post Covid?

Australia has been built on immigration. In recent years it has been skilled migration, and that will continue to be important to us, especially as we recover from the COVID economic malaise. Skilled migrants are offered visas that can lead to permanent residency, whereas those with lesser skills are normally only offered visas without such […]

2021-11-09

Women Farmers Changing Landscape of Agriculture

Women have always been critical contributors to agriculture and food production across the world. According to the UN, almost a third of women’s employment globally is in agriculture, including forestry and fishing – and this statistic may exclude self-employed and unpaid family workers. While the percentage of women farmers in upper-middle and high-income countries is less […]

2021-11-05

Why is the Australian Pistachio Industry so Successful?

Background: In Australia, there is a single organisation, namely: Pistachio Growers’ Association Inc (PGAI). Even though there are no official state or regional organisations, the Western Australia producers are prone to discussing their game plan due to geographic reasons. Furthermore, the PGA is an active member of the Australian Nut Industry Council (ANIC). They also […]

2021-10-07

Technology and Australian Agriculture: A Collaboration

Australian agriculture has always looked to integrate itself with the technological updates that are taking place. Hence, the nation has a long tradition of innovation when it comes to agriculture. In fact, the state and the federal government are great supporters of the merging of agriculture and technology. Agriculture in Australia has to be innovative […]

2021-09-27

Pistachios in Decline, Forecasted to Increase

It is an ”off-year” for pistachios in Turkey, and consequently, a low production level for May 2021/22 is being forecast. However, Turkey has carried over significant stocks from the previous year, so there is no shortage of pistachios in the market. In addition, Turkey relies on imports of almonds and walnuts to meet domestic demand […]

2021-09-23

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

NUTS

Record Sales for Australian Macadamia Industry

The Australian macadamia industry is heading for a record harvest of about 54,000 tonnes of nut-in-shell this year, a haul worth more than $275 million. While the majority of the nation’s orchards have finished harvest, these figures won’t be confirmed until next month. About 29,000 tonnes will originate from Queensland, with about 13,000t of that […]

2021-11-15

The Continuous Rise of the Australian Almond

The Australian almond industry is one of the most successful industries in the nation. Currently, it is on track to reach a production capacity of 160,000 tonnes. Thus, it is forecasted to reach a farmgate revenue of more than $1 billion. The nut continues to be the crop of increases. This means there are increased […]

2021-11-12

Almonds and Health Benefits in a Nutshell

Almonds have been suggested to reduce heart disease risk by lowering total and LDL cholesterol and exerting anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Plant sterols as found in almonds may interfere with the absorption of cholesterol and bile acid, and the high amount of unsaturated fat in almonds favours an improved lipid profile, especially when this food […]

2021-11-03

Macadamia Industry Flourishes in Queensland

According to a recent statement, the Minister for agricultural industry development and fisheries, Mark Furner, has reported how Queensland’s macadamia industry is currently flourishing with tree sales soaring. This is completely due to the strong support of the Palaszczuk government. Additionally, Minister Furner said as many as 2.5 million trees will be established across growing […]

2021-10-25