A weather eye on global trade

DESPITE rampant demand from hungry Asia and an export-friendly dollar, the total value of Australian farm production and exports is actually slipping … >>>More ...


Grains riding steady

AUSTRALIAN grain and oilseed production is forecast to rise over the next five years to reach 42.6 million tonnes by the end of the decade, but there are no spectacular price rises on the horizon … >>>More ...


Cattle outlook ‘persistently strong’

CATTLE saleyard prices should sit just above 400 cents a kilogram (dressed) in 2015-16, and stay there out there to 2017-18, says the national commodities forecaster. ABARES forecasts few surprises for beef and veal … >>>More ...


Lamb to rise, wool to slump: ABARES

LAMB slaughterings will soar to 22.3 million this year, the highest number for 43 years, as producers enjoy an expected 7 per cent rise in average saleyard prices to 510 cents a kilogram in 2014-15 … >>>More ...


Cotton forecast to bounce back

AUSTRALIAN cotton production is expected to rebound by 19 per cent next season to 560,000 tonnes and hit 818,000t by the end of the decade … >>>More ...


Farm production value on the rise

THE gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to increase by 5.3 per cent to around $54.4 billion next financial year … >>>More ...


Spoonful of growth for sugar

THE world sugar glut will push down mill-gate returns to Australian cane growers by one per cent to $36 a tonne this year, the lowest since 2007-08 … >>>More ...


Ag could fill mining gap: Twiggy

AGRICULTURE’S prerogative to replace mining as Australia’s future boom export industry will be up for discussion this week in Canberra … >>>More ...


Wheat markets under attack in Asia

AUSTRALIA'S wheat industry is in danger of becoming the “white trash” of import markets in Asia … >>>More ...


El Nino chances 50-50: BoM

MARKET projections from Canberra's annual Outlook conference provide varying degrees of guidance for farmers' plans in the year ahead, but one forecast almost all producers rely on is all about the weather, and it's not looking so optimistic at this point … >>>More ...


Bridging the nation to its north

NORTHERN Australia’s development is not about a region, it’s about the mindset that Australia needs to grow as a whole, head of the Northern Australia Development Office, Luke Bowen, told the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) Outlook 2015 conference … >>>More ...


Truss on track for rail reform

DEPUTY Prime Minister Warren Truss has outlined the vital importance of infrastructure to the farm sector’s profitability, at the annual Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) Outlook conference in Canberra … >>>More ...


Ag education standards launched

IN A national first, tertiary-level education standards for agriculture have been developed to help universities design and deliver programs that meet agreed standards, attract more students and produce skilled graduates … >>>More ...


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Strange that the data from the EPA latest research on neonics does not support these claims.
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@Plibo: Not really, as usual only for the less competitive. And if industry want price
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Be very careful with delivery specifications. A long story but fat lamb futures were closed