The “get big or get out” drive for greater economies of scale in Australian agriculture is not really working for farmers any more. Source: The North Queensland Register To be profitable today producers probably still need to get bigger, but real gains come with investing seriously in
The National Farmers Federation (NFF) says autonomous vehicles could reduce isolation, boost agricultural productivity, and save lives on country roads. Source: ABC Rural News The House of Representatives Industry, Innovation and Science committee is investigating the potential benefi
Agribusiness leaders from across Australia celebrated completing the Australian Agribusiness Leadership Program at a graduation in Sydney last night. Source: AFDJ eNews Addressing and presenting certificates to the graduates, Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Harts
Coming off the back of a record-breaking 2016-17, winter crop production is forecast to drop by 33% in 2017–18 to 40.1 million tonnes, due largely to an assumed fall in average yields. Source: AFDJ eNews According to the Australian crop report by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural
The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to dip by 4.6% to $59.9 billion in 2017–18, following last year’s record-breaking returns, according to the Agricultural Commodities, June quarter 2017 issue. Source: AFDJ eNews The recent Australian Bureau of Agricultural and
While the budget delivered last month didn’t propose any game-changers for the Australian machinery industry, it did have some initiatives that could see benefits for manufacturers, dealers and regional businesses according to the TMA. Source: AFDJ eNews The continuation of the $20,00
South Canterbury irrigators are launching a new question and answer campaign on social media to get more city people up to speed with farming in New Zealand. Source: Stuff NZ Waitaki Irrigators Collective (WIC) policy manager Elizabeth Soal said there seemed to be a widening gap betwe
Australian horticulturalists will be able buy the Antonio Carraro Tony 9800 TR early next year. Source: Weekly Times The compact specialist tractor is the new flagship for the brand and picked up the Best Specialised category in the 2017 Tractor of the Year. A sophisticated driveline
Sonalika International Tractors of India has opposed the 28% levy on tractor parts proposed under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) structure, saying it will hurt the sector and also farmers. Source: Deccan Chronicle The tractor manufacturer said the tax on tractor parts should remain
Valtra is expanding its fourth generation N and T Series ranges with the introduction of new high output models and the SmartTouch armrest on all Versu and Direct models. Source: AFDJ eNews All new models comply with the EU’s Mother Regulation, and 60 km/h transmissions are available.
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