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Funding for Country Roads

NSW Farmers’ welcomes the announcement by the NSW Government to allocate $42.85 million to improving council-owned freight infrastructure. This funding falls under the Fixing Country Roads Program and provides the majority of funding available for local government road upgrades under
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Researchers predict farm robots will be common within 5 years

GROUND robots will be operating on Australian farms within five years, a senior robotics researcher has predicted. Speaking at the Henty Machinery Field Days, Australian Centre for Field Robotics senior research fellow Robert Fitch said agricultural robots would increase land and labo
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ACCC warns about quad bike dangers for kids

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned parents and carers to keep children away from quad bikes. A recent Medical Journal of Australia study indicated that children do not have the physical and cognitive capacity to operate quad bikes safely. The study found tha
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US Government shutdown warning to New Zealand farmers

The budgetary deadlock, which has sections of the United States Government shutting down, should serve as a warning to New Zealand farmers to run conservative farm budgets. “Following record milk price forecasts and increases in the ANZ Commodity Index across the primary industries, f
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Agriview says machinery dealer numbers to decline

The number of single-outlet machinery dealers across Australia will continue to decline but not disappear completely – while there will be an ongoing rise in the number of large group outlets, according to Agriview managing director Alan Kirsten. Discussing industry trends at the Trac
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Extra Australian agricultural voices deployed across the globe

Australian food producers and exporters will benefit from new strong Australian voices to be deployed to Vietnam, Malaysia and China, with extra agricultural specialists being sent to gain more market access. Under the National Food Plan, $5.6 million has been allocated to fund a new
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NFF responds to government Farm Finance package

Australia’s farming community has welcomed, in principle, an announcement by the Federal Government aimed at supporting farmers in the grips of rural debt and at risk of returning to drought. Vice-President of the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF), Brent Finlay acknowledged the ‘Farm
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Fleet rotation auction

Manheim, Australia’s specialist industrial auctioneer is conducting a major auction in Elmore, Victoria on behalf of Treasury Wine Estates on Wednesday the May 29, 2013. The fleet rotation auction will feature a wide range of viticultural and agricultural equipment and will be held on
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Food statistics report released

The Australian Food Statistics publication, now in its 12th year, has been released and it provides an in-depth look at our food sector. This edition compares major players in the world food retail market, looks at Australia’s position as a food exporter as global food demand grows, a
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