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The show must go on in Sydney

Sydney’s Royal Easter Show, an iconic agricultural fair is facing slumping revenues and a fight to remain relevant to city dwellers. Source: The Sydney Morning Herald The number of visitors fell to a 15-year low of 769,000 in 2015, as rain and thunderstorms dampened attendance o
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Stolen machinery found – man charged

An Adelaide Hills man has been charged with the theft of more than $1.5 million of farm and transport equipment, as stolen goods are recovered in South Australia and Queensland. Source: ABC News His arrest followed a lengthy investigation by the SA Serious and Organised Crime Branch a
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Tax breaks help farmers go shopping

Driverless tractors and drones might not be on many farmers’ shopping lists just yet, but spending on new farm technology products has undergone a notable lift since tax breaks worth up to $20,000 were introduced last year. Source: Farm Weekly Business-related investments in gea
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ABARES forecasts a modest rise for farm production

The gross value of Australia’s farm production is forecast to pass $60 billion for the first time next financial year, according to the latest ABARES figures. Source: AFDJ eNews ABARES Executive Director, Karen Schneider said the expected modest rise in value was bolstered by improved
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Not yanking your chain with this design

Sometimes design gets so complicated that you end up blurring the lines between design and engineering. Source: Yanko Design The Hidromek Vision compacter may be a conceptual tractor, but it reaches a level of design detailing that crosses over to engineering, making it more than just
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Irrigation Australia and Agritech together on show

Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition will take place between 24 – 26 May this year at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Conference program now available. Source: AFDJ eNews This is the only international conference in Australia solely dedica
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An Outlook for the ag sector

Outlook 2016 which is on from 1-2 March in Canberra, is a top information and networking forum for the public and private sector decision makers in the agriculture sector. Source: AFDJ eNews With more than 60 speakers and chairs at 18 sessions over two days, delegates will discuss key
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Continuous round baler continues development

During the National Farm Machinery Show in the US was the Vermeer working prototype of the Continuous Round Baler. There was a sneak peak of this machine work two years ago and work continues on its development. Farmers have been interested in this baler since news broke. Jessica Reis
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Robots in the cow shed

Today, Lely calculates that more than a million cows around the world are milked unassisted by Astronaut robots and many more are similarly milked by systems from DeLaval, Fullwood, GEA and SAC of Denmark. Source: Farmers Weekly UK These manufacturers anticipate that by 2025, half of
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