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Mobile apps for crop management

Two new mobile apps have been produced by the Australian National Variety Trials (NVT) program and funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). Source: AFDJ eNews The new NVT Long Term Yield Reports App and the Crop Disease Au app are revolutionising growers’ abil
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New Aussie designed and made high lift scraper

Swan Hill based Murray Valley has responded to customer demands with a newly designed and built O’Bryan HD Highlift earthmoving carry grade scraper. Source: AFDJ eNews With a half a metre lift front and back the Highlift is ideal for working in different ground conditions from sands t
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Real time on-combine grain analyser

Case IH is releasing a new on-combine grain analyser in 2016 that monitors grain protein in cereals and oil percentage in oilseeds in real time while harvesting. Source AFDJ eNews Tim Slater, Case IH Product Manager Hay & Harvest, says the new technology is a breakthrough, allowin
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New good work design handbook online

SAFE WORK Australia has launched a new handbook to help businesses meet obligations under the work health and safety laws, reduce worker injury rates, and improve productivity and bottom line. Safe Work Australia Chief Executive Officer Michelle Baxter said that that well-designed, he
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Farmers urged to save time with Common Expiry Date for Vehicle Registrations

  10th August 2015 Media Release Farmers urged to save time with Common Expiry Date for Vehicle Registrations A simpler way for farmers to manage vehicle registrations is now on offer. In the Primary Producers SA Transport Survey of late last year, 80% of those asked showed inter
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Medium-sized farms stand to benefit from a return to collective bargaining, new RIRDC research reveals

New research released today in Canberra by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) reveals how a return to collective bargaining can offer significant value for medium-sized farm businesses. Released as part of a series of reports from RIRDC’s National Rural
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Seven of the best in the running for national RIRDC Rural Women’s Award

Seven women who embody the Aussie can-do attitude and have a commitment to the rural industries and communities in which they work are now in the running to take out the 2015 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. Women play a vital role in rural businesses, industries and communities and the RIR
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Grass roots campaign giving regional farmers voice

NSW Farmers’ campaign ‘StandUpForFarmers’ launched just 7 days ago has already attracted more than 15,000 online visits with all MPs rated by more than 1500 users. The campaign’s ‘rate the pollie’ tool, which gives a voice to regional and rural voters acr
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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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