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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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