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 over the usually busy Easter weekend. Though last year’s show […]

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 and Queensland Police. The 50-year-old man was charged […]

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 gear valued at $20,000 or less – anything from farm computers and […]

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 prospects for livestock and cropping industries. “Total farm production is forecast […]