Paying farmers to improve native remnant vegetation – we would like to see that

The Australian Farm Biodiversity Stewardship Pilots indicates it will pay farmers for management activities to improve the condition of existing native vegetation. The Australian Government says it intends a pilot market-based approache to enhancing remnant vegetation as part of the Agriculture Stewardship Package. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said the Enhancing Remnant […]

Mouse numbers could rise again this spring but there are programs that can help

Mouse numbers on farms could rise again, depending on rainfall in coming months, and as the weather warms into spring. Following good rainfall and a likely bumper harvest, unfortunately these conditions are perfect for mice, so acting early will be important to keep mouse numbers down. It’s important that every farmer gets out into the […]

Ross Edwards has the Henty Machinery Field Days at heart

It’s the end of an era as the retirement of former chairman and Yerong Creek farmer Ross Edwards is announced after a 55-year involvement with the Henty MFD The position of chairman at the Henty Machinery Field days doesn’t come up that often. For Ross Edwards it had been a 41-year progression up the ladder […]

Initiate a safer grain harvest for vehicles by using this easy nine step plan

The NHVR is urging everyone involved in this year’s grain harvest to have a heavy vehicle safety management check-up ahead of what is expected to be a bumper season. Road Safety and Freight Transport Assistant Minister Scott Buchholz said the NHVR had released a simple 9 Step SMS Roadmap to assist businesses to develop and improve their […]

Norco adds a tasty cheese range that is available from Coles

The increasing demand for local products has allowed Norco to grab more market share with the launch a tasty cheese range that is hard to resist Norco is Australia’s only 100% farmer owned dairy co-operative and continues its advancement with the launch of a Tasty Cheese range now available at Coles stores throughout Queensland and […]

Farmers in SE Asia’s biggest cropping countries see climate change as a threat

  Farmers in SE Asia’s biggest cropping countries see climate change as a threat   Research reveals growers in Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam are increasingly impacted by effects of cimate change. The finding, officially released today, highlight the key challenge with regional food production, chiefly that 68.5% of growers in Southeast Asia’s largest […]

Sacred Bodhi tree’s journey to Oz has been 2300 years in the making

In a cultural first for Australia, a sapling from a sacred tree revered by the world’s Buddhist community has been imported from Sri Lanka in what can only be described as a great biosecurity success story. Head of Biosecurity at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Andrew Tongue, said the sapling is from […]