Vietnam approval of new Australian biosecurity facility bears fruit for growers

Local horticultural exporters to Vietnam now have access to two onshore irradiation facilities which will increase speed to market and decrease export freight costs for farmers in southern growing regions. In some cases, Australian fruit will be arriving in Vietnam just 72hrs after picking. Vietnam has provided interim approval to receive produce from Australia’s newly […]

A Farmer group believes EU carbon tax decision puts our ag exports on notice

Farmers for Climate Action are warning agricultural exports are likely to be hit without decisive action on climate change, amid news that the EU is endorsing a carbon tax on its imports. The European Union last week voted in favour of a carbon border adjustment mechanism, which would place a carbon price on imports from […]

Projects worth $30 million expected to wipe out animal pests and offer weed control

Nineteen projects will be funded following a competitive grant process to research and advance breakthrough solutions to control of some of Australia’s worst established pest animals and weeds, including fall armyworm and prickly acacia. The high calibre and diversity of projects coming from this popular grant fund will deliver a range of control solutions leading […]

New chair and directors appointed to Agricultural Innovation Australia

Agricultural Innovation Australia Ltd (AIA) was first established on 1 October 2020. It is managed by an independent, skills-based Board, and invest in strategies that address shared challenges and opportunities to deliver transformative outcomes for the agriculture sector. The three new directors to the inaugural board of Agricultural Innovation Australia (AIA) are: Mr Bernie Brookes […]

Funding boost for fruit fly research

Federal and state and territory governments are together tipping in $13 million to strengthen Australia’s fruit fly system research program.

CNH bounces back in fourth quarter of 2020

CNH Industrial reported strong results for the fourth quarter of 2020, with consolidated revenues of US$8.5 billion (up 10%) and adjusted EBIT of Industrial Activities of US$520 million (up 73%).