ABARES Outlook Conference open for early bird registration

Bookings for the ABARES Outlook Conference are in full swing and a discount for an early bird registration is the best option Registrations are open for the 2024 ABARES Outlook Conference at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra ACT, that will reveal new-look session formats and hybrid participation for the first time.​ The event runs on the […]

Agriculture remains strong despite forecast of drier conditions looming

Industry pundits have eased off just a little on their previous dire predictions of a gloomy harvest with the strong winter crop 2023-24 plantings still to be fully realised With the Spring season has come a more optimistic outlook from industry watchers who previously had the Winter crop for 2023-24 on the skids with no […]

Correction on forecasts called by ABARES as La Nina retreats and El Nino looms

The overall value of the agriculture sector is set to contract by 14% in 2023-24 due to drier-than-normal conditions after three record harvests during wetter conditions La Nina years. Executive Director of ABARES Dr Jared Greenville said the reduction was to be expected after the records broken in the past three years. “The value of […]

Winter crop prediction for 2023-24 expands on dryer El Niño threat

More weight is added to a dismal winter harvest as crop predictions are evaluated down by a leading source Just about everybody in the big cities has been made aware of rising interest rates and how that will devastate their future lifestyle through added mortgage repayments. But up until now most growers have been impervious […]

Australian farm production on trend

The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to dip by 4.6% to $59.9 billion in 2017–18, following last year’s record-breaking returns, according to the Agricultural Commodities, June quarter 2017 issue. Source: AFDJ eNews The recent Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) report finds the gross value of farm production […]

ABARES Outlook a smash

Growth in Australia’s agriculture sector continues to smash records, with the gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to reach $63.8 billion in 2016–17, and farm cash income for Australian broadacre farms is projected to average $216,000 per farm in 2016–17. Source: AFDJ eNews Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, said […]

Putting regional Australia in context

Key information profiling Australia’s agriculture sector on a region-by-region basis is available in ABARES’ latest About my region profiles. Source: AFDJ eNews ABARES Executive Director, Peter Gooday, said the profiles provided a concise overview of the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors in every region across the nation. “It is important that Australian growers and producers […]

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 […]