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Latest vegetable farm survey shows incomes increase further in 2017-18 3527221/09/2018 00:00:13http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse21/09/2018 00:00:1320/09/2018 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/research-topics/surveys, http://agriculture.gov.au/abares/research-topics/surveys<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/farmsurveys_biosphere.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Australian vegetable-growing farms: an economic survey 2016–17 and 2017–18 shows a 12 per cent increase of cash income for Australian vegetable farms to $319,000 per farm in 2017-18.
Farm production value remains stable despite drought3232218/09/2018 01:16:39http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse17/09/2018 22:09:0017/09/2018 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/research-topics/agricultural-commodities/sept-2018, http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/research-topics/agricultural-commodities/sept-2018<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/ac-biosphere-sept2018.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />The value of Australia’s farm production is forecast to remain relatively unchanged at $60 billion in 2018–19, well above the 10-year average of $56 billion, despite very dry conditions in some places.
Winter crop production forecasts revised due to mixed prospects across the country2427010/09/2018 13:53:11http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse10/09/2018 13:53:1110/09/2018 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/research-topics/agricultural-commodities/australian-crop-report, http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/research-topics/agricultural-commodities/australian-crop-report<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/aus-crop-report-sept17.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />The Australian Crop Report’s September 2018 edition is forecasting a decrease in total winter crop protection in 2018-19.
Wheat rust outbreak could cost Australia up to $1.4 billion2149205/09/2018 20:48:54http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse05/09/2018 20:48:5405/09/2018 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/research-topics/biosecurity/biosecurity-economics/potential-impact-wheat-stem-rust, http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/research-topics/biosecurity/biosecurity-economics/potential-impact-wheat-stem-rust <img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/biosecurity-biosphere.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />The Potential economic impacts of the wheat stem rust strain Ug99 in Australia report highlights the importance of protecting Australia’s $6 billion wheat industry from the invasive wheat disease.
Population growth, eating out and fast foods are driving food expenditure to record levels1304721/08/2018 23:53:47http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse21/08/2018 23:53:4721/08/2018 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/research-topics/food-demand/trends-and-issues-2018, http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/research-topics/food-demand/trends-and-issues-2018 <img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/ag-commodities-160px.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Australia’s recent population growth has been the key driver of a near doubling of domestic food consumption over the past 20 years, according to Food demand in Australia: trends and issues 2018.
Future scenarios for the southern Murray–Darling Basin water market2639407/08/2018 23:51:37http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse07/08/2018 23:51:3707/08/2018 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/research-topics/water/future-scenarios-smdb, http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/research-topics/water/future-scenarios-smdb<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/water-news.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Irrigators in the southern Murray-Darling Basin have been adapting and with a maturing water market are well positioned to manage future variability.
Farm physical characteristics web-reports for beef, grain, lamb and dairy industries42374327/07/2018 00:00:28http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse27/07/2018 00:00:2826/07/2018 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/research-topics/surveys, http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/research-topics/surveys<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/farmsurveys_biosphere.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />These web-reports present estimates of physical characteristics for beef farmers, grain farmers, lamb-producing farmers and dairy farmers for 2015–16 to 2016–17.
Recreational boat operators’ self-management of biofouling in Australia42335926/07/2018 00:00:43http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse26/07/2018 00:00:4325/07/2018 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/research-topics/social-sciences/rec-boat-bifouling, http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/research-topics/social-sciences/rec-boat-bifouling<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/biofouling-biosphere.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />This report provides an overview of current biofouling practices by boat operators across the nation, showing that they already undertake a range of biofouling management actions on a regular basis.
Dairy industry workforce survey 2015-1641942026/07/2018 00:00:46http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse12/07/2018 23:52:3912/07/2018 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/research-topics/labour/dairy-labour-2015-16, http://agriculture.gov.au/abares/research-topics/labour/dairy-labour-2015-16<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/productivity-biosphere.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />This report provides analysis of labour use in the dairy industry based on ABARES survey results, showing the dairy industry has distinct labour force requirements and faces different challenges to other industries.
Responsiveness of demand for structural pine to changes in timber and steel prices: A study using the FWPA softwood data series32597411/07/2018 23:55:40http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse11/07/2018 23:55:4011/07/2018 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/publications/display?url=http://143.188.17.20/anrdl/DAFFService/display.php?fid=pb_rdspp9aafe20180712.xml, http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/publications/display?url=http://143.188.17.20/anrdl/DAFFService/display.php?fid=pb_rdspp9aafe20180712.xml<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/forestry-biosphere-161px.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />This technical report estimates the responsiveness of demand for structural pine to changes in timber and steel prices.

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08 Mar 2018