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Future opportunities for using forest and sawmill residues in Australia 3755905/11/2018 22:58:39http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse05/11/2018 22:58:3905/11/2018 13:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/research-topics/forests/forest-sawmill-residues-report, http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/research-topics/forests/forest-sawmill-residues-report<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/forestry-biosphere-161px.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />This report presents estimates of the potential production and use of harvest and sawmill residues in Australia in 2050.
Information and communication technology use in Australian agriculture: A survey of broadacre, dairy and vegetable farms1512201/11/2018 22:28:47http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse31/10/2018 23:00:0331/10/2018 13:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/research-topics/productivity/productivity-publications/ict-use-summary, http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/research-topics/productivity/productivity-publications/ict-use-summary<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/abares-master-biosphere.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />This report explores the role of ICT and potential barriers to its use on farms, based on ABARES survey of over 2200 farmers in 2016-17.
Analysis of 2018 Drought3453725/10/2018 22:50:35http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse25/10/2018 22:50:3525/10/2018 13:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/publications/insights/2018-drought-analysis, http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/publications/insights/2018-drought-analysis<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/analysis.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />This brief describes the effects of the current drought on Australian agriculture, including the extent of rainfall deficiencies and the effects on crop production, livestock markets and farm incomes.
First ABARES Insight – Snapshot of Australian Agriculture now available2978618/10/2018 21:21:51http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse18/10/2018 21:21:5118/10/2018 13:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/publications/insights/snapshot-of-australian-agriculture, http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/publications/insights/snapshot-of-australian-agriculture<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/snapshot.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />We cover six key aspects of Australian agriculture: its role in the broader economy, trends in production, industry structure, exports, productivity and risk management.
‘Productivity in Australia’s broadacre and dairy industries - 2018’ now available 1826008/10/2018 23:01:49http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse08/10/2018 23:01:4908/10/2018 13:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/research-topics/productivity/agricultural-productivity-estimates, http://agriculture.gov.au/abares/research-topics/productivity/agricultural-productivity-estimates<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/productivity-biosphere.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />This report provides an annual update of productivity estimates for Australia’s broadacre and dairy industries, through to 2015–16, and analyses the farm size effect on beef productivity.
Fishery status reports 2018 released1487408/10/2018 23:01:52http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse27/09/2018 23:55:5427/09/2018 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/publications/display?url=http://143.188.17.20/anrdl/DAFFService/display.php?fid=pb_fsr18d9abm_20180928.xml, http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/publications/display?url=http://143.188.17.20/anrdl/DAFFService/display.php?fid=pb_fsr18d9abm_20180928.xml<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/fishery-status-biosphere.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />The annual Fishery Status Reports has delivered generally positive news for wild fish stocks in Commonwealth-managed fisheries.
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.

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02 Nov 2018