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Latest vegetable farm survey shows incomes increase further in 2017-18

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.

Published: 21 September 2018

Farm production value remains stable despite drought

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 $55 billion, despite very dry conditions in some places. Published: 18 September 2018

Published: 18 September 2018

Winter crop production forecasts revised due to mixed prospects across the country

The Australian Crop Report’s September 2018 edition is forecasting a decrease in total winter crop protection in 2018-19.

Published: 11 September 2018

Wheat rust outbreak could cost Australia up to $1.4 billion

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.

Published: 6 September 2018

Population growth, eating out and fast foods are driving food expenditure to record levels

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.

Published: 22 August 2018

Future scenarios for the southern Murray–Darling Basin water market

Irrigators in the southern Murray-Darling Basin have been adapting and with a maturing water market are well positioned to manage future variability.

Published: 8 August 2018

Farm physical characteristics web-reports for beef, grain, lamb and dairy industries

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.

Published: 27 July 2018

Recreational boat operators’ self-management of biofouling in Australia

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.

Published: 26 July 2018

Last reviewed:
21 Sep 2018