Our research comprehensively covers the agriculture and water resource portfolio – reports, information and data is grouped within the following research areas and the ‘About my region’ sub-site.
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
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