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Uni of Southern Qld $19 million drought hub first in nationwide program

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has become the first of eight Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation hubs to be tasked with helping farmers and regional communities better prepare for future droughts…Read More

Neil Lyon, April 9, 2021

Crime is rife on farms, yet reporting remains stubbornly low

A survey of NSW farmers by the University of New England has found that four in five, or 80.8pc, reported having been a victim of some type of farm crime…Read More

Kyle J.D. Mulrooney and Alistair Harkness, University of New England, April 9, 2021

Grain Central’s March 2021 grain and cropping news quiz

Keep up to date with Australian cropping industry developments with Grain Central’s monthly quiz…Read More

Grain Central, April 7, 2021

Man airlifted after becoming trapped in farm machinery

A man whose arm became trapped in an auger on a farm in the Goondiwindi region in southern Queensland was flown to hospital in a serious but stable condition…Read More

Grain Central, April 7, 2021

Emergency permit approved for use of Fawligen against fall armyworm

The APVMA has issued an Emergency Use Permit (EUP) to allow the supply and emergency use of the agvet chemical, Fawligen, against the invasive crop pest, fall armyworm…Read More

Grain Central, April 6, 2021

Rice growers urged not to burn stubble during Easter, Anzac public holidays

Rice growers are encouraged to take all possible steps to minimise the adverse effects of stubble-burning smoke on neighbours and neighbouring townships during the holiday period…Read More

Grain Central, March 31, 2021

Mice continue to damage summer crops, threaten winter sowing

Mouse numbers remain moderate to high in many regions, causing damage to maturing summer crops and likely to cause damage at sowing of winter crops…Read More

Grain Central, March 30, 2021

Grants available to assist farmers with flood recovery

Flood recovery grants of up to $75,000 jointly funded by the Australian and New South Wales Governments are available to assist farmers revive local food and fibre production in flood affected regions…Read More

Grain Central, March 29, 2021

Recruitment: Five things extraordinary managers say every day

Employers and managers can make a difference in the way they interact with employees by saying these five simple things in day-to-day dealings with staff…Read More

Grain Central, March 29, 2021

Week-long rains soak NSW-Qld crop zone

Widespread heavy rains throughout NSW and Queensland over the past week led to major flooding in coastal areas, but were generally welcomed by broadacre crop producers in inland regions…Read More

Neil Lyon, March 26, 2021

ACCC calls for independent agency to oversee Murray-Darling water markets

The ACCC has called for the establishment of a new independent agency to oversee trading and ensure water markets in the Murray-Darling Basin operate fairly and with integrity…Read More

Grain Central, March 26, 2021

Newcastle rail line reopens, floods keep Moree closed

After a seven-day flood stoppage, grain trains are once again rolling into Newcastle’s grain-export terminals, but the Moree-Narrabri line remains closed as floodwaters hover around their peak in the Moree region…Read More

Liz Wells, March 25, 2021

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