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Opinion: Murray Darling revelations put into perspective

Guest Author, 26 July 2017

The fundamental design of the Murray Darling Plan is good, but the implementation of the plan has a number of shortcomings, according to Dr David Adamson from The Centre for Global Food and Resources.

Exploitation claims threaten integrity of Murray Darling Plan

Grain Central, 25 July 2017

The integrity of the Murray Darling Basin Plan has been thrown into question following revelations on last night’s ABC Four Corners program of alleged illegal water extraction and back room subterfuge.

Protecting Australian cotton from Verticillium wilt

Grain Central, 25 July 2017

New research by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) will focus on the fungal disease Verticillium wilt to help the Australian cotton industry manage the risk associated with the disease.

Uri Park sells in lively southern NSW property market

Guest Author, 24 July 2017

Darlington Point property Uri Park has been sold privately by the Shaw family to a European interest for an undisclosed price.

Father-son duo fined for irrigation breach

Grain Central, 19 July 2017

A NSW father and son farming duo has been fined a combined $12,000 for breaching the conditions of water supply works approvals.

Another step on the road to standardised national heavy vehicle rules

Neil Lyon, 18 July 2017

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is set to release its draft policy on proposed new national laws governing the movement of heavy vehicles, including farm machinery, on public roads.

US cotton exports set to be second highest on record

Grain Central, 14 July 2017

Cotton exports from the United States through 11 months of the 2016/17 marketing year are running more than 70 per cent ahead of year-ago levels, keeping them on track to reach the forecast of 14.5 million bales, the second highest level on record.

Cotton stands tall in field of high returns

Grain Central, 03 July 2017

The ‘average’ group of cotton growers achieved a profit per hectare of $1706 in 2016, according to the latest cotton industry’s economic benchmark report, the Cotton Comparative Analysis.

NSW cotton industry welcomes removal of stamp duty on insurance

Guest Author, 30 June 2017

NSW cotton growers will be able to manage their on-farm risk more effectively from January 2018 thanks to a move by the State Government to remove stamp duty on insurance.

NSW cotton farmer’s global search for more efficient irrigation

Grain Central, 23 June 2017

Cotton grower and 2015 Nuffield Scholar, Tom Quigley, says ongoing issues around water availability prompted him to look at new techniques from around the world to help grow more profitable, water efficient and sustainable cotton crops using pressurised overhead sprinkler irrigation.