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.
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.
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.
Darlington Point property Uri Park has been sold privately by the Shaw family to a European interest for an undisclosed price.
A NSW father and son farming duo has been fined a combined $12,000 for breaching the conditions of water supply works approvals.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.