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Bartter’s Ballandry dryland/irrigated Riverina aggregation lists

Liz Wells, 26 June 2018

Australian poultry-industry identity, David Bartter, has listed his 27,735-hectare irrigated and dryland aggregation north of Griffith, Ballandry Station, for sale by expressions of interest.

Coonamble, Walgett sales test northwest NSW cropping market

Liz Wells, 06 June 2018

The Nunkeri, Loch Lomond and Combogolong aggregation at Coonamble and Wimbleton at Walgett are on the market, and will test values for cropping country on the northwest plains of New South Wales.

Bi-partisan agreement puts Murray-Darling plan back on track

Grain Central, 08 May 2018

The Federal Government and Labor have struck an 11th-hour agreement that will ensure support for amendments to the Southern Basin water recovery targets proposed by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.

Turning the ‘TAP’ on irrigated ag in WA’s Pilbara

Grain Central, 16 April 2018

The Western Australian government has initiated a $5.9 million project to ground-truth land and water resources for irrigated agriculture development in the Pilbara.

Twynam’s Lachlan spreads sell to Optifarm, MERS

Liz Wells, 09 April 2018

The Kahlbetzer family’s Twynam Agricultural Group has sold its three Lachlan Valley holdings to two overseas companies, Optifarm and MERS Global Investments LLC, for a total of more than $115 million.

Cotton grower of year achievements on show in the Riverina

Grain Central, 05 April 2018

More than 300 visitors had the opportunity to inspect the achievements of the 2017 Monsanto Cotton Grower of the Year at a field day last week on the Toscan family’s Cavaso Farming operation in southern New South Wales.

Water theft accusations to be tested in court

Grain Central, 09 March 2018

The National Irrigators Council (NIC) has welcomed action taken by the NSW Government to take accusations of water theft against two Northern Basin irrigators to court.

NQ rice harvest paves way for $4 million research program

Grain Central, 16 February 2018

SunRice has reported strong dry season performance across North Queensland’s Burdekin rice growing region, with 4200 tonnes of premium rice variety Doongara harvested in December.

Agricultural bodies slam Senate’s Murray-Darling decision

Liz Wells, 15 February 2018

The Australian Senate’s vote last night to cut 70 gigalitres (Gl) of water available to users in the northern reaches of the Murray-Darling Basin has sparked the ire of agricultural bodies including the National Farmers Federation (NFF), Cotton Australia, NSW Farmers’ Association, the Queensland Farmers’ Federation and the National Irrigators’ Council.

Benefits flow from ‘smart’ irrigation system

Neil Lyon, 09 February 2018

A highly automated irrigation system using through-the-bank piping, ‘smart siphon’ technology and sophisticated water flow sensor systems has created the potential to reduce labour and unlock new opportunities in water use efficiency on a large-scale irrigation farm.