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.
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.
There is untapped potential for a substantial grain production industry to emerge in the Gulf rivers region of far north Queensland where Australia’s latest irrigation project has been evolving for the past six years, according to Queensland AgForce’s grains president, Wayne Newton.
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.
In a key step on the path to delivering the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) Plan, the MDB Ministerial Council has endorsed the final package of Sustainable Diversion Limit (SDL) Adjustment Mechanism projects.
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has endorsed a plan agreed to by Basin water ministers in March 2017, outlining how the Basin Plan will be implemented.
Queensland and NSW irrigators have reacted with frustration at developments over the past week in electricity pricing policies they say will continue to slug the farming sector.
Visionary entrepreneurs with ideas for developing and commercialising innovative agricultural technology projects ‘pitched’ their ideas to the AgTech Investment Conference in Toowoomba, Qld, yesterday.