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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.

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.

New frontier for grain in Queensland’s Gulf country

Neil Lyon, 04 July 2017

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.

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.

Another step forward for Murray-Darling Plan

Grain Central, 19 June 2017

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.

COAG endorses Murray-Darling plan

Grain Central, 12 June 2017

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.

Irrigators ‘dismayed’ by electricity pricing ‘circus’

Grain Central, 02 June 2017

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.

400M conference: Innovation generation unveils cropping solutions of the future

Neil Lyon, 19 May 2017

Visionary entrepreneurs with ideas for developing and commercialising innovative agricultural technology projects ‘pitched’ their ideas to the AgTech Investment Conference in Toowoomba, Qld, yesterday.