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23 March 2021
View news from Australia Thousands evacuated in Australia's worst floods in nearly half a century
Australian authorities issued fresh flood warnings and evacuation orders on 23 March as torrential rains again pummelled several parts of the country, sweeping away homes, roads and livestock in the worst downpour in more than half a century....
16 March 2021
View news from Australia China should improve ties with Australia, says US official
The Biden administration has told China that normalizing relations with Australia is a precondition to Washington taking any substantial step towards improving relations with Beijing, a senior US official said on 16 March....
08 March 2021
View news from Australia Australia's proposed agriculture workforce strategy is "food for thought", says NFF
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) says that the release of the National Agriculture Workforce Strategy comes as farmers seek immediate and longer-term answers to crippling worker shortages. ...
04 March 2021
View news from Australia How to protect your farm data from cyber attacks
Producers and small businesses in Australia’s red meat and livestock industry can help protect their data from common cyber-attacks with a new, easy-to-read guide to cyber security now available to download for free....
View news from Australia Australia's NFF says that farmgate output of $100 billion by 2030 is possible
As the Australian government forecasts the best year on record for the agriculture sector, the National Farmers Federation says that farmgate output could rise to $100 billion by 2030....
01 March 2021
View news from Australia Chinese investment in Australia plummets amid tensions
Chinese investment in Australia fell by 61% in 2020 to the lowest level recorded by the Australian National University in six years, coinciding with a worsening diplomatic dispute....
23 February 2021
View news from Australia Australia enacts tougher penalties for those who undermine biosecurity laws
New biosecurity legislation will give courts the ability to impose higher penalties for those who flout the law. ...
16 February 2021
View news from Australia MLA’s delivery of higher impact RD&A for the red meat industry
With MLA’s Strategic Plan 2025 a little over 12 months in operation, Mick Crowley, General Manager – Research, Development & Adoption, talks about how MLA’s RD&A program areas, particularly the Investment Call, are evolving to align with MLA’s...
15 February 2021
View news from Australia Australian beef producer sustainability survey now open
Beef producers are being encouraged to participate in the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework’s (ABSF) annual survey that helps to promote and protect the industry as well as track performance....
View news from Australia Genomic selection driving fertility
Improved fertility of northern beef herds is on the horizon, with more research to improve the accuracy of estimated breeding values (EBVs) for female reproductive traits....
09 February 2021
View news from Australia Australia's NFF issues statement on agriculture and climate emissions
Tony Maher, CEO of Australia's National Farmers Federation states that its climate policy is clear - farming and agriculture cannot be worse off going forward with any carbon commitments or emissions reduction schemes....
05 February 2021
View news from Australia NFF Australia prioritises trade, labour regulations and climate readiness in proposed budget
Farmers have provided a detailed list of what Government can do to propel the sector’s contribution to Australia’s COVID-19 economic recovery and to support a continued prosperous future....
01 February 2021
View news from Australia Australian farmers welcome findings of key environmental report
Australia's National Farmers Federation has welcomed the final report that reviews the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act, saying that the agriculture sector can now work to implement the findings....
13 January 2021
View news from Australia NFF Australia calls for dedicated agriculture visa to address labour shortages
The National Farmers Federation (NFF) is urging the Australian government to create a dedicated agriculture visa to help the sector achieve its potential. ...
06 January 2021
View news from Australia Australian export update – Japan and South Korea stand out
November was another challenging month for Australian red meat exports, with tight supply of livestock impacting exports, particularly beef and mutton....
25 December 2020
View news from Australia Australian cattle prices remain at premium to global competitors
Global cattle prices remain disjointed, with a variety of supply and demand factors influencing sharp price movements throughout the year, according to Meat & Livestock Australia. ...
23 December 2020
View news from Australia Meat and Livestock Australia Reflects on 2020, Looks forward to 2021
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Managing Director Jason Strong, and General Manager - International Markets, Andrew Cox, reflect on the remarkable year that has transpired in 2020 with MLA International Business Manager, Josh Anderson....
22 December 2020
View news from Australia Farm lobby supports Australia's WTO case against China
Australia's National Farmers Federation has voiced its support for a rules-based trading system as Australia begins a WTO dispute settlement process with China....
21 December 2020
View news from Australia Australian cattle resilient throughout 2020
For the Australian cattle market, trying to capture how 2020 unfolded is a difficult task, as pandemic-induced disruptions and changing seasons resulted in unpredictable situations unfolding. ...
17 December 2020
View news from Australia Australian inquiry lends support to growth plan for ag sector
An inquiry in Australia's parliament has voiced support for the farm sector's growth vision for 2030. ...
15 December 2020
View news from Australia Methane-reducing seaweed additive wins The Food Planet Prize
A seaweed-based cattle feed that dramatically reduces methane emissions, outlined by research body CSIRO, has won the largest monetary reward on the global food stage....
13 December 2020
View news from Australia Australia's NFF welcomes new climate change measures and reduced emissions targets
The National Farmers' Federation says that Australia's suite of climate change action measures recognise the agriculture sector's capacity to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change. ...
11 December 2020
View news from Australia Australia's NFF urges workers to speak out if they are mistreated on farms
National Farmers' Federation President Fiona Simson encourages workers to report any on-farm mistreatment or abuse to the relevant authorities. ...
10 December 2020
View news from Australia New report shows Australia's agriculture sector weathering the challenges of 2020
The National Farmers' Federation released its 2020 report card and says that Australia's agriculture sector is poised for growth in 2021. ...
08 December 2020
View news from Australia China suspends beef imports from sixth Australian supplier
China has suspended imports of beef from Australia’s Meramist Pty Ltd from 7 December....
25 November 2020
View news from Australia New report from Australia's NFF sets agriculture up for a sustainable future
The input of more than 500 farmers and subject matter experts has contributed to a report released by the National Farmers’ Federation, which is a preliminary step towards transforming the relationship between agriculture and environmental management...
24 November 2020
View news from Australia Australia’s PM says Chinese tensions are due to a misrepresentation of interests
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison believes that tension between Australia and China are being driven by incorrect assumptions shaped by a rivalry between China and the United States....
21 November 2020
View news from Australia Emerging research shows that Australians care more about their food since the start of the pandemic
The research from the National Farmers Federation shows that almost one quarter of Australians say that COVID-19 has made them more conscious of where their food comes from. ...
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