QUEENSLAND’S sheep and wool producers want an annual $10 million increase in state and federal government funding for wild dog exclusion fencing.
FARMERS across Australia will be able to save thousands of dollars thanks to a cut in concessional farm finance interest rates from February 1 2017.
AUSTRALIA’S backpacker-employing farmers have about two weeks to make submissions to a review of the issues affecting the work and pay conditions of working holiday maker visa holders.
MORE landowners are needed to help in the release of a new rabbit RHDV K5 calcivirus strain scheduled across Australia in autumn next year, after the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority’s approved its registration.
MORE than $5.2 million in wild dog cluster fencing and baiting assistance has been welcomed by the National Wild Dog Action Plan leaders.
AUSTRALIA’S top sheep meat producer and wool grower bodies have welcomed new legislation aimed at giving levy payers a greater say on how compulsory levy funds are spent.
Well known rural academic and industry representative Mick Keogh has been named as first agriculture commissioner to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
AUSTRALIA’S leading sheepmeat producer body has welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s new ministry and praised the efforts of outgoing ministers Warren Truss and Andrew Robb.
FARMERS will be able to put up to $800,000 into Farm Management Deposits annually if new legislation to be introduced tomorrow is passed by parliament.
MORE than $900,000 in extra federal funding has been provided to the Rural Financial Counselling Service in regional areas of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.