In the 2016-17 financial year, agriculture became the Australia’s fastest-growing economic sector and biggest single-sector contributor to national GDP growth, with ABARES’ latest estimates putting the gross value of farm production at a record $62.8 billion over the period.
According to the latest FiBL-IFOAM report on organic farming worldwide, the global market for organics continues to grow, supplied by more than 2.4 million producers in 179 countries and 50-plus million hectares of organically farmed land – nearly half of it in Australia.
From 1 July 2018, Australian businesses will be required by law to affix new, detailed country of origin labelling to all 'priority' foods, with the government ramping up efforts to promote the new CoOL system to producers and consumers ahead of the mandatory adoption date.
The Reducing Energy Cost in Dairy project was funded by Australian Dairy Farmers to assist farmers in increasing their dollar return on energy investment. The project built on previous work by NSW Farmers and Dairy Australia. Activities...
An energy audit of Carramar dairy farm in Womboota found significant savings could be made by renegotiating the electricity tariff for the property’s water pump, optimising the performance of its power-hungry plate cooler, recovering waste heat from the chiller and installing LEDs. Simple.