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Energy purchasing- natural gas

Energy purchasing- natural gas

A predicted doubling in natural gas prices due to a shift to international parity pricing presents challenges to those with agricultural facilities that rely on gas for production processes. The impacts of gas pricing can be managed by negotiating more favourable contracts, switching some or all equipment to other energy sources, and implementing efficiency measures that reduce energy usage. Consider negotiating shorter-term contracts while you’re evaluating the potential for demand reduction and energy substitution.
Published 27th Jun 2014
The NSW Farmers' Energy Innovation Plan Tool

The NSW Farmers' Energy Innovation Plan Tool

The farm energy planning calculator is a decision support tool designed to assist farmers and their advisors in identifying, prioritising and implementing energy-saving solutions. It serves several functions, starting with basic energy data management and ending with the generation of content for a farm energy plan. While the calculator can be used in isolation, it is designed to support the broader farm energy planning process developed by NSW Farmers.
Published 19th Sep 2014
Nutrition- the essentials

Nutrition- the essentials

What nutrients do we need for ongoing health? According to the World Health Organization's September 2014 dietary guidelines (WHO), “various nutrients, including...
Published 20th Oct 2014
Maintaining our water resources

Maintaining our water resources

Agriculture, in Australia and globally, depends on access to regular supplies of water. Faced with increasing competition for often-scarce water supplies, farmers must find ways to stay productive and profitable while reducing their...
Published 7th Nov 2014
Soil conservation

Soil conservation

Australian farmers and soil scientists are striving to develop more cost-effective, sustainable ways to improve soil quality, replenish depleted soils, rebalance acidic soils, and prevent erosion and loss of topsoil. Key challenges...
Published 7th Nov 2014
Managing weeds, pests and diseases

Managing weeds, pests and diseases

According to the federal  Department of Environment, an invasive species is “a species occurring, as a result of human activities, beyond its accepted...
Published 7th Nov 2014
'Organic' food

'Organic' food

Organic food and its less glamorous relative, food produced to high safety and quality standards, has massive potential for growth domestic and global markets. Health-conscious consumers in Australia and globally, are...
Published 17th Nov 2014
Nutritionally enhanced foods

Nutritionally enhanced foods

Eating a diet that consists largely of a wide variety of fresh, minimally processed whole foods- fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, pulses and legumes, nuts and seeds, lean protein, eggs and dairy produce- is the best and simplest way to...
Published 17th Nov 2014
Don't wait for the next fuel bill: download NSWFA / OEH's new, free guides to renewables and solar-powered pumping now

Don't wait for the next fuel bill: download NSWFA / OEH's new, free guides to renewables and solar-powered pumping now

Solar PV power can replace a significant proportion of the mains electricity and diesel farmers currently use to pump water for stock, domestic and irrigation needs. But how do you go about implementing on-farm renewables and the associated pumping equipment? Start with these hands-on guides and supplements, launched by NSWFA and OEH on 27 May and downloadable for free.
Published 19th May 2015
Energy Information Papers

Energy Information Papers

Would you like to learn more about solar on farm, how to increase diesel efficiency in tractors, the connection between water efficiency and energy usage, the ways to reduce energy bill in farm buildings?
Published 19th Jan 2015

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