Researchers hope millet crops could help farmers battling dry conditions while also helping to tackle global obesity and malnourishment.
The Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s latest research, released today, finds of a 37 per cent decline in farm sector jobs, only 7 per cent were the result of the Basin Plan.
Despite bipartisan support, it appears unlikely the Federal Government’s much touted crackdown on live export animal abuse will become law anytime soon.
Following more revelations of the dangers of live sheep exports, the Federal Opposition now wants a complete ban on the industry.
The value of farm production is expected to fall 5 per cent this financial year, with farmer incomes expected to drop while remaining high in historical terms, commodity forecaster ABARES says in its outlook released today…