How Australia’s space race benefits farmers on planet Earth

Australia’s emerging space industry is looking to the moon and Mars, but it also has a very practical benefit for farmers working in the soils of planet Earth.

‘Deep red colour’: The story behind Australia’s first red corn whiskey

Praised for its “sweat characters and nuttiness”, a Perth-based distillery and second-generation farmer from Western Australia’s far-north have teamed up to create Australia’s first red corn whiskey.

‘Deep red colour’: The story behind Australia’s first red corn whiskey

Praised for its “sweat characters and nuttiness”, a Perth-based distillery and second-generation farmer from Western Australia’s far-north have teamed up to create Australia’s first red corn whiskey.

Water traders without a connection to farming are ‘failing the pub test’, says Minister

Sussan Ley says she believes only people who have a “connection to farming” should be allowed to own water in the Murray-Darling Basin.

‘If it was only one bore you’d say that’s just nature’: Review questions coal mine groundwater impact

Drought-stricken Queensland farmers are worried about where their underground water is going as a new report questions the impact of a controversial coal mine.

Independent calls for ‘cohesive, dramatic’ national climate strategy

An independent MP is leading a crossbench call pushing the Government to do more to help farmers and rural communities face climate change challenges into the future.

Warning of ‘dire consequences’ if water trade restricted

As farming groups lobby the Federal Government to take action on soaring water prices, water brokers warn some irrigators will be worse off if the Government intervenes in the trade.

Dammed if you do, damned if you don’t: Australia’s water infrastructure conundrum

With towns facing “zero day” water crises National Party MPs are frustrated not enough dams are being built, but states are spending billions to fix a system ill-prepared for crisis.