Australian Grains Industry Conference

This year’s premier industry conference for grain growers, the Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC), will be held in Melbourne from July 27th  to 29th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.  The AGIC will address the issues in evolving grain markets here in Australia and abroad, with a key focus on international trade.  With an array of  […]

Foreign Investments Made Clear

For years now, farmers have been raising concerns about the impact of foreign investment within the agricultural sector. With no shortage of people interested in selling agricultural businesses to overseas investors, concerns have been raised over the lack of transparency of these deals. Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has recently acknowledged these issues saying, “What you […]

White Paper Wrap Up: Farming practices and technology

Farming practices and technology $100 million extension of the Rural Research and Development for Profit Programme $1.4 million investment to match industry levies and contributions in the export fodder and tea tree oil industries $1.2 million for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation for small industries $50 million for Australia’s emergency pest and disease […]

White Paper Wrap Up: Financial and Tax support

Financial and Tax support Farmers able to double Farm Management Deposits from $400,00 to $800,000 from July 1, 2016 Farmers able to use above mentioned Farm Management Deposits as a business loan offset (reducing interest costs) Farmers able to average income tax after 10 years, from July 1, 2016 $11.4 million to increase interaction between […]

White Paper Wrap Up: Drought relief measures/ Water infrastructure

Last week the federal government released its Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper and outlined their plans for the $4 billion investment into the Agricultural sector. Here’s how the numbers break down: Drought relief measures/ Water infrastructure $2.5 billion set aside for repayable drought assistance loans over the next 10 years $22.8 million to increase farm household […]

Australia’s cash cow

Good news with the global demand for dairy products, which is currently growing at the fastest rate in world history. The Australian dairy industry is said to be on the verge of a Golden Age that could surpass the recent mining and resources boom. The Asian market, specifically China, is driving this growth, with Australian […]