Hunter Local Land Services is urging landholders to check their water supplies for blue green algae, with several Red Alerts issued in our area.
With maximum temperatures comfortably exceeding 40 degrees Celsius in most of the Western region, and with the forecast for more of the same, Western Local Land Services is reminding producers about steps that should be taken to minimise heat stress on livestock.
The latest Agricultural Commodities Report shows the value of farm production is forecast to remain above the ten year average despite drought in parts of Australia.
Much-needed rains have finally fallen over some of the country’s drought- affected regions, but seasonal concerns continue to hang over the outlook for Australia’s agricultural sector, the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey has found.
The Australian Government has introduced legislation to establish a new, secure, revenue stream – which will grow to be worth $5 billion – for drought resilience, preparedness and recovery.
Sugarcane growers in Queensland are starting to count the cost of a week of bushfires, some of which are still burning close to farming areas.
It is now easier for farmers to apply for the fortnightly Farm Household Allowance hardship payment and farmers are being urged to apply.
Our agriculture sector across the Pyrenees region will soon be transporting livestock and grain to market more efficiently and safely through the Victorian Government’s Local Roads to Market program.
Outback communities will have further opportunities to have their say about the future of the Great Artesian Basin with consultation on a Strategic Management Plan extended until 9 November 2018.
Flooding in rural areas has regularly hurt the hip pocket of Australian farmers, with significant impacts on production.