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A framework for Agricultural Education in Tasmanian schools
The 'Grow, Make, Protect' framework is an important step towards improved opportunities for the teaching and learning about food and fibre production in Tasmanian schools.
A great wine vintage is looming
The local wine industry had a good story to tell about this year’s vintage at Wine Tasmania’s recent 'VIN Diemen 2017' promotions in Sydney and Melbourne.
A Guide to Water in Tasmania
The amount and distribution of surface water in Tasmania.
A review of the '2012 Year of the Farmer' campaign
The ‘Australian Year of the Farmer’ was a campaign conducted during 2012 which aimed to celebrate and promote the work of Australian farmers, and to showcase the critical role that agriculture plays in the Australian economy.
A week-long celebration of Landcare
The Australian Government is encouraging Australians to get behind National Landcare Week to thank Landcarers for their valuable work protecting, restoring and sustaining Australia's natural resources.
ABARES
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) is the Australian government economic research agency for independent analysis of primary industries.
ABARES 2013 Outlook Conference draws Australian and international experts
The Outlook 2013 Conference will provide a unique opportunity for a thorough examination of the issues faced by the agricultural, forestry, fisheries and food sectors in Australia.
ABARES milestone - 70 years of agricultural research
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has reached its 70th birthday.
ABARES names Foot and Mouth disease as Australia's biggest biosecurity threat
A new report by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences puts the cost of a large foot and mouth disease outbreak in Australia at more than $50 billion over 10 years.
ABARES predicts agricultural export earnings likely to remain high
ABARES says the value of farm exports is likely to fall by six per cent in 2014-15, to around $38.5 billion, still well above the 10 year average.
ABARES predicts record value for Australian farm production in 2013-14
Australia’s gross value of farm production is expected to achieve a record in 2013-14, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).
ABARES predicts strong dairy returns in the year ahead
ABARES predicts that Australian exports of dairy products will rise by 14 per cent in 2014-15. to $3.4 billion, reflecting higher world dairy product prices and an assumed depreciation of the Australian dollar.
ABARES Regional Outlook Conference in Hobart on Wednesday 1 May
The Hobart Regional Outlook conference on Wednesday 1 May 2013.
ABARES releases latest figures for Tasmanian agriculture
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences has released its latest assessment of agriculture in Tasmania.
ABARES releases report on foreign investment in agriculture
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has released its report on the level of foreign investment in agriculture.
ABARES reports increased farm gate returns for Australian beef producers
Farm incomes are increasing strongly for beef producers, according to a report released by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences.
ABARES revises its outlook upwards for the current financial year
The value of Australian farm production is booming, with commodity forecaster ABARES revising up its outlook for this financial year.
ABARES shows farm exports and earnings up in 2012
The annual update of Australia’s agricultural statistics shows earnings and farm exports are up in 2012.
ABARES starts annual surveys focusing on cropping, sheep, beef and dairy farms
The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has started its annual survey focusing on wheat and other crops, mixed livestock, sheep, beef and dairy farms.
ABC HEYWIRE
HEYWIRE is a chance for you to tell your story. Sure, you might not have mobile phone service, and yes we can't see your face under that big akubra and through the blowflies. But Heywire is about breaking the stereotypes, keeping it real and giving a voice to Rural and Regional youth.
ABC Landline
ABC Landline provides agricultural and fishing stories each week, including commodity market reports, weather and climate updates.
ABS figures show foreign ownership of farmland in Australia remains low
Figures published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics suggest that foreign ownership of agricultural land is relatively rare in Australia.
ACCC announces membership of new Agriculture Consultative Committee
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced the membership of its new Agriculture Consultative Committee.
ACCC calls for more transparency and better reporting on beef markets
The beef industry is being asked by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to increase its self-regulation.
ACCC establishes an Agriculture Enforcement and Engagement Unit
The ACCC has been provided with additional funding of $11.4 million over four years to establish an Agriculture Enforcement and Engagement Unit that will conduct investigations and engagement in rural and regional areas.
ACCC fines Melbourne company for misrepresenting its honey
A Victorian company has paid more than $30,000 in fines after Australia's consumer watchdog found the company had misled customers.
ACCC horticulture and viticulture regional workshop in Devonport on Thursday 1 September
Producers are invited to attend the ACCC’s workshop in Devonport on competition and fair trading issues affecting the horticulture and viticulture industries.
ACCC hosting forums nationally to hear from dairy farmers
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is inviting dairy farmers to share any concerns they may have about competition and fair trading at a series of public forums around the country.
ACCC identifies competition and fair trading issues in horticulture and viticulture
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission report into trading issues facing the horticulture and viticulture industries has identified a number of areas of concern, particularly about the Horticulture Code of Conduct.
ACCC launches wide-ranging study into the Australian cattle and beef market
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched a study into the Australian beef and cattle market.
ACCC opens new anonymous fair trading site
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched a new online tool for people in the agriculture sector to anonymously report concerns about competition or fair-trading issues.
Acknowledging the rural women of Australia
The International Day of Rural Women on 15 October provided the opportunity for all Australians to honour the key role rural women play in building regional communities and the economy.
Action grants for on-farm works in 2013 are now available from NRM South
NRM South are offering grants for sustainable land management practices.
Additional detector dog teams for the quarantine barrier over summer
The training of Biosecurity Tasmania’s newest recruits is in full-swing and will ensure three new detector dog teams are patrolling the borders this summer season.
Additional funding for rural R&D corporations
Rural Research and Development Corporations across the country are encouraged to apply for up to $30 million in new funding for cutting edge research to boost productivity and returns across the agricultural, fishery and forestry industries.
Additional funding for the Year of the Farmer
The Australian Government has provided a further $500,000 to the Year of the Farmer.
Additional funding to assist small exporters
Around $2 million in funding is available through Round 2 of the Package Assisting Small Exporters.
Additional funds for Rural Alive and Well and the Rural Relief Fund
The State Government has announced additional grants of $70,000 to Rural Alive and Well and $110,000 to the Rural Relief Fund.
Additional State Government funding for the Rural Relief Fund
The Tasmanian Government has donated a further $50,000 to the Rural Relief Fund to help farming families and communities recover from the devastating floods in June.
Additional vessel to transport King Island cattle
As shipments of livestock to and from Tasmania peak, a former ore carrier has joined the Bass Strait fleet.
Adelaide Produce Markets (SA)
The Adelaide Produce Markets is South Australia's centre for the distribution and marketing of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Adoption and extension for young agriculturists
Adoption and extension for young agriculturists
Advice for Equine Industry Service Providers Regarding Equine Influenza (biosec.pdf 24 KB)
This Advice applies to anyone who provides a service to the equine industry - recreational and racing, e.g. veterinarians, farriers, jockeys, chiropractors, dentists etc.
Advice to enhance lamb survival rates
Sheep producers have successfully lifted lamb survival rates in the past decade and the industry is on target to achieve further lifts.
Advice to pet rabbit owners (May 2016)
Pet rabbit owners are advised that a new strain of the Calcivirus is present in Tasmania.
Advisory committee members sought for the New and Developing Plant Industries program
The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation is seeking applications for several positions on the New and Developing Plant Industries Advisory Committee.
African black beetle fact sheet (African_beetle.pdf 527 KB)
African black beetle fact sheet
Ag Careers website
An online career site for agriculture, food, natural resources, and biotechnology.
Ag Institute Australia (AIA)
Membership of AIA is open to Agricultural Science graduates working in agriculture and the natural resource environment or related disciplines. Membership is also open to those with agricultural or related experience and who demonstrate equivalence to formal qualifications.
Ag Institute puts the case for increased RD&E funding
The Ag Institute has made a case for increased funding for RD&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;E and education in a submission to the Federal Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper.
Ag Mag - Agricultural newsletter on the Australian Bureau of Statistics website
Includes information on the 2006-07 Agricultural Survey conducted by the ABS and other agricultural statistics.
Agbizcareers
Look for jobs or advertise vacancies. AgbizCareers is designed as an independent resource for the Australian Agribusiness sector. It is a cost effective way to seek and advertise agribusiness positions in Australia.
AGFEST
Annual AgFest Field Days in Tasmania
Agfest 2015 applications now open
Applications for next year's Agfest are open until 1 December 2014.
Agfest 2016 applications now open
Applications to exhibit at Agfest 2016 have now opened.
Agfest applications for 2013 close on Friday 7 December
Exhibitor applications for Agfest in 2013 close on Friday 7 December 2012.
Agibusiness Australia scholarship applications open
Each year Agribusiness Australia announces a scholarship encouraging young Australians to undertake tertiary education in agriculture.
Agistment Register
A website linking farmers both needing and providing livestock agistment.
Agnet - Australian Agriculture
Contains comprehensive lists of Australian agriculture related sites.
AgPeople
AgPeople is a specialist recruitment company focusing on the selection of key staff for agribusiness.
Agri Business Recruitment
Agribusiness Recruitment is a specialist recruitment company focused on providing recruitment solutions within the Australian agribusiness industry.
Agribusiness support offered by Aurora Energy
Through a joint initiative between Aurora Energy and Rural Business Tasmania, free financial management advice will be provided to farmers to manage and lower their energy consumption and costs.
Agribusiness urged to back biochar use in Tasmania
Biochar is a clean, green carbon residue that has potential to increase productivity in aquaculture, agriculture and industry.
Agricareer (DPIPWE)
A focus for the Department has been to develop initiatives that support development of people through skills and aims to address the decline in the number of people seeking agribusiness as a career.
Agricola
Coverage: Indexes the collections of the US National Agricultural Library and is a primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information. The database covers materials in all formats and periods, including printed works from as far back as the 15th century.
Agricultural Commodities (ABS)
This publication contains estimates of principal agricultural commodities and livestock numbers.
Agricultural competiveness issues paper released
The first steps in developing the Federal Government's White Paper on Agriculture are underway, with the release of an issues paper which will guide the process.
Agricultural interest rates remain steady for the month
The NFF Agribusiness Loan Monitor shows interest rates steady for the month.
Agricultural knowledge sharing with New Zealand
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the University of Tasmania and New Zealand’s leading agriculture university with the common aim of growing the sector.
Agricultural landscape support for flood affected landowners
A new Agricultural Landscape Rehabilitation Scheme will assist landowners and communities to fund projects and services aimed at the rehabilitation of land and stream systems damaged as a result of the floods in 2016.
Agricultural observations (BoM)
Agricultural Observations Bulletin for Tasmania
Agriculture and Horticulture Courses Map
Food Innovation Ltd have released a map providing a national overview of courses and degrees in Agriculture and Horticulture by educational institution, including online courses.
Agriculture courses attract record enrolments
Throughout Australia there is a growing demand for agricultural education, with enrolments at agricultural schools and colleges at a record high.
Agriculture in Education – resources for teachers
The Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia in conjunction with the Australian Government have produced a range of educational resources for the Agriculture in Education Initiative.
Agriculture in focus: farming families, Australia, 2006
The following article uses information from these Censuses to update topics discussed in Australian Social Trends 2003, Farming Families.
Agriculture in Tasmania (Tasmania_2015.doc 1640 KB)
Details of primary industries in Tasmania, published in March 2015
Agriculture in the classroom
The Primary Industries Education Foundation is developing a plan to improve teaching and learning about agriculture in schools.
Agriculture Minister defends quarantine system
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce is standing by Australia's biosecurity system, after this week's hepatitis A scare.
Agriculture Minister to lead Tasmanian delgation to New Zealand
The Minister for Agriculture (Jeremy Rockliff) will lead an agribusiness delegation to New Zealand from November 8-12 to explore opportunities in key areas including dairy, wine, education and biosecurity.
Agriculture Online Databases
Online databases related to agriculture.
Agriculture to benefit from new aquaculture feed mill at Westbury
The State Government is backing the Ridley Corporation Limited’s development of an aquaculture feed mill with a $2 million grant.
AgriGrowth Loan Scheme for Tasmanian farmers
Low interest loans ranging from $30,000 up to a $1 million are available to Tasmanian farm or agri-food businesses.
AgriGrowth Tasmania releases latest Food and Beverage Industry Scorecard
The latest Tasmanian Food and Beverage Industry Scorecard confirms that agriculture, seafood production and food value adding are key contributors to the Tasmanian economy.
Agrijobs
Specialist agribusiness recruitment agency.
AGRIS
Coverage: Information for international agricultural research.
Agsafe Training and Accreditation
Provides information on the Agsafe personnel accreditation and training course and the re-accreditation course.
AgVet Chemicals - licences and certificates (DPIPWE)
Licences for agricultural & veterinary chemicals in Tasmania. Includes training information.
Almond Board of Australia
The Australian almond industry is undergoing rapid expansion, becoming one of the fastest growing horticulture industries in Australia.
Alpine apparel firm sources Tasmanian merino wool
High performance German sportswear company Ortovox is seeking Tasmanian fine Merino wool.
Amendments to 'Right to Farm' legislation
The Government has amended the PIAP Act in the House of Assembly to simplify and remove confusion about the ‘right to farm’ protection for primary producers.
Amendments to the Primary Industries Activities Protection Act (1995)
The State Government will introduce amendments to the Primary Industries Activities Protection Act in the first half of 2016, to simplify and extend the ‘right to farm’ protection for primary producers.
American beef set to compete with Australian exports to China
Australian beef will compete with American exports as the Chinese market opens up to the US, for the first time in 13 years.
An agronomist's odyssey
Career highlights of a practising agronomist in the cotton industry, from 8th Australian Agronomy Conference.
Analyst predicts a lower milk price for the new season
A dairy analyst is warning the crisis facing dairy farmers in south-east Australia will get worse before it gets better.
Analyst predicts short-term wool prices to remain high due to strong demand
Short-term demand for wool is the best since the global financial crisis, according to industry analyst Chris Wilcox from Poimena Analysis.
Analysts forecast farmer milk prices will increase next season
Despite a stalling world market, analysts are forecasting milk prices for Australian dairy farmers will improve in the next financial year.
Anglicare Tasmania
Anglicare's mission is to achieve social justice and provide the opportunity for people to reach fullness of life.
Angus e-news
Angus e-news
Angus Society of Australia
Provides information on the breed, association and marketing and research.
Angus Society seeks applicants for the Youth National Roundup in January 2013
The Angus Society is calling for applications for the Youth National Roundup in NSW in January 2013
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