Business

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Top trends in farm machinery investment

As drought persists farmers are investing wisely in their next farm staple – the tractor. Find out what made the list at AgQuip this year.

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Tough lessons learnt: building resilience to drought

Yeoval farming family experience their first drought and are surviving thanks to active planning measures.

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From fleece to farmed meat: How alpaca farmers are owning their niche

Innovation isn’t always about high-tech gadgets. Sometimes it’s about developing markets for a niche range – like alpaca products – and finding new ways to cash in.

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Industrious beekeepers nurture thriving family business

The beekeeping and honey production industry offers farmers a surprisingly diverse number of ways to make money. But behind the profits is a lot of hard work and uniquely Australian challenges.

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View to the future: Byron Bay dairy diversifies into farm tourism

Diversification is the big buzzword, but are setting up new on-farm ventures – such as providing accommodation for tourists – worth all the effort and running costs?

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Clever silo storage helps grain farmer harvest top dollar

A modern, more efficient approach to the Australian grain supply chain, combined with safe and effective on-farm storage, may help farmers get a greater financial return per hectare for their crops.

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“If you don’t think drought is part of farming, you’re in the wrong game.”

Despite seeing his winter forage crops fail for the first time, Central West cattle farmer Angus Atkinson says the story isn’t all bad.

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Cutting red tape to find rural labour

Thousands of migrants are keen to work on our farms. The problem is that all the red tape makes it hard for agriculture to employ them. Here four farmers share their frustrations and solutions.

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From paddock to Asia, the brand smashing the supply chain.

Creating a “sexy” alternative to the popularised Angus beef product has proven a successful business decision that’s opening doors to the Asian market for Central West NSW farmer James Millner.

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We’d love to farm – so give us a break

Purchasing a first home is hard enough for most Australians, but for prospective young farmers, it’s virtually impossible. It’s time to give the new generation some tax relief.