Trade

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Do we really need expensive drones to boost on-farm profits?

Agriculture drones are proving an essential eye-in-the-sky tool for farmers and can help add real value at the farm gate – but not everyone will need an expensive device.

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Making profits from goat farming

A lifetime of experience in farming, learned both here and overseas, helps NSW Farmers’ Goat Committee chair and Nuffield scholar Felicity McLeod keep on top of the issues impacting goat farmers.

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Where is the live sheep export trade headed next?

Australian live sheep trade has ceased exports to Middle East during the Northern Hemisphere summer but the federal election has saved the industry.

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Grain growers in need of real-time stocks reporting

"Right now, grain production in Australia is a guessing game," says NSW Farmers' Grains Committee chair Matthew Madden about the grain reporting system.

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Swine fever prompts farmers to lift biosecurity controls

With African swine fever spreading to pigs in China, farmers are employing stringent biosecurity measures to keep their farms safe.

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Is a national horse traceability register a viable option?

With over 900,000 horses in Australia, a national register would improve biosecurity and rider safety. But is it a cost-effective solution?

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The day the city woke up to the drought

Farmers have been living it for years, but in mid-2018 the reality of the weather crisis finally hit the headlines. But could this media coverage hurt market prospects?

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Could Wagga Wagga become the next Silicon Valley?

The country town may not be as glamorous as California but it's becoming an agri-tech hub for young minds, with venture capitalists keen to invest.

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Milk wars: farmers take on dairy alternatives

Farmers believe almond and soy “milk” is unfairly trading on the nutritional benefits of cows' milk to the detriment of consumers and farmers alike.

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The blueberry farmers growing for a smoother supply chain

Mountain Blue Farms, one of Australia's biggest blueberry producers, is using innovative measures to grow their export market with the help of the CRC.