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VIDEO NEWS RELEASE: SafeWork NSW industry roundtable on farm safety

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SafeWork NSW held an industry roundtable on farm safety in Griffith on Thursday 11 April 2024. The roundtable brought together representatives from SafeWork NSW’s Family and Injured Workers Support and Advisory Group, representatives from local agricultural companies and employers, relevant government agencies, unions, NSW Farmers, leading academics and the Country Women’s Association. This Video News … Continued

Farmers welcome positive CSIRO renewables survey, more to do

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Thursday, 11 April, 2024 82 per cent of 6700 Australians surveyed said they’d live near renewable energy generation Top priority for the energy shift: Affordability (41 per cent), reducing climate pollution (26%) and energy independence for Australia (18 per cent) Dyer recommendations must be implemented urgently Farmers for Climate Action CEO Natalie Collard has welcomed … Continued

Plants to be grown on the moon when humans return

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NASA has announced that when humans take their first steps back on the moon after 50 years during the Artemis III mission, astronauts will cultivate and return lunar-grown plants to Earth for the first time. Known as Lunar Effects on Agricultural Flora (LEAF), the project will collect plant growth and development data that will help … Continued

Avocado experts are coming to Wauchope

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Avocado experts will be coming to Wauchope to present the Central NSW Avocado Regional Forum on Wednesday 10 April at the Wauchope Country Club.   A range of avocado experts will be speaking on the day and the technical theme for the forum is “Nutrition and fruit quality”. All avocado industry members interested in avocado … Continued

Farmers hit hard by drought; heavy rain elsewhere

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Thursday 28 March Drought continues to hurt farmers in WA and Tasmania Unseasonal rain hurts farmers in other parts of the nation Opportunity still live to make deep pollution reductions this decade to protect farmers, food Farmers in parts of the country are facing serious drought as a bushfire rages in WA and unseasonal rain … Continued

Farmers call for government to heed scientists’ concerns on carbon credits

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27th March 2024 Farmers for Climate Action, an organisation representing more than 8000 farmer members across Australia has responded to concerns raised by scientists about the integrity of Australia’s carbon credit market, particularly relating to specific forest regeneration projects. CEO of Farmers for Climate Action, Natalie Collard said “Our organisation has raised concerns in the … Continued

Australia’s Great Southern Reef Eaten Alive by Invasive Urchins

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Tuesday 26 March 2024   With ocean temperature records breaking every day for more than a year, and marine heatwaves simmering off the east coast of Tasmania keeping waters two degrees above average for months at a time, northern species are on the southward march with devastating impacts for our Great Southern Reef.    Kelp … Continued

Manu Feildel gets clucky in QLD’s food bowl

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Celebrity chef Manu Feildel has descended on South-East Queensland’s food bowl to see first-hand where some of our favourite Ingham’s poultry products come from.   Flying into Brisbane this week (Monday 18 March, 2024), Manu Feildel explored the provenance of some of our nation’s favourite chicken products, touring leading poultry producer Ingham’s greater-Brisbane free range … Continued