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Australian Agriculture Roundtable Conference 2015
The Australian Farm Institute will be holding its annual Agriculture Roundtable Conference on 4 & 5 November 2015 at the Hilton Sydney. Registrations now open 

Farm Institute Insights - August 2015
Look over the grain fence: greener on the other side? Examining the nature of Canada's grain export system and the implications for Australia's grain export sector. Also, has the Basin Plan delivered on its promises?; the optimal level of RD&E expenditure; and the role of a national brand

Farm Policy Journal - Winter 2015:
Labour matters in Australian agriculture

A range of Australian industry experts address the different matters around farm workforce management

John Ralph Essay Competition 2015
This year's topic is: Australian agriculture should forget about the pursuit of productivity, and instead focus on premium markets. Register now

Farm Institute Insights - May 2015
Australian farmers could remain years behind global peers due to NBN delays. Also, the implications of big data  for Australian farmers; hastily made policy decisions may have little real impact  on farm animal welfare; the effectiveness of current country of origin labelling requirements; and the RSPCA’s divided attitudes to pet and livestock welfare

New release - Designing Balanced and Effective Farm Animal Welfare Policies for Australia
A review of current farm animal welfare policy systems, finds that Australia has very high animal welfare standards, as well as internationally acknowledged scientists, and innovative and proactive industry leaders

Farm Policy Journal - Autumn 2015: Big data
From little data big data grow. Will 'big data' kill the family farm, or be the key to its renaissance?