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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.

Employment opportunity with the Institute
An opportunity exists for a person with agricultural qualifications and experience to be employed as a Research Officer with the Australian Farm Institute. If you are knowledgeable about agriculture and interested in agricultural policy issues, this could be a rewarding role.

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.

Future Trade Opportunities for Australian Agriculture Conference
The Australian Farm Institute's Future Trade Opportunities for Australian Agriculture Conference is being held at the Hotel Realm in Canberra, on 10 & 11 June 2015.

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?

Three new research reports released - Optimising Future Extension Systems in the Australian Grains Industry
A less than optimal agricultural extension system will act as a considerable brake on the level of productivity growth. Recent research examines the Australian system and provides a dozen recommendations for improvement.