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  • New Carbon Farming Tools available

    New Carbon Farming Tools available

    Case study videos and carbon farming resources

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  • Farmers fare well with better animal welfare

    Can agriculture grow if food processing dies?

    Farm Policy Journal Winter 2014

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  • Farmers' advocacy seminar

    Farmers' advocacy report

    Launch of the Institute's latest research

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    John Ralph Essay Competition 2014

    Cash prizes: Open $5000 & Student $1000

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    How can Australian agriculture achieve better international market access?

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Latest news

August Newsletter: Australian farm businesses
could do better with different funding models

Will a drought of funding be the biggest future challenge for Australian farmers? Christopher Pyne and Kim Carr on whether deregulated uni fees disadvantage agriculture; and eating less meat will not result in less greenhouse emissions, despite official emission account numbers

Winter Farm Policy Journal

Can Australian agriculture really take advantage of growing Asian food demand if the Australian food processing sector continues to decline? and is Australia limited to exporting unprocessed agricultural commodities?

2014 John Ralph Essay Competition

Your chance to win $5000 - by writing an essay explaining whether Australian agriculture would benefit from a common national brand for domestic and international marketing

May Newsletter: The challenges associated with accelerating agricultural productivity in Australia

In this edition: Jackie Healing and Sharman Stone discuss country of origin labelling; will agriculture attract suitable future capital?; AFI is developing an Australian agricultural trade database; and the myth of the ageing farmer

Autumn Farm Policy Journal

Farmers fare well with better animal welfare. A balanced perspective on an issue needing more facts and less emotion

Research report: Opportunities to improve the effectiveness of Australian farmers advocacy groups

A comparison of different advocacy groups - worldwide and in Australia - focusing on farmers' advocacy groups and the best ways to address current issues

February Newsletter: Australia has an open door
for foreign investment, but voters hold the keys

Barnaby Joyce and Joel Fitzgibbon provide opinions on the Agriculture White Paper – timely or time waster? Findings on the effectiveness of advocacy groups, and FarmGAS calculator upgrades