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Published 30 Nov 2020

The Federal Government has announced that part of Australia’s strategy to deal with the economic impacts of COVID-19 will be a ‘gas-led recovery’. However, increasing gas production in Australia creates obstacles to the agriculture sector’s economic viability, social cohesion, environmental stewardship and ability to meet sustainability goals.

Published 26 Nov 2020

The production of dairy products is associated with environmental impacts, and these impacts have resulted in calls within the popular media to reduce dairy consumption for the benefit of the environment (e.g. Carrington, 2018; Eating Better, 2020). Impacts of current production are estimated by environmental footprints; the use of environmental…

Published 22 May 2020

Regenerative agriculture describes a set of practices and principles which aim to increase biodiversity, enrich soils, improve watersheds, and enhance ecosystem services. These are goals which are obviously desirable and are understandably generating significant interest in regenerative agriculture methods amongst farmers and the wider community more generally.

Published 1 Apr 2020

Drought discussions with Agripath

This week on #AFISmoko Richard is in Tamworth speaking to Agripath founder Simon Fritsch about the realities of drought and how producers are dealing with the impacts of this increa

Published 1 Mar 2020

Conservation agriculture is the dominant cropping system in Australia, yet many conservation agriculture practices are under threat. Accelerated evolution of farming systems is necessary to ensure that Australian farmers can continue to farm in a profitable, productive and sustainable fashion. This edition explores some of the drivers for change to…

Published 1 Nov 2019

► At the National Drought Summit the Future Drought Fund was unveiled, with an initial allocation of $3.9 billion to grow to $5 billion by 2028. ► The Moss Review into live animal export regulation has identified systemic regulatory failings and recommended significant reforms. ► Two schemes that bring temporary…

Published 1 Nov 2019

The imbalance between consumer perceptions and the reality of farming practice and the need to create best-practice evidence-based agricultural policy for Australian farmers were the focus of the Institute’s annual Australian Agriculture Roundtable held in October. While no ‘silver bullets’ were proffered, some clear points for further development emerged. An…
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