The latest from ABARES
Farm production value remains stable despite drought
The value of Australia’s farm production is forecast to remain relatively unchanged at $60 billion in 2018–19, well above the 10-year average of $56 billion, despite very dry conditions in some places, according to the Agricultural Commodities Report’s September edition.
Released 18 September 2018.
Winter crop production to fall in 2018-19
Total winter crop production is expected to drop by 12 per cent nationally to 33.2 million tonnes, with production declines forecast in all eastern states, according to the
latest Australian crop report.
Released 11 September 2018.
Wheat rust outbreak could cost Australia up to $1.4 billion
Potential economic impacts of the wheat stem rust strain Ug99 in Australia report estimates a nation-wide outbreak of the wheat rust strain Ug99 could cost Australia up to $1.4 billion over 10 years.
Released 6 September 2018.
Population growth, eating out and fast foods are driving food expenditure to record levels
Australia’s recent population growth has been the key driver of a near doubling of domestic food consumption over the past 20 years, according to
Food demand in Australia: trends and issues 2018.
Released 22 August 2018.
Southern Murray-Darling water markets functioning well: report
Irrigators in the southern Murray-Darling Basin have been adapting and with a maturing water market are well positioned to manage future variability, according to new research by ABARES.
Released 8 August 2018.
Spotlight on domestic boating biosecurity
ABARES has today released the
Recreational boat operators’ self-management of biofouling in Australia report, providing an overview of current biofouling practices by boat operators across the nation.
Released 26 July 2018.