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Water allocation prices in the southern Murray-Darling Basin unlikely to reach Millennium Drought peaks next year

Water allocation prices in 2019–20 are unlikely to reach the peaks seen during the worst of the Millennium Drought, according to new ABARES research presented today at the Outlook 2019 conference in Canberra.
Released 6 March 2019.

Farm production expected to fall due to drought

In 2018–19 the value of farm production is expected to decline by 4 per cent to $58 billion, according to the latest Agricultural Commodities report​ launched today at the Outlook 2019 conference in Canberra.
Released 5 March 2019.

Tough choices to reach $100 billion by 2030

Making tough choices will be central to Australian agriculture’s continued success, according to ABARES Executive Director, Dr Steve Hatfield-Dodd’s opening address​ at the 2019 ABARES Outlook Conference in Canberra today.
Released 5 March 2019.

Plantations struggle to keep up with growing wood demand

The demand for wood products is forecast to continue to rise towards 2050, based on a report released today.
Released 26 February 2019.

New growth for Australian Forests: report

The State of the Forests Report 2018​ covers all areas of Australia’s forests—public and private forests, forests managed for production and forests managed for conservation—and the full range of social, economic and environmental values.
Released 21 February 2019.

Dry seasonal conditions cut summer crop prospects

Drier and warmer than average seasonal conditions in cropping regions in Queensland and northern New South Wales during December and January reduced prospects of summer crop production in 2018–19 according to the latest Australian Crop Report​.
Released 19 February 2019.

Value of Analysing China’s future agricultural policy

China’s changing agricultural policy presents new opportunities and challenges for Australia’s dairy, grain and meat exporters, according to the “The future of Chinese agricultural policy” report released
Released 14 February 2019.

Value of Australian fishery and aquaculture production continues to grow

The gross value of Australian fisheries and aquaculture production (GVP) continues to grow according to the ABARES Australian fisheries and aquaculture statistics 2017 report​.
Released 20 December 2018.

Farm financial performance to decline in South-Eastern Australia for 2018–19

Drought conditions in South-Eastern Australia will see the average farm cash income of broadacre farms decline by nearly $70,000 per farm in 2018–19 relative to last year.
Released 19 December 2018.

Young people and women boost Australia’s agricultural workforce

Australia’s agricultural workforce is growing and getting younger, according to the latest ABARES Insights –Snapshot of Australia’s Agricultural Workforce​.
Released 13 December 2018.

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