The latest from ABARES
Innovative marketing the best way to manage low grain prices
Industry-led innovation in marketing is the key to managing lower grain prices over the five years to 2022-23. Speaking at the Outlook 2018 conference, ABARES’ Senior Adviser for Industry Policy, Dr Rohan Nelson, said low prices inevitably prompted calls for government intervention in grain marketing.
Released: 7 March 2018.
Murray-Darling water markets in good shape
Increased demand for water for some crops such as almonds and cotton in the southern Murray-Darling Basin is being more than offset by decreased water demand for other crops such as pastures and rice, according to new ABARES research. Released 7 March 2018.
Farm performance well above 10 year average
Farm cash incomes are expected to decline for around half of Australia’s broadacre farms in 2017–18 as a result of reduced grain production in most regions and lower prices for beef cattle. Released 6 March 2018.
Quality is key for Australia’s horticultural exports
Meeting the expectations of consumers who are increasingly discerning about the quality of the fresh produce they purchase is key to the ongoing competitiveness of Australia’s horticulture industry. Released 6 March 2018.
Five ingredients for a thriving agricultural sector
Five key challenges will be central to Australian agriculture’s continued success, according to ABARES Executive Director, Dr Steve Hatfield-Dodds. Released 6 March 2018.
Steady growth forecast for farm production and exports
The latest ABARES Agricultural Commodities report forecasts a return towards trend for farm production and exports in 2017–18, before steady growth over the next five years..
Released: 6 March 2018.
Modernising Australia’s agricultural statistics
ABARES and ABS are working with industry to modernise the agricultural statistics system to reduce burden on farmers, minimise data collection costs and improve the accuracy and quality of statistics.
Released 22 February 2018
Late boost to winter crop production
Favourable seasonal conditions in spring and early summer have resulted in the 2017–18 winter crop harvest exceeding expectations in some key growing regions of Western Australia, Victoria and South Australia, according to
the February 2018 Australian Crop Report.
Released 13 February 2018.
What difference does labour choice make to farm productivity and profitability in the Australian horticulture industry? A comparison between seasonal workers and working holiday makers
A report by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has assessed
the contribution of working holiday makers and workers from the Seasonal Worker Programme to Australian horticulture and found each group offers unique advantages to employers.
Released 6 February 2018.
Robust growth in the value and production of Australia's fisheries and aquaculture industry
The gross value of Australian fisheries and aquaculture production (GVP) increased by 9 per cent to $3 billion in 2015-16, according to the ABARES
Australian fisheries and aquaculture statistics 2016 report. Released 20 December 2017.
Latest Agricultural commodities report reveals a mixed forecast on farming front
Poor climate conditions in grain-growing regions have contributed to the gross value of farm production being forecast to reach $59 billion in 2017-18, down seven per cent from a record of $63 billion in 2016-17, according to Agricultural commodities, December quarter 2017.
Released 12 December 2017.
Latest crop report reveals lower than average yields
Prospects for total winter crop production in Australia have fallen slightly during spring, due to the varied condition of crops and mixed seasonal conditions, according to
the Australian crop report released today.
Released 5 December 2017.
Estimating the impact of a Xylella incursion in Australia
A Xylella fastidiosa incursion could cost Australia’s wine grape and wine-making industries up to $7.9 billion over 50 years, according to a
new ABARES biosecurity economics report.
Released 23 November 2017.
Snapshot of Australian agriculture reveals record production in 2016-17
Our latest map of Australia’s agricultural industries shows cotton was the highest revenue crop per tonne produced and per hectare sown in 2015-16, while sugar cane was the highest yielding per hectare.
Released 21 November 2017.
Updated mapping provides status of land use in Australia
Over 585 million hectares, or 76 per cent, of Australia’s land use mapping information has been updated for the
Catchment scale land use of Australia – Update September 2017.
Released 14 November 2017.
Vegetable industry cash income rates highest in a decade
Increased production levels per farm and higher market prices for produce led to improved income levels for vegetable growers in 2015-16, according to
ABARES’ latest vegetable industry survey.
Released 14 November 2017.
Another great year for Australia's forestry sector
Australian forest and wood products statistics: March and June quarters 2017, report shows the forestry industry is now in its fourth consecutive year of growth.
Released 7 November 2017.