The latest from ABARES
A technological insight into Australian agriculture
ABARES today released a report on how information, communication and technology (ICT) is used in Australian agriculture. The report also identifies the key differences in adoption between agriculture sectors and between small and large farms.
Released 1 November 2018.
ABARES Insights on the 2018 drought
A new ABARES update released today provides a perspective on the drought, including rainfall deficiencies and its effects on crop production, livestock markets and farm incomes across the nation.
Released 26 October 2018.
Dry September hits winter crop prospects
Australian winter crop prospects deteriorated during early spring following unfavourable seasonal conditions in most cropping regions, according to a preliminary assessment conducted by ABARES.
Released 25 October 2018.
ABARES launches Insights series into Australian agriculture
National agricultural debate, public policy and community understanding will benefit from a series of short, highly accessible
insights into Australian agriculture launched by ABARES today.
Released 19 October 2018.
Fishery status reports 2018 released
Fishery Status Reports has delivered generally positive news for wild fish stocks in Commonwealth-managed fisheries.
Released 28 September 2018.
Latest vegetable farm survey shows incomes increase further in 2017-18
Australian vegetable-growing farms: an economic survey 2016–17 and 2017–18 shows a 12 per cent increase in cash income for Australian vegetable farms to $319,000 per farm in 2017-18.
Released 21 September 2018.
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.