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image of tractorAustralian winter crop production continues to climb

According to the Australian crop report, total winter crop production is estimated to have increased by 49 per cent in 2016–17 to 58.9 million tonnes. Released: 14 February 2017.

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cover of the 1 Australian vegetable-growing farms: an economic survey, 2014-15 and 2015-16 reportCash income of vegetable-growing farms increases

The average farm cash income of Australian vegetable-growing farms is estimated to have increased to about $249 000 per farm in 2015-16. Vegetable cash receipts increased as a result of higher vegetable production, mainly from an increase in crop yields. Released: 8 February 2016.

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QID23914_Northern Prawn Fishery cover.pngNorthern Prawn Fishery improves net economic return

Net economic returns for the N​orthern Prawn Fishery rose from $5.2 million in 2012-13 to $12.3 million in 2013-14, primarily driven by faster growth in fishing income than in fishing costs. Released: 21 December 2016.

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QID23914_Northern Prawn Fishery cover.pngGlobal wheat and coarse grain prices to fall.

World indicator prices of wheat and coarse grains are forecast to fall in 2016-17 as a result of expected plentiful​ supplies globally. In contrast, world oilseeds indicator prices are forecast to rise because of a fall in supplies in the early part of 2016-17. Released: 20 December 2016.

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QID23914_Northern Prawn Fishery cover.pngFisheries and aquaculture production on the rise

The gross value of Australian fisheries and aquaculture production (GVP) increased by 12 per cent to $2.8 billion in 2014-15, according to the Australian fisheries and aquaculture statistics 2015 report. Released: 20 December 2016.

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QID23914_Northern Prawn Fishery cover.pngLog availability from c​​​ommercial plantations revised down

Future log availability from Aus​tralia’s commercial plantations is forecast to decrease, the Australia’s plantation log supply 2015 – 2059 report. says. Released: 15 December 2016.

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QID23914_Northern Prawn Fishery cover.pngAustralian farm production to crack $60 billion in 2016-17

The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to increase by 6.1 per cent, surpassing $60 billion in 2016–17, according to the December 2016 Agricultural commodities report. Released: 13 December 2016.

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