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Farm production value forecast to rise in mixed agricultural outlook

The value of farm production is forecast to $61 billion in 2018–19​, well above the10-year average of $55 billion (in real terms), according to ABARES’ Agricultural Commodities: June quarter 2018. Released: 19 June 2018.

Slight decrease forecast for Australian winter crop production

The Australian crop report’s June edition says winter crop production is forecast to fall in 2018–19 to 37.7 million tonnes​, with canola and chickpeas forecast to decrease, while wheat and barley production is forecast to increase. Released: 13 June 2018.

Commercial forestry plantation harvests at record levels

ABARES Executive Director, Steve Hatfield-Dodds said the Australian forest and wood products statistics: September and December quarters 2017​, shows the volume of logs harvested reached record levels in 2016–17, exceeding 33 million cubic metres, up 10 per cent on the year. Released: 24 May 2018.

Australians value reducing the risk of marine pests on the environment: new research

ABARES has today released An Assessment of the non-market value of reducing the risk of marine pest incursions in Australia’s waters​, which analyses public sentiment on the protection of the Australian environment from the impacts of new exotic marine pests. Released: 24 April 2018.

In the media

Australian agriculture industry told to make the customer king to secure future – ABC News online, 6 March 2018

ABARES Outlook shows the lucrative rise of Australia’s sheep and wool industry – North Queensland Register, 6 March 2018

ABARES stats system overhaul – The Land, 24 February 2018

Tasmanian growers get more from seasonal worker labour force – The Examiner, 14 February 2018

Winter crop harvest survives tough season but summer yields at risk – Stock & Land, 13 February 2018

Grain production down but above 10-year average – 2GB.com – podcast, 13 February 2018

New research confirms value of seasonal-workers – Australian Farmers, news, 9 February 2018

Australia’s Crop Report – 2GB.com – podcast, 6 December 2017

ABARES report: Smallest wheat crop in a decade – Weekly Times, 5 December 2017

Record Australian agriculture production in 2016-2017  – Spatial Source, 28 November 2017

ABARES Tamworth Regional Outlook Conference 2017 attracts full program of rural leaders – The Land, 15 November 2017

Australian vegetable farm numbers drop, according to ABARES report – Weekly Times, 1 November 2017

Latest ABARES report shows commercial fisheries are shipshape – The Mercury, 30 October 2017

ABARES report – rural R&D up $2.3b to $3b – North Queensland Register, Fairfax Rural Media, 25 September 2017

National grain harvest 40 per cent down on last year, according to ABARES quarterly Crop Report – ABC News Online, 13 September 2017

Family farms: outperforming corporate in operating returns – Weekly Times, 10 August 2017

Australian farm production tipped to near $60 billion in 2017-18 – Sydney Morning Herald, 21 June 2017

Commodity forecaster tipping cut to winter crop production, but still expected to be fifth largest harvest – ABC News Online, 14 June 2017

What Australians are eating – ABC Radio National Breakfast, 5 June 2017

Australian farmers are adapting to climate change – The Conversation, 23 May 2017

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19 Jun 2018