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Australian farm production returns to trend after phenomenal 2016-1729210619/06/2017 22:10:18 22:10:1819/06/2017 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/publications/display?url=,<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/june-ac-biosphere.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to dip by 4.6 per cent to $59.9 billion in 2017–18, following last year’s record-breaking returns, according to the Agricultural Commodities, June quarter 2017 issue
Australia’s crop production down, following a record-breaking 2016-1729035713/06/2017 20:29:40 20:29:4013/06/2017 14:00:00, <img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/Crop-report-autumn-160px.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Coming off the back of a record-breaking 2016-17, winter crop production is forecast to drop by 33 per cent in 2017–18 to 40.1 million tonnes, due largely to an assumed fall in average yields, according to the Crop report’s June edition.
Life in the fast lane: Australia’s $92 billion appetite deconstructed26757605/06/2017 00:19:19 00:19:1904/06/2017 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/publications/display?url=,<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/ag-commodities-160px.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />New research on domestic food demand examines trends and issues behind an 88 per cent rise in the real value of household food consumption since 1989–90, from $49 billion to reach $92 billion in 2015–16.
Australia’s forestry sector continues to break records28309724/05/2017 23:59:59 23:59:5924/05/2017 14:00:00, <img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/forestry-biosphere-161px.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Australia’s forestry sector is continuing to enjoy some of the best conditions in its history, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).
Our agricultural workforce – today and into the future28166117/05/2017 23:46:31 23:46:3117/05/2017 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/research-topics/productivity/labour-force-survey,<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/horticulture-biosphere.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ABARES has developed a labour survey to identify the amount and type of labour used on farms, as well as recruitment experiences and expectations of farmers when hiring in the years ahead.
Southern Murray-Darling Basin is our biggest water market27834411/05/2017 04:08:32 04:08:3210/05/2017 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/research-topics/water/aust-water-markets-reports/southern-murray-darling-basin,<img alt="water market biosphere" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/water-news.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />The southern Murray–Darling Basin remains Australia’s most active—and important—water market. Read more about surface water allocation trade in the first chapter of the Australian Water Market Report 2015-16.
Farm performance and climate: Climate-adjusted productivity for broadacre cropping farms26167809/05/2017 00:01:38 06:04:4508/05/2017 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/research-topics/climate/farm-performance-climate,<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/climate-biosphere.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />This study combines ABARES farm survey data with spatial climate data to estimate the effect of climate conditions (such as, rainfall and temperature) on Australian cropping farms between 1977-78 and 2014-15
Australian plantation statistics 201727659003/05/2017 02:16:31 01:37:0902/05/2017 14:00:00,<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/forestry-economics-biosphere.png" width="160" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Australia's total commercial plantation area was around 1,974,770 hectares in 2015-16, an increase of 1,331 hectares (0.1 per cent) from 1,973,439 hectares in 2014-15.

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17 May 2017