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Australian rural research and development on the rise31002521/09/2017 00:00:08http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse21/09/2017 00:00:0820/09/2017 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/research-topics/productivity/rural-rde-investment, http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/research-topics/productivity/rural-rde-investment<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/productivity-biosphere.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />The value of Australian rural research and development (R&D) is on the rise, according to a new report released today by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).
Australian farm production to fall following record breaking year30931920/09/2017 22:47:17http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse18/09/2017 23:06:4918/09/2017 14:00:00http://agriculture.gov.au/abares/publications/display?url=http://143.188.17.20/anrdl/DAFFService/display.php?fid=pb_agcomd9abcc20170919_7AmMy.xml, http://agriculture.gov.au/abares/publications/display?url=http://143.188.17.20/anrdl/DAFFService/display.php?fid=pb_agcomd9abcc20170919_7AmMy.xml<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/spring.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to fall almost 9 per cent to $58 billion in 2017–18, primarily reflecting a decline in crop production, according to the Agricultural Commodities, September quarter 2017 report.
Forecast decrease for winter crop production28034411/09/2017 23:42:47http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse11/09/2017 23:42:4711/09/2017 14:00:00http://agriculture.gov.au/abares/publications/display?url=http://143.188.17.20/anrdl/DAFFService/display.php?fid=pb_aucrpd9aba_20170912_yGQh0.xml, http://agriculture.gov.au/abares/publications/display?url=http://143.188.17.20/anrdl/DAFFService/display.php?fid=pb_aucrpd9aba_20170912_yGQh0.xml <img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/aus-crop-report-sept17.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Australia’s winter crop production is expected to decrease in 2017-18 as a result of unfavourable conditions in key cropping regions, the latest Australian Crop Report says. Winter production is forecast to decrease 39% in 2017-18 to 36.3 million tonnes.
Where to find Australia’s forest industries29035722/08/2017 01:14:46http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse13/06/2017 20:29:4021/08/2017 14:00:00http://data.daff.gov.au/data/warehouse/9aaf/9aafe/2017/AustForIndstryMap/AustForIndstryMap201708_hires_v1.0.0.pdf, http://data.daff.gov.au/data/warehouse/9aaf/9aafe/2017/AustForIndstryMap/AustForIndstryMap201708_hires_v1.0.0.pdf<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/Crop-report-autumn-160px.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Australia’s Forestry Industry 2017 map provides a detailed snapshot of the forest industry, including the location of major wood processing facilities, native forest tenure, hardwood and softwood plantations, as well as roads and forestry ports.
Seeing the wood for the trees29210622/08/2017 01:15:05http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse19/06/2017 22:10:1821/08/2017 14:00:00http://data.daff.gov.au/data/warehouse/9aaf/9aafe003/fag17d9abfe20170822/ForestsAtGlance_2017_v1.0.0.pdf, http://data.daff.gov.au/data/warehouse/9aaf/9aafe003/fag17d9abfe20170822/ForestsAtGlance_2017_v1.0.0.pdf<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/june-ac-biosphere.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Australia’s forests at a glance 2017 is a pocket-book compendium of data and information about Australia’s native forests and commercial plantations.
Data and methods for the Australian Water Markets Report series26167808/08/2017 04:53:37http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse03/02/2017 06:04:4507/08/2017 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/research-topics/water/aust-water-markets-reports/data-methods, http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/research-topics/water/aust-water-markets-reports/data-methods<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/water-biosphere.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Find out the key terminology and reporting conventions used in this report series.
Farm capital and investment – what’s the latest on grain, lamb, beef and dairy farms26757608/08/2017 04:50:04http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse05/06/2017 00:19:1907/08/2017 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/research-topics/surveys, http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/research-topics/surveys<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/farm-surveys.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Our latest analysis of farm capital and farm investment for grain farmers, lamb producers, beef farmers and dairy farmers for 2014–15 to 2015–16 is now available.
Irrigation in the Murray-Darling Basin –how rice, cotton, dairy, grapes and horticulture is faring29760328/07/2017 05:43:04http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse27/07/2017 23:48:1927/07/2017 14:00:00http://agriculture.gov.au/abares/research-topics/surveys/irrigation, http://agriculture.gov.au/abares/research-topics/surveys/irrigation <img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/farm-surveys.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Latest research on the farm financial performance and physical performance of irrigation farms in the Murray-Darling Basin from 2013-14 to 2015-16 is now available. The analysis includes key farm performance measures, water trading, farm investment.
No obvious change in market power within the beef industry29760428/07/2017 04:11:27http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse27/07/2017 23:48:5927/07/2017 14:00:00http://data.daff.gov.au/data/warehouse/9aas/2017/FarmShareBeefSupplyChain/BeefPriceSpreadIndustryReport_V1.0.0.pdf, http://data.daff.gov.au/data/warehouse/9aas/2017/FarmShareBeefSupplyChain/BeefPriceSpreadIndustryReport_V1.0.0.pdf<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/farm-surveys.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Farm share and price spread in Australia’s beef supply chain uses Australian price data to estimate farm share and price spread in the beef industry. An increase in price spread or a decrease in farm share could be an early indicator of competition issues
Monitoring of farm share and price spread in the sugar industry will help analysis29760528/07/2017 04:11:51http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/Lists/Publications/AllItems.aspxFalse27/07/2017 23:49:4027/07/2017 14:00:00http://data.daff.gov.au/data/warehouse/9aas/2017/FarmShareSugarSupplyChain/SugarPriceSpreadIndustryReport_V1.0.0.pdf, http://data.daff.gov.au/data/warehouse/9aas/2017/FarmShareSugarSupplyChain/SugarPriceSpreadIndustryReport_V1.0.0.pdf<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/farm-surveys.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Farm share and price spread in Australia’s sugar supply chain demonstrates that data is available that allows an analysis of farm share and price spread for raw sugar exports and refined sugar sold at retail outlets.

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19 Sep 2017