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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.
Pest animal and Weed Management Survey 27627902/05/2017 01:03:31 01:02:5501/05/2017 14:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/research-topics/social-sciences/pest-animals-weed-management-survey,<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/invasive-species.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ABARES has conducted a national survey of agricultural land managers to collect data on pest animal and weed status, impacts and management actions at the property and local area levels.
Agricultural Commodities Report: March 201726774031/03/2017 03:02:35 19:34:4806/03/2017 13:00:00http://act001spwfep01:8084/abares/publications/display?url=,<img alt="" src="/abares/PublishingImages/news/ac-report.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to increase by 8.3 per cent to a record $63.8 billion in 2016–17, easing slightly to $61.3 billion the following year.

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Last reviewed:
17 May 2017