Our research comprehensively covers the agriculture and water resource portfolio – reports, information and data is grouped within the following research areas and the ‘About my region’ sub-site.
Future opportunities for using forest and sawmill residues in Australia
This report presents estimates of the potential production and use of harvest and sawmill residues in Australia in 2050.
Published: 6 November 2018
Information and communication technology use in Australian agriculture: A survey of broadacre, dairy and vegetable farms
This report explores the role of ICT and potential barriers to its use on farms, based on ABARES survey of over 2200 farmers in 2016-17.
Published: 1 November 2018
Analysis of 2018 Drought
This brief describes the effects of the current drought on Australian agriculture, including the extent of rainfall deficiencies and the effects on crop production, livestock markets and farm incomes.
Published: 26 October 2018
First ABARES Insight – Snapshot of Australian Agriculture now available
We cover six key aspects of Australian agriculture: its role in the broader economy, trends in production, industry structure, exports, productivity and risk management.
Published: 19 October 2018
‘Productivity in Australia’s broadacre and dairy industries - 2018’ now available
This report provides an annual update of productivity estimates for Australia’s broadacre and dairy industries, through to 2015–16, and analyses the farm size effect on beef productivity.
Published: 9 October 2018
Fishery status reports 2018 released
Fishery Status Reports has delivered generally positive news for wild fish stocks in Commonwealth-managed fisheries.
Published: 28 September 2018
Latest vegetable farm survey shows incomes increase further in 2017-18
Australian vegetable-growing farms: an economic survey 2016–17 and 2017–18 shows a 12 per cent increase of cash income for Australian vegetable farms to $319,000 per farm in 2017-18.
Published: 21 September 2018
Farm production value remains stable despite drought
The value of Australia’s farm production is forecast to remain relatively unchanged at $60 billion in 2018–19, well above the 10-year average of $55 billion, despite very dry conditions in some places. Published: 18 September 2018
Published: 18 September 2018
Winter crop production forecasts revised due to mixed prospects across the country
The Australian Crop Report’s September 2018 edition is forecasting a decrease in total winter crop protection in 2018-19.
Published: 11 September 2018
Wheat rust outbreak could cost Australia up to $1.4 billion
Potential economic impacts of the wheat stem rust strain Ug99 in Australia report highlights the importance of protecting Australia’s $6 billion wheat industry from the invasive wheat disease.
Published: 6 September 2018