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Migration paper prompts renewed calls for a farm visa

The National Farmers’ Federation has acknowledged the Regional Migration Discussion Paper released on June 21, which it says should kickstart a robust discussion on getting migration settings right for farmers and regional Australia.

Canned fruit going pear-shaped

Amid mounting concerns about the quality and sourcing of canned fruit products, Box Divvy – a leading advocate for fresh produce distribution – is urging farmers to prioritise fresh, locally grown produce for consumers.

What’s the global orange juice supply crisis – and should we be worried?

Oranges – and all the things we can make from them – are big business. But the industry is facing a severe crisis.

Rural health advocate wins NSW/ACT AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award

Rebecca Keeley, founder of Yarn, an innovative health platform has been named the 2024 NSW/ACT AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award winner.

Citizen scientists hop to it with rabbit virus tracking project

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is calling on rural and regional Australians to join in the longest-running citizen science survey of rabbit diseases in the world, to help keep the invasive pest in check.

Biotechnology to reduce methane emissions from cattle

Methane emissions could be substantially cut through a $7.5-million project to develop slow-release biopolymer technology for cattle containing a gas-reducing bioactive.

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