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Over The Back Fence

Farmsafe Australia dispels myths around ‘young’ farming fatalities

19 to 30-year olds... The generation most well-known for ambitious confidence, risk-taking behaviour and lack of experience, or so the perception goes. This stereotype, however, fails to stand up when the facts are peeled back. The evidence is clear, in the last decade, it is actually the farmers aged 50 years or older that have accounted for half (50%) of all Australian farming fatalities.


Farmers encouraged to share their experiences in Agricultural Census

The National Farmers’ Federation is encouraging farmers to participate in the Agricultural Census to provide an accurate picture of the nation’s agricultural activity. From this month, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will be asking farmers about their agricultural production, land and water use in 202-21.


John Deere – University of Sydney collaboration on course to deliver for Australian growers

Technology to allow farmers to plant at unparalleled speeds is being validated through a collaboration between the University of Sydney and John Deere. The collaboration will include third-party validation of the capability of John Deere’s ExactEmergeTM technology to increase planting speed to 16km/hour in Australian conditions, while maintaining factors critical to maximising yield


CWA is calling for a farm safety mindset change

To coincide with Mother’s Day, the Country Women’s Association of Victoria (CWA) has called on farms and agribusinesses to completely rethink their approach to safety, as farming women continue to count the cost – and pick up the pieces – of incidents in agricultural settings.


Robots on the move

Andrew and Jocie Bate's ambitious start-up SwarmFarm has partnered with ag-tech venture capital firm Tenacious Ventures to raise $4.5 million, offering the opportunity to build it production team and scale up manufacturing so that farm robots can be delivered quicker.




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