A Labor MP has claimed the media is fuelling a foot-and-mouth disease ‘fear campaign’ and accused a farming lobby group of making a ‘disgraceful personal slur’ against Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan.
An agribusiness report into intergenerational report has found more than three quarters of farmers are optimistic about the future of farming.
Officials have revealed when they first learnt about the arrival of a highly infectious disease from “informal sources”.
A study of unintentional farm deaths across Australia shows older men are more likely to have fatal accidents, with vehicles and machines the biggest risks.
Representatives from the agriculture, home affairs and trade departments, as well as the CSIRO, will front a Senate committee examining Australia's biosecurity.
The federal government will not introduce a specific visa for agricultural workers wanting to come to Australia to help address critical labour shortages.
Agriculture Minister Murray Watt has announced Australia will send an additional $10 million to Indonesia to help in its fight against the spread of foot and mouth disease.
The Northern Territory's growing cotton industry could harm Top End river systems, damaging the fishing and tourism businesses, a report has warned.
Farmers are being urged to attend a town hall-style meeting bound to be informative but expected to cause fireworks over topics including WA’s grain supply chain and foot-and-mouth disease.
The federal government has launched an inaugural biosecurity plan amid what it describes as emerging climate change challenges.
Any argument for Labor running a candidate in the North West Central by-election was laid to rest the moment Alannah MacTiernan suggested foot-and-mouth disease could drive down the price of meat and milk.
A shortage of bee hives has left almond growers facing multi-million dollar losses, the industry's peak Australian body says.
With the world in dire need of wheat from Australia, companies innovating to get new ways of getting the vital commodity to market are being rewarded.
Steve Butler explains how a bid to put grass and water on a gravelly football oval in WA’s Wheatbelt led to the iconic agricultural show that is the Dowerin Field Days.
Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte has for the first time sat down for talks with Dutch farmers protesting against new environmental regulations.
Poor weather in Asia's main rice-exporting nations is threatening to limit output of the world's most important staple and further stoke global food insecurity.
Naveen Thukral and Rajendra Jadhav
A new gap year program aimed at giving those aged 18-25 the chance to live and work on a farm or station for a year has been hailed a “godsend” by one WA pastoralist.
A fungal infection affecting banana plants has been detected at 12 more sites in the Northern Territory where officials are gauging the extent of the outbreak.
A national cabinet meeting has been told Australia is becoming more likely to avoid a foot and mouth disease outbreak as Indonesia manages its outbreak.
WA’s sheepmeat and wool trades have the most to lose if foot-and-mouth disease reaches Australia, with the two industries facing a similar economic fallout, according to a leading agricultural analyst.
Australia’s biggest grain handler CBH Group is putting 13 of its upcountry receival sites out to market for the first time in its 88-year history to generate revenue and cut maintenance costs.
Australia’s national trade surplus has surged to another record high on the back of strong iron ore, minerals and coal shipments in what economists have described as an astonishing result.
Agriculture Minister Murray Watt has announced a new task force to monitor Australia’s preparedness for foot and mouth disease.
Livestock exhibits and competitions will remain a part of this year’s Perth Royal Show despite the ongoing threat of foot-and-mouth disease, organisers say.
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