International buyers drive demand for wool as prices surge – ABC Rural

International buyers drive demand for wool as prices surge – ABC Rural

The rise and rise of the price of wool is seeing the nation’s farmers scrambling to rebuild their flocks. It has been a rollercoaster ride over the past 30 years, but the future of wool is looking bright with international buyers once again looking to buy Australian wool. In Western …

Tree clearing laws could threaten Queensland’s renewable energy future, growers warn – ABC Rural

Tree clearing laws could threaten Queensland’s renewable energy future, growers warn – ABC Rural

The Queensland Government has been warned it may struggle to meet its renewable energy target if it pushes ahead with its controversial proposal to tighten tree clearing laws. The $1.6 billion sugar industry has been touted as a central plank in the Government’s clean, green energy agenda, in particular its …

Rockmelon industry ramps up food safety guidelines to restore consumer confidence following listeria outbreak – ABC Rural

Rockmelon industry ramps up food safety guidelines to restore consumer confidence following listeria outbreak – ABC Rural

Food safety guidelines will be ramped up to try to win back consumer confidence following the outbreak of listeria in rockmelons, the Australian Melon Association says. Six people have died as a result of the outbreak identified in February, and despite authorities assuring consumers that rockmelons now on sale are …

Lab-grown meat, technology and foreign investment: What does the future of the northern cattle industry look like? – ABC Rural

Lab-grown meat, technology and foreign investment: What does the future of the northern cattle industry look like? – ABC Rural

The world’s growing demand for protein has led to record investments in northern Australia’s cattle industry over recent years. Australian and international companies have spent millions of dollars buying cattle stations, and millions more on improvements and innovations. As hundreds of cattle producers gathered in Alice Springs this week for …

Tathra bushfire: NSW Rural Fire Service says power lines likely cause | Australia news

Power lines were the likely cause of the devastating bushfire that swept through the small town of Tathra on the New South Wales south coast on Sunday, a preliminary investigation has found. The investigation by the Rural Fire Service has found “electrical infrastructure on Reedy Swamp Road” as the likely …

Conventional onshore gas exploration on rise in Central Australia, while mineral sector slowly recovering – ABC Rural

Conventional onshore gas exploration on rise in Central Australia, while mineral sector slowly recovering – ABC Rural

Despite a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing of onshore unconventional reservoirs in the Northern Territory, onshore conventional gas exploration is ramping up in Central Australia. While industry and residents wait for the NT Government to make a policy announcement on hydraulic fracturing, expected at the end of this month, onshore exploration …

Farming the sun’s rays: should Australia follow India’s lead and create solar parks? – ABC Rural

Farming the sun’s rays: should Australia follow India’s lead and create solar parks? – ABC Rural

Australia is a huge landmass with an incredible amount of sunshine, so should our farmers be able to farm the sun’s rays? This is what is currently taking place in India, with the world’s largest solar farm being built in agricultural Karnataka in south-west India. The Karnataka Solar Power Development …