Introducing FRRR: Advocate and Supporter of Rural, Regional and Remote Communities

By 2050, Australia’s population will have grown to about 35 million. And the world’s population will be about 10 billion. That is a lot of mouths to feed! Thank goodness Australia’s farmers are so efficient. But they can’t operate in isolation. Farming businesses need strong, vibrant, rural communities. Towns where …

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Elders Sells Live Export Business

The managers of Elders’ live export business, North Australian Cattle Company, have joined forces with Chinese outfit Zhoushan Fanda Australian Cattle Industrial to purchase the operation. Elders have just announced the completed divestment of its live export logistics business along with the expected acquisition of horticultural business Ace Ohlsson. The …

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Drought declared due to one of the hottest and driest summers on record

The Bundaberg region in Queensland has been drought-declared after suffering through its hottest summer since 1897. State Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne accepted a recommendation by the Local Drought Committee to declare the region in drought from March 1. “It is unusual for a Local Drought Committee to meet outside the …

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