Fenceless farming tech to collar pasture, profit.

Momentum is building for the Aussie company driving commercialisation of CSIRO’s virtual boundary technology. AgTech startup Agersens has an initial strategic investor for its GPS-controlled cattle collar, dubbed eShepherd, and secured a spot at the National Farmers Federation’s SproutEx development accelerator in Melbourne, while a range of company and industry …

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SA Aboriginal community turns to saltbush farming to create remote jobs

The Aboriginal community of Scotdesco on South Australia’s west coast, has pinned its hopes on farming to overcome shockingly high levels of unemployment. Robert Larking’s office spans 25,000 acres on the edge of the Nullarbor, where he manages the tiny Aboriginal community. He, and the community’s residents are embarking on …

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Agriculture worth half a billion dollars to Tablelands

Agriculture contributed more than half a billion dollars to the economy of the Tablelands in far north Queensland in 2015, a new agriculture profile has revealed. The profile puts the combined value of the region’s 42 large agricultural industries at $552 million. Agriculture has posted a 30 per cent increase …

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Regional online shoppers drive Australia Post parcel boom

Regional and rural online shoppers are driving a parcel boom that is buoying the business of Australia Post. Regional retail is evolving and people are buying more online, filling the regional delivery depots of Australia Post with everything from small cosmetics to car parts. The high streets in many regional …

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2017 Regional Development Innovation Awards – Entry Now Open

The Regional Development Innovation Awards aim to recognise and showcase innovation in four categories and entries are now open for 2017. The 2017 Regional Development Innovation Awards categories include: Economic Development Award Planning and Building Award Environment and Sustainability Award Community Development Award Leadership Who can apply? Oganisations active in …

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