News Archive 2016

  • Severe spray drift damage serves as warning to prevent off-target spray drift

    Friday, 23rd December 2016 // Breaking News, Media Releases // Comments (0)

    Local farmers have been warned to be vigilant of off-target spray drift, following widespread damage to CSIRO experimental cotton plots at the Australian Cotton Research Institute (ACRI) near Narrabri. Read more »

  • Cotton Matters 28 December 2016

    Friday, 23rd December 2016 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

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  • Queensland ‘Murray-Darling Basin store and release code of practice’ published

    Friday, 23rd December 2016 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    Queensland’s Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, Dr Steven Miles, has released a code of practice for the release of stored water from privately owned farm storages to receiving waters in the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin. Read more »

  • Backpacker Tax: employers must register with ATO

    Friday, 23rd December 2016 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    As growers will be aware, tax rates for working holiday makers (backpackers) with visa sub-class 417 and 462 change from January 1, 2017. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) requires all businesses employing (or planning to employ) working holiday makers (backpackers) to register by January 31, 2017. Read more »

  • Another year of delivering value for growers through myBMP

    Friday, 23rd December 2016 // // Comments (0)

    Each year the cotton industry works hard to ensure myBMP delivers more value for its growers. In just two decades the cotton industry’s best management practice (BMP) program has completely changed the way other industries, community, and government view cotton production in Australia. Today, Australian cotton growers are renowned worldwide as being amongst the most innovative and sustainable cotton producers in the world. Read more »

  • Make your voice heard on water buybacks: lodge a written submission

    Wednesday, 21st December 2016 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    More than 450 community members attended the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) Northern Basin Review consultation sessions in November and early December. It is now critical for all members of the community - growers, irrigators, business owners and others - to lodge a written submission. Read more »

  • Beekeepers and farmers encouraged to use technology to communicate this season

    Wednesday, 21st December 2016 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    The Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) and Cotton Australia are calling on all farmers and beekeepers to use online tools to better communicate with each other to protect bees and crops. Read more »

  • Cotton welcomes pipeline contractor announcement

    Monday, 19th December 2016 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    The state's cotton growers have welcomed the announcement by the NSW Government that WaterNSW has been appointed to build, own and operate the 270km pipeline from the Murray River to Broken Hill. Read more »

  • Forecast rainfall prompts reminder for all producers to prevent spray drift

    Monday, 19th December 2016 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    With rainfall forecast for most of Australia’s cotton growing regions over the coming days and weeks, the cotton industry urges all farmers to take action to prevent off-target spray drift. Read more »

  • Cotton welcomes common sense outcome on stamp duty

    Friday, 16th December 2016 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    Queensland's cotton industry has welcomed the State Government's commitment to include water assets in the stamp duty relief measures previously announced in the July 2016 State Budget. Read more »