News Archive 2017

  • Cotton Matters 19 April 2017

    Tuesday, 18th April 2017 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

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  • Cotton Australia to gov: focus on WUE and R&D programs for efficiency

    Tuesday, 18th April 2017 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    In a recent water use efficiency inquiry, Cotton Australia has sent a clear message that the Federal Government should focus on water use efficiency (WUE) measures and investment in research, to help boost the overall productive performance of Australian agriculture, rather than a tool to recover water for the environment. Cotton Australia accompanied the Inquiry’s visit to Darling Downs property 'Leigh-Haven', Gwydir Valley property ‘Keytah’ and the Australian Cotton Research Institute in the Namoi Valley to discuss the cotton industry's intense focus on water use efficiency, which means Australian growers produce 'more crop per drop' than anywhere in the world. Cotton Australia also formally presented to the Inquiry’s Toowoomba hearing. Read more »

  • Cotton Australia pursues improved NBN and SkyMuster services for growers

    Tuesday, 18th April 2017 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia has called for vast improvements to be made to the National Broadband Network (nbn), in particular nbn’s SkyMuster satellite service, offered to rural and regional users. Technology is no longer a luxury, but an everyday necessity for Australian cotton businesses to compete in the global marketplace. There is still some way to go before the NBN is able to meet the needs of our industry, now and into the future, as we look to new and emerging on-farm technologies. Read more »

  • Aussie cotton grower talks plant biotech in Manila

    Tuesday, 18th April 2017 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    Griffith cotton grower, Ben Dal Broi, represented Australia at the 11th Pan-Asia Farmers Exchange Program, in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, from March 20-25, 2017. The event was sponsored by Croplife Asia. Click below to hear directly from Ben about his experience. Read more »

  • Case study: Emerald growers on their sustainability commitments and BCI

    Thursday, 6th April 2017 // // Comments (0)

    Nigel and Beth Burnett own and manage Colorada Cotton in Emerald Queensland, and became myBMP-certified 12 months ago. The Burnetts spoke to the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) recently, and say they “are proud of our sustainability efforts and believe it is important to promote this for advocacy, social licence and most importantly we want to be part of an industry that is building a reputation of responsible production of fibre for the world market.” Read more »

  • Cotton Matters 5 April 2017

    Tuesday, 4th April 2017 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

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  • Growers urged to ‘Look up and Live’

    Tuesday, 4th April 2017 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia urges growers to 'Look up and Live' during the busy harvest period, and to always take care when operating around overhead powerlines. Read more »

  • Easter transport notice issued for Queensland

    Tuesday, 4th April 2017 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia has worked with national and Queensland regulatory authorities and local police to ensure cotton growers are provided with timely compliance information ahead of the Easter long weekend (April 13-18, 2017). The Queensland notice (Queensland Class 1 Cotton Harvest Derestriction Notice 2017 - No. 1) covers a number of John Deere harvesters, including the 7760, CP690 and CS690 models. Read more »

  • NSW AgSkilled program seeking early EOIs

    Tuesday, 4th April 2017 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    $14.7 million in funding has been allocated for vocational training for the NSW cotton and grains industries over three years as part of the AgSkilled program. NSW growers are now invited to submit an early expression of interest. Funding has been made available to on-farm staff and industry professionals for full and part qualifications. Read more »

  • Proposed planning legislation changes weaken protections for farmers: alliance

    Monday, 3rd April 2017 // Breaking News, Media Releases // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia has joined with three other farming and rural representative groups to call on the NSW Government to fix broken and bewildering changes proposed to the state's planning legislation. Read more »