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  • Cotton Awards to recognise industry’s achievements

    Friday, 27th February 2015 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    Nominations have opened for the 2015 Australian Cotton Industry Awards. The Awards, now in their 12th year, recognise excellence and high achievement in Australia’s cotton industry throughout the supply chain, from growers and ginners to product suppliers, consultants, agronomists, researchers and extension. Read more »

  • Cotton Matters February 25 2015

    Tuesday, 24th February 2015 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

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  • Cotton Australia represents industry at senate inquiry into electricity networks

    Tuesday, 24th February 2015 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    Making our case for lower electricity prices, Cotton Australia – represented by policy team members Michael Murray, Angela Bradburn and Felicity Muller – in conjunction with the NSW Irrigators’ Council – represented by Economic Policy Analyst Stefanie Schulte – appeared before the Federal Parliament’s Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications’ inquiry into the performance and management of electricity network companies. The hearing was held at Sydney on February 17, 2015. Read more »

  • International retailers, brands and manufacturers hear the Australian cotton story

    Monday, 23rd February 2015 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    The Australian cotton industry’s story of continuous improvement has been shared on a global scale this year, with a number of international events aimed at engaging with brands, retailers and manufacturers in the textile supply chain. Read more »

  • Darling Downs Cotton Grower of the Year Field Day a huge success

    Monday, 23rd February 2015 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    150 growers and industry representatives descended on Dalby for the first annual Darling Downs Cotton Grower of the Year Field Day. The event was hosted by Adam and Edwina and Leanne McVeigh at their ‘Maclee’ farm near Dalby on February 4, 2015. Read more »

  • Cotton Australia makes three staff appointments

    Friday, 20th February 2015 // Breaking News, Media Releases // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia has made three staff appointments in Sydney (NSW) and Toowoomba (Qld). The appointments are replacements for existing roles. Read more »

  • Cotton industry welcomes Ag Minister, urges action on landholder issues

    Monday, 16th February 2015 // Breaking News, Media Releases, Featured // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia has welcomed the appointment of the Hon. Bill Byrne as Minister for Agriculture & Fisheries, and has urged the new State Government to ensure its policies support cotton growers and other landholders. Read more »

  • Cotton Matters February 11 2015

    Tuesday, 10th February 2015 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

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  • Funding opportunity for NSW growers via the Farm Innovation Fund

    Tuesday, 10th February 2015 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    The NSW State Government has announced a $300 million drought policy, $250 million of which has been allocated to the Farm Innovation Fund. Growers can access the Farm Innovation Fund to identify risks to farming enterprises and, through the provision of low interest loans that facilitate capital works, ensure the long term productivity of agricultural enterprises. Read more »

  • Funding for training available via Industry Skills Fund

    Tuesday, 10th February 2015 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    The Australian Government’s Industry Skills Fund is now available to assist growers to invest in subsidised training via a co-contribution system. While Cotton Australia is scoping an industry-wide project, the fund is designed to be accessed by individual businesses and we encourage eligible businesses to do so. Prior to submitting an application, a free skills needs analysis service is available to help businesses identify relevant training needs. Read more »