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  • Reminder: backpacker employers required to register with ATO

    Thursday, 25th May 2017 // // Comments (0)

    All businesses employing (or planning to employ) working holiday makers (backpackers) with visa sub-class 417 and 462 are reminded of the need to register with the Australian Tax Office (ATO). The requirement is a new Level 1 checklist item in the myBMP Human Resources module. Read more »

  • Soil health a priority for Dawson Valley growers

    Thursday, 25th May 2017 // // Comments (0)

    A mini-drilling rig has been making its way around cotton farms in the Dawson Valley as growers undertake soil testing to ensure their cotton farms are using best management practices in water and nutrient use efficiency. Read more »

  • New fibre quality resources for growers

    Thursday, 25th May 2017 // // Comments (0)

    The myBMP Fibre Quality module was reviewed and updated by René van der Sluijs (CSIRO) in May 2017. Improvements to the module include additional resources to help Australian growers remain global leaders in fibre quality. Read more »

  • Grants program available to cover myBMP audit costs

    Thursday, 25th May 2017 // // Comments (0)

    Cotton growers achieving myBMP certification in 2017 will again be eligible for a $2000 (ex GST) grant under the Better Farming Brighter Future sustainable cotton farming initiative. Read more »

  • myBMP module highlight: soil health

    Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 // // Comments (0)

    The myBMP soil health module provides growers with a framework to maintain and improve soil health. The module provides growers with resources on crop nutrition, nitrogen use efficiency (NUE), soil carbon levels, soil structure, salinity, and erosion. Read more »

  • Cotton 2040: Aussie cotton at the table as global cotton programs convene

    Thursday, 18th May 2017 // Breaking News, Media Releases // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia joined leading international brands and retailers, cotton identity programs, industry initiatives and other stakeholders across the supply chain in Berlin this week to progress the work of Cotton 2040. Read more »

  • Cotton Matters 17 May 2017

    Tuesday, 16th May 2017 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

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  • MDBA formally recommends recovery target amendments

    Tuesday, 16th May 2017 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has this week written to Ministerial Council members and recommends progressing a variety of amendments to the Basin Plan. The MDBA is recommending the water recovery target for the Northern Basin be reduced from 390 gigalitres (GL) to 320GL. Read more »

  • Domestic mobile roaming draft decision handed down

    Tuesday, 16th May 2017 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) handed down its draft decision not to declare wholesale domestic mobile roaming last week. The move has been welcomed by Cotton Australia and the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF), members of the Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition (RRRCC). Read more »

  • NSW growers urged to identify on-farm training needs

    Thursday, 11th May 2017 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia encourages growers to have their say (via a short online survey) and help identify the training needs of the cotton and grains industries now and into the future. Read more »