News Archive 2012

  • CLIMATE CHAMPIONS WANTED

    Thursday, 20th December 2012 // Breaking News, Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    The cotton industry is looking for two climate-savvy cotton growers to join the national Climate Champion program. Climate Champion farmers are improving their community’s understanding of climate variability and its impacts by sharing with other farmers their successful on-farm management practices. Read more »

  • BIOTECHNOLOGY COUNCIL MEETS

    Thursday, 20th December 2012 // Breaking News, Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia was represented when the Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia (ABCA) held its first meeting, agreeing to a vision, mission and various objectives. Read more »

  • 40 BIG ONES FOR ACRI

    Thursday, 20th December 2012 // Breaking News, Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    CSIRO is celebrating the 40th anniversary of cotton research at the Australian Cotton Research Institute (ACRI) at Narrabri. Read more »

  • STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF FARMING

    Thursday, 20th December 2012 // Breaking News, Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    The number of Australian farmers has fallen by over 100,000 in the three decades since 1981, yet the value of Australian agricultural exports in this time has grown from $8.2 to $32.5 billion, new statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have revealed. Read more »

  • Final Basin Plan Released Today

    Thursday, 13th December 2012 // Breaking News, Media Releases // Comments (0)

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  • STUDENTS AT DALBY HIGH SCHOOL BECOME COTTON GROWERS

    Wednesday, 12th December 2012 // Breaking News, Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    Dalby State High School has planted a 60m x 10m cotton crop with the support of Cotton Australia’s Marie-Louise Offner, the Darling Downs CGA and John Ash from CGS in Dalby who has kindly offered to be the school’s agronomist throughout the season. Read more »

  • AGRICULTURAL LABOUR AGREEMENTS

    Wednesday, 12th December 2012 // Breaking News, Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    The Department of Immigration and Citizenship has recently developed a fact sheet regarding labour agreements, specifically to help those in the agricultural sector better understand this potential option to help address the shortage of semi-skilled labour in agriculture. Read more »

  • NATIONAL RURAL ADVISORY COUNCIL PRESENTATION

    Wednesday, 12th December 2012 // Breaking News, Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    Earlier this year, the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, directed the National Rural Advisory Council (NRAC) to conduct an assessment of agricultural employers’ workforce planning capabilities to ensure they are meeting the training and development needs of their workforce. Read more »

  • NEW CSIRO PLANT INDUSTRY CHIEF

    Wednesday, 12th December 2012 // Breaking News, Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    CSIRO Plant Industry will have a new chief on January 1, 2013, when incumbent Dr Jeremy Burdon, who joined CSIRO in 1978, is succeeded by his deputy, London-born and educated Dr John Manners, who joined CSIRO in 1985. Read more »

  • COTTON’S STORY THROUGH ART AND NEW MEDIA

    Wednesday, 12th December 2012 // Breaking News, Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    The Art4Ag Archibull prize in NSW has drawn to a close in a frenzy of blogs, research, film making and creativity by participating schools, reports Sophie Davidson, CA’s Education Coordinator. Read more »