News Archive 2013

  • Cotton Matters, 27 November 2013

    Wednesday, 27th November 2013 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

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  • CSIRO celebrates a century of cotton

    Wednesday, 27th November 2013 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    CSIRO cotton breeders are celebrating the release of their 100th variety of cotton for Australian growers. The organisation has been breeding new cotton varieties since 1960, but released the first 24 years later. Read more »

  • Young Farming Champion takes cotton’s message to Sydney

    Wednesday, 27th November 2013 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    Cotton Young Farming Champion Richie Quigley recently visited Balgowlah North Public School in Sydney to bring the industry’s positive messages to the next generation. The students had been investigating how technology helped society maintain a sustainable environment while improving their lives, using cotton as a case study because of its best management practices and record of improvements over the years. Read more »

  • Flood case studies show value of assistance measures

    Wednesday, 27th November 2013 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) – of which Cotton Australia is a member - has prepared a series of case studies on farmers impacted by the January 2013 ex-Cyclone Oswald rain and flood event. The case studies provide examples of how grants and loans under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) have assisted farmers in the difficult recovery process. Cotton Australia played a key role in helping negotiate this assistance for growers following the flood event. Read more »

  • Cotton Australia’s support of PIEF reaping rewards

    Wednesday, 27th November 2013 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    The primary Industries Education Foundation (PIEF), which is supported by both Cotton Australia and CRDC, has been kicking goals with two great initiatives launched – the Primary Industries Partnerships in Schools (PIPS) toolkit and the creation of a Food in the Curriculum online community. Read more »

  • Cotton Australia at Qld Community Cabinet meeting

    Wednesday, 27th November 2013 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    Last Sunday Cotton Australia met with senior members of the Queensland Government as part of the Community Cabinet held in Toowoomba. Cotton Australia’s Queensland Policy Manager Michael Murray led a small delegation that met with Premier Campbell Newman, Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney and Minister for Agriculture John McVeigh. Read more »

  • Sydney venue packed for Cotton Australia General Meeting

    Wednesday, 27th November 2013 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    Cotton Australia held its latest General Meeting in Sydney last week, packing the venue - the Coogee Surf Life Saving Club. MC’d by Cotton Australia Chairman, Lyndon Mulligan, speakers from across the industry updated growers on key issues facing the cotton sector. Read more »

  • Planting extension a win for growers, TIMS Committee

    Wednesday, 27th November 2013 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

    Cotton growers in NSW and southern Queensland have been given an extension until midnight on November 30 to plant Bollgard II this season. The regulator (the APVMA) granted the extension after an industry-wide effort – which included the work of the TIMS Committee - to assist growers overcome persistently dry conditions. Cotton Australia is represented on the TIMS Committee by Policy Manager, Research Direction & Stewardship, Greg Kauter. Read more »

  • Cotton Matters 13 November 2013

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  • NFF backs workforce study findings: ag needs more skilled workers

    Tuesday, 12th November 2013 // Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

    The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the release of the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency’s (AWPA’s) Food and beverage workforce study, which has found that the agricultural and wider food sector needs more highly skilled workers. Read more »