By Grain Central, 30 January 2017
Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD), the Australian cotton industry’s primary seed supplier, has commenced site work on the $41 million development of its ‘Shenstone’ cotton seed processing plant and laboratory near Wee Waa in north-west NSW.
An artist's impression of the completed Cotton Seed Distributors redevelopment. At the back of the complex are the existing buildings.
Cotton info 23 January 2017
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Australian rainfall (week ending 23 January 2017)
Summary of climate indicators
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Tropical Hazards Outlook (18-31 January)
30-day Mean Sea Level Pressure Anomaly
AWAP Soil Moisture Status (15 January, 2017)
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ABC Rural News
Farmers and labour contractors that employ backpackers are being urged to register with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to take advantage of the new tax rate.
Cotton Australia News Flash
Cotton Australia has joined with the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) in calling on all farmers and beekeepers to use BeeConnected to better communicate with each other to protect bees and crops.
Farmers and beekeepers should use this checklist:
Ag Services Cotton
Australian Classing Services
News from Cotton Australia
Media Release from Cotton Australia
Australia's cotton industry has welcomed the passage of changes to the Water Act through Federal Parliament, which will grant an additional year to find water-saving projects to implement the Murray Darling Basin Plan (MDBP).
The legislation changes the operation of the Sustainable Diversion Limit (SDL) Adjustment Mechanism with the intention of eliminating water purchases in the Southern Basin.
Growers and Cotton Australia Showcase industry story on international stage
The Australian cotton story was recently showcased to a global audience of brands, retailers and manufacturers, through Cotton Australia’s participation at Intertextile, the world’s largest fabric fair held in Shanghai, China.
Voice of cotton growers amplified during Backpacker Tax review
Cotton Australia made a submission in the latest Backpacker Tax review, demonstrating that the proposed rate of 32.5% for every dollar is too high.
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In a result that may have implications for all growers affected by resources operations, the NSW Government announced it will buy back BHP's licence for the Caroona coal mine on the Liverpool Plains in NSW.
Cotton Info Connecting Growers with research
Energy is one of the fastest growing on-farm costs. The CRDC-funded Improving energy efficiency on irrigated cotton farms project found in 2015 that the average direct energy cost was $298 per hectare, with diesel counting for at least 85 percent.
But not for cotton grower Andrew Gill of Narromine.
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Cotton Info July 2016
So, what does cotton do at night? In this short two minute video, CSIRO's Warren Conaty explains the processes that occur at night, and how they can impact crop yield.
2016 AUSTRALIAN COTTON CONFERENCE MEDIA RELEASE
A line-up of celebrity speakers and international experts are the star attractions for the Australian Cotton Conference, to be held on the Gold Coast between August 2 and 4, 2016.
The 18th Australian Cotton Conference – New Frontiers features an impressive line-up of speakers, including TV host and best-selling author Alex Malley (The ‘Naked CEO’), plus senior executives from global retail brands such as Susi Proudman (Nike) and Manish Chawla (H&M). The three-day conference will close on a presentation from award-winning journalist Peter Greste and his brother, cotton grower Andrew Greste, who will close the conference with their session, ‘Resilience, Teamwork & Courage’.
Cotton Australia has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of a permanent water solution for Broken Hill which will allow for optimal use of water resources in the system for environmental and irrigation purposes.