Amelia Williams May 25, 2016,
CRUNCH time is coming to a range of crucial issues for irrigators in the top half of the Murray Darling Basin, with licence buybacks and the states’ share of overall water take topping the agenda.
A comprehensive plan for water recovery is under development and this week Murray Darling Basin Authority chief executive, Phillip Glyde, headed north to kick off the latest round of consultation with stakeholders.
The Greens NSW Resources and Energy spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham said today that Santos’ lodgement of plans for their Narrabri project would reignite the war over coal seam gas in NSW and called on the called on the new NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, to clarify whether she will support the development of a toxic coal seam gas industry in NSW.
Santos announced today that they have lodged their Environmental Impact Statement for their proposed Narrabri coal seam gas project with NSW Planning as well as a deal with the APA Group to build a new pipeline to connect the project to APA’s existing pipeline between Moomba and Sydney.
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
Rainfall and temperature guidance summary
Tropical Hazards Outlook (18-31 January)
30-day Mean Sea Level Pressure Anomaly
AWAP Soil Moisture Status (15 January, 2017)
Looking for fine weather at Emerald (CQ)
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:
Agricultural Services Cotton
Cotton Grower Services
Ag Services - Wheat and others
Barclay Ag Services
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.
By Natasha Robinson Posted yesterday at 2:23pm ABC News
Landowners from Narrabri on the state's north west slopes are asking the NSW Court of Appeal to overturn a decision that gives the green light to a controversial water treatment facility.
Gas giant Santos has been given approval to operate the facility, which would treat wastewater and brine from coal seam gas exploration activities near the Pilliga State Forest.
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.
ABC Central West Joanna Woodburn and Tawar Razaghi
A new Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) report on the socio-economic effects of the removal of water from farming has confirmed what local farmers have known for years.
The Gwydir Valley Irrigators' Association said the report backed evidence on the effects on irrigation and jobs being felt by water users at Moree and Wee Waa.
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.