New farm database delivered

A new secure database of Australian farms has been constructed as part of a multi-year collaboration between the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Read More

The role of trade in keeping the world fed

The Australian Bureau of Statistics recently released data that proved that COVID-19 hasn’t destroyed our global trade, even though it has definitely complicated things due to geopolitical developments.
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No easy options for MDB water recovery

A new study examining the impacts of water recovery in the southern Murray-Darling Basin has found both buybacks and on-farm efficiency programs result in higher prices. ABARES Executive Director Dr Steve
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Food security not an issue for Australia

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences’ (ABARES) latest Insights report provides analysis of Australia’s food security. ABARES Executive director Dr Steve Hatfield-Dodds
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Swine fever helps keep red meat prices high

The value of Australian agricultural production is forecast to remain high despite bushfires and prolonged drought, with overseas demand balancing drought-related falls in farm output and incomes. ABARES’
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Winter crop production to fall

Winter crop production is forecast to fall by 3 per cent in 2019–20 to 29.4 million tonnes, down 13 per cent from the production forecast in September. ABARES acting executive director, Peter Gooday,
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