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ACT Government commissions agricultural study

As the first act of its food strategy, the ACT Government has commissioned Natural Capital Economics to study agricultural production and the food system in the ACT and local region to guide...

Foreign ownership of Australian agricultural land falls

The total area of agricultural land in Australia with a level of foreign ownership has fallen by 10 per cent over 12 months.

NSW Farmers leader calls out European ‘madness’

NSW Farmers president Xavier Martin says it’s time for Australia to stop bending to European demands that would cripple food and fibre production.

Farmers will help pay for new $1b biosecurity system

Farmers will be hit with "modest" fees under a new national $1 billion biosecurity system, which the federal government describes as the first model to consistently protect the industry from threats of disease and pests.

Budget sets up a ‘defining decade’ for rural Australia

The Albanese government will invest in services, people, places and local economies to ensure regional Australians' voices are heard in a decade of growth.

Secrecy around waste company that illegally dumped imported meat

The federal government is refusing to name a national company trusted to manage biosecurity risks after it illegally dumped hundreds of kilograms of imported meat.

National Museum opens Haunting-ly beautiful photo exhibition

Contemporary artist, Vic McEwan, reimagines items of historical significance in 'Haunting', on display at the National Museum of Australia until 30 April.

St John’s Wort spreading onto Canberra farms, affecting livestock

St John’s Wort is spreading across Canberra region, wreaking havoc on farmland and affecting agriculture – and the invasion is worsening.

The future of farming in Canberra: Nicole Lawder MLA

What is the future of farming in Canberra? To answer this question, CW chats to Nicole Lawder, Canberra Liberals MLA.

The future of farming in Canberra: Rebecca Vassarotti

What is the future of farming in Canberra? To answer this question, CW chats to ACT Minister for the Environment Rebecca Vassarotti.

The future of farming in Canberra: Tanbella Orchard

What is the future of farming in Canberra? To answer this question, CW investigates the Tanbella Orchard in the agritourism hub of Pialligo.

The future of farming in Canberra: Fred McGrath Weber

What is the future of farming in Canberra? To answer this question, CW chats to Fred McGrath Weber from Majura Valley Farm.

Millpost farm at Wamboin restoring connection to country

The Watson family live on and care for the land at Millpost, a regenerative farm at Wamboin, near Bungendore NSW. David and Judith Watson have spent decades restoring the land, tending to their flock of Saxon Poll Merino sheep, and raising their three sons. Now, their boys have grown into men and the regenerative practices they have been implementing for years are becoming more popular.

Farmer Fred McGrath Weber is leading ACT agriculture sector

Fred McGrath Weber’s passion for regenerative and holistic farming has led him to be a leader within the Canberra agriculture sector, and he's got big plans for his family farm in the Majura Valley.

Australia’s agricultural sector hits new records

The agricultural sector is continuing to break records both in productivity and profitability, but price corrections are on the way according to the latest summary.

Op-ed: Food security matters now more than ever

In this op-ed piece, ACT Minister for the Environment, Rebecca Vassarotti invites Canberrans to have their say on the Food and Fibre Strategy for the ACT, which looks at how to nurture a thriving, sustainable agriculture sector to bolster local food security.