Understanding FTAs

Understanding FTAs

Lack of understanding of free trade agreements, shortages of finance and excessive red tape are the three leading concerns identified by Australian international trade businesses, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s National Trade Survey 2016 has revealed. (more…)

Chelsea Stroppiana - AIA National Student Award

Chelsea Stroppiana - AIA National Student Award

Chelsea Stroppiana from Queensland has been announced in Adelaide as winner of the Ag Institute Australia (AIA) National Student Award for 2016. The prestigious AEV Richardson Memorial National Student Award, sponsored by Peracto, is competed for annually by undergraduate students who have completed an Honours research project as part of an agricultural science (or related)…

Northern cattle industry boost

Northern cattle industry boost

A multi-million dollar research and development program will provide a massive boost to Australia’s vital northern beef cattle industry. The Northern Beef Collaborative Partnership between Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and The University of Queensland (UQ) is the most significant injection of research funds into northern beef cattle for 20 years and is designed to…

$4.8m high steaks research

$4.8m high steaks research

New technology will provide transparency and accountability and producers will be paid for what they deliver in the beef, pork and lamb industries, through a $4.8 million grant from the Coalition Government to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). Speaking from the nation’s beef capital Rockhampton, Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources,…

Sweet cherries could alleviate obesity-related inflammation

Sweet cherries could alleviate obesity-related inflammation

Clinical trials to investigate the anti-inflammatory capacity of sweet cherries, in a bid to prevent and treat obesity-related inflammation, are due to start in 2016. Melanie Blackhall, from the University of Tasmania’s Faculty of Health, is collaborating with industry partners Reid Fruits and Essential Oils Tasmania to determine whether cherries offer anti-inflammatory health benefits. “Anecdotal…