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Everyone is buying and selling water, yet farmers say they are the biggest losers

Saturday, 13 July 2019

As Australia's competition watchdog prepares to study the Murray-Darling Basin's $2 billion water trade, a trip up the river finds irrigators are worried about the market's "unintended" consequences.

Water Sales: Cotton growers selling water entitlements

Saturday, 29 June 2019

A group of cotton growers are selling their entitlement to 30 thousand mega-litres of irrigation water. Pip Courtney asks their agent Danny Thomas of CBRE why they are doing it.

Farmers harvest cotton in the NT for the first time in 15 years

Friday, 28 June 2019

The successful trial, south of Darwin, comes amid increasing scrutiny on southern drought-plagued cotton regions, with many now looking for other areas to grow the crop.

Cotton farmers offer up water entitlements as concerns mount over Murray-Darling

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

A group of Barwon-Darling farmers have offered to sell their water entitlements at a value which would encourage new owners "not to grow cotton".

'Why are we using it?' Apiarist calls for chemical's ban after millions of bees die

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

A chemical used to control pests in agricultural crops and termites in buildings has been blamed for the death of up to 10 million bees in southern New South Wales.