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Data technology spend puts irrigators under the pump

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Irrigation farmer Brett Shearwood says new laws requiring pumps to have meters providing real-time data on river water use will help his industry, but the spend comes at a difficult time during the drought.

Crops wither across Queensland as dams dry out

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Summer crops are failing and winter crops look increasingly less likely to be planted as dams dry reach record lows across the state of Queensland due to drought.

Cotton growers at heart of water blame game

Sunday, 24 February 2019

The only flood Murray-Darling northern basin irrigators have been in this year is a swell of negative sentiment, but solutions are not as simple as they might seem.

ABARES crop report confirms tale of two seasons with eastern pain, western gain

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

The Australian Government's commodity forecaster has confirmed what eastern seaboard farmers know all too well — that grain production in 2018 was disastrous.

The cotton grower, the water minister and the broken meter

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Facing close to $750,000 in fines for taking 381 megalitres of water during an embargo, irrigator Anthony Barlow pleads guilty to water offences, but maintains the former water minister told him he could pump water "unless told otherwise".