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Safe farms, strong families! Tips to help farm families thrive

This Farm Safety Awareness Week (18-24 July) Triple P - Positive Parenting Program experts are supporting farming families to not only address the physical and mental risks on the farm but to take active steps to support mental health and wellbeing to create a positive, strong farm family where everyone benefits.

That lone, craggy gum tree on a farm? It’s a lifeline for koalas

Farmers urged to preserve trees on their properties, vital for koala nutrition and shelter

New irrigation Technical Lead at CottonInfo

CottonInfo, the Australian cotton industry’s joint extension program, has announced that Louise Gall is the industry’s new Technical Lead for Irrigation.

Police investigate vandalism on cotton bales at Kiacatoo

After wrapping up what has been a difficult wet harvest, a cotton crop worth $1.3 million has been targeted by a "senseless" act of vandalism in the state's central west.

2021 Cotton Grower of the Year and High Achiever of the Year

The Australian cotton industry’s top performers for 2021 have been announced in front of industry peers at one of the best attended field days in northern New South Wales. The Bayer Cotton Grower of the Year for 2021 is Quigley Farms at Trangie in the Macquarie Valley. The winner of the AgriRisk High Achiever of the year is Ashley Geldard from Columboola Cotton near Miles in the Western Downs of Queensland.

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