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Image of people at a conference (From left) GRDC manager of delivery programs Tom McCue with Andrew MacLeod and Helen Thompson from Federation University Australia, part of a GRDC-funded project to develop an online research repository for grain growers... Speaking at the Digital Rural Futures Conference hosted by the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba in June, Mr McCue said the aim is to adapt these technologies in a way that leads to practical and affordable tools that increase productivity and profit. ".. Samuel Coggins , from Canberra, is studying for a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of Sydney...
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The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), with support from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), has released a report into the use of drugs and alcohol by workers in Australia's farming and fishing industries... The report, based on data gathered from grain, sugar, cotton and fishing industry sites in New South Wales and Victoria, was commissioned to raise awareness of the scope of drug and alcohol use by farming and fishing employees and the impact of that use on the workplace and also on rural communities and families... The study's lead researcher, Dr Julaine Allan from Charles Sturt University's Centre for Inland Health, said 43 per cent of those taking part in the study were identified as risky drinkers who consumed large amounts of alcohol frequently. "..
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The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), with support from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), has released a report into the use of drugs and alcohol by workers in Australia's farming and fishing industries... The report, based on data gathered from grain, sugar, cotton and fishing industry sites in New South Wales and Victoria, was commissioned to raise awareness of the scope of drug and alcohol use by farming and fishing employees and the impact of that use on the workplace and also on rural communities and families... The study's lead researcher, Dr Julaine Allan from Charles Sturt University's Centre for Inland Health, said 43 per cent of those taking part in the study were identified as risky drinkers who consumed large amounts of alcohol frequently. "..
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The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), with support from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), has released a report into the use of drugs and alcohol by workers in Australia's farming and fishing industries... The report, based on data gathered from grain, sugar, cotton and fishing industry sites in New South Wales and Victoria, was commissioned to raise awareness of the scope of drug and alcohol use by farming and fishing employees and the impact of that use on the workplace and also on rural communities and families... The study's lead researcher, Dr Julaine Allan from Charles Sturt University's Centre for Inland Health, said 43 per cent of those taking part in the study were identified as risky drinkers who consumed large amounts of alcohol frequently. "..
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Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce, today announced new board members to guide the investment and research efforts of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to generate the best return for grower levies... "The new board will start on 4 November 2014 and will play an important role in investing grower and taxpayer funds to ensure a profitable and sustainable grains industry into the future," Minister Joyce said... Mr John Woods (NSW): owner and manager of Booroola Pastoral Company "I thank the outgoing directors-Mr Richard Brimblecombe, Ms Jennifer Goddard, Professor Robert Lewis and Mrs Sharon Starick-for their significant efforts during their tenure in delivering tangible outcomes for growers."..
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Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce, today announced new board members to guide the investment and research efforts of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to generate the best return for grower levies... "The new board will start on 4 November 2014 and will play an important role in investing grower and taxpayer funds to ensure a profitable and sustainable grains industry into the future," Minister Joyce said... Mr John Woods (NSW): owner and manager of Booroola Pastoral Company "I thank the outgoing directors-Mr Richard Brimblecombe, Ms Jennifer Goddard, Professor Robert Lewis and Mrs Sharon Starick-for their significant efforts during their tenure in delivering tangible outcomes for growers."..
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The centre's aim is to add value to crop production, improve marketability and boost grains industry research capacity... Areas of investment are said to include infrastructure, technology and education... Commonwealth Bank spokesperson Geoff Wearne says the results indicate growers generally are focused on optimising operations by upgrading infrastructure and equipment, adopting new technologies to increase production efficiencies, and increasing their focus on education and training...
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The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) has released a report into the value of investments in the national Farming and Fishing Health and Safety Research and Development Program... The report, Economic Evaluation of Investment in the Farming & Fishing Health & Safety R&D Program, presents the results of economic analyses of three randomly-selected investments within the program... According to the report prepared by Peter Chudleigh, Sarah Simpson and Jessica Lai of Agtrans Research, the analyses found all three investments provided positive results in terms of both the number and range of benefits identified and valued...
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A new guide to Australia's latest workplace health and safety (WHS) laws may make it easier for grains industry employers to meet their responsibilities, protect workers and reduce business risks... "The Australian Government, states and territories have largely harmonised WHS legislation over recent years, and the new report pulls together all the requirements, along with extensive web links to the information employers need to comply with," he says... WHS planning and action; relevant web links to information in each state/territory; a list of national resources; and a quick checklist of high-risk issues and registers for records that must be included for specific commodities including grain...
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Greg Bender, GRDC Program Consultant "Diverse" is a way to describe pastures: diverse uses in different farming enterprises and regions, and biodiversity of species including annual and perennial grasses, legumes, herbs and shrubs... Clearly pastures make a valuable contribution to the production of agricultural commodities, but the inherent diversity of pastures makes it difficult to estimate their total economic and environmental value to Australia... Ongoing support for research, development and extension (R,D&E) in pasture varieties, agronomy and management from federal and state governments, universities, CSIRO and rural R&D funding organisations is an essential part of the success of pastures...
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