Silk from the sewer

ISABELLA PORRAS Green bushels of mulberry swaying in the wind The untouched power of wastewater A journey to silk Wastewater, a common enough sight dripping and swirling through storm drains and snaking its way around the bustling … [Read more...]

Queensland drought loans in waiting

RACHAEL SCHUMACHER Drought and Drought Recovery Concessional Loans for Queensland are stuck in administration fee negotiations. With over 80% of the state drought declared, farm businesses are waiting for this cycle's concessional loans to … [Read more...]

Funding shortage puts the brakes on Filipino research

SARA CUPOVIC The Philippines has embraced biotechnologies to genetically modify high yielding crops, but a shortage of funding and experienced researchers is hampering progress, a leading Filipino researcher said in Brisbane this … [Read more...]

Farmers call for more input on animal welfare regulations

GAVIN COOTE Livestock producers are calling for more input on animal welfare legislation as uncertainty looms over the agriculture sector’s future path. Australian Stud Merino Breeders Association vice-president Jock Macrae said the current … [Read more...]