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7103.0.80.002 - Agricultural Census: ABS Views on Content and Procedures, 2010-11  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/10/2009  First Issue
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POSSIBLE TOPICS

TOPICINFORMATIONJUSTIFICATION

ORGANIC PRODUCTIONInformation relating to the organic certification status of farms.Provides a broad indication of the agricultural businesses certified to produce organic produce and would enable the identification of units meeting the concept definition for further survey work on the topic.

IRRIGATED PRODUCTIONCollect information on irrigated and non irrigated production for cotton, sugarcane and grapes.Informs the calculation of Gross Value of Irrigated Agricultural Production.

OWNERSHIP/OFF FARM INCOME Collect information relating to the farm managers ownership status and main occupation.Informs an understanding of owner/manager agricultural businesses.

FERTILIZER USECollect information on the type and application of fertilizer use. Information about land management practices relevant for output at the small area level.

IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGECollect information on perceptions of climate change.To inform government policy and programs.

SHEEP FLOCK COMPOSITIONCollect information on the breed type for ewes and lambs.Used by industry to monitor changes.

ADDITIONAL COMMODITY DETAILS Expand the list and/or the detail of commodity information collected. Used for calculating VACP which is used to allocate and/or confront product based output of the Agriculture Industry in the National Accounts. Used by industry to monitor changes.



OTHER TOPICS FOR CONSIDERATION
Key trigger questions on resource use and management practices which could be used to support a follow-up collection at a later date, for example cultivation practices, pesticide and herbicide use or ground cover monitoring

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