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4627.0 - Land Management and Farming in Australia, 2007-08 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/05/2009  First Issue
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Note 10/07/2009: Release of datacubes for additional data items at Australia, state and Natural Resource Management (NRM) region level.
Note 07/07/2009: A pdf of the 2007-08 Agricultural Resource Management Survey sample form has been published.

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ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

This publication presents information on agricultural land management practices. Data were collected in the 2007-08 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) conducted by the ABS.

The publication and related datacubes provide important information on a variety of management practices of Australian agricultural businesses, including cropping and pasture management, soil management, fertiliser use, surface water and effluent management, natural environment conservation protection and farm management.

The estimates in this publication provide benchmark data on resource management practices for the Australian Government's Caring for our Country program. This program is a Commonwealth government initiative that seeks to achieve an environment that is healthy, better protected, well managed and resilient, and provides essential ecosystem services in a changing climate.

Also presented in the datacubes attached to this publication are final data on adverse seasonal conditions experienced in 2007-08, and the farm management responses found effective in dealing with these adverse seasonal conditions. These data replace the preliminary data released in Principal Agricultural Commodities, Australia, Preliminary, 2007-08 (cat. no. 7111.0).

Data are published at the Australian, State and regional (Natural Resource Management region) levels in this publication and related datacubes.

Complementary data collected from the 2007-08 ARMS can be found in Water Use on Australian Farms, 2007-08 (cat. no. 4618.0) and Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2007-08 (cat. no. 7121.0).

Funding for the land management component of the 2007-08 ARMS was provided by the Australian Government via the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

The ABS welcomes feedback on this publication in terms of its relevance, usefulness, quality and the range of data presented. Please direct feedback to the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or to: The Director, Environment and Agriculture Business Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, GPO Box 66, Hobart TAS 7001. Alternatively, email <adrian.bugg@abs.gov.au> or phone (03) 6222 5850.


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For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


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