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7101.0 - Ag Mag - The Agriculture Newsletter, May 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/05/2009   
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Ag Mag | the agriculture newsletter

Welcome
Includes: Update from head of Agriculture program on funding and future projects
Increased appropriation for ABS in the Budget restores funding to Agriculture program
2007-08 Agricultural Commodities
Includes: Information about release of the publication Agricultural Commodities, Australia
Continuing effects of drought see sheep numbers at lowest level since 1920
2007-08 Land Management and Farming
Includes: Information about release of the publication Land Management and Farming
Zero tillage now accounts for nearly two thirds land prepared for crops and/or pasture
2007-08 Water Use on Australian Farms
Includes: Information about release of the publication Water Use on Australian Farms
Irrigated water use fell 18% in 2007-08
2008-09 Agriculture Survey
Includes: Proposed content and output of ABS's major agriculture collection this year
Wide range of commodity and water use data to be collected
Wheat Use and Stocks, Australia
Includes: Information on monthly publication of data on stocks and use of wheat
Estimates combine data from three separate surveys plus administrative wheat export data
Experimental Estimates of the Gross Value of Irrigated Agricultural Production (GVIAP)
Includes: Information on and highlights of estimates of GVIAP for 2006-07
Irrigated land produced 34% of total production value on 0.5% of land
Great Barrier Reef Rescue Project
Includes: New survey of land management practices in catchments of the GBR
Information for program to reduce decline in water quality reaching the reef


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