Irrigation allocations increase
Allocations in the Goulburn-Murray Water irrigation system have taken a substantial move upwards.
Country News caught up with Federal Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie and Federal Member for Nicholls Damian Drum last week at the University of Melbourne’s Dookie Campus. Reporter Rodney Woods put the topic of water on the agenda.
Sixteen people from Bangladesh’s Agriculture Ministry visited southern NSW water provider Murray Irrigation last week to learn about modern irrigation practices and river management approaches.
Two consecutive dry years along, with the Bureau of Meteorology’s most recent three-month climate outlook for below-average rainfall, means ‘very wet’ or ‘extremely wet’ scenarios are unlikely to eventuate in 2019-20.
Water prices are expected to remain high in the new irrigation season, according to a new report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences.
Stephen Black and his partner Melissa Portingale got more than they bargained for when they recently put a rare Simba Ooshie up for sale online.
Installing pipeline and connecting landowners to the automated, state-of-the-art irrigation delivery network will be the focus for this year’s Connections project program of works.
Genuine political leadership is needed to solve the NSW Murray water crisis, but Speak Up says it is concerned this will not occur.
The VFF is calling on state ministers responsible for water to follow Victoria’s lead and introduce some controls on new developments requiring more irrigation water in the lower Murray.
The devastating drought across Australia’s east has reached uncharted territory, with the weather bureau officially declaring it the Murray-Darling Basin’s worst dry spell.
State Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed has criticised the recent communique released by the Basin Community Committee.
A Senate battle looms over the Federal Government’s proposed long-term drought fund after it passed the first hurdle of parliament.
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