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The importance of the agricultural industry in Australia (and some predictions for the future)

Australia is a massive country with one of the biggest areas in the world. It is also one of the most difficult places on earth, with incredible stretches of vast desert, relentless heat, sporadic rains, and unworkable terrain. And yet, we make it work. The farmers and agriculturalists of Australia make it work. Since we first saw crops domesticated around 10,000 years ago, there have been incredible advances in human development thanks to the continued supply of quality food. Crop production techniques have also advanced, and today the agricultural industry is highly sophisticated and very technological. Our Aussie farmers have […]

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How to Take Advantage of Australian Government Concessions for Farmers

You might have heard of the farm management deposits scheme which is in place to help primary producers to manage uncertainty in their cash flow. As a farmer or primary producer, you may be eligible for these benefits and can access these concessions to help you during times of adversity. The way in which this scheme works is that you get concessional tax treatment during good years and can draw on these later when you need the funds. The farm management deposit (FMD) is managed by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources while the Australian Taxation Office is responsible[…]

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Government Grants for Farmers and How to Apply for Them

The changes that are taking place in Australia right now are so fast-paced and so unpredictable it is hard to keep up. Whether it is drought killing off our livestock, or floods wreaking catastrophic havoc, you – the farmers – are doing it tough. And yet, that’s part of being an Aussie farmer. Hardship and adversity are in your blood. You know how to handle the good days and how to prepare for the bad days, always knowing that nothing is certain, and you’re only as good as your last harvest. The Australian Government supports Aussie Farmers and there are[…]

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The Importance of Soil Structure in Agriculture

As farmers you know the importance of soil in all that you do. At EZ Machinery we are committed to protecting and developing the quality of the soils in Australia. As part of this we wanted to take some time to talk about the importance of soil structure in agriculture and explain how our machines play a role in ensuring the future of your farm for generations.   What is soil structure? When we’re talking about soil structure, we’re referring to the arrangement of your soil particles, the different materials in your soil, and the oxygen contained in your soil.[…]

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Soil Quality in Australia: What you need to know

  Australian farmers depend on soil. They rely on the quality of the soil they are using to produce quality crops and feed for livestock, and to sustain our way of life. A healthy soil requires biological, chemical and physical properties working in combination to promote the health and quality of plants, animals and humans. In Queensland, we have a large number of agricultural zones which produce wheat, sorghum, maize, barley, and a range of other crops. We depend on our soils, and it is important that they are managed sustainably so that the salts and mineral levels in them[…]