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How To Prepare For An Emergency – A Guide For Farmers And Farm Workers

As farmers, you are vulnerable to bushfires, floods, and other damaging environmental events. It is vital that you are prepared to protect your farm, family, crops, animals, livestock, buildings, and equipment in the event of an emergency or disaster. A key part of your responsibility means planning and preparing ahead. This will help you make sure that in the event of a fire, flood, disaster, accident or emergency, you are ready to act and minimise its impact. It can also help reduce the time it takes for you to recover after a disaster. This is a quick and accessible guide […]

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Three Tips For Funding Your New Farm Machinery Investment

Got your eye on something special for the farm? We know that quality machinery can be costly, but it doesn’t mean you have to miss out. We also know you want to buy the best possible products you can afford because going cheaper means you’ll spend more money on maintenance and upkeep! Here are some tips to find a way to stay within your budget when buying new machinery.   Remember That Time Saved Is Money Made Your time is valuable. When you have equipment and machinery that makes getting the job done faster, you can actually save money by[…]

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Other uses for your EZ bagging machine that you may not have known about

The EZ Machinery automated bagging machine is designed to make short work of all your bagging needs. Whether you’re looking to bag up your landscaping materials – such as aggregate, stone, minerals, soil, or fertiliser; or if you are using your bagging machine for grain and feed – you will know the value that one of these bagging machines can bring to the efficiency of your operation. Did you know there are a range of other uses for your bagging machine that can make short work of other tasks as well? We wanted to go through some of the benefits[…]

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Queensland Farmers Fight Back Against Four Corners

A recent Four Corners report by ABC was supposed to show the full picture of irrigation and water management in the Murray Darling Basin region. A statement from the Queensland Farmers Federation has expressed disappointment in the misrepresentation that took place. The Murray Darling Basin spans four states; with Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria all impacted. State governments in each region permit the extraction of water from the Basin for irrigation purposes. Growing demand in the region for irrigation, combined with droughts have placed pressure on this region to keep up with demand. Various solutions for water management have[…]

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Things Only Queensland Farmers Understand

When you’re out and working on the land, it’s tough. There’s no denying it. But it’s also deeply rewarding, and we want to recognise the commitment, dedication and ongoing struggle that you go through every day. After all, at EZ Machinery we’re committed to the growth and development of Queensland’s agricultural industry and are here to support and help you out in every way possible. We do this by ensuring that every piece of EZ Machinery equipment is robust, durable, and built tough to ensure that you have the best tools at your disposal no matter what job you’re tackling.[…]

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How To Get Behind Our Drought-Stricken Farmers

The drought in Australia has lasted a long time and is still causing havoc in the Australian outback. Even though the media may have lessened its coverage of the weather conditions in Australia, our farmers are still doing it tough. We know that our Aussie farmers have the resilience and fortitude to get through anything, but it’s not without the help of everyday Australians to support them. When it comes to the drought, you might feel helpless and wonder how you can help, which is why we have compiled some of the most useful information and put it all in[…]

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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.[…]