Health risks

NRHA welcomed additional funding for RFDS in the Federal Budget, but was disappointed by the lack of rural health funding overall. Credit:, Shutterstock.

Federal Budget fails rural health

The NRHA said the Federal Budget failed to address a $6.55 billion shortfall in rural healthcare.

17 May 2024

Studies show rural Australians are at higher risk of loneliness than their city counterpart, which can negatively impact physical and mental health. Credit_Shutterstock_Scharfsinn.

Loneliness: A growing epidemic in rural Australia.

Rural Australians are at high risk of loneliness, which has negative health implications.

25 March 2024

 Cover up:  A hat with a generous brim and protection for the neck is a great idea for extra protection from the sun. Photo: Mark Saunders.

Skin cancer is still a major concern for Aussie workers

Farmers are at high risk of developing potentially deadly skin cancers.

20 November 2023

Know the risks of pneumonia and pleurisy in sheep this summer. Picture Mark Saunders.

Prepare for health risk in sheep this summer

Sheep are more susceptible to pneumonia and pleurisy in summer.

20 October 2021


Utrisha N: The new biostimulant boosting broadacre yield potential

Extensive trials conducted across Australia show boosted yields in a wide range of


Maximise your nitrogen use efficiency

Losing nitrogen to the environment can be costly.


Safety first for the year ahead

Since 1870, Blundstone, have supported & protecting farmers across Australia from


Precise and Productive Seeding Equipment

The success of next year's harvest begins now, with strong preparation and planning.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.


Research Report: Carbon Calculators (June 2024)

Farming Ahead's June Research Report compares two carbon calculators which can be used by grain growers.


Research Report: High Horsepower Tractors (May 2024)

Kondinin Group has rounded up some real broadacre muscle in this Research Report - looking at 447kW (600hp)-plus tractors.


Research Report: Sheds (April 2024)

Sheds play a vital role in farming, offering shelter and protection for people, machinery, livestock and valuable inputs like chemicals and fertiliser.


Research Report: Self-Propelled Sprayers (March 2024)

In this month’s Research Report, the Kondinin Group research team of Mark Saunders, Ben White and Josh Giumelli present the results of the latest round of self-propelled sprayer testing. The team traversed several states to round up six of the latest sprayers, which can cost upwards of $1 million each.