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Extreme El Niño events to stay despite stabilisation: CSIRO

Beef Central, 25 July 2017

The frequency of extreme El Niño events is projected to increase for a further century after global mean temperature is stabilised at 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

Rain eases Qld drought, but more than two-thirds still affected

Beef Central, 11 May 2017

The drought declared area of Queensland has reduced from a record 87.47 percent to 69.75pc, after the State’s agriculture minister accepted recommendations from local drought committees for revocations in several shires.

Wet June eases rainfall deficiencies

Beef Central, 07 July 2016

June 2016 was Australia’s second-wettest June on record, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Future funding secured for Rural Financial Counselling Service

Beef Central, 02 April 2016

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, has welcomed the start of the new Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) funding round, which will deliver national coverage for rural communities and clients in need for the next three years.

2015 was hottest year on record

Guest Author, 21 January 2016

The US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has confirmed overnight that 2015 saw the global average temperature climbing to 0.90°C above the 20th-century average of 13.9°C. The record has been confirmed by the UK Met Office.

Declining rainfall in parts of Australia, but still plenty of water available: BOM report

Guest Author, 17 December 2015

Last week BOM released a new assessment report on our national water availability and use. Water in Australia 2013–14 examines climatic conditions and the physical hydrology to create the most recent national assessment of our water resources. Here’s the main findings.

500 years of drought and flood: trees and corals reveal Australia’s climate history

Guest Author, 04 December 2015

Australia is the land of drought and flooding rains, and a recent paper shows that has been the case for more than 500 years.

How to capitalise restocking when it rains (+ summit speaker videos)

Beef Central, 29 November 2015

A recent Outback CEO Business Summit in Brisbane focused on developing strategies to help producers access capital for restocking and herd rebuilding when the drought breaks.

Agribusiness: Big challenge in recapitalising rural Australia after drought

Beef Central, 18 November 2015

Being ‘investment ready’ will be one of the keys to financial recovery after rural Australia emerges from drought, rural valuer Shaun Hendy told an Outback Business Summit held at Brisbane’s Parliament House on Friday.

$40,000 raised at drought-relief dinner at Qld’s Parliament House

Beef Central, 14 November 2015

The #BootTheDrought dinner hosted by the Rural Press Club of Queensland on the Speaker’s Green at Parliament House on Friday night has raised $40,000 for rural charities helping families and communities in drought affected regions across the state.