Irrigators say the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) proposed water recovery is still taking too much water from production and communities such as Dirranbandi and St George will continue to be hurt as a result.
The 2016-17 Australian cotton season has begun, with planting mostly completed in the northern-most cotton valleys and early estimates anticipating a strong production year by growers.
The news is good for Australian growers planning on planting cotton this season, with the International Cotton Advisory Council forecasting a price rise across the sector.
School-leavers are being encouraged to take a gap year on a cotton farm through Cotton Australia's Cotton Gap program.
Widespread rainfall and improved dam levels have given the country’s cotton crop a much-needed boost, with the industry expecting to plant its biggest area in six years.
Andrea Crothers has won the overall first place prize in the Faces of Australian Cotton photography competition.
With the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) conducting its Northern Basin Review, Cotton Australia has called on the Authority to release important research on the impact to communities affected by the Murray-Darling Basin Plan (MDBP).
With the global price of Australian cotton now 15 per cent up on a fortnight ago shippers are worried markets will look elsewhere for supply and man made fibres look more attractive.