What does purple corn say about consumer food choices?


Coming to a grocery shelf near you - Australian purple sweetcorn, a newly developed crop rich in vital antioxidants. This modified crop, developed by the University of Queensland and Hort Innovation, is just one example of recent consumer interest in nutrient rich food products.

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Greenhouse emissions are on the rise and agriculture’s to blame


Total greenhouse gas emissions in Australia have jumped 5 per cent over the last two years, and agriculture is one of the biggest offenders. We take a look at the growing problem and what farmers and growers can do to rein in their carbon footprint Down Under.

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2017 Highlights: the year in Australian agriculture


At Primacy, we spend the majority of our time understanding the unique risks Australian farmers and growers face. Sometimes, however, we want to focus on the good, which is why we've compiled a list of some of the highlights for grain, cotton and fruiting tree and vine growers in 2017.

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3 pieces of data your farm needs to be recording


Big data has made its way through many Australian industries, but will it take hold in agriculture? The answer is yes, according to many experts. We explore why and introduce three easy ways for farmers to get started with data collection.

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Could bitcoin be the future of Australian agriculture?


In 2010, you could buy a single bitcoin for six cents. Today, it would cost more than AUD 20,000. What exactly is bitcoin and how does the blockchain that underpins it work? We explore these questions and whether bitcoin could ever take hold in Australian agriculture.

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A closer look at precision agriculture in Australia


There's a lot of buzz around 'precision agriculture', but what exactly are the modern advancements farmers are using to make their work more accurate?

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4 reasons to make this the year you buy multi peril crop insurance


Farming is risky business - fortunately, multi peril crop insurance can provide a great deal of protection. Here’s why you need it.

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Can drought resistant crops future proof Australian agriculture?


Australian growing regions can be very drought prone. Water conservation can go a long way, but could crop resistant crops be a more viable solution?

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Australian wine makes major gains overseas


Building the Australian wine market overseas has been slow going - until very recently, at least! Here’s what’s changed and how we can maintain the trend.

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Do farming risks hurt more than just our wallets?


Farmers tend to experience higher stress levels than other Australians. We explore why and how insurance can help.

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