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Our team revisits the topic of innovation, examines the opportunities and challenges facing regional businesses and the value they bring to their local communities. 

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Regional Insights report

Efficiency through technology

CommBank research found Australian grain growers are using advanced technology to evolve their farming practices and lift productivity. 

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Where farmers plan to invest

Our latest edition of Agri Insights finds that farmers see tech investment as a path to optimising their operations. 

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Agri Insights Wave 7

Spending hits record levels

Our Agri Insights Index has climbed to a new high, underpinned by a growing willingness among farmers to invest. 

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New age of innovation

Australian farmers are rethinking how they do business, from what they produce to how they structure their operations.

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Many paths to success

Innovation can take many forms, from a new process or marketing technique to a unique business model.

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Smart farming boosts production

Regional businesses are star innovators, applying their creativity to generate billions of dollars.

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Insights & Case Studies

Tattykeel

Tattykeel 

Innovation has ensured the success of the Gilmore family’s sheep breeding operation.

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Pacific Reef Fisheries

V&HA Hayes

The Hayes family have designed machinery tough enough for Western Australia’s conditions.

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Andrew Peace Wines

Andrew Peace Wines

Thinking outside the box has helped a Victorian wine producer lift production to more than a million cases.

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Innovate and grow

Among Australia’s cohort of innovative young farmers is James Barlow of Mirrabinda New South Wales. The cropper and cotton grower was just 24 when he took over the family business after his father passed away.

In 2010, James installed his first towable pivot, which not only helped save water but provided flexibility in management. 

In 2014, he started a complete farm overhaul, adding seven more pivots, a new river pump and a 200 megalitre storage dam.

Pasture Genetics

Pasture Genetics

Modern technology has helped these seed producers create a top-quality product that’s in high demand.

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Glenridge Park

Glenridge Park

Innovative WA stock farmers Dave and Lyn Slade have made the most of changing weather conditions.

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Hansen Orchards

Hansen Orchards

State-of-the-art materials have helped these innovative fruit producers maximise their crops.

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Malarga Grazing

Malarga Grazing

Stock farmers use research and development to solve a question that has beef producers puzzled.

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Dornauf Dairies

Dornauf Dairies

Australia’s first robotic dairy has raised the bar for milk producers around the country.

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Coola Station

Expansion and diversification pave the way to long-term success at the Ellis family’s livestock farm.

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Withnell Dairies

Withnell Dairies

Automation and computerisation keeps the company on the cutting edge of dairy farming.

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Doolin Farming

Advanced irrigation systems allow the Doolin family greater control of their own production.

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