Farming practices

Key points

  • Agriculture is defined as a range of activities aimed at producing food, fibre and other materials to meet the demands of society.
  • It contributes billions of dollars to the Australian economy.
  • Agriculture affects every person – as consumers of agricultural products or by the impact it has on the environment, natural resources and political issues.
  • According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, more than half of Australia's land mass is used for agricultural purposes.
  • Biotechnology and advances in sustainable farming may have a role in offsetting the potential detrimental effects of Australia's agriculture industry on climate.
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A farmer from WA on his wheat farm





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Doing it by the book

As a parent it's only natural to want to help your child, but when it comes to homework and study, the completed work should be theirs.

Here are some important points to remember to ensure your child is following good practice for a lifetime of learning.