Fostering strong rural communities
The Gargarro Botanic Garden will see the creation of a unique and world-class botanical installation, representing the premier regional botanic gardens destination in Australia, and the jewel in the crown of the Campaspe region. Kilter Rural is proud to support the project and the community of Girgarre. This year Kilter has committed a donation to the project. Kilter aims to foster […]
Farmland Investment General Impact
KAFF Soil Carbon Project Approved
June saw the Australian Farmlands Fund’s first soil carbon project successfully registered with the Emissions Reduction Fund(ERF), under the name Kilter Rural Lower Goulburn Soil Carbon Project. The project was registered under the ERF’s Measurement of Soil Carbon in Agricultural Systems Methodology and covers almost 200ha of irrigated cropland. It is among the first soil carbon projects to […]
Menindee Lakes finally filling.
The Menindee Lakes are a chain of seven natural shallow lakes located near the town of Menindee in western NSW. There are four main lakes in the system and historically, due to the flat terrain and hot, dry climate, the lakes often naturally dry up. The NSW Government have modified the lakes (completed 1968) to […]
Western US drought conditions worsen
Large parts of the United States are in a drought, with some areas escalating from extreme to exceptional drought levels, as highlighted in Figure 1. The drought is concentrated in the west, notably in California and Nevada where two dry winters in a row have resulted in large precipitation deficits. Extremely low rainfall, warmer temperatures […]
Drought has a longer-term impact on rivers and aquifers.
A recent study has highlighted the longer-term effects drought conditions have on the ability of catchments to secure water for productive use. Whether it is groundwater accessed by bores or surface water collected by stream flow and stored in dams, the impact of changing hydrology in Victoria’s catchments has been starkly presented in new research […]
Weather outlook remains uncertain
The rainfall outlook for the upcoming season plays an important role in shaping early season water market expectations. Supply availability has the strongest influence on market price sentiment and is determined by the amount of seasonal inflow yielded from rainfall events and catchment saturation, combined with starting dam storage levels. Despite a moderate tropical La […]
Make a meaningful change to wetlands environments.
The Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund has provided investors with a 13% return since inception in December 2015[i]. However this Fund is about more than just providing strong financial returns – it also facilitates wetland rejuvenation. The Fund achieves this by donating water each year to be used for the sole purpose of inundating scientifically […]
Rural Bank report delivers strong results for Australian rural land transactions
In early May, Rural Bank’s annual Australian Farmland Values Report was released. Widely regarded as the most comprehensive database of rural land transactions nationally, it disregards properties considered sub-scale for commercial farming operations (lifestyle properties) to deliver a report demonstrating the true rural land value trends across Australia. This year’s report delivered some very strong […]