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EVEN if it rains inches tomorrow, the effects of the current drought will reverberate through rural Queensland for years.

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EVEN if it rains inches tomorrow, the effects of the current drought will reverberate through rural Queensland for years.
MLA boss Richard Norton is already wondering whether he should allocate more resources towards South East Asia. 3:00 AM MLA boss Richard Norton is already wondering whether he should allocate more resources towards South East Asia.
BEEKEEPERS are being urged to consider the use of screened hive bottom boards to provide a potential varroa management option. 3:00 AM BEEKEEPERS are being urged to consider the use of screened hive bottom boards to provide a potential varroa...
AN independent review of the Water Act has focused on cutting red tape and improving Basin Plan performance. 19 Dec 14 AN independent review of the Water Act has focused on cutting red tape and improving Basin Plan performance.
ONE of Australia's biggest farmers has been forced to sell his two farms west of Dalby. 19 Dec 14 ONE of Australia's biggest farmers has been forced to sell his two farms west of Dalby.
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Rob. As Bill says, what you do with your time and resources is YOUR choice and no one else's to
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Yes wtf, the Liberals will set up the merchants to gouge the grower even further.
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The effect of the live export suspension (not ban) is grossly overstated. The Indonesians
AN independent review of the Water Act has focused on cutting red tape and improving Basin Plan performance. AN independent review of the Water Act has focused on cutting red tape and improving Basin Plan performance.

WHEN it comes to picking the perfect pork product, it seems Queensland is the place to be.15 Dec 14 WHEN it comes to picking the perfect pork product, it seems Queensland is the place to be.
IT may be a virtual cliff but it's very real to James Walker of Longreach. The precipice of debt that has so many in western Queensland clinging by their fingertips is driving him to extraordinary lengths to tease out answers to the growing debt burden facing many trying to keep their cattle and sheep enterprises afloat.08 Dec 14 IT may be a virtual cliff but it's very real to James Walker of Longreach. The precipice of debt that has so many in...
PRICE declines for dairy products have slowed while export volume clearances have soared, according to Rabobank's latest report. PRICE declines for dairy products have slowed while export volume clearances have soared, according to Rabobank's...

IT HAS taken plenty of planning and patience but, when their annual weaner steer crop sold to a top of 235c/kg at the Roma store sale on Tuesday, the Flower family was delighted.13 Dec 14 IT HAS taken plenty of planning and patience but, when their annual weaner steer crop sold to a top of 235c/kg at...
TARGETING the EU market is paying handsome returns for central Queensland beef producers David and Elizabeth Hill at Clarkwood, Clarke Creek.09 Dec 14 TARGETING the EU market is paying handsome returns for central Queensland beef producers David and Elizabeth Hill at...

MODELS and Merinos seem to go hand in hand at the Field family's Wyvern Station in western NSW these days.16 Nov 14  1 MODELS and Merinos seem to go hand in hand at the Field family's Wyvern Station in western NSW these days.
IF every shearer in the country increased their daily tally by just one, average annual shed costs would be clipped across the industry by about $990,000.15 Nov 14  5 IF every shearer in the country increased their daily tally by just one, average annual shed costs would be clipped...
THE outlook for pulses is positive for next year, in spite of this year’s poor spring in key pulse growing regions of southern Australia.19 Dec 14  1 THE outlook for pulses is positive for next year, in spite of this year’s poor spring in key pulse growing regions...
GRAIN rail lines must be viable to remain open was the clear message delivered by Premier Colin Barnett during a tour of the Wheatbelt last weekend.
Mr Barnett embarked on a visit to the northern Wheatbelt last Friday and Saturday and discussed the Miling Tier 2 rail line with Miling grain growers at a community meeting.
The future of the Miling to Toodyay Tier 2 line is unclear as the arbitrati18 Dec 14 GRAIN rail lines must be viable to remain open was the clear message delivered by Premier Colin Barnett during a...
THE Antarctica2 crew driving a Massey Ferguson tractor to the South Pole are on their way home after reaching their destination. THE Antarctica2 crew driving a Massey Ferguson tractor to the South Pole are on their way home after reaching their...

FARMERS across the country are hunting for a non-chemical method of reducing the weed seed bank.15 Mar 14  1 FARMERS across the country are hunting for a non-chemical method of reducing the weed seed bank.
FOR a limited time, Mahindra is offering its new Max sub-compact series tractors with a 0.9 percent interest rate.15 Mar 14 FOR a limited time, Mahindra is offering its new Max sub-compact series tractors with a 0.9 percent interest rate.
THE launch of a new macadamia milk product is an indicator of the nut’s diverse potential and golden future.16 Dec 14 THE launch of a new macadamia milk product is an indicator of the nut’s diverse potential and golden future.
A VICTORIAN fruit grading equipment manufacturer has been awarded the 2014 Australian Exporter of the Year Award.17 Dec 14  1 A VICTORIAN fruit grading equipment manufacturer has been awarded the 2014 Australian Exporter of the Year Award.
WITH the supply of rural properties on the market still outstripping demand, prices are likely to have stabilised, rather than risen.15 Dec 14 WITH the supply of rural properties on the market still outstripping demand, prices are likely to have stabilised,...
MACQUARIE Group has sold its Melro Park dairy farm near Heywood in south-west Victoria to ACE Farming.15 Dec 14 MACQUARIE Group has sold its Melro Park dairy farm near Heywood in south-west Victoria to ACE Farming.
EVEN if it rains inches tomorrow, the effects of the current drought will reverberate through rural Queensland for years.3:00 AM EVEN if it rains inches tomorrow, the effects of the current drought will reverberate through rural Queensland for...
IT'S a bright and sunny Saturday afternoon in Brisbane and Mungallala artist Laura Douglas is trying to absorb every detail of the fast-flowing Polo in the City game playing out before her.14 Dec 14 IT'S a bright and sunny Saturday afternoon in Brisbane and Mungallala artist Laura Douglas is trying to absorb every...

SUMMER is traditionally quieter for horse sports in the west but the prospects got a huge boost in Barcaldine on the weekend with the running of the inaugural event in a new outback barrel racing circuit.07 Dec 14 SUMMER is traditionally quieter for horse sports in the west but the prospects got a huge boost in Barcaldine on the...
SCOTT Mitchell from Childers has come a long way in his first year of competition rifle shooting, winning his first open F Standard scope class trophy at the final prize meeting of the season in Warwick on Sunday.06 Dec 14 SCOTT Mitchell from Childers has come a long way in his first year of competition rifle shooting, winning his first...