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KEY rural skills shortages continue in agronomy and advisory service jobs,

Long-haul hunt for ag workers  

KEY rural skills shortages continue in agronomy and advisory service jobs, "but in the end we do find the right people", says Ray Johnson.
AUSTRALIAN cotton production is expected to rebound by 19pc next season to 560,000 tonnes and hit 818,000t by the end of the decade. 3:00 AM AUSTRALIAN cotton production is expected to rebound by 19pc next season to 560,000 tonnes and hit 818,000t by the...
THE world sugar glut will push down mill-gate returns to Australian cane growers by 1pc to $36/t this year, the lowest since 2007-08. 03 Mar 15 THE world sugar glut will push down mill-gate returns to Australian cane growers by 1pc to $36/t this year, the...
THE 30th annual South Australian Combined Centre State Santa Gertrudis sale at Goolagong, Warnertown, on Monday was bolstered by Qld stud competition, helping to lift the average by nearly $1000 on the 2014 sale. 03 Mar 15 1 THE 30th annual South Australian Combined Centre State Santa Gertrudis sale at Goolagong, Warnertown, on Monday was...
IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not, it is all our doing. 3:00 AM 2 IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not,...
Beef 2015

Outlook 2015

DESPITE rampant demand and an export-friendly dollar, the total value of Australian farm production and exports is actually slipping. DESPITE rampant demand and an export-friendly dollar, the total value of Australian farm production and exports is...

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Lol , dear oh dear Nico your imagination is running away with you again. Do you honestly expect
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I would like to see more detail. What jobs are in demand? What are the average pay rates for
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Techo, if I may be permitted a suggestion, you need to live up to your name and check out the
NATIONAL standards for agriculture education have been developed to address industry needs and produce more skilled graduates. NATIONAL standards for agriculture education have been developed to address industry needs and produce more skilled...

MINISTER for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Sport and Racing, Bill Byrne, today left on a tour of western Queensland to visit local producers and graziers.
“I’m looking forward to getting into the field with local growers and producers to hear directly from them,” Mr Byrne said.
03 Mar 15 MINISTER for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Sport and Racing, Bill Byrne, today left on a tour of...
27 Feb 15  1 THE federal government is throwing $53.36 million at Queensland to fix 17 bridges across the state.
CATTLE saleyard prices should sit just above 400c/kg in 2015-16, and stay there out there to 2017-18, says ABARES. CATTLE saleyard prices should sit just above 400c/kg in 2015-16, and stay there out there to 2017-18, says ABARES.

CATTLE saleyard prices should sit just above 400c/kg in 2015-16, and stay there out there to 2017-18, says ABARES.3:00 AM  1 CATTLE saleyard prices should sit just above 400c/kg in 2015-16, and stay there out there to 2017-18, says ABARES.
IT WAS a simple snap of a typical day on the farm which Sue Francis decided to share: little did she know the image would go viral.3:00 AM IT WAS a simple snap of a typical day on the farm which Sue Francis decided to share: little did she know the image...
LAMB slaughterings will soar to 22.3m this year, the highest number for 43 years, as producers enjoy a rise in average saleyard prices. LAMB slaughterings will soar to 22.3m this year, the highest number for 43 years, as producers enjoy a rise in...

NSW and Queensland wool growers are set to benefit from a wealth of industry knowledge, with Brett Smith joining Elders.27 Feb 15 NSW and Queensland wool growers are set to benefit from a wealth of industry knowledge, with Brett Smith joining Elders.
UQ vet students gained valuable hands-on experience in the sheep and wool industry on Orungal at Inglewood last week.10 Feb 15 UQ vet students gained valuable hands-on experience in the sheep and wool industry on Orungal at Inglewood last week.
AUSTRALIAN grain and oilseed production is forecast to rise over the next five years, but there are no spectacular price rises on the horizon.9:50 AM AUSTRALIAN grain and oilseed production is forecast to rise over the next five years, but there are no spectacular...
WEST Carnamah farmer Bob Dempster took a trip to Dongara on Sunday leaving at 9am.03 Mar 15  1 WEST Carnamah farmer Bob Dempster took a trip to Dongara on Sunday leaving at 9am.

FOR every kilogram of real Tasmanian cherries on the shelf in China, there are an additional 5kg labelled as Tasmanian which aren't.23 Feb 15 FOR every kilogram of real Tasmanian cherries on the shelf in China, there are an additional 5kg labelled as...
FEDERAL authorities have not increased the broader surveillance of imported frozen berries despite 18 cases of hepatitis A linked to frozen berries imported from China.24 Feb 15 FEDERAL authorities have not increased the broader surveillance of imported frozen berries despite 18 cases of...
FOR almost a year a real estate agent in WA has been asking the same question: Would you like a Stonehenge with your new home?24 Feb 15 FOR almost a year a real estate agent in WA has been asking the same question: Would you like a Stonehenge with your...
AUSTRALIA'S largest landholder, S Kidman & Co, has given up its sublease of the famous Nappa Merrie Station in Queensland.23 Feb 15 AUSTRALIA'S largest landholder, S Kidman & Co, has given up its sublease of the famous Nappa Merrie Station in...
CELEBRITY chef Alastair McLeod has one enduring memory of a visit to the beef capital of Australia several years ago.04 Feb 15 CELEBRITY chef Alastair McLeod has one enduring memory of a visit to the beef capital of Australia several years ago.
IT started with a secret family recipe on a property in the Lockyer Valley and grew into a dream of sharing a unique hand-crafted product with the world.01 Feb 15 IT started with a secret family recipe on a property in the Lockyer Valley and grew into a dream of sharing a unique...

AFTER attracting one of the best crowds in recent years to the 2014 Millmerran Show Rodeo, organiser Henry Wolski is upbeat about the chances of a bumper turnout for this year's rodeo on Saturday. The rodeo is the eighth run by the Australian Professional Rodeo Association and as always, attracts some of the best riders in the nation.01 Mar 15 AFTER attracting one of the best crowds in recent years to the 2014 Millmerran Show Rodeo, organiser Henry Wolski is...
ONE of the state's most disadvantaged rugby league teams is now equipped to let their rising stars take the field.26 Feb 15 ONE of the state's most disadvantaged rugby league teams is now equipped to let their rising stars take the field.