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A REGISTER to monitor foreign ownership of Australian agricultural land and agribusiness assets is complicated, says Warren Truss.

Truss greenlights FIRB monitoring  

A REGISTER to monitor foreign ownership of Australian agricultural land and agribusiness assets is complicated, says Warren Truss.
THE New Acland Coal Mine Stage 3 Project has cleared another hurdle after Co-ordinator-General Barry Broe approved the expansion. 10:05 AM 1 THE New Acland Coal Mine Stage 3 Project has cleared another hurdle after Co-ordinator-General Barry Broe approved...
THE weather has played havoc with all Australian winter crops in 2014, but as the harvesters moved out of pulse crops and into the cereals, many growers are reflecting on how well their pulse crops have performed under extreme conditions. 3:00 AM THE weather has played havoc with all Australian winter crops in 2014, but as the harvesters moved out of pulse...
I WOULD like to take a moment to wish all my friends, followers and visitors to Coulton’s Country a very Merry Christmas. 8:12 AM I WOULD like to take a moment to wish all my friends, followers and visitors to Coulton’s Country a very Merry...
A MAN and his two young sons missing for 11 days in outback Queensland were found alive on Sunday afternoon. 8:40 AM A MAN and his two young sons missing for 11 days in outback Queensland were found alive on Sunday afternoon.
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Some complete ignorance on manufacturing by GFA. I note the release this week that the biggest
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coles and woolworths did and are still doing this with homebrand milk. is the accc
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George is cute and beaut! Fab idea.
CONJECTURE over consumer acceptance of a new genetically modified potato product has pro-biotech campaigners spitting chips. CONJECTURE over consumer acceptance of a new genetically modified potato product has pro-biotech campaigners...

AS the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies (QCAS) gears up for another show-stopping season next year there is a renewed focus on youth involvement and adaptability, according to the organisation's Next Generation president Rowan O'Hara.3:00 AM AS the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies (QCAS) gears up for another show-stopping season next year there...
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.
CATTLE yardings were mixed across the country this week, but the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) trended dearer. CATTLE yardings were mixed across the country this week, but the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) trended dearer.

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  2 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.
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.
THE Northern Territory played host to the recent unveiling of the Strategic Export Plan for the Australian Mango Industry.21 Dec 14 THE Northern Territory played host to the recent unveiling of the Strategic Export Plan for the Australian Mango...
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.
THE team at BMO Dalby has given a helping hand to farming families struggling with the drought by making a large grocery donation via Aussie Helpers.21 Dec 14 THE team at BMO Dalby has given a helping hand to farming families struggling with the drought by making a large...
EVEN if it rains inches tomorrow, the effects of the current drought will reverberate through rural Queensland for years.20 Dec 14 EVEN if it rains inches tomorrow, the effects of the current drought will reverberate through rural Queensland for...

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...