Threads of Paul Kahl's cotton legacy

IN the early 1960s the papers were breathlessly calling cotton
IN the early 1960s the papers were breathlessly calling cotton "white gold", but there really was an element of goldrush in the building of the cotton industry.
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ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian abattoirs. ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian abattoirs.
AUSTRALIAN dairy is the latest commodity to come under scrutiny in a report set to be released by animal rights group Voiceless next week. AUSTRALIAN dairy is the latest commodity to come under scrutiny in a report set to be released by animal rights group Voiceless next week.
BARNABY Joyce has returned fire at plans to establish an alternative political voice for farmers - the new Country Party of Australia. BARNABY Joyce has returned fire at plans to establish an alternative political voice for farmers - the new Country Party of Australia.
RURAL doctors across Qld are breathing a sigh of relief after hearing planned cuts to the Medicare rebate have been scrapped. RURAL doctors across Qld are breathing a sigh of relief after hearing planned cuts to the Medicare rebate have been scrapped.
NATIONAL Australia Bank is ­changing its credit assessments to put more weight on the sustainability of farmers' ­business practices.
8:17 AM  6 NATIONAL Australia Bank is ­changing its credit assessments to put more weight on the sustainability of farmers' ­business practices. | Banks calm foreclosure furore  | Holding the banks to account 
COALITION MPs are warning Tony Abbott's leadership will be in peril if he makes another decision like awarding a knighthood to Prince Philip.
7:58 AM  10 COALITION MPs are warning Tony Abbott's leadership will be in peril if he makes another decision like awarding a knighthood to Prince Philip. | Barnaby's ready for country comp  | Country Party branding battle brews 
FARMONLINE radio brings you rural news updates from around the country.
3:00 AM FARMONLINE radio brings you rural news updates from around the country.
MANY farmers want a premium price for selling product into niche markets - and so do some less-than-truthful food marketers.
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SINCE the end of the National Pool for wheat, there has been a stream of grain moving out of pools and into the cash market.
3:00 AM  3 SINCE the end of the National Pool for wheat, there has been a stream of grain moving out of pools and into the cash market. | Diving into grain pools  | Aussie wheat undervalued 
NORTH American farmers and their lobby groups face an almost identical political minefield to their Australian counterparts.
3:00 AM  11 NORTH American farmers and their lobby groups face an almost identical political minefield to their Australian counterparts. | NFF's long, hard look at itself  | Uniting a big farming nation 
THE business of Quality Wool has leap-frogged more than 40 per cent with its acquisition of east coast wool broker Western Wool Marketing.
3:00 AM THE business of Quality Wool has leap-frogged more than 40 per cent with its acquisition of east coast wool broker Western Wool Marketing. | Llanthro dispersal ewes to $242  | Tariff turnaround to bolster sheep 
Sheep - Wool
THE country’s biggest on-farm open day, Stock & Land Beef Week, kicked off today in southern NSW with 16 studs opening their gates to visitors.
27 Jan 15 THE country’s biggest on-farm open day, Stock & Land Beef Week, kicked off today in southern NSW with 16 studs opening their gates to visitors.
Cattle - Beef
AGL has voluntarily suspended its pilot CSG project near Gloucester after detecting BTEX chemicals in flowback water.
27 Jan 15 AGL has voluntarily suspended its pilot CSG project near Gloucester after detecting BTEX chemicals in flowback water.
A MEMORIAL service for cotton industry founding father Paul Kahl is likely to draw up to 1000 people to Narrabri next week.
27 Jan 15 A MEMORIAL service for cotton industry founding father Paul Kahl is likely to draw up to 1000 people to Narrabri next week.
GOLDEN Guitar winner Luke O'Shea arrested after locking onto a water pump at Whitehaven Coal's Maules Creek mine.
27 Jan 15  1 GOLDEN Guitar winner Luke O'Shea arrested after locking onto a water pump at Whitehaven Coal's Maules Creek mine.
THE Australian Government has today announced the chair and deputy chair appointments to Regional Development Australia committees.
27 Jan 15 THE Australian Government has today announced the chair and deputy chair appointments to Regional Development Australia committees.
GLOBAL climate is likely to become increasingly prone to extremes, according to Australian-led research.
27 Jan 15  27 GLOBAL climate is likely to become increasingly prone to extremes, according to Australian-led research. | El Niño likelihood rises  | Water supply broken by drought 
TOM Uren, a former POW who became deputy leader of the Labor Party and was widely loved for his wit and repartee, has died at 93.
27 Jan 15 TOM Uren, a former POW who became deputy leader of the Labor Party and was widely loved for his wit and repartee, has died at 93.
FARMONLINE radio brings you rural news updates from around the country.
27 Jan 15 FARMONLINE radio brings you rural news updates from around the country.
NEW Murray-Darling Basin Authority chair Neil Andrew has been greeted with a flood of advice from key stakeholder groups.
27 Jan 15 NEW Murray-Darling Basin Authority chair Neil Andrew has been greeted with a flood of advice from key stakeholder groups. | Water review streamlines rules  | Reflections of a Basin peacemaker 
THIS year’s National Variety Trial data is now available for growers online, allowing selection of varieties that do well in a tough season.
27 Jan 15 THIS year’s National Variety Trial data is now available for growers online, allowing selection of varieties that do well in a tough season. | Low dollar's bonus for Aussie grain  | New grain port to boost competition 
A REPORT has shown there were 15 recorded quad bike-related deaths in 2014, maintaining the 10-year average of 14 deaths per year.
27 Jan 15  4 A REPORT has shown there were 15 recorded quad bike-related deaths in 2014, maintaining the 10-year average of 14 deaths per year. | AORVA revs up for off-road drivers 
ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian abattoirs.
26 Jan 15  19 ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian abattoirs. | Anger flares over Wally's stoush  | Richie's BBQ lamb call out 
Sheep - Meat
NOT a single grazing property in this country would have been viable for the first 100 years without the productivity of working dogs.
26 Jan 15  3 NOT a single grazing property in this country would have been viable for the first 100 years without the productivity of working dogs.
FORMER Labor MP Eric Fitzgibbon, father of Agriculture Shadow Minister Joel Fitzgibbon, died over the weekend, and tributes are flowing.
26 Jan 15 FORMER Labor MP Eric Fitzgibbon, father of Agriculture Shadow Minister Joel Fitzgibbon, died over the weekend, and tributes are flowing.
FARMONLINE radio brings you rural news updates from around the country.
26 Jan 15 FARMONLINE radio brings you rural news updates from around the country.
MICK Keogh, head of Australia's leading independent rural think-tank, is among primary industry recipients of Australia Day Honours.
26 Jan 15  1 MICK Keogh, head of Australia's leading independent rural think-tank, is among primary industry recipients of Australia Day Honours. | 2014: Drought relief lost in dust  | Uniting a big farming nation 
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You would complain, daw, if the climate researchers failed to do their job, which is to assess
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I suppose this is a case of the deregulated market evolving where a commercial venture has found
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If we were better at marketing than pool managers, then shouldn’t we run a pool, or trade grain
DEBT Free Australia - a forum focused on measurable actions towards a sustainable and debt-free future - is being held in Toowoomba on Friday, January 23.16 Jan 15  9 DEBT Free Australia - a forum focused on measurable actions towards a sustainable and debt-free future - is being...
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.22 Dec 14 AS the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies (QCAS) gears up for another show-stopping season next year there...