Coalition sees red over regional funds

THE Coalition has moved to label pre-election Labor spending from the Regional Development Australia fund as an abuse of taxpayers'
money.
THE Coalition has moved to label pre-election Labor spending from the Regional Development Australia fund as an abuse of taxpayers' money.
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PHILLIP Hughes was a grounded young man, who never lost his passion for life on the land as his cricketing career took off. PHILLIP Hughes was a grounded young man, who never lost his passion for life on the land as his cricketing career took off.
BIOTECH company ART and Chinese dairy giant Shanghai Dairy are setting up a lab near Shanghai to accelerate herd growth using IVF technology. BIOTECH company ART and Chinese dairy giant Shanghai Dairy are setting up a lab near Shanghai to accelerate herd growth using IVF technology.
THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools. THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools.
ALTHOUGH global confidence in ag machinery has weakened, no-one visiting the EIMA expo in Italy could come away with a negative view. ALTHOUGH global confidence in ag machinery has weakened, no-one visiting the EIMA expo in Italy could come away with a negative view.
DESPITE good annual rainfall and generally soft finishes, crops underwater in August could end up moisture-stressed in the spring for Evan and Suzanne Lewis.
3:00 AM DESPITE good annual rainfall and generally soft finishes, crops underwater in August could end up moisture-stressed in the spring for Evan and Suzanne Lewis. | Crop insurance key to drought help  | Near average crops after tough... 
VIDEO: MASSEY Ferguson is taking a tractor to the South Pole, emulating Sir Edmund Hillary's 1958 expedition.
3:00 AM VIDEO: MASSEY Ferguson is taking a tractor to the South Pole, emulating Sir Edmund Hillary's 1958 expedition. | Making tracks for Aussie crop...  | Robots sow seeds of farming future 
CHANGE could be afoot in the Northern Territory mango industry if entomologist Austin McLennan gets his way.
3:00 AM CHANGE could be afoot in the Northern Territory mango industry if entomologist Austin McLennan gets his way. | More markets for massive Aus...  | Hort takes control of levy... 
DESCRIBED as “bigger than Mabo”, the landmark property rights case involving NSW farmer Peter Spencer has started in the Federal Court of Australia this week.
28 Nov 14 DESCRIBED as “bigger than Mabo”, the landmark property rights case involving NSW farmer Peter Spencer has started in the Federal Court of Australia this week.
INCREASED development of northern Australia for livestock production came into sharp focus with yesterday's ANZ report on irrigation in the Top End.
28 Nov 14  1 INCREASED development of northern Australia for livestock production came into sharp focus with yesterday's ANZ report on irrigation in the Top End. | Terra Firma to sell Aus beef stake  | Beef jerky a legend in its own... 
Cattle - Beef
STORIES of yesterday afternoon's severe storm in Brisbane are emerging in the aftermath of a city-wide clean up mission.
28 Nov 14 STORIES of yesterday afternoon's severe storm in Brisbane are emerging in the aftermath of a city-wide clean up mission. | Southern Qld temperature...  | Professor grim on drought grip 
OUT in cattle country, it's an endless tussle between obstacle and optimism, and it's no different for the locals who run vast family properties in Cloncurry, Queensland.
28 Nov 14 OUT in cattle country, it's an endless tussle between obstacle and optimism, and it's no different for the locals who run vast family properties in Cloncurry, Queensland. | AACo beefs up the balance sheet  | Grainfed cattle numbers soar 
Cattle - Beef
AUSTRALIAN dairy industry stalwarts Ann and Lindsay Jarvis were awarded the Australian Dairy Industry Council's Outstanding Service Award at an Industry Leaders Breakfast this morning in Melbourne.
28 Nov 14 AUSTRALIAN dairy industry stalwarts Ann and Lindsay Jarvis were awarded the Australian Dairy Industry Council's Outstanding Service Award at an Industry Leaders Breakfast this morning in...
UPDATED: THE BJD quarantine restriction placed on Vanrook Station has been declared void and illegal by Chief Justice Tim Carmody.
28 Nov 14  5 UPDATED: THE BJD quarantine restriction placed on Vanrook Station has been declared void and illegal by Chief Justice Tim Carmody.
THE case for abolishing annual general meetings was strengthened by the quality of the questions coming from the floor of the Woolworth's shareholder gathering yesterday.
28 Nov 14 THE case for abolishing annual general meetings was strengthened by the quality of the questions coming from the floor of the Woolworth's shareholder gathering yesterday. | Woolies cuts prices of grocery...  | Supermarket growth strategy:... 
BARNABY Joyce is running out of time to deliver on the “golden opportunity” outlined in the report on the grassfed cattle levy inquiry, according to Senator Glenn Sterle.
28 Nov 14  6 BARNABY Joyce is running out of time to deliver on the “golden opportunity” outlined in the report on the grassfed cattle levy inquiry, according to Senator Glenn Sterle. | Cattle markets: the bad news...  | Coles develops grassfed strategy 
LONG-serving rice industry leader and SunRice chairman Gerry Lawson is to retire from the company's board next month.
28 Nov 14 LONG-serving rice industry leader and SunRice chairman Gerry Lawson is to retire from the company's board next month. | SunRice closes Coleambally mill 
A FAVOURABLE exchange rate brought good news for the local wool market, lifting the AWEX EMI by nine cents.
28 Nov 14 A FAVOURABLE exchange rate brought good news for the local wool market, lifting the AWEX EMI by nine cents. | Young blood absent at AWI AGM  | Halliday new WPA president 
Sheep - Wool
THE first hearing of the inquiry into agricultural levies won’t become a subversive push to scrap the entire system, says Senator Glenn Sterle.
28 Nov 14  6 THE first hearing of the inquiry into agricultural levies won’t become a subversive push to scrap the entire system, says Senator Glenn Sterle.
WA's CBH Group has received national recognition as the premier co-operative in Australia.
28 Nov 14  5 WA's CBH Group has received national recognition as the premier co-operative in Australia.
CO-OPERATIVES like Western Australia's CBH will not be treated any differently under a new disallowance motion introduced by Senator David Leyonhjelm.
28 Nov 14  5 CO-OPERATIVES like Western Australia's CBH will not be treated any differently under a new disallowance motion introduced by Senator David Leyonhjelm. | Growers need to speak up on...  | Expansion a must for GrainCorp 
JBS says it will be business as usual, but speculation is mounting about the impact of its acquisition of smallgoods company Primo.
28 Nov 14  3 JBS says it will be business as usual, but speculation is mounting about the impact of its acquisition of smallgoods company Primo. | Bringing home the bacon: JBS... 
ANTI-GM cropping farmers have joined to form the GM-Free Farmers group, a united voice opposed to GM food production.
28 Nov 14  12 ANTI-GM cropping farmers have joined to form the GM-Free Farmers group, a united voice opposed to GM food production.
QUEENSLAND could become a bigger player in the stonefruit market with the release of seven new low chill varieties.
28 Nov 14 QUEENSLAND could become a bigger player in the stonefruit market with the release of seven new low chill varieties. | Mosaic virus hits NT pumpkins  | Fenthion ruling bitter sweet 
TWO technical innovation awards headlined a comprehensive showing by Kuhn at EIMA, Europe’s largest ag machinery expo.
28 Nov 14 TWO technical innovation awards headlined a comprehensive showing by Kuhn at EIMA, Europe’s largest ag machinery expo. | Machinery key to feeding the world  | New sprayer has farmers going Dutch 
PHILLIP Hughes was a grounded young man, who never lost his passion for life on the land as his cricketing career took off.
27 Nov 14  2 PHILLIP Hughes was a grounded young man, who never lost his passion for life on the land as his cricketing career took off. | Phillip Hughes: a love of the land  | Vale Phillip Hughes 
CHANGES will be made to improve the competitiveness of Murray Goulburn Trading, the company’s Melbourne annual general meeting has been told.
27 Nov 14 CHANGES will be made to improve the competitiveness of Murray Goulburn Trading, the company’s Melbourne annual general meeting has been told.
ONE of the first stories former FarmOnline editor MITCHELL VLEESKENS wrote was about Macksville farm boy, Phillip Hughes.
27 Nov 14 ONE of the first stories former FarmOnline editor MITCHELL VLEESKENS wrote was about Macksville farm boy, Phillip Hughes. | Vale Phillip Hughes  | Farewell 408 
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X dont know what you are smoking. If you want your grain transferred onto the blue water and
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Who decides what is illtreatment of animals? Most people eat meat,except for a few anaemic
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Since Aust is unlikely to accept Nuclear power generation EGS is the only option to avoid coal
THE exclusion of the Australian sugar industry from the Australia-China free trade agreement has left industry stakeholders bitterly disappointed.18 Nov 14 THE exclusion of the Australian sugar industry from the Australia-China free trade agreement has left industry...
FOUR years ago Burdekin farmer David Cox bought country to expand his cane growing business, but these days he plans to produce Australian beef to feed the growing demand in China.13 Nov 14 FOUR years ago Burdekin farmer David Cox bought country to expand his cane growing business, but these days he plans...