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NOT a single grazing property in this country would have been viable for the first 100 years without the productivity of working dogs.
NOT a single grazing property in this country would have been viable for the first 100 years without the productivity of working dogs.
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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.
EMILY Tapp has turned an accident into an opportunity, winning her first para-triathlon on Sunday. EMILY Tapp has turned an accident into an opportunity, winning her first para-triathlon on Sunday.
LENORE Saunders would not have seen a fairytale like it in the cinema she runs, with her gelding Le Chef taking out Magic Millions. LENORE Saunders would not have seen a fairytale like it in the cinema she runs, with her gelding Le Chef taking out Magic Millions.
FORMER Labor MP Eric Fitzgibbon, father of Agriculture Shadow Minister Joel Fitzgibbon, died over the weekend, and tributes are flowing.
8:05 AM 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.
3:00 AM 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.
3:00 AM 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 
FARMERS are gritting their teeth and finding cash reserves to fund summer spraying programs, confident of stored moisture benefits.
3:00 AM FARMERS are gritting their teeth and finding cash reserves to fund summer spraying programs, confident of stored moisture benefits. | Soil testing uncovers crop...  | Soil acid study in final year 
PETER Mailler’s push to establish a new rural political force is the government’s problem and not Labor’s, says Joel Fitzgibbon.
3:00 AM PETER Mailler’s push to establish a new rural political force is the government’s problem and not Labor’s, says Joel Fitzgibbon. | New political voice for country...  | Budget blowout blame game 
AFTER 40 years breeding and running Poll Herefords, Mount Difficult stud principal Ted Cole says working cattle was somewhat different to his day job.
3:00 AM AFTER 40 years breeding and running Poll Herefords, Mount Difficult stud principal Ted Cole says working cattle was somewhat different to his day job.
Cattle - Beef
THE Abbott government’s changes to Medicare are not the only co-payments that many rural patients face.
25 Jan 15  2 THE Abbott government’s changes to Medicare are not the only co-payments that many rural patients face. | Rural GPs take co-payment's pulse  | Data is key to more rural doctors 
WA sheep producers achieving outstanding lambing rates are reminded to nominate for the 100%+ Club initiative.
25 Jan 15 WA sheep producers achieving outstanding lambing rates are reminded to nominate for the 100%+ Club initiative.
WHEN an angry mob torched the guide to a draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan at Griffith in 2010, Craig Knowles instantly recognised the dilemma.
25 Jan 15  3 WHEN an angry mob torched the guide to a draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan at Griffith in 2010, Craig Knowles instantly recognised the dilemma. | MDBA's new leader steps up 
CARGILL Australia has executed what is believed to be the first shipment of grain from a non-Viterra operated port in South Australia.
25 Jan 15 CARGILL Australia has executed what is believed to be the first shipment of grain from a non-Viterra operated port in South Australia. | Grain port push a balancing act  | Vic grain ports in ACCC spotlight 
FOR a limited time, Miller is offering low finance rates, starting from 2.99 per cent, on its Nitro N2XP sprayer.
25 Jan 15 FOR a limited time, Miller is offering low finance rates, starting from 2.99 per cent, on its Nitro N2XP sprayer. | Massey mission's Pole position  | Where's your tractor bean? 
YOU never lamb alone on Australia Day - so we quizzed a crop of rural identities on who they’d like to raise a fork with.
24 Jan 15 YOU never lamb alone on Australia Day - so we quizzed a crop of rural identities on who they’d like to raise a fork with.
BY virtue of some more dramatic issues in other industries, dairy has not yet been in the spotlight, but our time is coming.
24 Jan 15  2 BY virtue of some more dramatic issues in other industries, dairy has not yet been in the spotlight, but our time is coming. | Voiceless breaks dairy's silence  | Jumping on the organic wagon 
NECESSITY is the mother of invention, and it was necessity that drove the Landcare movement to test crowdfunding late last year.
24 Jan 15 NECESSITY is the mother of invention, and it was necessity that drove the Landcare movement to test crowdfunding late last year.
LENTIL prices are now in uncharted territory, cracking through the $1000/t mark this year due to a worldwide shortage of the pulse crop.
24 Jan 15 LENTIL prices are now in uncharted territory, cracking through the $1000/t mark this year due to a worldwide shortage of the pulse crop. | Aussie fabas risk becoming 'has...  | Strong pulse plantings ahead 
THE National Farmers Federation has returned a low rating in a  report benchmarking itself against six international farm lobby groups.
24 Jan 15  1 THE National Farmers Federation has returned a low rating in a report benchmarking itself against six international farm lobby groups.  | Long-term drought policy... 
SOURCING leading genetics from across the world is Caitlin Williams' profession and has been the foundation for success for her family's young and progressive Shrublands Estate Angus and British Whites studs.
24 Jan 15  1 SOURCING leading genetics from across the world is Caitlin Williams' profession and has been the foundation for success for her family's young and progressive Shrublands Estate Angus and...
Cattle - Beef
PRODUCERS reaped rewards for quality cattle on the second day of the Wodonga annual female sales today.
23 Jan 15 PRODUCERS reaped rewards for quality cattle on the second day of the Wodonga annual female sales today.
Cattle - Beef
A FARMER'S son's horseback ride to Sydney for the opening of the Harbour Bridge captured the Depression-era public's imagination.
23 Jan 15 A FARMER'S son's horseback ride to Sydney for the opening of the Harbour Bridge captured the Depression-era public's imagination.
FORMER Coles boss Ian McLeod has resigned from the Perth-based conglomerate Wesfarmers to join US retail giant Bi-Lo Holdings.
23 Jan 15  1 FORMER Coles boss Ian McLeod has resigned from the Perth-based conglomerate Wesfarmers to join US retail giant Bi-Lo Holdings. | Humbled Coles admits it did wrong  | Coles should repay suppliers:... 
NATIONAL volumes dipped to 47,368 bales this week, breaking a five-week run of more than 50,000-bales.
23 Jan 15  1 NATIONAL volumes dipped to 47,368 bales this week, breaking a five-week run of more than 50,000-bales. | Wild and woolly: inspired by...  | Public School claims world wool... 
Sheep - Wool
THE Aussie dollar has sunk below US80c for the first time in five-and-a-half years.
23 Jan 15 THE Aussie dollar has sunk below US80c for the first time in five-and-a-half years.
AFTER being postponed in 2014 due to the drought conditions that hit the North hard, the North Queensland Droughtmaster Bull Sale is expected to hit new heights of quality this year.
23 Jan 15 AFTER being postponed in 2014 due to the drought conditions that hit the North hard, the North Queensland Droughtmaster Bull Sale is expected to hit new heights of quality this year.
Cattle - Beef
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I eat hemp seeds dail for it health benefits. It's tasty and full of omega oils and nutrients
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hi Max - You will recall that my earlier post gave the reference " Sea-level Rise " CSIRO
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these "reports" would have a lot more credibility if the authors had or were operated /
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  7 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...