Passing on rural passion

EDUCATING and reinvigorating the next generation is what drives 2014 Marsh Rural Ambassador Sarah Hannah.
EDUCATING and reinvigorating the next generation is what drives 2014 Marsh Rural Ambassador Sarah Hannah.
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EDUCATING and reinvigorating the next generation is what drives 2014 Marsh Rural Ambassador Sarah Hannah. EDUCATING and reinvigorating the next generation is what drives 2014 Marsh Rural Ambassador Sarah Hannah.
“A TRAIN wreck, acid bath for the rights of landholders” is how rural consultant George Houen described proposed mining legislation changes on Tuesday. “A TRAIN wreck, acid bath for the rights of landholders” is how rural consultant George Houen described proposed mining legislation changes on Tuesday.
PINATA Farms will use Queensland's Granite Belt to provide year-round strawberry production. PINATA Farms will use Queensland's Granite Belt to provide year-round strawberry production.
REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today. REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today.
QUEENSLAND Ag Minister John McVeigh has taken a swipe at federal independent MP Bob Katter for “misleading” figures on drought relief.
4:00 AM QUEENSLAND Ag Minister John McVeigh has taken a swipe at federal independent MP Bob Katter for “misleading” figures on drought relief. | Russian ban comes 'at worst time'  | Farmers pay the price for... 
FOR decades, there has been a critical shortage of accommodation for families attending Orange Base Hospital with a sick or injured child, but that will soon change with the unveiling of Ronald McDonald House later this year.
4:00 AM FOR decades, there has been a critical shortage of accommodation for families attending Orange Base Hospital with a sick or injured child, but that will soon change with the unveiling of...
QUEENSLAND LNP Senators Barry O’Sullivan and Brett Mason have offered tepid support for a federal inquiry into rural debt.
4:00 AM QUEENSLAND LNP Senators Barry O’Sullivan and Brett Mason have offered tepid support for a federal inquiry into rural debt. | Country to deliver budget's...  | Sanctions the least of ag's... 
THE dairy industry is firing up a major offensive to put milk products front and centre when Australia sits down to sign an FTA with China.
4:00 AM THE dairy industry is firing up a major offensive to put milk products front and centre when Australia sits down to sign an FTA with China.
GRAINCORP'S application to extend its port access agreement has been virtually signed off by the ACCC.
22 Aug 14 GRAINCORP'S application to extend its port access agreement has been virtually signed off by the ACCC. | GrainCorp closures stir silo stress  | Supply chain still grain's... 
THE RSPCA is calling for mandatory reporting of animal cruelty from workers expected to understand animal welfare legislation.
22 Aug 14  1 THE RSPCA is calling for mandatory reporting of animal cruelty from workers expected to understand animal welfare legislation. | Welfare 'myths' damaging ag  | 'Sneaking' in ag laws 
CEOs from across the ag sector met yesterday to brainstorm fresh ideas to tackle the impact of drought on beef operations. Now find out what they came up with.
22 Aug 14  2 CEOs from across the ag sector met yesterday to brainstorm fresh ideas to tackle the impact of drought on beef operations. Now find out what they came up with.
SENATOR David Leyonhjelm has rejected suggestions his disallowance motion to reverse increases on three farm levies is dead.
22 Aug 14  1 SENATOR David Leyonhjelm has rejected suggestions his disallowance motion to reverse increases on three farm levies is dead. | Levy stoush ramps up  | In the dark on mushroom levy 
GERRY Harvey has called in debts estimated to be up to $40m from Nathan Tinkler and will sell the mining identity's horse-racing operation.
22 Aug 14 GERRY Harvey has called in debts estimated to be up to $40m from Nathan Tinkler and will sell the mining identity's horse-racing operation.
GOOD weather has made for a ­perfect storm of woe for agribusinesses, with the prices of most farm commodities nose-diving.
22 Aug 14  2 GOOD weather has made for a ­perfect storm of woe for agribusinesses, with the prices of most farm commodities nose-diving. | GrainCorp looks to global growth  | Growers, processors fight levy... 
THE normally sleepy Nixon’s Crossing, near Katherine in the Northern Territory, has transformed into a sea of horses, hay and hats for the property’s annual campdraft.
22 Aug 14 THE normally sleepy Nixon’s Crossing, near Katherine in the Northern Territory, has transformed into a sea of horses, hay and hats for the property’s annual campdraft.
THE feasibility of an Emerald abattoir is being explored by the Central Highlands Development Corporation and Central Highlands Regional Council.
22 Aug 14  3 THE feasibility of an Emerald abattoir is being explored by the Central Highlands Development Corporation and Central Highlands Regional Council.
Cattle - Beef
COLAC Otway Shire has $23.3 million reasons for retaining its municipal saleyards in council hands.
22 Aug 14  1 COLAC Otway Shire has $23.3 million reasons for retaining its municipal saleyards in council hands.
FRESH from setting up a new bulk grain port terminal in Bunbury, WA, Bunge Australia has announced plans for a new export facility in Geelong, Victoria.
22 Aug 14  9 FRESH from setting up a new bulk grain port terminal in Bunbury, WA, Bunge Australia has announced plans for a new export facility in Geelong, Victoria. | High hopes for grain inquiry 
THE National Farmers Federation is on the verge of announcing a new CEO but is remaining tight-lipped about the appointment.
22 Aug 14  1 THE National Farmers Federation is on the verge of announcing a new CEO but is remaining tight-lipped about the appointment. | NFF needs one voice: Cobb 
IN A world where cows can be milked by robots and pumps switched on from a thousand miles away, why can't a farmer be told when rain will arrive?
22 Aug 14 IN A world where cows can be milked by robots and pumps switched on from a thousand miles away, why can't a farmer be told when rain will arrive?
MORE new season lambs may be on the market than normal for this time of year in some districts, but they certainly aren’t helping to keep indicator prices high.
22 Aug 14 MORE new season lambs may be on the market than normal for this time of year in some districts, but they certainly aren’t helping to keep indicator prices high.
THE genome of the plant that gives us canola oil Brassica napus reveals insights into the role they play in ag.
22 Aug 14 THE genome of the plant that gives us canola oil Brassica napus reveals insights into the role they play in ag. | Canola losses ignite funding...  | Bees hit in canola virus fight 
ALARMING rates of honeybee deaths worldwide is the force behind a new article examining a new bee enemy in New Zealand.
22 Aug 14 ALARMING rates of honeybee deaths worldwide is the force behind a new article examining a new bee enemy in New Zealand. | Bee aware to safeguard ag  | ACCC acts on fake honey 
MLA's restructure included a new model, in which priorities that feed into the regional RD&E investment plans will sit with the NABRC - so what is the NABRC anyway?
22 Aug 14  3 MLA's restructure included a new model, in which priorities that feed into the regional RD&E investment plans will sit with the NABRC - so what is the NABRC anyway? | Norton announces MLA restructure  | Norton opens MLA gate 
Cattle - Beef
BULLA Dairy Foods has beaten some of the country's top cheese, meat and wine for the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) of NSW's prestigious President's Medal for food producer of the year.
21 Aug 14 BULLA Dairy Foods has beaten some of the country's top cheese, meat and wine for the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) of NSW's prestigious President's Medal for food producer of the year.
QUEENSLAND Nationals MP Bruce Scott has blasted a key pillar of the Coalition government’s drought response package.
21 Aug 14  3 QUEENSLAND Nationals MP Bruce Scott has blasted a key pillar of the Coalition government’s drought response package. | Drought bites deeper across...  | Hold a barbecue to feed a farmer 
THE Tasmanian Farmers and Growers Association welcomes the State government’s continued GMO moratorium.
21 Aug 14  3 THE Tasmanian Farmers and Growers Association welcomes the State government’s continued GMO moratorium.
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WTF, Thomas Jefferson said in 1802, "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to
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I am a Victorian John from Tamworth and I will not knock back Bunge's new Geelong export silo.
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Thanks to John Howard ,his Liberal colleagues and the Rudd Government we have lost our single
MEDICATION is meant to help people in times of illness.
But, unfortunately if used incorrectly, medication can have the opposite effect.07 Aug 14 MEDICATION is meant to help people in times of illness. But, unfortunately if used incorrectly, medication can have...
CATTLE judging at the 2014 Royal Queensland Show open led steer and heifer competition kicked off.06 Aug 14 CATTLE judging at the 2014 Royal Queensland Show open led steer and heifer competition kicked off.