Govt 'gutless' on GM: ABCA

AGRICULTURAL Biotechnology Council chair Ken Matthews says Australian governments are “gutless” on giving farmers access to GM crops.
AGRICULTURAL Biotechnology Council chair Ken Matthews says Australian governments are “gutless” on giving farmers access to GM crops.
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THE 2014 Lancefield Brahman Invitation sale saw particularly strong stud support lift the sale to a top of $38,000. THE 2014 Lancefield Brahman Invitation sale saw particularly strong stud support lift the sale to a top of $38,000.
MANAGING a little more than 2400 hectares of prime agricultural land at the head of the Condamine River, Wayne Frank says he is in the middle of the driest season he has ever witnessed. MANAGING a little more than 2400 hectares of prime agricultural land at the head of the Condamine River, Wayne Frank says he is in the middle of the driest season he has ever witnessed.
LIMITED rainfall and the associated yield penalties are an ongoing concern for central Darling Downs grain grower and agronomist Michael Hegarty. LIMITED rainfall and the associated yield penalties are an ongoing concern for central Darling Downs grain grower and agronomist Michael Hegarty.
HER Royal Highness the Princess Royal has highlighted the importance of agricultural shows in Brisbane this afternoon. HER Royal Highness the Princess Royal has highlighted the importance of agricultural shows in Brisbane this afternoon.
COMPETITION among exporters for east coast grain is on the rise - and growers could be winners in a new look grain supply chain.
31 Oct 14  3 COMPETITION among exporters for east coast grain is on the rise - and growers could be winners in a new look grain supply chain.
ON-FARM storage has proven to be a valuable tool in allowing farmers a chance to maximise the value of their grain.
31 Oct 14 ON-FARM storage has proven to be a valuable tool in allowing farmers a chance to maximise the value of their grain. | Infrastructure overhaul expected  | When to sell: market patterns... 
EAST coast harvest underway; new campaign to promote grain; Kazakh exports down; Euro estimates up; US production to set records.
30 Oct 14 EAST coast harvest underway; new campaign to promote grain; Kazakh exports down; Euro estimates up; US production to set records. | GrainCorp closures still...  | MPCI back on the agenda 
WITH slug pressures making canola tricky for many Western District farmers, growers are keen to find an alternative broadleaf crop for the rotation.
29 Oct 14  2 WITH slug pressures making canola tricky for many Western District farmers, growers are keen to find an alternative broadleaf crop for the rotation. | Keep a finger on MRL pulse 
CHANCES of a large summer crop around Northern and Central NSW are slim, with a lot of areas needing large amounts of rain before they'd consider of increasing their hectares.
28 Oct 14 CHANCES of a large summer crop around Northern and Central NSW are slim, with a lot of areas needing large amounts of rain before they'd consider of increasing their hectares.
WHEAT breeder AGT is confident its new Kiora variety will provide a bold new option to growers in medium to high rainfall zones in the south.
28 Oct 14  5 WHEAT breeder AGT is confident its new Kiora variety will provide a bold new option to growers in medium to high rainfall zones in the south. | Wheat yield potential slips  | After the deluge: crop damage in WA 
A NEW barley variety, similar to the Hindmarsh cultivar but with export malting potential, is ticking all the boxes for grower Cam Penny.
27 Oct 14 A NEW barley variety, similar to the Hindmarsh cultivar but with export malting potential, is ticking all the boxes for grower Cam Penny. | When to sell: market patterns...  | Cargill takes Viterra to court 
AVERAGE barley yields have increased significantly since the 1970s although average production felt the impact of drought.
25 Oct 14 AVERAGE barley yields have increased significantly since the 1970s although average production felt the impact of drought.  | Dry finish speeds up harvest  | Karoonda trial focus on crop rows 
THE production sector has welcomed the acknowledgement that MPCI will play a large role in determining future government drought policy.
25 Oct 14 THE production sector has welcomed the acknowledgement that MPCI will play a large role in determining future government drought policy.
THE Australian government and Terrain NRM are offering Wet Tropics’ sugar cane farmers an opportunity to further improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef.
24 Oct 14  1 THE Australian government and Terrain NRM are offering Wet Tropics’ sugar cane farmers an opportunity to further improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef.
AS THE harvest gets rolling in NSW, GrainCorp's closure of 72 receival sites has left festering and mixed emotions in its heartland.
24 Oct 14  2 AS THE harvest gets rolling in NSW, GrainCorp's closure of 72 receival sites has left festering and mixed emotions in its heartland.
LENTIL prices hit $900 a tonne last week, providing a rare spot of good news for farmers in south-eastern Australia.
24 Oct 14 LENTIL prices hit $900 a tonne last week, providing a rare spot of good news for farmers in south-eastern Australia. | After the deluge: crop damage in WA  | Wild weather hits crop quality 
THE Australian Plague Locust Commission (APLC) today said pockets of locust activity in NSW and Queensland presented no cause for wider immediate concern.
23 Oct 14 THE Australian Plague Locust Commission (APLC) today said pockets of locust activity in NSW and Queensland presented no cause for wider immediate concern. | Wild weather hits crop quality  | Averting crop catastrophe 
WITH crops already making five tonnes per hectare in the State’s north, competition is predicted to be strong for the 2014 Suncorp Bank/Agricultural Societies Council’s NSW Dryland Field Wheat competition.
23 Oct 14 WITH crops already making five tonnes per hectare in the State’s north, competition is predicted to be strong for the 2014 Suncorp Bank/Agricultural Societies Council’s NSW Dryland Field...
THE Australian crop is likely to suffer further downgrades following adverse weather in the past fortnight, with rain, hail and heat affecting quality.
23 Oct 14 THE Australian crop is likely to suffer further downgrades following adverse weather in the past fortnight, with rain, hail and heat affecting quality.  | Eye in the sky on Wimmera's dry  | Wheat yield potential slips 
AUSTRALIA'S third-largest poppy company is relocating its processing plant from plant from Cressy, Tasmania, to Melbourne.
22 Oct 14  1 AUSTRALIA'S third-largest poppy company is relocating its processing plant from plant from Cressy, Tasmania, to Melbourne.
NEW board appointments to guide the investment and research efforts of the GRDC to generate the best return for growers have been announced.
22 Oct 14  3 NEW board appointments to guide the investment and research efforts of the GRDC to generate the best return for growers have been announced. | Online tool for northern growers  | New canola weed control option 
THE 2015 National Hay Quality Competition has been launched, giving growers the opportunity to benchmark their crops.
22 Oct 14 THE 2015 National Hay Quality Competition has been launched, giving growers the opportunity to benchmark their crops. | Wheat yield potential slips  | GRDC's cropping investment key 
FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
21 Oct 14  52 FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. | Get the header right for harvest  | Steering clear of GM in the Midwest 
INNOVATIONS in herbicide usage for canola have been welcomed, but farmers can't rely on any one chemical to keep problem weeds at bay.
21 Oct 14 INNOVATIONS in herbicide usage for canola have been welcomed, but farmers can't rely on any one chemical to keep problem weeds at bay. | Herbicide tolerant canola here...  | New canola weed control option 
FIRST-TIME faba bean growers on the Darling Downs have been keen to get their grain delivered and to see the results of their foray into this valuable pulse crop.
20 Oct 14 FIRST-TIME faba bean growers on the Darling Downs have been keen to get their grain delivered and to see the results of their foray into this valuable pulse crop.
WHILE the Victorian Farmers Federation is no closer to a grain trade licensing system, Brett Hosking sees a silver lining.
19 Oct 14  9 WHILE the Victorian Farmers Federation is no closer to a grain trade licensing system, Brett Hosking sees a silver lining. | ADM muscles in on Asian grain...  | Steering clear of GM in the Midwest 
A BATTLE has erupted between two of the world’s grains powerhouses over last year’s sale of Joe White Maltings.
17 Oct 14  5 A BATTLE has erupted between two of the world’s grains powerhouses over last year’s sale of Joe White Maltings. | Bunge eyes other assets in $60m...  | Emerald buys Ardlink site 
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Doctor Barney as Deputy Prime Minister is a horror movie in 3D, but it is halloween.
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In some ways you have a point Freshy but not totally. You are right to say farmers need to
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Yeah, that's right, FFS, in the 15th floor penthouse. How nice of you to remember. Are you going
CASA gives Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport a clear run to its November 17 take-off.24 Oct 14 CASA gives Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport a clear run to its November 17 take-off.
The state government has announced a long awaited bypass for Beaudesert.16 Oct 14 The state government has announced a long awaited bypass for Beaudesert.