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Gearing up for Anzac Day

TOMORROW is Anzac Day which marks the traditional start to seeding season 2014/15 right throughout WA.
TOMORROW is Anzac Day which marks the traditional start to seeding season 2014/15 right throughout WA.
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AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations. AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations.
FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at the farm sector’s criticism of the Australia-Japan trade agreement. FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at the farm sector’s criticism of the Australia-Japan trade agreement.
MOST northern beef businesses are currently not economically sustainable, a new analysis of the sector has found. MOST northern beef businesses are currently not economically sustainable, a new analysis of the sector has found.
HIGH oleic oil canola, which is prized by end-users for its healthy oil profile, is finding a wider fit across Australia. HIGH oleic oil canola, which is prized by end-users for its healthy oil profile, is finding a wider fit across Australia.
RELIABLE water supplies and large tracts of available land have enticed some of cotton’s biggest players to southern NSW as they look to expand irrigation interests in the Murrumbidgee.
4:00 AM RELIABLE water supplies and large tracts of available land have enticed some of cotton’s biggest players to southern NSW as they look to expand irrigation interests in the Murrumbidgee.
MOISTURE profiles and follow-up rain remain a burr in the side of many northern NSW wheat growers, while southern farmers are sowing with much more confidence.
4:00 AM MOISTURE profiles and follow-up rain remain a burr in the side of many northern NSW wheat growers, while southern farmers are sowing with much more confidence.
LUCERNE production is ramping up at a massive new fodder farm south of Chinchilla.
23 Apr 14 LUCERNE production is ramping up at a massive new fodder farm south of Chinchilla. | High oleic taking off  | Around the crop circles 
WITH MICE numbers reaching plague proportions in some areas of Yorke Peninsula, particularly at Maitland, cereal growers are closely monitoring the pest as seeding nears.
22 Apr 14 WITH MICE numbers reaching plague proportions in some areas of Yorke Peninsula, particularly at Maitland, cereal growers are closely monitoring the pest as seeding nears. | Canola cuts weeds on Tintinara farm  | Early start for SA croppers 
HIGH oleic oil canola, which is prized by end-users for its healthy oil profile, is finding a wider fit across Australia.
22 Apr 14  1 HIGH oleic oil canola, which is prized by end-users for its healthy oil profile, is finding a wider fit across Australia. | Around the crop circles  | Exports defy supply chain cracks 
VIDEO: COMBINING grain and grazing has allowed Tim and Jodie Demeo, Raywood, Victoria, to gain a 10 per cent increase in lambing percentages without impacting on their crop yield.
20 Apr 14 VIDEO: COMBINING grain and grazing has allowed Tim and Jodie Demeo, Raywood, Victoria, to gain a 10 per cent increase in lambing percentages without impacting on their crop yield. | Around the crop circles  | SA still a mouse hotspot 
AUSTRALIA now has its very own specialty grains genebank, with the opening of a $6 million facility in Horsham, Victoria.
20 Apr 14  1 AUSTRALIA now has its very own specialty grains genebank, with the opening of a $6 million facility in Horsham, Victoria. | Around the crop circles  | SA still a mouse hotspot 
SOUTH Australia continues to be the epicentre of the autumn mouse plague, with farmers continuing to report large numbers in many areas.
19 Apr 14 SOUTH Australia continues to be the epicentre of the autumn mouse plague, with farmers continuing to report large numbers in many areas. | Wheat markets surge  | Exports defy supply chain cracks 
BUMPER seasons boosts Canadian land values; CBH welcomes Newcastle decision; delegation pushes Australian noodle what production.
18 Apr 14 BUMPER seasons boosts Canadian land values; CBH welcomes Newcastle decision; delegation pushes Australian noodle what production. | Exports defy supply chain cracks  | Wheat markets surge 
SOWING conditions throughout WA are still a mixed bag according to the Grains Industry Association of WA (GIWA).
18 Apr 14 SOWING conditions throughout WA are still a mixed bag according to the Grains Industry Association of WA (GIWA).
OVER the past six years Australia has exported more grain than ever before, in spite of complaints about supply chain issues.
17 Apr 14  5 OVER the past six years Australia has exported more grain than ever before, in spite of complaints about supply chain issues. | Autumn leaves growers excited  | Sorghum's global demand grows 
WHEAT markets have surged a whopping 6.5 per cent over the past two days on the back of the unrest in Ukraine.
16 Apr 14  4 WHEAT markets have surged a whopping 6.5 per cent over the past two days on the back of the unrest in Ukraine. | Autumn leaves growers excited  | Sorghum's global demand grows 
THERE has been a double dose of good news for emerging phosphate producer Fertoz in the past two weeks.
16 Apr 14 THERE has been a double dose of good news for emerging phosphate producer Fertoz in the past two weeks. | Autumn leaves growers excited  | Poppies move beyond Tas 
MANY major grain producing regions in Australia are enjoying their best autumn break since the 1990s.
16 Apr 14 MANY major grain producing regions in Australia are enjoying their best autumn break since the 1990s. | Sorghum's global demand grows  | Early start for SA croppers 
AS carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere hit their highest level for possibly three million years, researchers have determined that the gas is changing the nutritional quality of food crops.
12 Apr 14  25 AS carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere hit their highest level for possibly three million years, researchers have determined that the gas is changing the nutritional quality of food... | Poppies move beyond Tas  | Sorghum's global demand grows 
COMMERCIAL poppy production for use in making opiate-based medicine could be a reality on mainland Australia this year.
12 Apr 14 COMMERCIAL poppy production for use in making opiate-based medicine could be a reality on mainland Australia this year.
INTERNATIONAL demand for sorghum is on the up, with China’s increased appetite for feed grain one of the key factors.
11 Apr 14 INTERNATIONAL demand for sorghum is on the up, with China’s increased appetite for feed grain one of the key factors. | Grains futures look for growth 
THE increasing trend of going early is showing no signs of easing, with sowing already underway in the Riverland.
10 Apr 14 THE increasing trend of going early is showing no signs of easing, with sowing already underway in the Riverland. | SA shows pulse power  | Hay, grain work well on plains 
PRICES of $300-plus a tonne for wheat this season and borderline moisture to plant a crop could be enough to entice farmers to plant.
10 Apr 14 PRICES of $300-plus a tonne for wheat this season and borderline moisture to plant a crop could be enough to entice farmers to plant.
10 Apr 14 "WE'RE just waiting for some rain" is the common catch-cry among WA grain growers who are gearing up for the 2014/15 seeding season.
AUSTRALIAN grain producers need to have a consistent product if they are continue to develop opportunities in Asia.
09 Apr 14  17 AUSTRALIAN grain producers need to have a consistent product if they are continue to develop opportunities in Asia. | SA shows pulse power  | New terminal gives growers options 
AUSTRALIA'S sugar growers say they are bitterly disappointed at the Japan-Australia trade agreement.
08 Apr 14  1 AUSTRALIA'S sugar growers say they are bitterly disappointed at the Japan-Australia trade agreement. | Japan to slash tariffs in trade...  | Australia seals trade deal with... 
ALBERTON farmers Greg Zipf and son Mitchell are breathing a sigh of relief after the family property received just over 90mm of rain last week.
08 Apr 14 ALBERTON farmers Greg Zipf and son Mitchell are breathing a sigh of relief after the family property received just over 90mm of rain last week.
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so, of you four, who is a farmer or earns the majority of income from farming? by the way bushie
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We need the re-registration scheme to ensure the safety of the Australian food supply and
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As I live in Houston, I did not get to see your lads play tonight but understand (Twitter) that
12:35 PM Beef Australia 2015 to launch in Brisbane.
17 Apr 14 Farmers welcome new interactive weather service.