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DARLING Downs grain grower Murray Wise is more than just a little invested in this year's winter crop after scorching summer heat fried his sorghum.
DARLING Downs grain grower Murray Wise is more than just a little invested in this year's winter crop after scorching summer heat fried his sorghum.
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DARLING Downs grain grower Murray Wise is more than just a little invested in this year's winter crop after scorching summer heat fried his sorghum. DARLING Downs grain grower Murray Wise is more than just a little invested in this year's winter crop after scorching summer heat fried his sorghum.
WHEN live cattle exports to Indonesia were suspended in June 2011, industry representatives spoke at the time of dire and far-reaching consequences. WHEN live cattle exports to Indonesia were suspended in June 2011, industry representatives spoke at the time of dire and far-reaching consequences.
Rob and Ainsley McArthur, Mystery Park, St Lawrence, are completely sold on the virtues of cell grazing. Rob and Ainsley McArthur, Mystery Park, St Lawrence, are completely sold on the virtues of cell grazing.
FABA bean crops on the Darling Downs have come under pressure from helicoverpa larvae this season, potentially slashing returns if grain does not meet stringent quality standards. FABA bean crops on the Darling Downs have come under pressure from helicoverpa larvae this season, potentially slashing returns if grain does not meet stringent quality standards.
DESPITE a run of seasons of poor cattle prices, progressive livestock operations on the North Coast are thinking long-term pasture improvement and using cropping as a cost-effective way of renovating paddocks and establishing higher performance grasses.
4:00 AM DESPITE a run of seasons of poor cattle prices, progressive livestock operations on the North Coast are thinking long-term pasture improvement and using cropping as a cost-effective way...
A NEW system for assessing pulse quality has been developed by the DEPI and the GRDC.
4:00 AM A NEW system for assessing pulse quality has been developed by the DEPI and the GRDC. | Wet winter takes faba farther  | Lupins looking for a new food fit 
POST-harvest weed seed controls like the Harrington Seed Destructor may not just be beneficial in terms of cutting down the in-paddock weed burden.
31 Aug 14  1 POST-harvest weed seed controls like the Harrington Seed Destructor may not just be beneficial in terms of cutting down the in-paddock weed burden.
IMPROVEMENTS in the efficiency of rainfall capture and soil water management promise to deliver valuable productivity benefits to growers in the northern cropping region.
31 Aug 14 IMPROVEMENTS in the efficiency of rainfall capture and soil water management promise to deliver valuable productivity benefits to growers in the northern cropping region. | Co-ops in line for ports exemption  | Grain price to stay subdued 
VICTORIAN farmer Alan Bennett is hoping for a rain shortly, but said a wet winter had set crops up well enough to cope with a prolonged dry period.
30 Aug 14 VICTORIAN farmer Alan Bennett is hoping for a rain shortly, but said a wet winter had set crops up well enough to cope with a prolonged dry period. | Pulse prices a ray of sunshine  | Aussie crop forecast under pressure 
QUEENSLAND farmers have a new enemy in the battle against herbicide resistant weeds - glyphosate resistant Sweet Summer Grass.
29 Aug 14 QUEENSLAND farmers have a new enemy in the battle against herbicide resistant weeds - glyphosate resistant Sweet Summer Grass.
COTTON is set to fall to its lowest price in five years as demand slows in China and India heads for a record crop, says India's biggest denim maker.
29 Aug 14 COTTON is set to fall to its lowest price in five years as demand slows in China and India heads for a record crop, says India's biggest denim maker. | Cotton water use improves 40pc  | Cotton industry invests in leaders 
A VISITING Canadian grain market analyst has cautioned Australian growers that the market may not have reached its lows as yet.
29 Aug 14  12 A VISITING Canadian grain market analyst has cautioned Australian growers that the market may not have reached its lows as yet.
FARMER-owned co-operatives could potentially be exempt from a new mandatory code of conduct for bulk wheat port terminal operators.
28 Aug 14  15 FARMER-owned co-operatives could potentially be exempt from a new mandatory code of conduct for bulk wheat port terminal operators. | Bunge's southern port plans  | GrainCorp: rival ports will... 
DEVELOPING the AEGIC strategy and building on its history of innovation is a key priority for newly appointed CEO David Feinberg.
27 Aug 14  3 DEVELOPING the AEGIC strategy and building on its history of innovation is a key priority for newly appointed CEO David Feinberg.
A NEW player to the WA grain market believes changes to CBH's Port Access Undertaking could put new entrants at a disadvantage.
27 Aug 14  4 A NEW player to the WA grain market believes changes to CBH's Port Access Undertaking could put new entrants at a disadvantage.
LUPINS have long been held in high regard for their agronomic values, but their failing has been attracting an economically viable price.
27 Aug 14  1 LUPINS have long been held in high regard for their agronomic values, but their failing has been attracting an economically viable price.
A NEW Australian Hard wheat launched last week looks set to offer southern wheat growers a viable variety alternative.
26 Aug 14 A NEW Australian Hard wheat launched last week looks set to offer southern wheat growers a viable variety alternative.
HERBICIDE resistance is quietly increasing in weeds growing along paddock borders such as fencelines, roadways and irrigation channels.
26 Aug 14 HERBICIDE resistance is quietly increasing in weeds growing along paddock borders such as fencelines, roadways and irrigation channels.
THERE are some signs current grain production forecasts across Australia will come under pressure.
26 Aug 14  2 THERE are some signs current grain production forecasts across Australia will come under pressure. | Bunge's southern port plans  | Understanding crop risk management 
DON Taylor warns industry is
25 Aug 14  6 DON Taylor warns industry is "shooting itself in the foot" by splashing more than $100m on building rival port infrastructure. | Seeking ag infrastructure solutions  | ACCC drafts consent for GNC... 
FABA bean crops on the Darling Downs have come under pressure from helicoverpa larvae this season, potentially slashing returns if grain does not meet stringent quality standards.
25 Aug 14 FABA bean crops on the Darling Downs have come under pressure from helicoverpa larvae this season, potentially slashing returns if grain does not meet stringent quality standards.
COWRA district farmer Ed Fagan, “Mulyan”, says getting the right variety of corn to suit not only your market, but also growing conditions, pays dividends.
25 Aug 14 COWRA district farmer Ed Fagan, “Mulyan”, says getting the right variety of corn to suit not only your market, but also growing conditions, pays dividends.
THE efficient capture of rainfall and management of stored soil moisture are core competencies when it comes to profitability.
24 Aug 14  3 THE efficient capture of rainfall and management of stored soil moisture are core competencies when it comes to profitability. | Cotton water use improves 40pc  | Grain growers set to 'micro' manage 
THE key to marketing your crop still lies in understanding basic risk management and knowing your cost of production.
24 Aug 14  24 THE key to marketing your crop still lies in understanding basic risk management and knowing your cost of production. | Insolvencies spark reform calls  | Surviving the risk of grain trading 
SUMMER forage crops continue to improve thanks to the breeding efforts of Australian seed companies, but the dry 2013-14 summer has led to shortage of seed for this year’s sowings.
23 Aug 14 SUMMER forage crops continue to improve thanks to the breeding efforts of Australian seed companies, but the dry 2013-14 summer has led to shortage of seed for this year’s sowings.
IF JOEL and Kylie Bennetts had known their local silo was closing down, they wouldn’t have bothered sowing a wheat crop this year.
23 Aug 14  1 IF JOEL and Kylie Bennetts had known their local silo was closing down, they wouldn’t have bothered sowing a wheat crop this year.
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... 
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The RSPCA (NSW) should use some of the reported $50 millkion it has in investment accounts to do
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I'm convinced now Bushie Bill lives in Glebe. I don't think he has a clue as to what happens in
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govt has to stop expecting agriculture to sell on a world market income, yet buy on a
Up to 100 young farmer and agribusiness professionals are expected to attend the free GEN XY Farmers Workshop in Goondiwindi on September 10.
4:00 AM Up to 100 young farmer and agribusiness professionals are expected to attend the free GEN XY Farmers Workshop in...
THE hurt and pain of northern beef producers watching generations of assets being eroded by the perfect storm of drought, oversupply and poor prices is driving some of Australia’s most enquiring minds after leaving Longreach last week, determined to find long-term solutions to the ogre of non-viability.30 Aug 14 THE hurt and pain of northern beef producers watching generations of assets being eroded by the perfect storm of...