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SUBSTANTIAL July rains have helped South Coast crops bounce back following a less than ideal start to the season.
SUBSTANTIAL July rains have helped South Coast crops bounce back following a less than ideal start to the season.
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THE claim by federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt that the Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative will be restarted with funds from Indian coalminer Adani have been met with scepticism by those working to reinstate the water-saving program. THE claim by federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt that the Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative will be restarted with funds from Indian coalminer Adani have been met with scepticism by those working to reinstate the water-saving program.
AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets. AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets.
A PASSION for agronomy led Nobby farmer Scott Schelberg to move away to further his knowledge on the subject, only to return more convinced than ever that his family farm is where he belongs. A PASSION for agronomy led Nobby farmer Scott Schelberg to move away to further his knowledge on the subject, only to return more convinced than ever that his family farm is where he belongs.
MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders. MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders.
CANOLA has taken its place among the winter crops growing on Cameron and Belinda Saal’s Darling Downs farm, Araloma, near Brookstead for the fourth year in a row.
4:00 AM CANOLA has taken its place among the winter crops growing on Cameron and Belinda Saal’s Darling Downs farm, Araloma, near Brookstead for the fourth year in a row.
COTTON Australia’s important work on policy, advocacy and stewardship includes leadership programs to build the industry's future.
4:00 AM COTTON Australia’s important work on policy, advocacy and stewardship includes leadership programs to build the industry's future. | Cotton's young guns named  | Exploring cotton's 'true grit' 
MORE than 100 million ­people living in Guangdong eat about 12 million tonnes of grains a year. But the demand for cereal is far greater, as the province feeds livestock. This is where Australia comes in.
30 Jul 14  1 MORE than 100 million ­people living in Guangdong eat about 12 million tonnes of grains a year. But the demand for cereal is far greater, as the province feeds livestock. This is where...
THERE may have been a marked drop in cereal prices over the past six months, but for pulse producers it's the opposite.
30 Jul 14 THERE may have been a marked drop in cereal prices over the past six months, but for pulse producers it's the opposite. | SunRice's Blue Ribbon purchase  | Ag's place in global food waste 
BUILDING a competitive supply chain, improving infrastructure and meeting customer demands were key themes at the AGIC final day.
29 Jul 14  6 BUILDING a competitive supply chain, improving infrastructure and meeting customer demands were key themes at the AGIC final day. | Wheat outlook more upbeat: NAB  | US storm over GM labelling 
DESPITE Australia’s cotton crop forecast to drop to 3.7 million bales for the 2014 season, Namoi Cotton Co-operative is predicting a profit lift.
29 Jul 14 DESPITE Australia’s cotton crop forecast to drop to 3.7 million bales for the 2014 season, Namoi Cotton Co-operative is predicting a profit lift. | Southern cotton boosts crop  | Namoi buys out Hillston gin 
THE US state of Vermont has introduced a new law requiring food be labelled if it contains genetically modified (GM) material.
29 Jul 14  10 THE US state of Vermont has introduced a new law requiring food be labelled if it contains genetically modified (GM) material. | Renewed push for GM wheat  | GM canola plantings to rise 
THERE are high hopes for quinoa to be the next 'big thing' in the health food market.
29 Jul 14 THERE are high hopes for quinoa to be the next 'big thing' in the health food market.
ASTUTE plant breeding and natural isolation have helped Australia avoid some of the worst cereal rust disease outbreaks.
29 Jul 14  13 ASTUTE plant breeding and natural isolation have helped Australia avoid some of the worst cereal rust disease outbreaks. | Stripe rust adapting to Aus heat 
DESPITE ABARES predicting Australian wheat production will decline 9pc in 2014-15, the NAB is taking a more optimistic outlook.
28 Jul 14 DESPITE ABARES predicting Australian wheat production will decline 9pc in 2014-15, the NAB is taking a more optimistic outlook. | Wheat prices slip to lows  | Yields defy Canada's big wet 
RAIN and international markets will both weigh heavily on grain prices come harvest, particularly in the northern NSW where dry weather has limited production.
28 Jul 14 RAIN and international markets will both weigh heavily on grain prices come harvest, particularly in the northern NSW where dry weather has limited production.
THE industrial revolution may have rolled past commercialisation of industrial hemp, but late-20th century innovation and 21st century marketing ideology is delivering a potentially enormous future for this poor second cousin to today’s cotton textile and oil-based manufacturing products.
28 Jul 14  9 THE industrial revolution may have rolled past commercialisation of industrial hemp, but late-20th century innovation and 21st century marketing ideology is delivering a potentially...
THE big wet in Canada may see up to 7 per cent of crop land in the prairie provinces unable to be sown or washed out.
28 Jul 14 THE big wet in Canada may see up to 7 per cent of crop land in the prairie provinces unable to be sown or washed out. | Wheat prices slip to lows  | Bunge gets first grain ship away 
SURVEYS of the water management practices of 40 irrigators from Central Queensland to southern NSW have shown a dramatic improvement in water use efficiency across the industry.
28 Jul 14 SURVEYS of the water management practices of 40 irrigators from Central Queensland to southern NSW have shown a dramatic improvement in water use efficiency across the industry.
EU imposes import duties; Dow snaps up Advantage Wheats; big UK harvest forecast.
27 Jul 14  3 EU imposes import duties; Dow snaps up Advantage Wheats; big UK harvest forecast. | Farm chemical changes welcomed  | Emerald plans $3m Elmore upgrade 
PICKING is set to start on the 82-hectare crop of late season cotton Tim and Trish Sullivan have grown on their CQ farm.
27 Jul 14 PICKING is set to start on the 82-hectare crop of late season cotton Tim and Trish Sullivan have grown on their CQ farm.
PEEL Valley irrigators have branded the State government’s latest move to decrease water costs a “joke”, saying a trading trial announced by water minister Kevin Humphries would have little impact on skyrocketing water use charges.
25 Jul 14 PEEL Valley irrigators have branded the State government’s latest move to decrease water costs a “joke”, saying a trading trial announced by water minister Kevin Humphries would have...
NEAR contract wheat prices slipped to four year lows last week, and even the increased geopolitical risk in Ukraine has not pushed prices up.
25 Jul 14  22 NEAR contract wheat prices slipped to four year lows last week, and even the increased geopolitical risk in Ukraine has not pushed prices up. | Bees hit in canola virus fight  | Stripe rust adapting to Aus heat 
THE peat soil on Sam Croser’s farm near Millicent, SA grows excellent crops but is not without its challenges.
25 Jul 14 THE peat soil on Sam Croser’s farm near Millicent, SA grows excellent crops but is not without its challenges. | Farm chemical changes welcomed  | Emerald plans $3m Elmore upgrade 
BUNGE Australia farewelled its first grain shipment from Bunbury last Saturday.
24 Jul 14  34 BUNGE Australia farewelled its first grain shipment from Bunbury last Saturday.
GREATER areas of Australia’s wheat belt may become susceptible to stripe rust as the disease continues to evolve and adapt to warmer climates.
24 Jul 14 GREATER areas of Australia’s wheat belt may become susceptible to stripe rust as the disease continues to evolve and adapt to warmer climates. | GrainCorp closures stir silo stress  | Grain updates to look at robots 
EMERALD Grain will invest $3 million upgrading its site at Elmore, Victoria, in time for this year's harvest.
23 Jul 14 EMERALD Grain will invest $3 million upgrading its site at Elmore, Victoria, in time for this year's harvest. | Grain venture boosts buying clout 
FARMERS have welcomed the repeal of legislation that will do away with the need for re-registration and re-approval of farm chemicals.
22 Jul 14  2 FARMERS have welcomed the repeal of legislation that will do away with the need for re-registration and re-approval of farm chemicals. | Syngenta defends paraquat  | Bees hit in canola virus fight 
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Hilarious when people accuse vegans of being extreme. Cutting another living, feeling
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"Adani has said the Carmichael mine would extract as much as 12.5 gigalitres of water every
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Well WTF if that's the criteria then only some farmers are special.....People won't riot over
MORE than 600 beef producers across northern Australia have been invited to join a voluntary rural debt survey as grazing industry leaders look to ramp up efforts to address the escalating rural debt crisis.
4:00 AM MORE than 600 beef producers across northern Australia have been invited to join a voluntary rural debt survey as...
HELPING draw attention to declining terms of trade and finding ways of improving on-farm profitability is the name of the game for Longreach grazier and agribusiness webpage developer James Walker.28 Jul 14  1 HELPING draw attention to declining terms of trade and finding ways of improving on-farm profitability is the name...