Innovation plan lacks nuance

ACKNOWLEDGING Australia has the potential to do well in areas such as food and agribusiness, mining and medical technologies is hardly radical.
ACKNOWLEDGING Australia has the potential to do well in areas such as food and agribusiness, mining and medical technologies is hardly radical.
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THE 2014 Gold City Brahman sale topped at $12,500 for an Elrose sire. THE 2014 Gold City Brahman sale topped at $12,500 for an Elrose sire.
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.
A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable. A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable.
FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
15 Oct 14 LAST week, during Mental Health Week, NSW Farmers launched the Glove Box Guide for Mental Health in partnership with the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and The Land.
MODERN communication tools have undoubtedly improved efficiency and the speed at which information can be shared, but can never replace a face-to-face catch up, says KATE MANION.
13 Oct 14 MODERN communication tools have undoubtedly improved efficiency and the speed at which information can be shared, but can never replace a face-to-face catch up, says KATE MANION.
SIGNS are pointing towards finalisation of the long overdue Australia-China FTA next month, yielding potentially lucrative returns for Australian agriculture.
11 Oct 14  2 SIGNS are pointing towards finalisation of the long overdue Australia-China FTA next month, yielding potentially lucrative returns for Australian agriculture. | Dairy needs China FTA: Robb  | Abbott dispels 'Asia's food... 
FADING our curtains and keeping the cows awake, who does the sun think it is? Naughty sun, back in your box.
04 Oct 14  2 FADING our curtains and keeping the cows awake, who does the sun think it is? Naughty sun, back in your box. | Making ag a popular career choice  | Australia Post must act, to the... 
PUTTING prisoners to work on the land is a win-win for all of us.
29 Sep 14  4 PUTTING prisoners to work on the land is a win-win for all of us. | Forestry industry in recovery:...  | Witnessing rural debt crisis... 
WHAT can three children teach you about matching messages to audiences? Cox Inall’s Michael Thomson finds out.
28 Sep 14 WHAT can three children teach you about matching messages to audiences? Cox Inall’s Michael Thomson finds out. | Leveraging the social network 
THE RIRDC Rural Women’s Awards celebrate an essential part of what gives the three Rs of Australia their strength: its people, says MATT LINNEGAR.
26 Sep 14 THE RIRDC Rural Women’s Awards celebrate an essential part of what gives the three Rs of Australia their strength: its people, says MATT LINNEGAR. | Overcoming the real barriers to...  | Making ag a popular career choice 
AUSTRALIA'S rural sector might not want to rush into an FTA with China, but we could soon find China is doing a lot more business with our competitors.
24 Sep 14  1 AUSTRALIA'S rural sector might not want to rush into an FTA with China, but we could soon find China is doing a lot more business with our competitors.
THERE are very few things that occur in our Australian landscapes that happen in isolation, and wild dog control is no exception.
24 Sep 14  8 THERE are very few things that occur in our Australian landscapes that happen in isolation, and wild dog control is no exception. | Dingoes can be allies  | The feral solution 
THE endless landscape as we fly towards Miles is littered with pockmarks.
18 Sep 14  4 THE endless landscape as we fly towards Miles is littered with pockmarks.
DINGOES, wild dogs – whatever you call them - are bad news for the sheep industry but they get results for many cattle producers.
18 Sep 14  24 DINGOES, wild dogs – whatever you call them - are bad news for the sheep industry but they get results for many cattle producers. | Human error created dog problem  | The feral solution 
MY earliest memories of paddock work involve dog drives with my Dad and a heap of neighbours, inside and outside the fence.
14 Sep 14  3 MY earliest memories of paddock work involve dog drives with my Dad and a heap of neighbours, inside and outside the fence.
AG needs to listen more to consumers. This in an uncomfortable phrase to most farmers, but it's a conversation that must be had to take the industry forward.
10 Sep 14 AG needs to listen more to consumers. This in an uncomfortable phrase to most farmers, but it's a conversation that must be had to take the industry forward.
LIKE clearing landmines in Cambodia, new farming areas for sheep will not be safe nor profitable until the feral problem is removed completely.
06 Sep 14 LIKE clearing landmines in Cambodia, new farming areas for sheep will not be safe nor profitable until the feral problem is removed completely. | Pack mentality targets wild dog... 
THIS government’s promise to rural Australia was to reinvigorate our agricultural sector – and we are delivering on that promise, says BARNABY JOYCE.
06 Sep 14  2 THIS government’s promise to rural Australia was to reinvigorate our agricultural sector – and we are delivering on that promise, says BARNABY JOYCE. | Dairy fights for trade rights  | KAFTA report splits opinion 
AS MORE and more people go online, social channels have become the norm in talking to rural and regional Australians.
27 Aug 14 AS MORE and more people go online, social channels have become the norm in talking to rural and regional Australians.
NSW Farmers is in the middle of two key opportunities on native vegetation reform.
27 Aug 14 NSW Farmers is in the middle of two key opportunities on native vegetation reform.

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After studying the contoured map of the area, the Bradfield site is the only one available. In
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Clearly, CMT and Jock are envious of growers taking a calculated risk and forward selling. They
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Agree with Fiona - this property is not cheap. Another thing - Mitchell grass is good - but 20
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.
THREE federal government MPs took to the skies this morning from Rockhampton Airport to inspect prospective infrastructure projects in the region.

09 Oct 14 THREE federal government MPs took to the skies this morning from Rockhampton Airport to inspect prospective...