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ANYONE who has spent hours painstakingly stripping paint or varnish off old furniture in the name of restoration will appreciate what Pam Burchill and Merran Tedman are trying to achieve with their new range of chalk paints.
ANYONE who has spent hours painstakingly stripping paint or varnish off old furniture in the name of restoration will appreciate what Pam Burchill and Merran Tedman are trying to achieve with their new range of chalk paints.
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DAIRY, livestock, fruit and veg and processed food products exported from the US will be the TPP's big winners, says USDA's Sharon Sydow. DAIRY, livestock, fruit and veg and processed food products exported from the US will be the TPP's big winners, says USDA's Sharon Sydow.
JERVOIS, SA, has long been known for its ties to dairy farming, but last week the small town witnessed a rarity in the industry. JERVOIS, SA, has long been known for its ties to dairy farming, but last week the small town witnessed a rarity in the industry.
GRASSFED beef represents a growing niche market for Aus exports into large US market, where lamb and beef sales have surged significantly. GRASSFED beef represents a growing niche market for Aus exports into large US market, where lamb and beef sales have surged significantly.
IT IS India's time to shine in world grain markets, according to Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) international guest speaker. IT IS India's time to shine in world grain markets, according to Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) international guest speaker.
QUEENSLAND country music legend James Blundell will be back bigger and better at the Ekka.
4:00 AM QUEENSLAND country music legend James Blundell will be back bigger and better at the Ekka.
GOONDIWINDI based Woods Grains director, Thomas Dudley Woods, has been sentenced to 18 months jail for fraud.
31 Jul 15 GOONDIWINDI based Woods Grains director, Thomas Dudley Woods, has been sentenced to 18 months jail for fraud.
TYPE two road trains will soon be able to travel through Roma without decoupling, thanks to $480,000 in funding announced this week by Main Roads minister Mark Bailey.
31 Jul 15 TYPE two road trains will soon be able to travel through Roma without decoupling, thanks to $480,000 in funding announced this week by Main Roads minister Mark Bailey.
PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has broken another promise, leaving remote Queenslanders disconnected.
31 Jul 15 PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has broken another promise, leaving remote Queenslanders disconnected.
IT IS the luring opportunity that has pulled at the heartstrings of the country's youth year after year - and it is not wavering any time soon.
31 Jul 15 IT IS the luring opportunity that has pulled at the heartstrings of the country's youth year after year - and it is not wavering any time soon.
THE Northern Territory is known for its characters, and Manbulloo's Guy Langhans is no exception.
31 Jul 15 THE Northern Territory is known for its characters, and Manbulloo's Guy Langhans is no exception.
IT WAS a post on Facebook that gave Erin Horsnell her shot at ringer life in the Northern Territory.
31 Jul 15 IT WAS a post on Facebook that gave Erin Horsnell her shot at ringer life in the Northern Territory.
CASTRATING piglets is probably not the most likely of tasks delegated to a cattle station's girl Friday.
31 Jul 15 CASTRATING piglets is probably not the most likely of tasks delegated to a cattle station's girl Friday.
LIKE many station managers' children, some of Dillon Fletcher's earliest memories involve following his father around the cattle yards.
31 Jul 15 LIKE many station managers' children, some of Dillon Fletcher's earliest memories involve following his father around the cattle yards.
WORKING on a cattle station is far more luxurious than it once was, according to Manbulloo's head stockman Jason Watkins.
31 Jul 15 WORKING on a cattle station is far more luxurious than it once was, according to Manbulloo's head stockman Jason Watkins.
STRIDING across from the yards, proudly wearing his new Consolidated Pastoral Company (CPC) work shirt, Cameron Kruckow is clearly a man on the move.
31 Jul 15 STRIDING across from the yards, proudly wearing his new Consolidated Pastoral Company (CPC) work shirt, Cameron Kruckow is clearly a man on the move.
31 Jul 15 FREIGHT, economic and social disruption should now be frustrations of the past with the opening of the Yeppen South Bridge on the outskirts of Rockhampton this week.
Dalby-Tara shooter Cameron McEwan and Kim O'Loghlen from Natives club in Brisbane shot possible scores at the Ipswich Rifle Club annual prize meeting on Sunday.
31 Jul 15 Dalby-Tara shooter Cameron McEwan and Kim O'Loghlen from Natives club in Brisbane shot possible scores at the Ipswich Rifle Club annual prize meeting on Sunday.
IT has more cattle than the entire Northern Territory, yet central Queensland has continually been overlooked when it comes to agriculture and research funding.
31 Jul 15 IT has more cattle than the entire Northern Territory, yet central Queensland has continually been overlooked when it comes to agriculture and research funding.
THE cattle market continues to climb with Meat and Livestock Australia's key benchmark eastern young cattle indicator hitting 551.5c/kg dressed weight at the close of sales on Tuesday.
31 Jul 15 THE cattle market continues to climb with Meat and Livestock Australia's key benchmark eastern young cattle indicator hitting 551.5c/kg dressed weight at the close of sales on Tuesday.
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TREMORS have rocked Queensland's Fraser Coast with residents reporting
30 Jul 15 TREMORS have rocked Queensland's Fraser Coast with residents reporting "a bit of a wobble" hitting the town of Maryborough.
AGFORCE members will peek into the future of Queensland agriculture when the 2015 State Conference begins in Toowoomba today.
30 Jul 15  2 AGFORCE members will peek into the future of Queensland agriculture when the 2015 State Conference begins in Toowoomba today.
LAST week I wrote about the 10 essential items a girl should bring with her on her journey into the outback, if she finds herself heading there for a bloke. It got me thinking - what things would be considered 'essential' knowledge for any guy bringing a girl to live on the farm with him? In no particular order:
30 Jul 15 LAST week I wrote about the 10 essential items a girl should bring with her on her journey into the outback, if she finds herself heading there for a bloke. It got me thinking - what...
QUEENSLAND Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne has hit back at suggestions it was up to him to open up live cattle exports out of Port Alma.
30 Jul 15  1 QUEENSLAND Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne has hit back at suggestions it was up to him to open up live cattle exports out of Port Alma.
IT is among Queensland's most iconic rural properties and, for the Graham family, the connection to Jimbour Station runs as deep as the rich black soils upon which the landmark homestead was built.
30 Jul 15 IT is among Queensland's most iconic rural properties and, for the Graham family, the connection to Jimbour Station runs as deep as the rich black soils upon which the landmark homestead...
THE AG-Grow Central Highlands Colt Starting Challenge demonstrates horsemanship at its very best.
30 Jul 15 THE AG-Grow Central Highlands Colt Starting Challenge demonstrates horsemanship at its very best.
QUEENSLAND farm group AgForce will launch a new bursary in honour of Bollon grazier, the late Gus McGown, at an AgForce conference dinner in Toowoomba Thursday night.
29 Jul 15 QUEENSLAND farm group AgForce will launch a new bursary in honour of Bollon grazier, the late Gus McGown, at an AgForce conference dinner in Toowoomba Thursday night.
POLICE have confirmed three people are dead after a gas explosion in a caravan in Mount Isa this morning.
28 Jul 15 POLICE have confirmed three people are dead after a gas explosion in a caravan in Mount Isa this morning.
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I have lodged whistleblower material with the Head of Dept of Ag, Head of the MLA, and the Ag
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Jacky- there are 100K- cattle producers alone so there is many many more than that when you
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If there are 100,000 farmers then 48.5% of farmers, are holding cash reserves equivalent to 2- 4
THE planets have aligned for avocado growers, with some receiving the best prices they've seen in 40 years.27 Jul 15 THE planets have aligned for avocado growers, with some receiving the best prices they've seen in 40 years.
Nestled in the Glasshouse Mountains in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the Fullerton family of macadamia growers are finally beginning to reap the benefits of the seeds they sowed almost 20 years ago.13 Jul 15 Nestled in the Glasshouse Mountains in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the Fullerton family of macadamia growers are...