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IT’S been ‘business as usual’ for prominent rural export company Wellard in 2014 after a relatively quiet 2013, and there are high hopes of an even sturdier 2015 according to Executive Chairman Mauro Balzarini.

Wellard's high hopes for 2015  

IT’S been ‘business as usual’ for prominent rural export company Wellard in 2014 after a relatively quiet 2013, and there are high hopes
ALTHOUGH global confidence in ag machinery has weakened, no-one visiting the EIMA expo in Italy could come away with a negative view. 22 Nov 14 ALTHOUGH global confidence in ag machinery has weakened, no-one visiting the EIMA expo in Italy could come away with...
WHEN Mareeba-based banana growers, Howe Farming Enterprises, decided it was time to start cultivating some energy-saving measures to reduce costs, they called the Kill-a-Watt campaign. 21 Nov 14 WHEN Mareeba-based banana growers, Howe Farming Enterprises, decided it was time to start cultivating some...
AN extra $3.5 million has been promised to enable continued support for mental health services in drought-affected communities in NSW and Queensland. 20 Nov 14 AN extra $3.5 million has been promised to enable continued support for mental health services in drought-affected...
MEAT processor Primo is to be sold for $1.45b to the meat processing and export giant JBS Australia in a strategic value-adding move. 21 Nov 14 MEAT processor Primo is to be sold for $1.45b to the meat processing and export giant JBS Australia in a strategic...
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AUSTRALIAN agriculture has some difficult choices to make, says Donald McGauchie, including revising the benefits of drought aid to farmers. AUSTRALIAN agriculture has some difficult choices to make, says Donald McGauchie, including revising the benefits of...

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Nico on numerous occasions you bag on about following the money trail. Well perhaps you should
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We should pump as much CO2 out as we can - get sea levels rising as quick as possible - more
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Interesting that the mega Corporations like Coles, so vigorously fight for free and open markets
BEEF Australia has developed a new initiative to help the industry hold on to its best and brightest young members.
21 Nov 14 BEEF Australia has developed a new initiative to help the industry hold on to its best and brightest young members.
LONDON-BASED Terra Firma is mulling a partial sale of Australia's Consolidated Pastoral Company.21 Nov 14 LONDON-BASED Terra Firma is mulling a partial sale of Australia's Consolidated Pastoral Company.

THE BJD outbreak which rocked the Queensland cattle industry is before the Supreme Court of Queensland today.
06 Nov 14  5 THE BJD outbreak which rocked the Queensland cattle industry is before the Supreme Court of Queensland today.
WHILE cattle numbers will be reduced on the 2013 sale at the 48th annual Tropical Northern Brahman Bull Sale the quality of what’s on offer will still be of a very high standard.02 Nov 14 WHILE cattle numbers will be reduced on the 2013 sale at the 48th annual Tropical Northern Brahman Bull Sale the...
AWI chief executive Stuart McCullough has defended the company's commitment of levy payers money to marketing the fibre globally. AWI chief executive Stuart McCullough has defended the company's commitment of levy payers money to marketing the...

INPUT costs have been a key contributor to major changes in farming in the past 20 years.
21 Nov 14 INPUT costs have been a key contributor to major changes in farming in the past 20 years.
ON paper, one of the most significant outcomes in the grains sector of the Chinese FTA was the removal of a 7pc tariff on pulses.21 Nov 14 ON paper, one of the most significant outcomes in the grains sector of the Chinese FTA was the removal of a 7pc...

THE Australian government and Terrain NRM are offering Wet Tropics’ sugar cane farmers an opportunity to further improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef.24 Oct 14  1 THE Australian government and Terrain NRM are offering Wet Tropics’ sugar cane farmers an opportunity to further...
THE Far North Queensland sugar industry marked a significant milestone on Friday, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Cairns Bulk Sugar Terminal (BST).05 Oct 14 THE Far North Queensland sugar industry marked a significant milestone on Friday, celebrating the 50th anniversary...

NUT growers could be big winners from yesterday's free trade agreement with China, saying it could pave the way for massive expansion into an already significant market.18 Nov 14  3 NUT growers could be big winners from yesterday's free trade agreement with China, saying it could pave the way for...
AUSVEG welcomed the Dept of Ag bringing forward a review into import conditions for Fijian ginger after detection of live root knot nematode in a shipment this year.19 Nov 14 AUSVEG welcomed the Dept of Ag bringing forward a review into import conditions for Fijian ginger after detection of...
ALMOND grower and producer Select Harvests is circling Thurla Farms and its 230 hectares of planted almond groves near Mildura.17 Nov 14 ALMOND grower and producer Select Harvests is circling Thurla Farms and its 230 hectares of planted almond groves...
A US HEDGE fund has spent about $30 million acquiring 7000 hectares of Queensland grain property in an off-market deal.17 Nov 14  12 A US HEDGE fund has spent about $30 million acquiring 7000 hectares of Queensland grain property in an off-market deal.

An entrepreneur from the Whitsundays is harnessing the healing power of a native tree to assist sufferers of skin disorders.
Grace Evans, through her Whitsunday Myrtle body products business, is using essential oils from the Whitsunday Lemon Myrtle as a host to develop her unique products.20 Nov 14 An entrepreneur from the Whitsundays is harnessing the healing power of a native tree to assist sufferers of skin...
JULIAN Ernest Malcolm Jewell (Jim) was born on May 27, 1931 at Aramac Central, Queensland, the fourth in the Jewell family of four brothers and two sisters. 
He arrived with our parents in Charters Towers from Aramac in 1932.20 Nov 14 JULIAN Ernest Malcolm Jewell (Jim) was born on May 27, 1931 at Aramac Central, Queensland, the fourth in the Jewell...