Queensland solar mega-farm switched on

SUNSHINE is being turned into energy and knowledge at The University of Queensland, where the state’s largest solar array was switched on today.
SUNSHINE is being turned into energy and knowledge at The University of Queensland, where the state’s largest solar array was switched on today.
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BROADBENT Grains has bought a major grain handling facility in NSW, contributing to what is becoming one of the biggest supply chain spending sprees by the industry in more than a decade. BROADBENT Grains has bought a major grain handling facility in NSW, contributing to what is becoming one of the biggest supply chain spending sprees by the industry in more than a decade.
THE death of Australian statesman Malcolm Fraser is a sad loss for the rural community, say peers. THE death of Australian statesman Malcolm Fraser is a sad loss for the rural community, say peers.
OPINION: IT’S true that alcohol and tobacco take a greater toll on our health system, but the use of 'ice' is an acute public health issue. OPINION: IT’S true that alcohol and tobacco take a greater toll on our health system, but the use of 'ice' is an acute public health issue.
A SENATE inquiry into the red meat processing sector should hold hearings in Australia’s beef capital, say Queensland representatives. A SENATE inquiry into the red meat processing sector should hold hearings in Australia’s beef capital, say Queensland representatives.
AN iconic North West pub was destroyed by fire on Friday morning.
Gannons Hotel in Julia Creek was burnt to the ground about 1am in the morning.
9:47 AM AN iconic North West pub was destroyed by fire on Friday morning. Gannons Hotel in Julia Creek was burnt to the ground about 1am in the morning.
IT took until Thursday for wool prices to rally, too late for anything more than a one cent jump for the AWEX EMI, which closed at 1094c.
6:09 AM IT took until Thursday for wool prices to rally, too late for anything more than a one cent jump for the AWEX EMI, which closed at 1094c. | AWEX sale-day results now online  | Weaving their way with Westblade 
Sheep - Wool
THE ACCC is keeping an eye on a proposed mega-deal that would create the world's fifth-largest food and beverage company.
6:00 AM  1 THE ACCC is keeping an eye on a proposed mega-deal that would create the world's fifth-largest food and beverage company. | Blurred lines leave egg on...  | Kraft and Heinz a super blend 
AT the close of Wednesday’s markets, the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator finished at 419.25c, up 2.50c/kg cwt.
3:00 AM AT the close of Wednesday’s markets, the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator finished at 419.25c, up 2.50c/kg cwt.
Cattle - Beef
AN egg producer has gained strong backing from federal senators in his attempt to postpone legal action over “free-range” claims.
3:00 AM AN egg producer has gained strong backing from federal senators in his attempt to postpone legal action over “free-range” claims. | Maccas not too chicken to change  | Bacon and eggs, together at last 
THE general public needs to understand the difference between a scientist and a “ranting entertainer”, says Australia's chief scientist.
3:00 AM  13 THE general public needs to understand the difference between a scientist and a “ranting entertainer”, says Australia's chief scientist. | GM appeal rests on 'duty of care'  | GM crops back in the spotlight 
THE long-awaited Ag Competitiveness White Paper may not align with other policy reform papers, according to the NFF.
3:00 AM  3 THE long-awaited Ag Competitiveness White Paper may not align with other policy reform papers, according to the NFF. | Fund white paper policies: NFF  | Coalition split on grocery code 
OUTSIDE investors are inquiring about SunRice's equity fund, but it may be some time before the company opens its gates.
3:00 AM  5 OUTSIDE investors are inquiring about SunRice's equity fund, but it may be some time before the company opens its gates. | SunRice looks beyond ag for...  | SunRice outlines capital... 
A VETERINARY pathologist says the IARC findings on glyphosate should serve as a wake-up call for Australian agriculture.
3:00 AM  14 A VETERINARY pathologist says the IARC findings on glyphosate should serve as a wake-up call for Australian agriculture. | Roundup rejects cancer claims 
TWO years of tough seasons have created a sticky situation for the honey industry, but Capilano has kept Australian honey buzzing.
3:00 AM TWO years of tough seasons have created a sticky situation for the honey industry, but Capilano has kept Australian honey buzzing.
NUMEROUS stock agency firms throughout Victoria, South Australia, Tasmanian and NSW - many of them privately owned - are believed caught up in financial dilemma following the collapse of a live export heifer order arranged for China.
26 Mar 15  4 NUMEROUS stock agency firms throughout Victoria, South Australia, Tasmanian and NSW - many of them privately owned - are believed caught up in financial dilemma following the collapse of...
Cattle - Beef
At a media conference today at Queensland Parliament House, the Wangan and Jagalingou people, traditional owners of Queensland’s Galilee Basin, announced that they have refused Indian conglomerate Adani and the QLD Government a Land Use Agreement for the huge Carmichael coal mine.
26 Mar 15 At a media conference today at Queensland Parliament House, the Wangan and Jagalingou people, traditional owners of Queensland’s Galilee Basin, announced that they have refused Indian...
SEVERE storms can have negative impacts on livestock health, welfare and biosecurity, warns the Livestock Biosecurity Network.
26 Mar 15  1 SEVERE storms can have negative impacts on livestock health, welfare and biosecurity, warns the Livestock Biosecurity Network. | More than 4000 claims from TC...  | Push drought funds to... 
AUSTRALIA has largely been isolated from a drop in the international dairy price due to significant domestic sales, an industry conference has been told.
26 Mar 15  1 AUSTRALIA has largely been isolated from a drop in the international dairy price due to significant domestic sales, an industry conference has been told.
LANDCARE funding cuts and environmental threats linked to farm production were raised in an explosive Senate committee report.
26 Mar 15  3 LANDCARE funding cuts and environmental threats linked to farm production were raised in an explosive Senate committee report.
KRAFT Foods Group will merge with HJ Heinz in a deal creating the third-largest food and beverage company in North America.
26 Mar 15 KRAFT Foods Group will merge with HJ Heinz in a deal creating the third-largest food and beverage company in North America. | Asian foodies dip into Aussie...  | Paddock-to-plate: swallow the cost 
RAY White Real Estate chairman Brian White has urged calm in response to fears Chinese buyers are pushing up prices.
26 Mar 15  9 RAY White Real Estate chairman Brian White has urged calm in response to fears Chinese buyers are pushing up prices. | FDI fees to boost FIRB resources  | Joyce stands up for FDI changes 
SAM Trethewey is a farmer and FarmOnline blogger and he finds the myths surrounding food and agriculture frustrating.
26 Mar 15  2 SAM Trethewey is a farmer and FarmOnline blogger and he finds the myths surrounding food and agriculture frustrating.
FONTERRA should be ready to launch a new equity fund, providing patient third-party capital for farm investment by the end of the year.
26 Mar 15 FONTERRA should be ready to launch a new equity fund, providing patient third-party capital for farm investment by the end of the year. | Chinese line up for 'My Cow in... 
SA MAY soon have fields of white, pink and purple poppy flowers dotting the landscape with the state Opposition releasing draft legislation to amend the Controlled Substances Act 1984.
26 Mar 15 SA MAY soon have fields of white, pink and purple poppy flowers dotting the landscape with the state Opposition releasing draft legislation to amend the Controlled Substances Act 1984.
THE “fractured” NT buffalo industry needs to work as a cohesive unit if it is to realise its full potential, according to Primary Industry and Fisheries Minister Willem Westra van Holthe.
26 Mar 15 THE “fractured” NT buffalo industry needs to work as a cohesive unit if it is to realise its full potential, according to Primary Industry and Fisheries Minister Willem Westra van Holthe.
A DEVASTATING bushfire that ravaged Colin Seis' Gulgong, NSW, Merino property in 1979, killing his 3000-head flock and destroying the family property, was the catalyst which revolutionised his production system.
26 Mar 15 A DEVASTATING bushfire that ravaged Colin Seis' Gulgong, NSW, Merino property in 1979, killing his 3000-head flock and destroying the family property, was the catalyst which...
PREPARE for price volatility ahead in beef cattle markets, with the spikes pointing mostly upwards, says market analyst Tim McRae.
26 Mar 15  2 PREPARE for price volatility ahead in beef cattle markets, with the spikes pointing mostly upwards, says market analyst Tim McRae. | Red meat inquiry covers all bases  | EBVs beef up Wagyu returns 
Cattle - Beef
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So if monitoring for standards wasn't working before to protect animals, how come you think they
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The NFF seems to follow popular mantras of drought subsidies etc with out ever achieving
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The problem since Landcare started is the bureaucracy that was built up to form Catchment
STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres Strait Islands have just completed their Deadly Choices Healthy Lifestyles Program.3:00 AM STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres...
HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a scholarship from Home Hill Community Bank Branch.3:00 AM HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a...