Around the traps: weekly wrap

AUDIO: CATCH up with ag news in our weekly audio wrap: bush Anzacs; ag pushes PETA; wild weather; EMI boost; rural property revival.
AUDIO: CATCH up with ag news in our weekly audio wrap: bush Anzacs; ag pushes PETA; wild weather; EMI boost; rural property revival.
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MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW. MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW.
AFTER years in the doldrums, beef is back on the property investor's shopping list and farmland price signals are showing signs of revival. AFTER years in the doldrums, beef is back on the property investor's shopping list and farmland price signals are showing signs of revival.
AUSTRALIAN commodity prices are being buffered by the falling Australian dollar to an extent not seen since 2008, says the NAB. AUSTRALIAN commodity prices are being buffered by the falling Australian dollar to an extent not seen since 2008, says the NAB.
FARMERS have lodged a written complaint about PETA's latest campaign which features a fake lamb covered in blood and cuts. FARMERS have lodged a written complaint about PETA's latest campaign which features a fake lamb covered in blood and cuts.
25 Apr 15 "HERE is their spirit, in the heart of the land they loved; and here we guard the record which they themselves made."
MUCH is known about the most famous old boy from All Saints' College, Bathurst, Charles (C.E.W) Bean, the official WWI historian.
25 Apr 15 MUCH is known about the most famous old boy from All Saints' College, Bathurst, Charles (C.E.W) Bean, the official WWI historian.
PRIVATE Billy Jackson, his right arm dangling by a piece of skin, wasn't about to let his wounded mates be blown to bits by the vicious German artillery shell blasts ripping across no man's land.
25 Apr 15 PRIVATE Billy Jackson, his right arm dangling by a piece of skin, wasn't about to let his wounded mates be blown to bits by the vicious German artillery shell blasts ripping across no...
RECRUITMENT for the war stepped up a notch with various marches across the state.
25 Apr 15 RECRUITMENT for the war stepped up a notch with various marches across the state.
PROBABLY every town in rural WA has a war memorial of some sort, generally with a Roll of Honour containing a list of the locals who enlisted in Australia’s armed forces, originally those from WWI, but most have continued to add names as other conflicts arose.
25 Apr 15 PROBABLY every town in rural WA has a war memorial of some sort, generally with a Roll of Honour containing a list of the locals who enlisted in Australia’s armed forces, originally...
THE discovery of his grandfather's war diary - and being bedridden for three months - prompted manufacturing engineer Bob Jarrad, Tea Tree Gully, to write the haunting poems he published last year.
25 Apr 15 THE discovery of his grandfather's war diary - and being bedridden for three months - prompted manufacturing engineer Bob Jarrad, Tea Tree Gully, to write the haunting poems he published...
FOR young men and women eager for adventure, World War I seemed a pathway to travel while fulfilling their patriotic duty.
25 Apr 15 FOR young men and women eager for adventure, World War I seemed a pathway to travel while fulfilling their patriotic duty. | Lameroo honours lost heroes  | Jennifer salutes military family 
WITH relatives who fought in both World War I and II, 19-year-old Lachlan Hunter feels a sense of connection with the ANZACs
25 Apr 15 WITH relatives who fought in both World War I and II, 19-year-old Lachlan Hunter feels a sense of connection with the ANZACs
IT'S been a good news month for the wool industry, with the market sitting at its highest level in 14 months.
25 Apr 15 IT'S been a good news month for the wool industry, with the market sitting at its highest level in 14 months. | Further 23c rally for EMI  | Send PETA to school: WAFarmers 
Sheep - Wool
GRAIN stocks information is one of the overlooked factors in the port regulation argument, says grains industry veteran Ron Storey.
25 Apr 15 GRAIN stocks information is one of the overlooked factors in the port regulation argument, says grains industry veteran Ron Storey. | ACCC looks at Viterra's port push  | VFF opposes southern port... 
IN HONOUR of 100 years of Anzac, read our moving stories of rural Australia's WW1 sacrifice.
24 Apr 15 External Link IN HONOUR of 100 years of Anzac, read our moving stories of rural Australia's WW1 sacrifice.
AGRICULTURE has played a leading role in the “stunning outcome” achieved by the first Emissions Reduction Fund auction this week.
24 Apr 15 AGRICULTURE has played a leading role in the “stunning outcome” achieved by the first Emissions Reduction Fund auction this week. | Ag Energy Council axed 
WE don't need to love our NZ neighbours, but if we are going to borrow or do business with them then we must do our homework.
24 Apr 15 WE don't need to love our NZ neighbours, but if we are going to borrow or do business with them then we must do our homework.
PROFESSOR Richard Murray’s appointment to the National Ice Taskforce will sharpen its focus on regional Australia, says Senator Fiona Nash.
24 Apr 15 PROFESSOR Richard Murray’s appointment to the National Ice Taskforce will sharpen its focus on regional Australia, says Senator Fiona Nash. | Taskforce set to tackle ice scourge  | Icy outlook for Senator's tour 
THE battle for market share between Woolworths, Coles and Aldi has come at a cost to Australia's second-largest baker, George Weston Foods.
24 Apr 15  1 THE battle for market share between Woolworths, Coles and Aldi has come at a cost to Australia's second-largest baker, George Weston Foods. | Grocers call for controls on...  | Finding value in Aussie food 
THE rising streak for wool prices continued this week, with the AWEX EMI landing on 1153 cents, up 23c.
24 Apr 15 THE rising streak for wool prices continued this week, with the AWEX EMI landing on 1153 cents, up 23c. | New Merino president's positive...  | Send PETA to school: WAFarmers 
Sheep - Wool
THE vast spread between northern and southern cattle prices developed as a result of December rainfall.
24 Apr 15 THE vast spread between northern and southern cattle prices developed as a result of December rainfall. | Symposium to tackle industry beefs  | Canadian fund buys McCamley... 
Cattle - Beef
NAB is now having second thoughts about its forecast of an RBA interest rate cut to 2pc in May, now suggesting a delay until August.
24 Apr 15  1 NAB is now having second thoughts about its forecast of an RBA interest rate cut to 2pc in May, now suggesting a delay until August. | $A drops after RBA signals rate cut  | Commodities buffered by... 
HISTORY is a record of past people, organisations and events, but the record still needs to be compiled by someone, sometimes from official reports or writings or maybe by talking to some who were present at the event.
24 Apr 15 HISTORY is a record of past people, organisations and events, but the record still needs to be compiled by someone, sometimes from official reports or writings or maybe by talking to...
OBLEY was a thriving town of about 3500 people in its
24 Apr 15 OBLEY was a thriving town of about 3500 people in its "heyday" prior to the railway running through Yeoval in the early 1880s.
THE King's School has a proud history of fostering leadership qualities in boys.
24 Apr 15  1 THE King's School has a proud history of fostering leadership qualities in boys.
BEFORE WWI, when Australia had no navy, a movement was started to raise money to build a battleship for the British Navy.
24 Apr 15 BEFORE WWI, when Australia had no navy, a movement was started to raise money to build a battleship for the British Navy.
24 Apr 15 TWO other rural New South Welshmen committed daring acts of bravery that afforded them a Victoria Cross.
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Well OC if you see "climate alarmists" as a problem, it must be quite exacerbating for you that,
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There you go again Nico, jumping to assumptions where there are none. I never referred to the
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Yes Kanzi, I was quite wrong - now there is a triopoly - what is Canberra going to do about how
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.27 Mar 15 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.27 Mar 15 HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a...