Two decades of rural leadership

FROM a Moulamein rice farmer to a Top End crocodile industry entrepreneur, the 22nd Rural Leadership Program participants are a diverse bunch.
FROM a Moulamein rice farmer to a Top End crocodile industry entrepreneur, the 22nd Rural Leadership Program participants are a diverse bunch.
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THE International Woolmark Prize has proven to be AWI’s most successful marketing strategy, based on AC Nielsen tracking surveys. THE International Woolmark Prize has proven to be AWI’s most successful marketing strategy, based on AC Nielsen tracking surveys.
A HOT spell the Bureau of Meteorology called A HOT spell the Bureau of Meteorology called "exceptional" for late March was recorded over large parts of northern and central Australia.
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.
IN January 2014, trade weight lambs averaged 402c/kg cwt - fast forward one year and NSW trade lambs were 138c/kg cwt dearer.
10:35 AM IN January 2014, trade weight lambs averaged 402c/kg cwt - fast forward one year and NSW trade lambs were 138c/kg cwt dearer. | Lamb throughput down at eastern...  | Late rally keeps EMI stable 
LIVE cattle out of Darwin will ship for $4/kg or more “in the next year or so”, Ross Ainsworth told the NTCA conference in Darwin.
8:45 AM LIVE cattle out of Darwin will ship for $4/kg or more “in the next year or so”, Ross Ainsworth told the NTCA conference in Darwin. | Cattle outlook 'persistently... 
Cattle - Beef
AT THE close of Thursday’s markets, the EYCI finished at 421.50c, up 2.25c/kg cwt on where it finished the previous day.
8:30 AM AT THE close of Thursday’s markets, the EYCI finished at 421.50c, up 2.25c/kg cwt on where it finished the previous day. | Cyclone keeps export processors...  | EYCI records set to be smashed 
Cattle - Beef
RSM BIRD Cameron has hit back at claims over a WA farm foreclosure, saying its representatives were “at all times professional”.
8:30 AM  2 RSM BIRD Cameron has hit back at claims over a WA farm foreclosure, saying its representatives were “at all times professional”. | Receivers in farm foreclosure...  | WA farmers buck land laws 
THE CSG industry is urging NSW Premier Mike Baird not to buckle to pressure from environmentalists despite a Greens-led backlash at Saturday's election.
7:30 AM  2 THE CSG industry is urging NSW Premier Mike Baird not to buckle to pressure from environmentalists despite a Greens-led backlash at Saturday's election. | Santos chair switch fuels CSG...  | Taxman's role in Frackman film 
THE federal government has committed to cutting tax for small business, but farmers could lose out on proposed changes.
7:25 AM  3 THE federal government has committed to cutting tax for small business, but farmers could lose out on proposed changes. | Outrage over PM's property hit  | Alliance backs diesel rebate 
THE US Congress is scrambling to beat a fast-closing window to strike a domestic political deal to sign the TPP plan.
7:15 AM  1 THE US Congress is scrambling to beat a fast-closing window to strike a domestic political deal to sign the TPP plan. | TPP 'critical' for Australian...  | US within reach of TPP prize 
THE new Qld Labor government has honoured an agreement with Gina Rinehart to buy land in the Mary Valley for dairy production.
7:05 AM  1 THE new Qld Labor government has honoured an agreement with Gina Rinehart to buy land in the Mary Valley for dairy production. | Mitchell to sell 49pc of cattle...  | Nicoletti to sell WA farms 
A PIECE of ANZAC history has made its way to Townsville on the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli. One of the fiercest battles during the ANZAC military engagement at Gallipoli was the Battle of Lone Pine, August 6-9, 1915.
3:00 AM A PIECE of ANZAC history has made its way to Townsville on the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli. One of the fiercest battles during the ANZAC military engagement at...
SHARES in both Webster and Tandou rallied sharply when Webster announced plans to significantly expand into more broadacre cropping
3:00 AM SHARES in both Webster and Tandou rallied sharply when Webster announced plans to significantly expand into more broadacre cropping | Webster's big splash: a Tandou... 
VIDEO: AUSTRALIAN woolgrowers now have access to a hand-held, real-time tool to measure their wool micron diameter on-farm.
3:00 AM VIDEO: AUSTRALIAN woolgrowers now have access to a hand-held, real-time tool to measure their wool micron diameter on-farm. | Fashion industry spins wool well  | AWEX sale-day results now online 
Sheep - Wool
FOLLOWING three years' development and 20 months' field testing, Hustler has released the new X5000 chainless bale feeder.
3:00 AM FOLLOWING three years' development and 20 months' field testing, Hustler has released the new X5000 chainless bale feeder. | Claas act for Great Big Demo  | AGCO's economic new Challenger 
WHEAT producers may have more opportunities to market their grain given key competitors are switching to other crops.
3:00 AM WHEAT producers may have more opportunities to market their grain given key competitors are switching to other crops. | Filling gaps in grain governance  | Grain buy could set trend 
QUEENSLAND exhibitors the Iseppi family, GK Livestock, Dalby, continued their domination of the female Red Angus judging at the Sydney Royal.
29 Mar 15 QUEENSLAND exhibitors the Iseppi family, GK Livestock, Dalby, continued their domination of the female Red Angus judging at the Sydney Royal.
A SERIES of extracts from Stephen Martyn's book on the history of Australian meat processing: World on a Plate.
29 Mar 15 A SERIES of extracts from Stephen Martyn's book on the history of Australian meat processing: World on a Plate. | How Australia got chilled beef...  | Byron Bay's beef and whale tale 
AS a long-time partner of wool and the Woolmark brand, David Jones was proud to be associated with the International Wool Prize.
29 Mar 15 AS a long-time partner of wool and the Woolmark brand, David Jones was proud to be associated with the International Wool Prize. | Fashion industry spins wool well  | M.PATMOS wins Woolmark Prize 
Sheep - Wool
A BUNDABERG macadamia company is helping to protect the industry’s botanical heritage.
29 Mar 15 A BUNDABERG macadamia company is helping to protect the industry’s botanical heritage.
MAHINDRA has released a new 4025 tractor that has the dimensions of a compact machine but the capabilities of a utility tractor.
29 Mar 15 MAHINDRA has released a new 4025 tractor that has the dimensions of a compact machine but the capabilities of a utility tractor. | Claas act for Great Big Demo  | AGCO's economic new Challenger 
CATCH up with the ag news of the week in our weekly wrap: glypho cancer claims; cattle outlook; ag's underbelly; White Paper woes.
28 Mar 15 CATCH up with the ag news of the week in our weekly wrap: glypho cancer claims; cattle outlook; ag's underbelly; White Paper woes.  | Black market in farm labour  | Exposing hort's 'underbelly' 
THE 2014 cropping season in southern NSW has shed new light on the benefits of early sown wheats.
28 Mar 15 THE 2014 cropping season in southern NSW has shed new light on the benefits of early sown wheats.
VIDEO: CANE growers are making profitable use of their off-season by adding nitrogen-fixing legumes to their crop rotations.
28 Mar 15 VIDEO: CANE growers are making profitable use of their off-season by adding nitrogen-fixing legumes to their crop rotations.
LIVESTOCK producers could have access to technology to help them target processor specifications with accuracy in just a few years.
28 Mar 15  1 LIVESTOCK producers could have access to technology to help them target processor specifications with accuracy in just a few years. | Market spooked over 'phantom herd'  | Cattle export boost to Indonesia 
Cattle - Beef
IN SPITE of its status as a bulk commodity, grain is commanding a healthy premium as an organic product, say organic sector leaders.
28 Mar 15 IN SPITE of its status as a bulk commodity, grain is commanding a healthy premium as an organic product, say organic sector leaders. | Soil health focus reaps rewards  | Court reserves judgement on GM... 
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LC, The customers are telling us and you know that the customer is always right. Deregular-You
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WTF - linking GM with food allergies is considered very fringe by those doing the research in
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Peter I think it is even more a black day when the Nations cannot stand up and be the power and
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...