Storm shows we must rethink land use

OPINION: ANOTHER east coast low-pressure system brings flood-producing rains, but we have not seen much discussion of the 'why' of it all.
OPINION: ANOTHER east coast low-pressure system brings flood-producing rains, but we have not seen much discussion of the 'why' of it all.
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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.
PHILANTHROPIST Turia Pitt will join Rural Women’s Award state winners at a Beef Australia 2015 high tea in Rockhampton.
12:30 PM PHILANTHROPIST Turia Pitt will join Rural Women’s Award state winners at a Beef Australia 2015 high tea in Rockhampton.
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CEDAR Anderson and his father Stuart have achieved what most inventors can only dream of – striking gold with a truly unique innovation.
12:24 PM CEDAR Anderson and his father Stuart have achieved what most inventors can only dream of – striking gold with a truly unique innovation. | Capilano generates a buzz 
COLES' decision to shift towards everyday-low pricing will be put to the test this week, when it releases its first quarterly results since adopting a hybrid promotional strategy late last year.
11:50 AM COLES' decision to shift towards everyday-low pricing will be put to the test this week, when it releases its first quarterly results since adopting a hybrid promotional strategy late... | Coles eyes fruit farm investments  | Coles to spend $50m on farmers 
TONY Abbott promised a world-class “five pillar economy”. As his government prepares its second federal budget, how is ag faring?
9:20 AM TONY Abbott promised a world-class “five pillar economy”. As his government prepares its second federal budget, how is ag faring? | Keep a weather eye on biosecurity  | Fire ants threaten Qld's... 
THE announcement of S. Kidman & Co’s intention to sell its pastoral business marks a waypoint in SA’s progress towards a post-colonial world.
9:15 AM THE announcement of S. Kidman & Co’s intention to sell its pastoral business marks a waypoint in SA’s progress towards a post-colonial world. | Cattle kingdom carve-up disharmony  | Kidman sale timing questioned 
BROKING firm Bell Potter has backed the takeover of water company Tandou by walnut producer Webster, but investors are still unsure about pricing.
9:05 AM  1 BROKING firm Bell Potter has backed the takeover of water company Tandou by walnut producer Webster, but investors are still unsure about pricing. | Webster's big splash: a Tandou...  | Corrigan's historic water,... 
A PALATIAL country estate, Brindley Park, at Merriwa in NSW, could be sold for as much as $30 million.
8:55 AM A PALATIAL country estate, Brindley Park, at Merriwa in NSW, could be sold for as much as $30 million. | Rural land sales hit $13.7b  | Outlook raises stakes for... 
A US-based company has paid around $4 million to acquire Yarralyn Park, a 545ha mixed-use property in South Australia.
8:45 AM A US-based company has paid around $4 million to acquire Yarralyn Park, a 545ha mixed-use property in South Australia. | Rural land sales hit $13.7b  | Outlook raises stakes for... 
WA farmers are optimistic they could harvest a third consecutive above-average winter crop this year, boosting the flagging economy.
8:25 AM WA farmers are optimistic they could harvest a third consecutive above-average winter crop this year, boosting the flagging economy. | Nicoletti to sell WA farms  | Receivers defend foreclosure... 
AUSTRALIA'S superannuation funds invest on average just 0.3 per cent in the agriculture sector.
8:10 AM  2 AUSTRALIA'S superannuation funds invest on average just 0.3 per cent in the agriculture sector. | Super farm sell-off predicted 
CARBON Link was pulled from the brink by Thursday's ERF auction, and began mapping a course that could change the sums for agriculture.
4:00 AM  3 CARBON Link was pulled from the brink by Thursday's ERF auction, and began mapping a course that could change the sums for agriculture. | Choose between climate futures  | Ag Energy Council axed 
THE ag sector doesn't have the right tools for the job of building trust between farmers and consumers, says consultant Greg Mills.
4:00 AM  2 THE ag sector doesn't have the right tools for the job of building trust between farmers and consumers, says consultant Greg Mills.
THERE'S plenty of paddock action going on at present with autumn lambing kicking off and autumn joining also underway for many sheep producers.
4:00 AM THERE'S plenty of paddock action going on at present with autumn lambing kicking off and autumn joining also underway for many sheep producers.
EXPORTING Australia's abundant ag output is a process likely to chew up lots of cash before all those hungry buyers start paying up.
4:00 AM EXPORTING Australia's abundant ag output is a process likely to chew up lots of cash before all those hungry buyers start paying up. | Glencore's next move could be ag  | Obama scrambles for TPP deal 
DROUGHT, that most undesirable element of Australian agriculture, is going to be more frequent and more severe in the decades ahead.
4:00 AM  6 DROUGHT, that most undesirable element of Australian agriculture, is going to be more frequent and more severe in the decades ahead. | Drought stimulus: 'no easy answers'  | More pain in drought's fourth year 
THE army biscuit, also known as an Anzac wafer or Anzac tile, is essentially a long shelf-life, hard tack biscuit, eaten as a substitute for bread.
26 Apr 15 THE army biscuit, also known as an Anzac wafer or Anzac tile, is essentially a long shelf-life, hard tack biscuit, eaten as a substitute for bread.
SOLDIERS returning from The Great War were rewarded for their service by having the chance to establish themselves as farmers.
26 Apr 15 SOLDIERS returning from The Great War were rewarded for their service by having the chance to establish themselves as farmers.
BEEF legend, Sir Graham McCamley, loves his Merlo Multifarmer telehandler and says it’s the most versatile machine he has owned during his long farming career.
26 Apr 15 BEEF legend, Sir Graham McCamley, loves his Merlo Multifarmer telehandler and says it’s the most versatile machine he has owned during his long farming career. | Dawn of electric truck technology  | Machinery minds gather at... 
AS breaking rains begin to fall across southern Australia’s cropping regions many growers would be considering a pre-sowing ‘double knock’ treatment for annual ryegrass.
26 Apr 15 AS breaking rains begin to fall across southern Australia’s cropping regions many growers would be considering a pre-sowing ‘double knock’ treatment for annual ryegrass.
AUDIO: CATCH up with ag news in our weekly audio wrap: bush Anzacs; ag pushes PETA; wild weather; EMI boost; rural property revival.
25 Apr 15 AUDIO: CATCH up with ag news in our weekly audio wrap: bush Anzacs; ag pushes PETA; wild weather; EMI boost; rural property revival. | Gallipoli diary that came full...  | Send PETA to school: WAFarmers 
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...
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And on top of that, Bim Joyd, not to many of them in these 'climate' organisations have too much
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What happened, Shorty, was that there was a global effort to upgrade and correct computer
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What a load of bollocks you just delivered in your last post, Nico. You AGWers have no evidence
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...