Ag workers in the line of fire

AGRICULTURE, forestry and fishing is Australia's second-most dangerous line of work, with 53 deaths in 2012 according to new research.
AGRICULTURE, forestry and fishing is Australia's second-most dangerous line of work, with 53 deaths in 2012 according to new research.
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FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
THE last month of winter saw another month of high lamb production in Australia, at 40,459 tonnes cwt – an increase of 7pc on year-ago levels according to MLA. THE last month of winter saw another month of high lamb production in Australia, at 40,459 tonnes cwt – an increase of 7pc on year-ago levels according to MLA.
RECEIVERS for 10 financially distressed rural properties in central and southern Queensland have achieved well over $12 million in sales. RECEIVERS for 10 financially distressed rural properties in central and southern Queensland have achieved well over $12 million in sales.
TONY Abbott and Clive Palmer feature in the list of speakers at the 2014 National Farmers Federation congress. TONY Abbott and Clive Palmer feature in the list of speakers at the 2014 National Farmers Federation congress.
JOKO Widodo was sworn in as Indonesia's seventh president on Monday, inheriting an economy growing at its slowest pace since 2009 that he has pledged to boost through reforms such as raising fuel prices.
11:30 AM JOKO Widodo was sworn in as Indonesia's seventh president on Monday, inheriting an economy growing at its slowest pace since 2009 that he has pledged to boost through reforms such as...
A LUCRATIVE source of income for Coles and Woolworths could come under threat from a proposed code of conduct and the ACCC crackdown on profit ­gouging.
11:15 AM A LUCRATIVE source of income for Coles and Woolworths could come under threat from a proposed code of conduct and the ACCC crackdown on profit ­gouging. | Little guys take on Woolies and...  | Woolies, Coles slash sliced... 
BILL Shorten has opened his speech at the NFF Congress in Canberra by paying heartfelt respects to former Australian PM Gough Whitlam.
9:25 AM BILL Shorten has opened his speech at the NFF Congress in Canberra by paying heartfelt respects to former Australian PM Gough Whitlam. | Ag Green Paper 'against govt grain'  | A dangerous complacency 
JOE Hockey will seek to have Beijing reverse its decision to slap tariffs on coal imports when he meets his Chinese counterpart this week.
9:15 AM JOE Hockey will seek to have Beijing reverse its decision to slap tariffs on coal imports when he meets his Chinese counterpart this week. | Abbott's line in sand on China FTA  | FTA compromise part of the deal 
A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable.
9:00 AM  2 A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable. | 'Golden era' for ag - if we...  | NFF Congress 2014: live feed 
FORMER Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has died in Sydney, aged 98, triggering a wave of bipartisan tributes around the country.
8:30 AM FORMER Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has died in Sydney, aged 98, triggering a wave of bipartisan tributes around the country.
FORMER prime minister Gough Whitlam died this morning in Canberra, aged 98.
7:53 AM FORMER prime minister Gough Whitlam died this morning in Canberra, aged 98.
FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
6:21 AM  1 FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. | Get the header right for harvest  | Steering clear of GM in the Midwest 
THE NSW government's decision to cancel a controversial mining licence in northern NSW was legally baseless, a court has heard.
6:17 AM THE NSW government's decision to cancel a controversial mining licence in northern NSW was legally baseless, a court has heard. | Energy plan sets up 'quarry...  | Vic, NSW push back onshore gas 
NOVEL tax incentives to boost the cash flow of struggling farmers, including allowing them to trade their tax losses, deserve consideration.
6:02 AM  1 NOVEL tax incentives to boost the cash flow of struggling farmers, including allowing them to trade their tax losses, deserve consideration. | 'Golden era' for ag - if we...  | NFF Congress 2014: live feed 
QUEENSLAND will host a trifecta of national vegetable conferences with Ausveg confirming it will head back to the Gold Coast for its 2015 national gathering.
1:00 AM QUEENSLAND will host a trifecta of national vegetable conferences with Ausveg confirming it will head back to the Gold Coast for its 2015 national gathering. | Joyce defends ginger import science 
A CARGO-cult belief that Asian demand is about to skyrocket farmgate is encouraging producers to ignore the need to lift margins, says David Sackett, managing director of Growth Farms.
1:00 AM  4 A CARGO-cult belief that Asian demand is about to skyrocket farmgate is encouraging producers to ignore the need to lift margins, says David Sackett, managing director of Growth Farms. | Green Paper finally on the table  | NFF Congress 2014: live feed 
WOOLGROWER Philip Attard recently returned from Spinexpo in China where he promoted the Wool ComfortMeter.
1:00 AM  1 WOOLGROWER Philip Attard recently returned from Spinexpo in China where he promoted the Wool ComfortMeter. | Skirting a woolly issue at Wyvern  | Aussies pip Kiwis for world... 
Sheep - Wool
INNOVATIONS in herbicide usage for canola have been welcomed, but farmers can't rely on any one chemical to keep problem weeds at bay.
1:00 AM INNOVATIONS in herbicide usage for canola have been welcomed, but farmers can't rely on any one chemical to keep problem weeds at bay. | Herbicide tolerant canola here...  | New canola weed control option 
THE NFF is considering moving towards a new “unified model” removing duplicative state structures and streamlining resources to operate under a single brand.
20 Oct 14  3 THE NFF is considering moving towards a new “unified model” removing duplicative state structures and streamlining resources to operate under a single brand.
AFTER good falls of rain most markets saw a significant drop in numbers yarded, and prices eased as a result.
20 Oct 14 AFTER good falls of rain most markets saw a significant drop in numbers yarded, and prices eased as a result. | US running with the bulls  | Japanese beef consumption recovers 
Cattle - Beef
THE potential of Indonesia as an export market for Australian produce mustn’t be submerged under the hype around China, says Simon Talbot.
20 Oct 14  4 THE potential of Indonesia as an export market for Australian produce mustn’t be submerged under the hype around China, says Simon Talbot. | NFF's sweet choice for new CEO  | NFF Congress 2014: live feed 
IF YOU can't be at the NFF National Congress 2014 in Canberra on Monday and Tuesday, follow the conversation here.
20 Oct 14  1 IF YOU can't be at the NFF National Congress 2014 in Canberra on Monday and Tuesday, follow the conversation here. | Representation on NFF congress...  | Producers in power push 
BARNABY Joyce will today release the Green Paper for the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, focusing on improving farmgate returns.
20 Oct 14  7 BARNABY Joyce will today release the Green Paper for the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, focusing on improving farmgate returns. | NFF Congress 2014: live feed  | Joyce test for Harper shake-up 
THE founders of Huon Aquaculture in southern Tasmania are likely to join the ranks of the next BRW Rich 200 thanks to their farming success.
20 Oct 14  1 THE founders of Huon Aquaculture in southern Tasmania are likely to join the ranks of the next BRW Rich 200 thanks to their farming success. | Salmon producer Huon plans growth 
SINGAPOREAN QAF, ­formerly known as Bunge, has sold out its last dairy farm in Australia to the European ACE Farming for close to $5m.
20 Oct 14 SINGAPOREAN QAF, ­formerly known as Bunge, has sold out its last dairy farm in Australia to the European ACE Farming for close to $5m. | Dairy giant launches funding fix  | NZ dairy winner an also-ran here 
THURSDAY will see the first of three property auctions to finalise the sale of former billionaire Nathan Tinkler's racing empire Patinack Farm.
20 Oct 14 THURSDAY will see the first of three property auctions to finalise the sale of former billionaire Nathan Tinkler's racing empire Patinack Farm. | Harvey to sell off Patinack 
A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders.
20 Oct 14  12 A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders. | Debt-distressed rural Qld...  | Macquarie spinoff targets agri 
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GFA True - The beef cattle boom bust cycle, is not only shorter, but also far more intense.
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The National's have a real problem with the Liberal free market zealotry but they should hang in
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Well done Phillip re your comments about No Finer Feeling… when AWI admit that this program is a
CONFIDENCE in the bull market is riding high, producing stellar results at this year’s Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.
09 Oct 14 CONFIDENCE in the bull market is riding high, producing stellar results at this year’s Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.
RESILIENT cattle breeders have stared down one of their toughest years on record but Northern Territory couple Doug Struber and wife Joanne hope to bounce back thanks to the 2014 Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.
08 Oct 14 RESILIENT cattle breeders have stared down one of their toughest years on record but Northern Territory couple Doug...