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THE 2014-2015 Tropical Cyclone season starts today, with a  forecast for below-average cyclone numbers this year.
THE 2014-2015 Tropical Cyclone season starts today, with a forecast for below-average cyclone numbers this year.
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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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring. AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring.
THE Woolmark Company has released its Wool Care Guide app, placing information on apparel care at consumers finger tips.
3:00 AM THE Woolmark Company has released its Wool Care Guide app, placing information on apparel care at consumers finger tips.  | Westblade scholarship...  | Barnaby passes the buck on EID 
Sheep - Wool
“I'M shaking a bit,” Will Bignell admits soon after he’s launched a big quadrocopter drone into the teeth of a gusty wind.
3:00 AM “I'M shaking a bit,” Will Bignell admits soon after he’s launched a big quadrocopter drone into the teeth of a gusty wind. | Anti-drone legislation MIA  | Game of drones delivers the goods 
SHOULD Australia implement some of the “ag-gag” laws being rolled out in the United States? Don’t go there, Craig Davis says.
3:00 AM SHOULD Australia implement some of the “ag-gag” laws being rolled out in the United States? Don’t go there, Craig Davis says. | Voiceless vocal about farm raid... 
AGRICULTURAL Biotechnology Council chair Ken Matthews says Australian governments are “gutless” on giving farmers access to GM crops.
3:00 AM AGRICULTURAL Biotechnology Council chair Ken Matthews says Australian governments are “gutless” on giving farmers access to GM crops. | Lift GM restrictions, says Harper  | Steering clear of GM in the Midwest 
THE Chinese Government today announced it is lifting the temporary suspension on the export of Fonterra formula and whey powder.
31 Oct 14 THE Chinese Government today announced it is lifting the temporary suspension on the export of Fonterra formula and whey powder. | Fonterra seeks to float farmer fund 
AACO today announced the start of full commercial operations at Livingstone Beef, its new northern beef processing facility south of Darwin.
31 Oct 14 AACO today announced the start of full commercial operations at Livingstone Beef, its new northern beef processing facility south of Darwin. | Chinese covet cattle stations  | Use ESCAS for edge: Keogh 
Cattle - Beef
DESPITE a near-normal start to October 2014, exceptional warmth took over from mid-month, bumping the national monthly average temperature close to the 26-year-old record.
31 Oct 14 DESPITE a near-normal start to October 2014, exceptional warmth took over from mid-month, bumping the national monthly average temperature close to the 26-year-old record. | Perfect storm for Early Warning  | Wild weather hits crop quality 
THE Abbott government has reluctantly agreed to discuss climate change at the G20 summit in Brisbane, but the G20 group will not make any new commitments to act on emissions.
31 Oct 14 THE Abbott government has reluctantly agreed to discuss climate change at the G20 summit in Brisbane, but the G20 group will not make any new commitments to act on emissions. | Fire season threatens despite rain  | BOM's crystal ball goes cloudy 
CHINA’S appetite for Australia’s livestock will not impact trade ties with Indonesia if managed correctly, according to industry leaders.
31 Oct 14  2 CHINA’S appetite for Australia’s livestock will not impact trade ties with Indonesia if managed correctly, according to industry leaders. | LSS in new live ex fracas  | Live ex class action moves forward 
UPDATED 2pm: NEW incentives are on the way to encourage more to doctors to fill shortages in rural Australia.
31 Oct 14 UPDATED 2pm: NEW incentives are on the way to encourage more to doctors to fill shortages in rural Australia. | Investigating regional growth  | Rural mental health in focus 
NOT many people – including Coalition MPs – understand the details of the government's Direct Action plan.
31 Oct 14  2 NOT many people – including Coalition MPs – understand the details of the government's Direct Action plan.
SLIDING down again, the (AWEX) Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) dropped another 7 cents this week to settle at 1029c a kilogram.
31 Oct 14 SLIDING down again, the (AWEX) Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) dropped another 7 cents this week to settle at 1029c a kilogram. | Wool slips back 7c/kg  | Aussies pip Kiwis for world... 
Sheep - Wool
31 Oct 14  1 THE government's new innovation and competitiveness agenda sends a positive message to foreign investors interested in Australian agribusiness.
COMPETITION among exporters for east coast grain is on the rise - and growers could be winners in a new look grain supply chain.
31 Oct 14  3 COMPETITION among exporters for east coast grain is on the rise - and growers could be winners in a new look grain supply chain.
ON-FARM storage has proven to be a valuable tool in allowing farmers a chance to maximise the value of their grain.
31 Oct 14 ON-FARM storage has proven to be a valuable tool in allowing farmers a chance to maximise the value of their grain. | Infrastructure overhaul expected  | When to sell: market patterns... 
DRONE aircraft have given animal activists a new tool for monitoring intensive agriculture, and it’s not clear what farmers can do about it.
31 Oct 14  5 DRONE aircraft have given animal activists a new tool for monitoring intensive agriculture, and it’s not clear what farmers can do about it. | Game of drones delivers the goods 
MAVERICK North Queensland MP Bob Katter wants ethanol back on the national fuel agenda to help contain Australia's rising petrol costs.
31 Oct 14  1 MAVERICK North Queensland MP Bob Katter wants ethanol back on the national fuel agenda to help contain Australia's rising petrol costs.
REGULATIONS imposed on the live ex industry could be a marketing advantage to differentiate Australia as a global leader, says Mick Keogh.
30 Oct 14  2 REGULATIONS imposed on the live ex industry could be a marketing advantage to differentiate Australia as a global leader, says Mick Keogh. | Simon Crean new ALEC boss  | Exporters improving welfare 
Cattle - Beef
NZ woolgrowers have rejected a new wool levy focused on funding research and development, education and communication.
30 Oct 14  3 NZ woolgrowers have rejected a new wool levy focused on funding research and development, education and communication.  | Questioning Merino marketing focus  | October gains unravel for wool 
Sheep - Wool
A GLOBAL research effort has finally resolved a biosecurity issue: four of the world’s destructive agricultural pests are actually one.
30 Oct 14 A GLOBAL research effort has finally resolved a biosecurity issue: four of the world’s destructive agricultural pests are actually one. | Growers asked to join fruit fly... 
SEAFOOD remains the most consumed animal protein internationally, which is great news for Australia, according to a new report.
30 Oct 14 SEAFOOD remains the most consumed animal protein internationally, which is great news for Australia, according to a new report. | How Huon netted a fortune 
LIVESTOCK exporters have been given rare praise for improving animal welfare in export markets from DAFF Secretary Phillip Glyde.
30 Oct 14  11 LIVESTOCK exporters have been given rare praise for improving animal welfare in export markets from DAFF Secretary Phillip Glyde. | Simon Crean new ALEC boss  | LIVEXForum 2014: live feed 
Cattle - Beef
IN WHAT continues to be an erratic selloff of Nathan Tinkler's Patinack Farm empire, Thursday's auction has been cancelled.
30 Oct 14 IN WHAT continues to be an erratic selloff of Nathan Tinkler's Patinack Farm empire, Thursday's auction has been cancelled. | Big demand for rural property  | Dirt-cheap stations alarm farmers 
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Doctor Barney as Deputy Prime Minister is a horror movie in 3D, but it is halloween.
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In some ways you have a point Freshy but not totally. You are right to say farmers need to
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Yeah, that's right, FFS, in the 15th floor penthouse. How nice of you to remember. Are you going
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...