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ONE-THIRD of Australia is bracing for an Antarctic blast set to hit tomorrow and spread north.
ONE-THIRD of Australia is bracing for an Antarctic blast set to hit tomorrow and spread north.
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AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets. AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets.
MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders. MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders.
GLOBAL food shortages are being exacerbated by countries trying to achieve self sufficiency according to MLA's Peter Barnard. GLOBAL food shortages are being exacerbated by countries trying to achieve self sufficiency according to MLA's Peter Barnard.
SURVEYS of the water management practices of 40 irrigators from Central Queensland to southern NSW have shown a dramatic improvement in water use efficiency across the industry. SURVEYS of the water management practices of 40 irrigators from Central Queensland to southern NSW have shown a dramatic improvement in water use efficiency across the industry.
WORKING with semen and testicles is no laughing matter but a sense of humour is essential, says bull whisperer Robyn.
12:34 PM WORKING with semen and testicles is no laughing matter but a sense of humour is essential, says bull whisperer Robyn.  | Lifting productivity with high... 
AN $800 million Rex Minerals copper mine may prove a battleground for SA environmentalists and economic growth advocates.
9:01 AM AN $800 million Rex Minerals copper mine may prove a battleground for SA environmentalists and economic growth advocates. | Who wins, who loses when carbon...  | Telstra in $150m NBN fibre deal 
LONGWARRY Food Park could be the next Australian dairy asset to fall into foreign hands as surging demand for milk powders and infant formula in Asia drive a rush of takeovers in the sector.
8:45 AM LONGWARRY Food Park could be the next Australian dairy asset to fall into foreign hands as surging demand for milk powders and infant formula in Asia drive a rush of takeovers in the sector. | Farmer co-ops add 'muscle'  | Rising exports the end of $1 milk? 
AGRICULTURAL businesses need to be given greater latitude to merge and build scale to beat foreign competitors, say exporters.
8:40 AM  9 AGRICULTURAL businesses need to be given greater latitude to merge and build scale to beat foreign competitors, say exporters. | Aus needs dairy boost: McKinsey  | Rising exports the end of $1 milk? 
MORE than 100 million ­people living in Guangdong eat about 12 million tonnes of grains a year. But the demand for cereal is far greater, as the province feeds livestock. This is where Australia comes in.
7:55 AM  1 MORE than 100 million ­people living in Guangdong eat about 12 million tonnes of grains a year. But the demand for cereal is far greater, as the province feeds livestock. This is where...
BOTHWELL sheepmeat producers John and Annie Ramsay have won the MLA Challenge.
7:05 AM BOTHWELL sheepmeat producers John and Annie Ramsay have won the MLA Challenge.
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AGRICULTURE Minister Barnaby Joyce has weighed into Coles and Woolworths' $1-a-litre milk battle, saying the 'trick' may not work.
4:00 AM  3 AGRICULTURE Minister Barnaby Joyce has weighed into Coles and Woolworths' $1-a-litre milk battle, saying the 'trick' may not work. | Aus needs dairy boost: McKinsey  | Down, down goes milk value 
AS farmers of all types feel the cost-price squeeze, modern agricultural co-operatives could be the answer to boosting producer power.
4:00 AM  15 AS farmers of all types feel the cost-price squeeze, modern agricultural co-operatives could be the answer to boosting producer power. | Fonterra pursues China dairy hub  | NZ's new cash cows 
THERE may have been a marked drop in cereal prices over the past six months, but for pulse producers it's the opposite.
4:00 AM THERE may have been a marked drop in cereal prices over the past six months, but for pulse producers it's the opposite. | SunRice's Blue Ribbon purchase  | Ag's place in global food waste 
AN ancient Italian breed of guardian dog has been a saving grace for Queensland woolgrower Karen Huskisson.
4:00 AM  1 AN ancient Italian breed of guardian dog has been a saving grace for Queensland woolgrower Karen Huskisson. | Dog losses hit balance sheet  | Wild dog fight personal for NFF... 
UPDATED 2.20pm: THE murder of a departmental inspector at Croppa Creek last night will be addressed in Moree court on August 5.
12:29 AM UPDATED 2.20pm: THE murder of a departmental inspector at Croppa Creek last night will be addressed in Moree court on August 5.
BUILDING a competitive supply chain, improving infrastructure and meeting customer demands were key themes at the AGIC final day.
29 Jul 14  6 BUILDING a competitive supply chain, improving infrastructure and meeting customer demands were key themes at the AGIC final day. | Wheat outlook more upbeat: NAB  | US storm over GM labelling 
ENVIRONMENTAL groups say the Coalition's approved Queensland Carmichael coalmine will contribute to a “carbon bomb”.
29 Jul 14  1 ENVIRONMENTAL groups say the Coalition's approved Queensland Carmichael coalmine will contribute to a “carbon bomb”.  | Fiery exchange over rural rights  | Carbon tax strain takes toll 
VOLATILITY in international dairy markets has prompted Fonterra to reduce its forecast farmgate milk price in New Zealand for the 2014/15 season.
29 Jul 14 VOLATILITY in international dairy markets has prompted Fonterra to reduce its forecast farmgate milk price in New Zealand for the 2014/15 season. | Fonterra's NZ milk collection rises  | Fonterra inks deal with UK firm 
TREASURY Wine Estates CEO Mike Clarke’s high-stakes promotional gamble appears to have paid off.
29 Jul 14 TREASURY Wine Estates CEO Mike Clarke’s high-stakes promotional gamble appears to have paid off. | TWE shifts Penfolds release  | New wine authority uncorked 
PETA Australia responds to RSPCA NSW claims that PETA undermined animal welfare by allegedly failing to supply adequate detail with a cruelty complaint.
29 Jul 14  6 PETA Australia responds to RSPCA NSW claims that PETA undermined animal welfare by allegedly failing to supply adequate detail with a cruelty complaint. | Welfare work undermined: RSPCA  | PETA targets Aus woolgrowers 
DESPITE Australia’s cotton crop forecast to drop to 3.7 million bales for the 2014 season, Namoi Cotton Co-operative is predicting a profit lift.
29 Jul 14 DESPITE Australia’s cotton crop forecast to drop to 3.7 million bales for the 2014 season, Namoi Cotton Co-operative is predicting a profit lift. | Southern cotton boosts crop  | Namoi buys out Hillston gin 
RURAL women have until Thursday to apply for a scholarship offered by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) in partnership with the federal government.
29 Jul 14  1 RURAL women have until Thursday to apply for a scholarship offered by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) in partnership with the federal government.
AUSTRALIA should consider emulating New Zealand's decision to overlook competition concerns and create a dairy monopoly like Fonterra, ­consulting firm McKinsey & Company says.
29 Jul 14  2 AUSTRALIA should consider emulating New Zealand's decision to overlook competition concerns and create a dairy monopoly like Fonterra, ­consulting firm McKinsey & Company says. | MG's next generation push  | Down, down goes milk value 
THE solar power industry should be treated differently to wind in the review process of the Renewable Energy ­Target, says Liberal MP Angus Taylor.
29 Jul 14 THE solar power industry should be treated differently to wind in the review process of the Renewable Energy ­Target, says Liberal MP Angus Taylor. | Ag groups look for carbon clarity  | Carbon Farming Initiative falls... 
THE Barossa Valley's Schild Estate is the latest winery business to go on the block, as it seeks to tap the growing investor interest in a sector long dogged by oversupply and low prices.
29 Jul 14 THE Barossa Valley's Schild Estate is the latest winery business to go on the block, as it seeks to tap the growing investor interest in a sector long dogged by oversupply and low prices. | Chinese explore Van Diemen farm  | Top cropping potential 
AUSTRALIANS' growing appetite for chicken is driving up investor interest in poultry farms, according to the latest rural and agribusiness outlook report by Colliers International.
29 Jul 14  1 AUSTRALIANS' growing appetite for chicken is driving up investor interest in poultry farms, according to the latest rural and agribusiness outlook report by Colliers International. | Private equity targets Aus food... 
THE WA Government will investigate water and land resources, alternative land tenure options and approvals resolution on pastoral stations in an effort to unlock potential for food production in the north.
29 Jul 14  1 THE WA Government will investigate water and land resources, alternative land tenure options and approvals resolution on pastoral stations in an effort to unlock potential for food...
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Well WTF if that's the criteria then only some farmers are special.....People won't riot over
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have to agree about the fencing, tried and successful ie barrier fence. lack of maintenance and
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Jock, your comment about "traders" including Allan McCallum smiling in celebration of Wheat
SINCE its inception in 1990, Emerald’s Ag Grow Field-Days has gone from strength to strength.
Over time, it has survived droughts, floods, industry downturn and whatever the world economy had to throw at it.
18 Jul 14 SINCE its inception in 1990, Emerald’s Ag Grow Field-Days has gone from strength to strength. Over time, it has...
MARKETS and economics as a driver of northern agricultural development is a key focus of Northern Australia Food Futures conference being held at Darwin from November 3-5.03 Jul 14  1 MARKETS and economics as a driver of northern agricultural development is a key focus of Northern Australia Food...