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Emerald plans $3m Elmore upgrade

EMERALD Grain will invest $3 million upgrading its site at Elmore, Victoria, in time for this year's harvest.
EMERALD Grain will invest $3 million upgrading its site at Elmore, Victoria, in time for this year's harvest.
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AN international prize for emerging designers using wool is turning traditional perceptions of the fibre on its head. AN international prize for emerging designers using wool is turning traditional perceptions of the fibre on its head.
A NEW research project is looking at what motivates cotton farmers and their employees to “stick at it” through thick and thin. A NEW research project is looking at what motivates cotton farmers and their employees to “stick at it” through thick and thin.
RAIN or no rain, cattle prices have the potential to rise by up to 40 per cent in 2015 as the flow of cattle off-farm finally contracts. RAIN or no rain, cattle prices have the potential to rise by up to 40 per cent in 2015 as the flow of cattle off-farm finally contracts.
WILD dogs wiped 500 sheep off James Robertson's balance sheet last year. WILD dogs wiped 500 sheep off James Robertson's balance sheet last year.
NORTH of the border smashed the major titles during the Poll Dorset judging at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show.
23 Jul 14 NORTH of the border smashed the major titles during the Poll Dorset judging at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show.
INVERELL will be home to Australia's first meat processing biodigester under plans from processor Bindaree Beef.
23 Jul 14 INVERELL will be home to Australia's first meat processing biodigester under plans from processor Bindaree Beef.
Cattle - Beef
TWO iconic names from Queensland’s rural fabric have been inducted into the 2014 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame.
23 Jul 14 TWO iconic names from Queensland’s rural fabric have been inducted into the 2014 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame.
A NEW survey has found 77 per cent of city teenagers know little or nothing about farming and food production in Australia.
23 Jul 14  3 A NEW survey has found 77 per cent of city teenagers know little or nothing about farming and food production in Australia. | Connecting consumers to market  | Ag goes back to school 
GRAINCORP says talks in Sydney between its chairman Don Taylor and powerful ADM boss Patricia Woertz are
23 Jul 14  1 GRAINCORP says talks in Sydney between its chairman Don Taylor and powerful ADM boss Patricia Woertz are "nothing unusual". | ADM buys flavor giant  | GrainCorp buys into Egyptian mill 
JOKO Widodo has been confirmed as Indonesia’s new president but any ramifications for Australian cattle exports are still unclear.
23 Jul 14 JOKO Widodo has been confirmed as Indonesia’s new president but any ramifications for Australian cattle exports are still unclear. | Indo beef goal 'unsurprising': NTCA  | Live ex reliant on good will 
THE government remains under pressure to implement an effective climate change policy that can successfully engage farmers.
23 Jul 14  1 THE government remains under pressure to implement an effective climate change policy that can successfully engage farmers. | Carbon tax strain takes toll  | Carbon tax repeal passes Senate 
AN ARCTIC blast last week had south-east Australia shivering through one of the coldest snaps of the past five years.
23 Jul 14  3 AN ARCTIC blast last week had south-east Australia shivering through one of the coldest snaps of the past five years. | Climate models on the mark  | Cold fronts coming to an end 
AN international prize for emerging designers using wool is turning traditional perceptions of the fibre on its head.
23 Jul 14  2 AN international prize for emerging designers using wool is turning traditional perceptions of the fibre on its head. | China wants wool's 'back story'  | Public School top of wool's class  | VIDEO: Woolerina: printing and design
Sheep - Wool
LIBERAL Democratic Party Senator David Leyonhjelm is urging the federal government to conduct a “serious review” of all agricultural R&D and marketing levies.
23 Jul 14  17 LIBERAL Democratic Party Senator David Leyonhjelm is urging the federal government to conduct a “serious review” of all agricultural R&D and marketing levies. | We want more say: producers  | Losing count of levies 
THE mango industry could present a more coordinated approach to the national delivery of fruit thanks to the roll out of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in the Northern Territory.
23 Jul 14 THE mango industry could present a more coordinated approach to the national delivery of fruit thanks to the roll out of the National Broadband Network (NBN) in the Northern Territory. | NBN monopoly wrong: Samuel  | Bush broadband boost 
TODAY'S NFF members’ council meeting will table a critical document recommending significant structural reforms.
23 Jul 14  4 TODAY'S NFF members’ council meeting will table a critical document recommending significant structural reforms. | NFF needs one voice: Cobb  | Divided on representation 
THE story of the Dalla family's Orrie Cowie flock at Warooka, on the Yorke Peninsula, is one of productivity built on traditional goals.
23 Jul 14 THE story of the Dalla family's Orrie Cowie flock at Warooka, on the Yorke Peninsula, is one of productivity built on traditional goals. | SA shearers challenge world's best  | Murraylands home to Aust's best... 
AUSTRALIAN breeder cattle, sheep and goats can now be exported to Egypt along with feeder and slaughter livestock.
22 Jul 14 AUSTRALIAN breeder cattle, sheep and goats can now be exported to Egypt along with feeder and slaughter livestock. | Prices to rise as herd shrinks  | Australia pays more for trade... 
Cattle - Beef
DEVONDALE Murray Goulburn has announced a $5 million partnership with CowBank to help young farmers entering the dairy industry establish a commercial dairy herd.
22 Jul 14 DEVONDALE Murray Goulburn has announced a $5 million partnership with CowBank to help young farmers entering the dairy industry establish a commercial dairy herd. | Soft outlook for dairy prices: Rabo  | Milk's local brand push 
A COMMON refrain by climate sceptics that surface temperatures have not warmed over the past 17 years, implying climate models predicting otherwise are unreliable, has been refuted by new research led by James Risbey, a senior CSIRO researcher.
22 Jul 14  11 A COMMON refrain by climate sceptics that surface temperatures have not warmed over the past 17 years, implying climate models predicting otherwise are unreliable, has been refuted by... | Dry set to linger  | Water resources under pressure 
THE government-appointed panel tasked with reviewing the national broadband network is set to miss its July deadline.
22 Jul 14  1 THE government-appointed panel tasked with reviewing the national broadband network is set to miss its July deadline. | Bush broadband boost  | NBN monopoly wrong: Samuel 
CHINA has lifted a ban on Brazilian beef that has been in place since December 2012.
22 Jul 14  1 CHINA has lifted a ban on Brazilian beef that has been in place since December 2012.
Cattle - Beef
PACIFIC Equity Partners has sold New Zealand's largest biscuit and snack foods maker to Universal Robina for $NZ700 million ($645 million).
22 Jul 14 PACIFIC Equity Partners has sold New Zealand's largest biscuit and snack foods maker to Universal Robina for $NZ700 million ($645 million). | Kiwis bullish - and it's more...  | NZ's new cash cows 
FARMERS have welcomed the repeal of legislation that will do away with the need for re-registration and re-approval of farm chemicals.
22 Jul 14  2 FARMERS have welcomed the repeal of legislation that will do away with the need for re-registration and re-approval of farm chemicals. | Syngenta defends paraquat  | Bees hit in canola virus fight 
IT goes like this. Get between a female and her calf: she'll kill you. Get between a bull and his cows when it's mating season: he'll kill you.
22 Jul 14 IT goes like this. Get between a female and her calf: she'll kill you. Get between a bull and his cows when it's mating season: he'll kill you.
THE volume of mungbean produced in Australia has increased threefold in five years, but there's room for even more expansion.
22 Jul 14 THE volume of mungbean produced in Australia has increased threefold in five years, but there's room for even more expansion.
A NEW research project is looking at what motivates cotton farmers and their employees to “stick at it” through thick and thin.
22 Jul 14 A NEW research project is looking at what motivates cotton farmers and their employees to “stick at it” through thick and thin. | Cotton agreement opens markets  | Southern cotton boosts crop 
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Whats changed your mind chelseaf ?
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wtf, you could lead the way by finding the item about the miraculous motor car, and giving us
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...