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THE starter's gun inadvertently fired on Sunday as the first header roared into action in the northern Wheatbelt in a paddock of Mace wheat.

Early start as headers roll in north  

THE starter's gun inadvertently fired on Sunday as the first header roared into action in the northern Wheatbelt in a paddock of Mace wheat.
AUSTRALIAN beef productivity will have to increase six-fold during the next 20 years if we are to keep pace with our current market-leading position in China.
16 Sep 14 4 AUSTRALIAN beef productivity will have to increase six-fold during the next 20 years if we are to keep pace with our...
A column dedicated to grain photos, news, jokes, stats and industry gossip. 16 Sep 14 A column dedicated to grain photos, news, jokes, stats and industry gossip.
THE Australian dollar could be headed below US90c for the first time in six months, after a week in which softening commodity prices added to growing expectations of an early US interest rate rise to drive the greenback higher. 15 Sep 14 14 THE Australian dollar could be headed below US90c for the first time in six months, after a week in which softening...
AS new wheat and barley varieties are developed, the old comparisons concerning profitability as well as the agronomy of each need to be re-examined, especially their response to Nitrogen when planted into non-leguminous stubbles. 16 Sep 14 AS new wheat and barley varieties are developed, the old comparisons concerning profitability as well as the...
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You are right Jock Munro and no amount of blustering by the market deregulators can put down
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Wild Turkey, why don't you breath in a lot of CO2 if its so good? Since when do plants use
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I wonder if Rural Press were charging by the character to comment whether any of you would be
MANY food producers seek contracts with supermarket chains, but this company has a $50m business without their help. MANY food producers seek contracts with supermarket chains, but this company has a $50m business without their help.
AN international protein processor with strong links to Australia has taken a swag of awards at London's Great Taste Awards. AN international protein processor with strong links to Australia has taken a swag of awards at London's Great Taste...

FLAVOURED milk drink Ice Break contains WA milk for the first time as the push continues for Harvey Fresh growth in the local market.12 Sep 14  1 FLAVOURED milk drink Ice Break contains WA milk for the first time as the push continues for Harvey Fresh growth in...
DOWN, down... dairy production is down in WA according to Dairy Australia's latest figures on Australian milk production. 
In its latest milk production report Dairy Australia confirmed what the industry already knew, WA dairy production continues to decline.14 Aug 14  3 DOWN, down... dairy production is down in WA according to Dairy Australia's latest figures on Australian milk...
THE international research community is showing interest in a new Australian sheep wellbeing program that predicts which animals in a flock may be at risk. THE international research community is showing interest in a new Australian sheep wellbeing program that predicts...

HISTORY repeated itself last Wednesday at the 28th annual State Ewe Hogget Competition.12 Sep 14 HISTORY repeated itself last Wednesday at the 28th annual State Ewe Hogget Competition.
WHEN Barry Harrap drives around his Dohne ewes at lambing time, he still gets surprised at how quickly the lambs get up and grow.13 Sep 14 WHEN Barry Harrap drives around his Dohne ewes at lambing time, he still gets surprised at how quickly the lambs get...
THE starter's gun inadvertently fired on Sunday as the first header roared into action in the northern Wheatbelt in a paddock of Mace wheat.16 Sep 14 THE starter's gun inadvertently fired on Sunday as the first header roared into action in the northern Wheatbelt in...
WHEAT Quality Australia (WQA) released its annual 2014/15 wheat variety master list last week, which contains the names and highest possible grade for wheat varieties approved in Australia's classification process.11 Sep 14 WHEAT Quality Australia (WQA) released its annual 2014/15 wheat variety master list last week, which contains the...

A SCIENCE project with tangible benefits for Australian grain farmers received the 2014 Department of Agriculture Landcare Eureka Prize.16 Sep 14 A SCIENCE project with tangible benefits for Australian grain farmers received the 2014 Department of Agriculture...
THE Australian Grain Exporters Association has “serious reservations” about the mandatory code of conduct for managing port access on bulk wheat exports.12 Sep 14  2 THE Australian Grain Exporters Association has “serious reservations” about the mandatory code of conduct for...

THE farm mechanisation industry is in good shape but change is on the way. And according to Tractor and Machinery Association (TMA) executive director Richard Lewis, the change should place machinery dealers in a strong position.16 Aug 14 THE farm mechanisation industry is in good shape but change is on the way. And according to Tractor and Machinery...
A NEW machinery dealership is soon to open its doors in Kununurra.11 Aug 14 A NEW machinery dealership is soon to open its doors in Kununurra.

HORTICULTURE

FRUIT and vegetable growers are being asked to make submissions to a national fruit fly strategy by September 30 this year.10 Sep 14 FRUIT and vegetable growers are being asked to make submissions to a national fruit fly strategy by September 30...
EXCELLENT harvesting conditions have topped a good growing season to see the majority of the State’s macadamia producers finally able to align solid yields with good prices.10 Sep 14 EXCELLENT harvesting conditions have topped a good growing season to see the majority of the State’s macadamia...
A FIVE-hectare barramundi farm in the rural town of Kangarilla on the ­outskirts of Adelaide has been listed for sale by receivers.15 Sep 14 A FIVE-hectare barramundi farm in the rural town of Kangarilla on the ­outskirts of Adelaide has been listed for...
THE historic Kameruka dairy estate in the NSW Bega Valley has been listed for sale by its ­English owners with an asking price of between $11-$12 million.15 Sep 14 THE historic Kameruka dairy estate in the NSW Bega Valley has been listed for sale by its ­English owners with an...
ON OCTOBER 28, 1880 there went under the auctioneer’s hammer in a Melbourne saleroom a Far West NSW pastoral property near Wanaaring called Tinapagee Station.14 Sep 14  1 ON OCTOBER 28, 1880 there went under the auctioneer’s hammer in a Melbourne saleroom a Far West NSW pastoral...
COUNTRY kids are punching well above their weight in the big city.11 Sep 14  1 COUNTRY kids are punching well above their weight in the big city.