The environment - and perhaps votes -are being placed ahead of people as this drought bites harder, according to one desperate farmer who has seen his water supplies turn to a salty trickle.
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01 Nov 07 The environment - and perhaps votes -are being placed ahead of people as this drought bites harder, according to one desperate farmer who has seen his water supplies turn to a salty trickle.
NSW Farmers' president, Jock Laurie, discusses the threat of grain imports.
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31 Oct 07 NSW Farmers' president, Jock Laurie, discusses the threat of grain imports.
In a vote of confidence for the naturally shedding Wiltipoll breed, the second annual South Australian combined breeders sale at Mount Pleasant has achieved higher ram and ewe averages than their inaugural sale.
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31 Oct 07 In a vote of confidence for the naturally shedding Wiltipoll breed, the second annual South Australian combined breeders sale at Mount Pleasant has achieved higher ram and ewe averages than their inaugural sale.
The drought ironically boosted last week's Swan Hill sheep sale with buyers looking for stock to graze failed cereal crops.
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30 Oct 07 The drought ironically boosted last week's Swan Hill sheep sale with buyers looking for stock to graze failed cereal crops.
Wild storms with wind gusts of up to 180km an hour have ripped through parts of rural Queensland, leaving a trail of devastation - and good rain - in their wake.
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30 Oct 07 Wild storms with wind gusts of up to 180km an hour have ripped through parts of rural Queensland, leaving a trail of devastation - and good rain - in their wake.
The development roads which opened up much of rural Australia will receive an injection of new money from Transport Minister Mark Vaile if the Coalition is re-elected.
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30 Oct 07 The development roads which opened up much of rural Australia will receive an injection of new money from Transport Minister Mark Vaile if the Coalition is re-elected.
A small but quality crowd of buyers bid crossbred ewes and lambs to $130 a head and unjoined 1.5-year-olds to $120 at the October store sheep sale at Wycheproof, Vic, on Friday.
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29 Oct 07 A small but quality crowd of buyers bid crossbred ewes and lambs to $130 a head and unjoined 1.5-year-olds to $120 at the October store sheep sale at Wycheproof, Vic, on Friday.
Labor won't be releasing the specifics of its agricultural policy until much closer to the election, although climate change, quarantine and wheat marketing will form the basis of its plan for farmers.
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26 Oct 07 Labor won't be releasing the specifics of its agricultural policy until much closer to the election, although climate change, quarantine and wheat marketing will form the basis of its plan for farmers.
Federal Communications Minister, Senator Helen Coonan, has blasted Labor's admission that a range of technologies would be needed to bring broadband to the bush.
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26 Oct 07 Federal Communications Minister, Senator Helen Coonan, has blasted Labor's admission that a range of technologies would be needed to bring broadband to the bush.
Border Leicester Merino-cross ewe lambs made to $100/head, with three sales exceeding $80, at the annual Rich River Crossbred breeders sale at Deniliquin, NSW, yesterday.
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25 Oct 07 Border Leicester Merino-cross ewe lambs made to $100/head, with three sales exceeding $80, at the annual Rich River Crossbred breeders sale at Deniliquin, NSW, yesterday.
Agricultural land trusts and corporate players may take a bigger chunk of the nation's arable land with global market dynamics making rural land purchases more attractive investments.
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25 Oct 07 Agricultural land trusts and corporate players may take a bigger chunk of the nation's arable land with global market dynamics making rural land purchases more attractive investments.
A new Canadian-made gravity-fed liquid distribution system is designed to allow the delivery of undisolved solids in suspension without causing blockages.
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24 Oct 07 A new Canadian-made gravity-fed liquid distribution system is designed to allow the delivery of undisolved solids in suspension without causing blockages.
Store cattle buyers may have seen the last of the big numbers, for the time being at least, with a much smaller yarding offered at the Ballarat monthly sale held Friday.
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22 Oct 07 Store cattle buyers may have seen the last of the big numbers, for the time being at least, with a much smaller yarding offered at the Ballarat monthly sale held Friday.
Farmers have vowed to continually blockade Parliament House until the Government meets its demands to put a halt on permanent water trading and environmental water flows during the drought.
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22 Oct 07 Farmers have vowed to continually blockade Parliament House until the Government meets its demands to put a halt on permanent water trading and environmental water flows during the drought.
Forget the worm: plug was really pulled on rural health in great debate
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22 Oct 07 Forget the worm: plug was really pulled on rural health in great debate
The grains industry has unanimously agreed to move towards integrated representation at a meeting in Canberra yesterday.
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19 Oct 07 The grains industry has unanimously agreed to move towards integrated representation at a meeting in Canberra yesterday.
Labor leader, Kevin Rudd escaped the campaign trail today to fly back to Canberra and announce his rival tax reform plan.
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19 Oct 07 Labor leader, Kevin Rudd escaped the campaign trail today to fly back to Canberra and announce his rival tax reform plan.
When it comes to combine harveters and associated equipment, size really does matter.
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19 Oct 07 When it comes to combine harveters and associated equipment, size really does matter.
North Coast father and son team, Cecil and Chris Wiseman, felt like singing from the roof tops at this week's Australian National Field Days in Orange, NSW, when they won the national title in the farm inventor competition.
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18 Oct 07 North Coast father and son team, Cecil and Chris Wiseman, felt like singing from the roof tops at this week's Australian National Field Days in Orange, NSW, when they won the national title in the farm inventor competition.
Despite healthy scepticism from various fields, those finding a mulesing alternative by 2010 are growing in confidence that mulesing clip technology can deliver.
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17 Oct 07 Despite healthy scepticism from various fields, those finding a mulesing alternative by 2010 are growing in confidence that mulesing clip technology can deliver.
Customer feedback has driven the development of Kubota Australia's nine-strong line up of new tractors.
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16 Oct 07 Customer feedback has driven the development of Kubota Australia's nine-strong line up of new tractors.
A new software package that can further improve electronically livestock traceability information of cattle was unveiled at the Wangaratta, VIC, saleyards last week.
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16 Oct 07 A new software package that can further improve electronically livestock traceability information of cattle was unveiled at the Wangaratta, VIC, saleyards last week.
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