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Citrus prices strong for those with a crop
06 Jul 06 Frosts in southern Australia, canker and a lack of water in Queensland have created a shortage of quality citrus fruit, meaning high prices for those growers able to harvest a decent crop.
Home-built monster second biggest tractor in the world
06 Jul 06 The world's second-biggest tractor turned heads at a recent farm machinery field day in Queensland recently, where the 600-horsepower monster dwarfed all other comers.
Millions granted to fight WA locust plague
03 Jul 06 WA Agriculture Minister, Kim Chance, has announced funding of $3.1million to pre-purchase insecticide supplies in preparation for an expected locust outbreak this spring.
More cane smut found in Childers as eradication plan begins
16 Jun 06 The devastating cane smut disease has been found on a second block at Russo Farms, Childers, as producers and industry bodies move to enact its exotic disease containment plan which has major implications for the local industry.
Cane industry to be compensated by cost still unknown
16 Jun 06 A pre-agreed eradication plan has been enacted by the cane industry, producers and government. The deal includes a compensation package, but the cost of the smut outbreak will be unknown for some time to come.
Govt bail out of $27m pension debt on the cards
15 Jun 06 An Ernst & Young report due to be delivered to the Federal Government by the end of the month will determine whether the Commonwealth can bail out Australian Wool Services $27m UK pension fund debt.
NLIS to be audited by Govt after "phantom cattle" claims
15 Jun 06 The Federal Government will conduct a performance audit of the National Livestock Identification System to address concerns raised by the Australian Beef Association about its accuracy.
Ethanol mandate back on the Government's radar
14 Jun 06 An ethanol mandate is back on the Federal Government's radar following a push by Liberal and National backbenchers, despite concerns that a mandate may do more harm than good.
Snowy Hydro: Howard pulls out of sale
02 Jun 06 In a win for people power, Prime Minister John Howard has announced the Commonwealth will not be selling its 13pc share in Snowy Hydro Ltd.
Nats-Libs merger officially dead
01 Jun 06 Coalition leaders in Canberra have successfully killed off Queensland's plan to merge The Nationals and the Liberal Party. Federal Nationals Leader Mark Vaile says there is no merger option that is achievable or that will yield the same rural representation as the current Coalition.
Women head to the boardroom in the cane industry
01 Jun 06 Women are preparing to make themselves heard in the boardrooms of the cane industry, attending a four-day conference in Brisbane to improve their knowledge of corporate governance issues.
Nationals federal president stood down in merger fallout
31 May 06 Federal president of The Nationals, David Russell, has been stood down from his role indefinitely for his actions in the proposed merger of the Queensland branch with the Liberals.
Vaile steps in to secure Wheat Australia sale
30 May 06 The on-again, off-again sale of 350,000 tonnes of wheat from the Wheat Australia consortium to Iraq has finally been bedded down, providing a much-needed political win for federal Nationals leader, Mark Vaile.
Boswell rejects merger proposal
30 May 06 Nationals Leader in the Senate, Ron Boswell, says there is no way he'll be joining the Liberal Party, arguing there is no reason to change a winning Federal Coalition formula at risk of splitting the conservative vote.
Goulburn set to embrace recycled water
26 May 06 From the bottom of Goulburn's empty dam, the Federal Government's Malcolm Turnbull and local Mayor Paul Stephenson have announced plans to press ahead with a water recycling plant to secure long-term water supplies.
Canberra should buy out the states share in Snowy Hydro: Independents
25 May 06 The three Federal Independent members have added their voice to the growing protest against the privatisation of the Snowy Hydro, saying if NSW sells its majority share the Commonwealth could buy the controlling stake to keep the icon in public hands.
Best start in years for Central Qld wheat crop
22 May 06 Central Queensland grain growers are enjoying the best start to a growing season in several years, but they are still looking for more follow up rain.
Vaile must return to Baghdad to revive wheat sale negotiations: Labor
22 May 06 Labor has attacked Trade Minister Mark Vaile for claiming the credit for reopening the Iraqi wheat market, but not accepting any responsibility for Wheat Australia's failure to lock in the 350,000-tonne deal.
Fuel rebate changes to hurt farm cashflows
12 May 06 The NFF is fighting changes to the fuel tax rebate scheme, arguing they will hurt farmers' cashflows. But a slim hope of relief remains, with The Nationals committing to look for ways to provide relief from the impact.
Budget '06: Doctors say more needed for rural health
11 May 06 The Federal Government has missed a great opportunity to improve the health of people living in the bush and to entice more doctors to rural areas by announcing no new major rural health measures in this year’s budget, according to the Rural Doctors Association of Australia.
Budget 06: No relief for soaring petrol prices
10 May 06 While the massive tax cuts will make it easier to pay for soaring petrol prices, there were no new interventions announced in the Budget to break Australia's dependence on oil prompting calls for more to be done to boost the ethanol industry.
Budget 06: Vaile vows to fight for more ethanol use
10 May 06 Amid criticism that the Federal Budget did not do enough to relieve the pain of soaring petrol prices, Nationals Leader Mark Vaile has vowed to press harder for increased ethanol use.
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THE Macquarie Group has confirmed it has wrapped up a deal with the Qatari-owned Hassad Food Group to buy more than...
AFGRI has new stock of S700 headers
16 Sep 18
AFGRI Equipment has a limited number of new John Deere S700 Series combine harvesters available for this harvest.
Profit down, but rebounding Nufarm is seeking acquisitions
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Agrium merger makes super-sized fertiliser parent for Landmark
China’s Rifa pays $55m to beef up its NSW estate
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China has followed through with flagged plans to resume importing United States beef, lifting a ban that has existed since mad cow disease was found in the States in 2003.
Indonesia has relaxed its trade restrictions on secondary beef cuts, re-opening a market that was worth $42 million to Australian exporters two years ago.
The recent rainfall will lead to a change in the micron profile of the Australian wool clip next spring, while boosting production volume and lamb marking rates.
While the favourable season is spurring lamb prices and providing more marketing options for producers, livestock agents are concerned rates are reaching unsustainable levels.
There will be more cases of sclerotinia in canola in areas that do not traditionally have problems with the disease due to the wet spring.
Chickpea prices have jumped $30 to $50 a tonne above global market values as farmers caught with soggy crops look for alternative grain supplies to fulfill their forward contract commitments.
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