06 Apr 06 Trials now in their fourth season with industrial fibre crops, such as hemp and kanaff, are showing promise as a way for sugarcane farmers to diversify.
Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says North Queensland is a
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28 Mar 06 Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says North Queensland is a "powder keg" of social problems waiting to explode due to thousands of people being left homeless and unemployed by Cyclone Larry.
In the last 12 months media monitoring business Rehame has recorded a doubling in demand from city-based customers for copies of news stories from rural and regional media sources. Rehame managing director Peter Maher says its because the bush is once again an appealing and profitable place to do business.
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22 Mar 06 In the last 12 months media monitoring business Rehame has recorded a doubling in demand from city-based customers for copies of news stories from rural and regional media sources. Rehame managing director Peter Maher says its because the bush is once again an appealing and profitable place to do business.
Federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell is backing the development of Australia's northern rivers, in opposition to the Queensland government's 'wild rivers' protections.
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16 Mar 06 Federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell is backing the development of Australia's northern rivers, in opposition to the Queensland government's 'wild rivers' protections.
Federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell has backed calls that not enough basic research is being conducted into Australia's water resources, but he resisted calls for greater Commonwealth funding saying it is an issue that should be addressed collaboratively with the states.
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13 Mar 06 Federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell has backed calls that not enough basic research is being conducted into Australia's water resources, but he resisted calls for greater Commonwealth funding saying it is an issue that should be addressed collaboratively with the states.
Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile is confident the wheat export single desk will survive a push from within the World Trade Organisation for its dismantlement, saying the US is satisfied it is not trade distorting while the EU has little to gain from a change.
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09 Mar 06 Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile is confident the wheat export single desk will survive a push from within the World Trade Organisation for its dismantlement, saying the US is satisfied it is not trade distorting while the EU has little to gain from a change.
In the annual review of the Australia-US free trade agreement, Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile has pressed for greater access and lower tariffs for Australian sugar and lamb, winning US consideration for the proposal but no promises.
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08 Mar 06 In the annual review of the Australia-US free trade agreement, Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile has pressed for greater access and lower tariffs for Australian sugar and lamb, winning US consideration for the proposal but no promises.
Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile has failed to re-commit to a grower poll in the event of changes to the wheat export single desk, saying the Government will not consider any changes while the Cole Commission is running.
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06 Mar 06 Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile has failed to re-commit to a grower poll in the event of changes to the wheat export single desk, saying the Government will not consider any changes while the Cole Commission is running.
Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile says the Opposition are today
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03 Mar 06 Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile says the Opposition are today "eating their words" after he cracked open the latest Iraqi wheat tender and secured a place for 350,000 tonnes of Australian wheat.
Yield is the next big issue the sheep industry needs to tackle, but Murdoch University's David Pethick says it will require a whole-of-industry research and adoption approach.
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02 Mar 06 Yield is the next big issue the sheep industry needs to tackle, but Murdoch University's David Pethick says it will require a whole-of-industry research and adoption approach.
Yield is the next big issue the sheep industry needs to tackle, but Murdoch University's David Pethick says it will require a whole-of-industry research and adoption approach.
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02 Mar 06 Yield is the next big issue the sheep industry needs to tackle, but Murdoch University's David Pethick says it will require a whole-of-industry research and adoption approach.
Yield is the next big issue the sheep industry needs to tackle, but Murdoch University's David Pethick says it will require a whole-of-industry research and adoption approach.
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02 Mar 06 Yield is the next big issue the sheep industry needs to tackle, but Murdoch University's David Pethick says it will require a whole-of-industry research and adoption approach.
Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile has angrily hit back at claims from Labor that his mercy dash to save the Iraqi wheat trade was a waste of time, saying future access has only now been secured following his meetings with the Iraqi Prime Minister.
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01 Mar 06 Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile has angrily hit back at claims from Labor that his mercy dash to save the Iraqi wheat trade was a waste of time, saying future access has only now been secured following his meetings with the Iraqi Prime Minister.
New Parliamentary Secretary for Water, Malcolm Turnbull, went bush last week and showed he is more in touch with the land than his image lets on. Michael Thomson reports.
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27 Feb 06 New Parliamentary Secretary for Water, Malcolm Turnbull, went bush last week and showed he is more in touch with the land than his image lets on. Michael Thomson reports.
A new mungbean variety was unveiled in Central Queensland last week, promising yield increases of up to 12pc. <i>Queensland Country Life</i>'s Brad Pfeffer reports.
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27 Feb 06 A new mungbean variety was unveiled in Central Queensland last week, promising yield increases of up to 12pc. Queensland Country Life's Brad Pfeffer reports.
Wheat growers at yesterday's 'Save the Single Desk' rally in Warracknabeal, Vic, have told Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile that losing the single desk will not just hurt farmers hip pockets, but gut small town economies. Michael Thomson reports.
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24 Feb 06 Wheat growers at yesterday's 'Save the Single Desk' rally in Warracknabeal, Vic, have told Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile that losing the single desk will not just hurt farmers hip pockets, but gut small town economies. Michael Thomson reports.
More than 700 wheat growers sent a strong message to the Government that the single desk must stay at a rally in Victoria today, where Nationals Leader Mark Vaile told the crowd its future was in their hands.
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22 Feb 06 More than 700 wheat growers sent a strong message to the Government that the single desk must stay at a rally in Victoria today, where Nationals Leader Mark Vaile told the crowd its future was in their hands.
New Parliamentary Secretary for Water Malcolm Turnbull has signalled that all claimants on Australia's water resources, including those demanding more water for the environment, can expect to face the save level of scientific scrutiny as those already imposed on irrigators.
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22 Feb 06 New Parliamentary Secretary for Water Malcolm Turnbull has signalled that all claimants on Australia's water resources, including those demanding more water for the environment, can expect to face the save level of scientific scrutiny as those already imposed on irrigators.
John Grabbe, the managing director of Australia's largest irrigation property, Cubbie Station, has slammed the Queensland Government's increased water taxes as having nothing to do with improving efficiency.
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21 Feb 06 John Grabbe, the managing director of Australia's largest irrigation property, Cubbie Station, has slammed the Queensland Government's increased water taxes as having nothing to do with improving efficiency.
Millionaire banker Malcolm Turnbull is touring irrigation communities this week in his new role as Parliamentary Secretary for Water, but he says he has no preconceived policy ideas and is there to purely 'listen and learn'.
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21 Feb 06 Millionaire banker Malcolm Turnbull is touring irrigation communities this week in his new role as Parliamentary Secretary for Water, but he says he has no preconceived policy ideas and is there to purely 'listen and learn'.
MLA's chief market analyst, Peter Weeks, says cattle prices will ease from the peak of last winter/spring, but the decline shouldn't be dramatic due to Australia's greater market share in Japan and Korea.
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17 Feb 06 MLA's chief market analyst, Peter Weeks, says cattle prices will ease from the peak of last winter/spring, but the decline shouldn't be dramatic due to Australia's greater market share in Japan and Korea.
Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran has already rejected a key recommendation of the <i>Creating Our Future</i> report of providing zonal tax rebates, angering NFF's Ben Fargher who says they are essential to revitilising rural economies.
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16 Feb 06 Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran has already rejected a key recommendation of the Creating Our Future report of providing zonal tax rebates, angering NFF's Ben Fargher who says they are essential to revitilising rural economies.
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