Life on the harvest trail

HIS header driving career started 12 years ago, yet long-distance harvesting contractor Peter Stephens is just 22 years old.
HIS header driving career started 12 years ago, yet long-distance harvesting contractor Peter Stephens is just 22 years old.
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AFTER a difficult 18 months dealing with pricing wars and trade deals, Australian dairy farmers will welcome a report on income increases. AFTER a difficult 18 months dealing with pricing wars and trade deals, Australian dairy farmers will welcome a report on income increases.
THE launch of a new macadamia milk product is an indicator of the nut’s diverse potential and golden future. THE launch of a new macadamia milk product is an indicator of the nut’s diverse potential and golden future.
WITH the supply of rural properties on the market still outstripping demand, prices are likely to have stabilised, rather than risen. WITH the supply of rural properties on the market still outstripping demand, prices are likely to have stabilised, rather than risen.
ANGER among National Party MPs at banks' treatment of drought-stricken farmers is creating dangerous divisions in Cabinet. ANGER among National Party MPs at banks' treatment of drought-stricken farmers is creating dangerous divisions in Cabinet.
THE Northern Territory played host to the recent unveiling of the Strategic Export Plan for the Australian Mango Industry.
2:00 AM THE Northern Territory played host to the recent unveiling of the Strategic Export Plan for the Australian Mango Industry. | More markets for massive Aus...  | Secret weapon for NT mangoes 
AT the peak of harvest in WA, farm gates have been thrown open to a group of Japanese visitors with a long-standing relationship with CBH.
The ZEN-NOH delegation were hosted on farms near York and at CBH's Kwinana terminal, giving the foreign delegation an insight into grain production processes in Australia.
The relationship between CBH and ZEN-NOH spans 40 years and the co-
1:00 AM AT the peak of harvest in WA, farm gates have been thrown open to a group of Japanese visitors with a long-standing relationship with CBH. The ZEN-NOH delegation were hosted on farms...
FINDING staff for harvest can sometimes be a struggle, but one Wubin farmer has found a solution, employing his son and friends from one of WA's agricultural colleges.
20 Dec 14 FINDING staff for harvest can sometimes be a struggle, but one Wubin farmer has found a solution, employing his son and friends from one of WA's agricultural colleges.
THE intensifying heat from the farm debt debate has prompted a flurry of activity from bankers trying to quell foreclosure fears.
20 Dec 14 THE intensifying heat from the farm debt debate has prompted a flurry of activity from bankers trying to quell foreclosure fears. | Betting on the farm pays off...  | 'No need for ­moratorium', say... 
MLA boss Richard Norton is already wondering whether he should allocate more resources towards South East Asia.
20 Dec 14 MLA boss Richard Norton is already wondering whether he should allocate more resources towards South East Asia. | Aussie cattle on a Thai beef roll  | MLA avoiding 'key-man risk' 
Cattle - Beef
BEEKEEPERS are being urged to consider the use of screened hive bottom boards to provide a potential varroa management option.
20 Dec 14 BEEKEEPERS are being urged to consider the use of screened hive bottom boards to provide a potential varroa management option. | World-first data on bee health... 
FOR the beer enthusiast, the story beyond how cold the beer is can be a bit of a mystery.
But one local brewing company is connecting the consumer to the farmer in a new campaign.
Gage Roads Brewing Co is telling the story from paddock to bottle, starting with a community barley crop at Tammin.
The brewery, which is the largest consumer of domestic malting barley in WA, used
20 Dec 14 FOR the beer enthusiast, the story beyond how cold the beer is can be a bit of a mystery. But one local brewing company is connecting the consumer to the farmer in a new campaign. Gage...
AN independent review of the Water Act has focused on cutting red tape and improving Basin Plan performance.
19 Dec 14 AN independent review of the Water Act has focused on cutting red tape and improving Basin Plan performance. | Changing climate to hit water...  | ACF flags Basin concerns 
VIDEO: LOOKING for the best festive recipe for your baked ham this Christmas? The Land has put together this guide for you.
19 Dec 14 VIDEO: LOOKING for the best festive recipe for your baked ham this Christmas? The Land has put together this guide for you.
AFTER years of turmoil, the Elders AGM in Adelaide yesterday carried a more comfortable and confident tone.
19 Dec 14 AFTER years of turmoil, the Elders AGM in Adelaide yesterday carried a more comfortable and confident tone. | GALLERY: Yankee Shout turns 81
THE last week of sheep and lamb sales for the year saw mixed yardings and dearer trends across the country.
19 Dec 14 THE last week of sheep and lamb sales for the year saw mixed yardings and dearer trends across the country. | Breeders flocking to genetic tool  | Sheepmeat rosy, but not wool:... 
THE 175-year-old agribusiness group Elders will shift headquarters from its historic building in the Adelaide CBD next year.
19 Dec 14 THE 175-year-old agribusiness group Elders will shift headquarters from its historic building in the Adelaide CBD next year. | Elders sure of better times  | Elders getting back on track 
WOOLWORTHS suppliers' products could be pulled days before Christmas if they refuse to fund the Cheap Cheap campaign.
19 Dec 14  2 WOOLWORTHS suppliers' products could be pulled days before Christmas if they refuse to fund the Cheap Cheap campaign. | Woolies accused of bullying...  | Woolies goes to town on city sites 
THE record books were rewritten with first-cross heifers in strong demand at the Elders Boyanup Springing Heifer Sale last Friday.
19 Dec 14 THE record books were rewritten with first-cross heifers in strong demand at the Elders Boyanup Springing Heifer Sale last Friday.
Cattle - Beef
ESCALATING dissatisfaction with the Pastoralists and Graziers Association's (PGA) Grains Committee has prompted CBH chairman Wally Newman to dump his membership.
19 Dec 14  2 ESCALATING dissatisfaction with the Pastoralists and Graziers Association's (PGA) Grains Committee has prompted CBH chairman Wally Newman to dump his membership.
THE Coalition has watered down claims it has slashed water infrastructure funding by half, calling them “completely wrong”.
19 Dec 14 THE Coalition has watered down claims it has slashed water infrastructure funding by half, calling them “completely wrong”. | Water plan no dam good for ag  | Running the well dry for coal 
WARREN Truss is expected to assume the traditional role of acting PM over the festive period as he recovers from a recent illness.
19 Dec 14 WARREN Truss is expected to assume the traditional role of acting PM over the festive period as he recovers from a recent illness. | Heat on cabinet over drought...  | Joyce as Deputy PM - a thought... 
THE outlook for pulses is positive for next year, in spite of this year’s poor spring in key pulse growing regions of southern Australia.
19 Dec 14  1 THE outlook for pulses is positive for next year, in spite of this year’s poor spring in key pulse growing regions of southern Australia. | Aussie fabas risk becoming 'has...  | Pulse FTA benefits down the track 
CHANGES to MLA's international team are “head count neutral, revenue neutral” but should deliver long-term efficiencies.
19 Dec 14 CHANGES to MLA's international team are “head count neutral, revenue neutral” but should deliver long-term efficiencies. | Global team restructure for MLA  | MLA's transformation begins at AGM 
Cattle - Beef
THE Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project continues to grow with the announcement of preferred proponents for two parcels of land in the Packsaddle area.
19 Dec 14 THE Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project continues to grow with the announcement of preferred proponents for two parcels of land in the Packsaddle area.
THE Kwinana and Albany port site capacities are still
19 Dec 14 THE Kwinana and Albany port site capacities are still "tight", but pressure is being relieved as shipping services continue.
WITH earnings from this season's grain harvest dwindling badly, GrainCorp is again on the lookout for more diversification options.
18 Dec 14  4 WITH earnings from this season's grain harvest dwindling badly, GrainCorp is again on the lookout for more diversification options. | ADM ups Wilmar stake  | Dry bites hard at GrainCorp 
PRICE declines for dairy products have slowed while export volume clearances have soared, according to Rabobank's latest report.
18 Dec 14 PRICE declines for dairy products have slowed while export volume clearances have soared, according to Rabobank's latest report. | Dairy incomes on the rise  | Gina's Qld dairy push for G20 
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what a joke! of all the things this bloke could address in the media, a bloke in charge of the
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It would be nice if CBH shareholders had the same luxury to pull their membership from the
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Rob. As Bill says, what you do with your time and resources is YOUR choice and no one else's to
ESCALATING dissatisfaction with the Pastoralists and Graziers Association's (PGA) Grains Committee has prompted CBH chairman Wally Newman to dump his membership.19 Dec 14  2 ESCALATING dissatisfaction with the Pastoralists and Graziers Association's (PGA) Grains Committee has prompted CBH...
THE Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project continues to grow with the announcement of preferred proponents for two parcels of land in the Packsaddle area.19 Dec 14 THE Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project continues to grow with the announcement of preferred proponents for two...