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FARMERS have welcomed the repeal of legislation that will do away with the need for re-registration and re-approval of farm chemicals.
FARMERS have welcomed the repeal of legislation that will do away with the need for re-registration and re-approval of farm chemicals.
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A NEW research project is looking at what motivates cotton farmers and their employees to “stick at it” through thick and thin. A NEW research project is looking at what motivates cotton farmers and their employees to “stick at it” through thick and thin.
GUN shearer John Dalla was shocked by PETA’s shearing footage and says it's a long way from a true representation of his industry. GUN shearer John Dalla was shocked by PETA’s shearing footage and says it's a long way from a true representation of his industry.
RAIN or no rain, cattle prices have the potential to rise by up to 40 per cent in 2015 as the flow of cattle off-farm finally contracts. RAIN or no rain, cattle prices have the potential to rise by up to 40 per cent in 2015 as the flow of cattle off-farm finally contracts.
ADELAIDE company Rossi Boots is furious the federal government went shopping overseas to find cheaper boots for the armed services. ADELAIDE company Rossi Boots is furious the federal government went shopping overseas to find cheaper boots for the armed services.
THE volume of mungbean produced in Australia has increased threefold in five years, but there's room for even more expansion.
22 Jul 14 THE volume of mungbean produced in Australia has increased threefold in five years, but there's room for even more expansion.
A NEW research project is looking at what motivates cotton farmers and their employees to “stick at it” through thick and thin.
22 Jul 14 A NEW research project is looking at what motivates cotton farmers and their employees to “stick at it” through thick and thin. | Cotton agreement opens markets  | Southern cotton boosts crop 
THE world under our feet is critical to the success of a crop, says agricultural ecologist David Hardwick.
21 Jul 14 THE world under our feet is critical to the success of a crop, says agricultural ecologist David Hardwick.
BEEKEEPERS across southern Australia are concerned their hives will suffer collateral damage as broadacre farmers address a canola disease.
21 Jul 14 BEEKEEPERS across southern Australia are concerned their hives will suffer collateral damage as broadacre farmers address a canola disease. | Pesticide use hits farm birds  | Canola virus raises alarm 
INDIA hit by monsoon's dry start; EU push for GM products for feed processing; sclerotinia stem rot alert.
20 Jul 14  2 INDIA hit by monsoon's dry start; EU push for GM products for feed processing; sclerotinia stem rot alert. | 'Hiccups' won't stop grain drop  | GrainCorp closures stir silo stress 
DESPITE the advantages of no-till farming systems in high rainfall zones, managing slug damage remains a challenge.
19 Jul 14 DESPITE the advantages of no-till farming systems in high rainfall zones, managing slug damage remains a challenge. | Canola virus raises alarm  | GrainCorp closures stir silo stress 
CBH's Grower Advisory Council (GAC) is under-utilised by WA farmers according to its newest chairman Andrew Todd.
19 Jul 14  3 CBH's Grower Advisory Council (GAC) is under-utilised by WA farmers according to its newest chairman Andrew Todd.
AFTER early reports of a dry winter because of projected El Nino conditions, most SA cropping districts are tracking about 50mm above the average rainfall expected.
18 Jul 14 AFTER early reports of a dry winter because of projected El Nino conditions, most SA cropping districts are tracking about 50mm above the average rainfall expected. | Bumper start for YP crops  | ‘New’ wasp puts bite on pests 
THERE are many lessons Aussie no-till farmers can take from their Dakotan counterparts in the US.
18 Jul 14 THERE are many lessons Aussie no-till farmers can take from their Dakotan counterparts in the US. | 'Hiccups' won't stop grain drop  | GrainCorp closures stir silo stress 
INTERGRAIN is on the cusp of releasing two new varieties tailored to keep WA growers in the Noodle wheat-growing game and stop them from swapping to Hard varieties.
18 Jul 14  1 INTERGRAIN is on the cusp of releasing two new varieties tailored to keep WA growers in the Noodle wheat-growing game and stop them from swapping to Hard varieties.
FARMERS in the Warrumbungle LGA have nowhere to store their grain unless they build a lot of silos or are prepared to cart crops long distances.
17 Jul 14  1 FARMERS in the Warrumbungle LGA have nowhere to store their grain unless they build a lot of silos or are prepared to cart crops long distances.
WA'S grain industry is taking direct action to try and lift agriculture's profile and attract more people into the industry.
17 Jul 14  8 WA'S grain industry is taking direct action to try and lift agriculture's profile and attract more people into the industry.
CBH has provided feedback to the Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) saying that it doesn't want any content in the ERA determination regarding Tier 3 rail lines to be made confidential - and now it's clear why.
17 Jul 14 CBH has provided feedback to the Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) saying that it doesn't want any content in the ERA determination regarding Tier 3 rail lines to be made confidential...
THE use of robots and drones in grain production will be among the topics to be discussed at the Northern Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) grains research updates later this month in NSW.
16 Jul 14 THE use of robots and drones in grain production will be among the topics to be discussed at the Northern Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) grains research updates later... | Around the crop circles  | Promise of 'magical' weed kill 
THREE young achievers in the cotton industry have been named as finalists for one of the most coveted awards in the industry.
16 Jul 14 THREE young achievers in the cotton industry have been named as finalists for one of the most coveted awards in the industry.  | Southern cotton boosts crop  | Cottoning on to inland rail 
VIDEO: TRIALLING precision seeding equipment has given the Newbiggings greater insight into their NSW farm’s cropping capabilities.
16 Jul 14 VIDEO: TRIALLING precision seeding equipment has given the Newbiggings greater insight into their NSW farm’s cropping capabilities. | Canola virus raises alarm  | Good season prompts forward... 
FARMERS left stranded by GrainCorp's closure of 70+ sites are wondering how they will cope delivering a big harvest to alternative storage points.
16 Jul 14  11 FARMERS left stranded by GrainCorp's closure of 70+ sites are wondering how they will cope delivering a big harvest to alternative storage points. | GrainCorp port regulations reduced  | GrainCorp's $200m country upgrade 
THE brilliant start to the WA cropping season prompted a relatively high percentage of WA grain to be forward sold early this year.
15 Jul 14  5 THE brilliant start to the WA cropping season prompted a relatively high percentage of WA grain to be forward sold early this year.
PETER and Sue Wilkie have planted 100 hectares of Strzelecki on share-farmed country, and another 190ha of the Kennedy variety on their home block Boon Boon, near Jambin.
15 Jul 14 PETER and Sue Wilkie have planted 100 hectares of Strzelecki on share-farmed country, and another 190ha of the Kennedy variety on their home block Boon Boon, near Jambin.
PRODUCTION hiccups in parts of North America and Europe are unlikely to have an impact on slowly declining grain prices.
15 Jul 14  13 PRODUCTION hiccups in parts of North America and Europe are unlikely to have an impact on slowly declining grain prices. | Insolvencies spark reform calls  | Canola virus raises alarm 
THE expansion of the cotton industry in southern NSW and far northern Victoria is expected push this year's crop to just over four million bales.
14 Jul 14 THE expansion of the cotton industry in southern NSW and far northern Victoria is expected push this year's crop to just over four million bales. | Cottoning on to inland rail  | Cotton agreement opens markets 
BROADLEAF crop producers across southern Australia are closely monitoring an outbreak of Beet Western Yellow Virus (BWYV).
11 Jul 14  1 BROADLEAF crop producers across southern Australia are closely monitoring an outbreak of Beet Western Yellow Virus (BWYV). | A 'turnip' for the canola books  | Canola production doubles 
THE Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) has finally made its determination regarding floor and ceiling costs on Brookfield Rail's country rail network.
11 Jul 14 THE Economic Regulation Authority (ERA) has finally made its determination regarding floor and ceiling costs on Brookfield Rail's country rail network.
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The proposed PPP Project will introduce an organised exchange for the grass-fed beef market
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Boris, a bit of an education for you. It is the capitalist "free trade merchants" taking
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While I am not totally against the minimum wage concept, the highly protected Industrial Awards
PACIFIC Seeds is trialling the new Hyola RT canola technology at the WA No-Tillage Farming Association's (WANTFA) Cunderdin site this year.2:00 AM PACIFIC Seeds is trialling the new Hyola RT canola technology at the WA No-Tillage Farming Association's (WANTFA)...
20 Jul 14 THE Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) Kununurra Research Station plays an important role in horticulture, not only for the Ord Valley, but also for the State.