Farmers dig deep for moisture payoff

FARMERS are gritting their teeth and finding cash reserves to fund summer spraying programs, confident of stored moisture benefits.
FARMERS are gritting their teeth and finding cash reserves to fund summer spraying programs, confident of stored moisture benefits.
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BARNABY Joyce has returned fire at plans to establish an alternative political voice for farmers - the new Country Party of Australia. BARNABY Joyce has returned fire at plans to establish an alternative political voice for farmers - the new Country Party of Australia.
LENORE Saunders would not have seen a fairytale like it in the cinema she runs, with her gelding Le Chef taking out Magic Millions. LENORE Saunders would not have seen a fairytale like it in the cinema she runs, with her gelding Le Chef taking out Magic Millions.
WITH exports to Japan last year worth $1.4b, Australian beef will be a major beneficiary when the JAEPA deal takes effect on Thursday. WITH exports to Japan last year worth $1.4b, Australian beef will be a major beneficiary when the JAEPA deal takes effect on Thursday.
HIP New York label, Public School, has claimed the International Woolmark Prize for menswear. HIP New York label, Public School, has claimed the International Woolmark Prize for menswear.
CARGILL Australia has executed what is believed to be the first shipment of grain from a non-Viterra operated port in South Australia.
25 Jan 15 CARGILL Australia has executed what is believed to be the first shipment of grain from a non-Viterra operated port in South Australia. | Grain port push a balancing act  | Vic grain ports in ACCC spotlight 
LENTIL prices are now in uncharted territory, cracking through the $1000/t mark this year due to a worldwide shortage of the pulse crop.
24 Jan 15 LENTIL prices are now in uncharted territory, cracking through the $1000/t mark this year due to a worldwide shortage of the pulse crop. | Aussie fabas risk becoming 'has...  | Strong pulse plantings ahead 
THE end of harvest is in sight for Conmurra cropper Lachie Seears.
23 Jan 15 THE end of harvest is in sight for Conmurra cropper Lachie Seears. | Croppers put heat on canola virus  | SARDI studies white grain puzzle 
ARCHER Daniels Midland Company's newest oceangoing vessel, the MV Harvest Frost, has completed delivery of its record-setting Australian canola cargo to ADM's Europoort transshipping and crushing facility in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
23 Jan 15 ARCHER Daniels Midland Company's newest oceangoing vessel, the MV Harvest Frost, has completed delivery of its record-setting Australian canola cargo to ADM's Europoort transshipping and...
THE grains industry has acknowledged the reasons driving Free Eyre’s push for a new grain export port on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.
23 Jan 15 THE grains industry has acknowledged the reasons driving Free Eyre’s push for a new grain export port on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. | Move to reverse CBH exemption  | Vic grain ports in ACCC spotlight 
FARMERS across South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula are being surveyed on whether they would support a new grain export port.
22 Jan 15  1 FARMERS across South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula are being surveyed on whether they would support a new grain export port. | Move to reverse CBH exemption  | Vic grain ports in ACCC spotlight 
THE problem of soil acidity is costing growers across the nation in terms of an ability to grow suitable break crops.
18 Jan 15 THE problem of soil acidity is costing growers across the nation in terms of an ability to grow suitable break crops.
FORMER Mount Hampton farmer Jamie Turner is confident his foray into new pastures will pay off.
17 Jan 15 FORMER Mount Hampton farmer Jamie Turner is confident his foray into new pastures will pay off.
SOIL testing at depth revealed an acidity problem for Miling farmer Tony White, but opened the way for a liming treatment program.
17 Jan 15  47 SOIL testing at depth revealed an acidity problem for Miling farmer Tony White, but opened the way for a liming treatment program.
16 Jan 15  1 BUNGE began loading the fifth ship to leave its new Bunbury Port facility this week, marking 170,000 tonnes of grain exported by the new entrant to the WA market since last July.
BUNGE began loading the fifth ship to leave its new Bunbury Port facility this week, marking 170,000 tonnes of grain exported by the new entrant to the WA market since last July.
16 Jan 15  1 BUNGE began loading the fifth ship to leave its new Bunbury Port facility this week, marking 170,000 tonnes of grain exported by the new entrant to the WA market since last July.
YORK farmer Rhys Turton says he will offer a fresh set of eyes for the future of CBH if elected to the board position in District 3.
15 Jan 15  2 YORK farmer Rhys Turton says he will offer a fresh set of eyes for the future of CBH if elected to the board position in District 3.
INCUMBENT CBH director John Hassell is welcoming the competition as he seeks re-election for his position on the board.
15 Jan 15  3 INCUMBENT CBH director John Hassell is welcoming the competition as he seeks re-election for his position on the board.
AUSTRALIAN farmers are set within days to receive the first substantial payouts for multi-peril crop insurance.
15 Jan 15  8 AUSTRALIAN farmers are set within days to receive the first substantial payouts for multi-peril crop insurance. | MPCI a confidence boost 
A CONFIRMED Russian export tariff for February is set to push Australia into prime position for exports into South East Asia.
14 Jan 15 A CONFIRMED Russian export tariff for February is set to push Australia into prime position for exports into South East Asia.
A NEW year brings an opportunity for grain growers to review the past season to determine what worked well and what didn’t.
14 Jan 15 A NEW year brings an opportunity for grain growers to review the past season to determine what worked well and what didn’t. | Good season forecast for 2015  | Low dollar's bonus for Aussie grain 
WHEN white grain hit the Eyre Peninsula and Upper North in 2010 and 2011, many farmers had no idea what was affecting their wheat crops.
13 Jan 15  1 WHEN white grain hit the Eyre Peninsula and Upper North in 2010 and 2011, many farmers had no idea what was affecting their wheat crops. | Solid finish for SA crops  | Croppers put heat on canola virus 
A COLLABORATIVE research project between Australian and Chinese scientists has shown how soybean can be bred to better tolerate soil salinity.
12 Jan 15  20 A COLLABORATIVE research project between Australian and Chinese scientists has shown how soybean can be bred to better tolerate soil salinity.
CENTRAL Darling Downs farmer Bruce Yarrow's plan for success in 2015 is to be flexible in his crop-management decisions.
12 Jan 15 CENTRAL Darling Downs farmer Bruce Yarrow's plan for success in 2015 is to be flexible in his crop-management decisions.
WHEN committing tonnages to pools, farmers should put as much time into their due diligence as they do making financial decisions.
12 Jan 15  40 WHEN committing tonnages to pools, farmers should put as much time into their due diligence as they do making financial decisions. | Diving into grain pools  | Aussie wheat undervalued 
10 Jan 15 ONE of Australia's most influential and distinguished barley breeders, Reg Lance, has retired after almost 40 years at the forefront of the barley and malting industries.
THEY missed the upside during December's rally in US futures, but Aussie growers were shielded from a recent downside in US markets.
10 Jan 15  7 THEY missed the upside during December's rally in US futures, but Aussie growers were shielded from a recent downside in US markets. | International wheat prices rally  | Aussie wheat undervalued 
WE'VE all done it.
09 Jan 15 WE'VE all done it.
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Nico 'The trend is upward' A: IS NOT proof of AWG B: The 1970-2000 trend matches the 1910-1940
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Nico you are probably right when you state that climate science is based on observation and
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It's a fairly simple-minded version of democracy that Sen. O'Sullivan wants us to admire. Real
WA-owned hay company Gilmac is expanding its operations with plans to build a significant processing plant in Wagin.24 Jan 15 WA-owned hay company Gilmac is expanding its operations with plans to build a significant processing plant in Wagin.
BONNIE Rock farmer Romina Nicoletti believes rebates that put money in grower pockets are the key to a strong future for WA farming.23 Jan 15  1 BONNIE Rock farmer Romina Nicoletti believes rebates that put money in grower pockets are the key to a strong future...