Backdown on Barrier Reef dumping

PLANS to use the Great Barrier Reef as a dumping site for dredge spoil will be abandoned by a multinational consortium.
PLANS to use the Great Barrier Reef as a dumping site for dredge spoil will be abandoned by a multinational consortium.
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KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence. KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence.
FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia. FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia.
KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand. KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand.
RUSSIA is hoping to permanently quit itself of reliance on Western meat imports by importing meat from China and India. RUSSIA is hoping to permanently quit itself of reliance on Western meat imports by importing meat from China and India.
THE CBH Group has launched its Grower Patronage Rebate Program, with many growers set to receive $4.55/t credit this harvest.
8:16 AM  2 THE CBH Group has launched its Grower Patronage Rebate Program, with many growers set to receive $4.55/t credit this harvest.
MOTHER nature delivered a mixed bag over the weekend in what could only be described as a tale of two halves for the agricultural region.
8:16 AM MOTHER nature delivered a mixed bag over the weekend in what could only be described as a tale of two halves for the agricultural region.
THE federal Coalition is poised for a stoush over wheat deregulation that will pit WA Liberal MPs against their east coast counterparts.
5:01 AM  7 THE federal Coalition is poised for a stoush over wheat deregulation that will pit WA Liberal MPs against their east coast counterparts. | Grain price to stay subdued  | Co-ops in line for ports exemption 
RESEARCHERS are excited about the prospects of a new barley variety set to be commercialised next year.
2:00 AM RESEARCHERS are excited about the prospects of a new barley variety set to be commercialised next year.
PULSE producers across south eastern Australia looking to protect their crops are being warned to stick to officially sanctioned products.
2:00 AM PULSE producers across south eastern Australia looking to protect their crops are being warned to stick to officially sanctioned products. | Wet winter takes faba farther  | Pulse quality testing revolution 
DARLING Downs grain grower Murray Wise is more than just a little invested in this year's winter crop after scorching summer heat fried his sorghum.
01 Sep 14 DARLING Downs grain grower Murray Wise is more than just a little invested in this year's winter crop after scorching summer heat fried his sorghum.
DESPITE a run of seasons of poor cattle prices, progressive livestock operations on the North Coast are thinking long-term pasture improvement and using cropping as a cost-effective way of renovating paddocks and establishing higher performance grasses.
01 Sep 14 DESPITE a run of seasons of poor cattle prices, progressive livestock operations on the North Coast are thinking long-term pasture improvement and using cropping as a cost-effective way...
A NEW system for assessing pulse quality has been developed by the DEPI and the GRDC.
01 Sep 14 A NEW system for assessing pulse quality has been developed by the DEPI and the GRDC. | Wet winter takes faba farther  | Lupins looking for a new food fit 
POST-harvest weed seed controls like the Harrington Seed Destructor may not just be beneficial in terms of cutting down the in-paddock weed burden.
31 Aug 14  1 POST-harvest weed seed controls like the Harrington Seed Destructor may not just be beneficial in terms of cutting down the in-paddock weed burden.
IMPROVEMENTS in the efficiency of rainfall capture and soil water management promise to deliver valuable productivity benefits to growers in the northern cropping region.
31 Aug 14 IMPROVEMENTS in the efficiency of rainfall capture and soil water management promise to deliver valuable productivity benefits to growers in the northern cropping region. | Co-ops in line for ports exemption  | Grain price to stay subdued 
VICTORIAN farmer Alan Bennett is hoping for a rain shortly, but said a wet winter had set crops up well enough to cope with a prolonged dry period.
30 Aug 14 VICTORIAN farmer Alan Bennett is hoping for a rain shortly, but said a wet winter had set crops up well enough to cope with a prolonged dry period. | Pulse prices a ray of sunshine  | Aussie crop forecast under pressure 
QUEENSLAND farmers have a new enemy in the battle against herbicide resistant weeds - glyphosate resistant Sweet Summer Grass.
29 Aug 14 QUEENSLAND farmers have a new enemy in the battle against herbicide resistant weeds - glyphosate resistant Sweet Summer Grass.
COTTON is set to fall to its lowest price in five years as demand slows in China and India heads for a record crop, says India's biggest denim maker.
29 Aug 14 COTTON is set to fall to its lowest price in five years as demand slows in China and India heads for a record crop, says India's biggest denim maker. | Cotton water use improves 40pc  | Cotton industry invests in leaders 
A VISITING Canadian grain market analyst has cautioned Australian growers that the market may not have reached its lows as yet.
29 Aug 14  18 A VISITING Canadian grain market analyst has cautioned Australian growers that the market may not have reached its lows as yet.
FARMER-owned co-operatives could potentially be exempt from a new mandatory code of conduct for bulk wheat port terminal operators.
28 Aug 14  32 FARMER-owned co-operatives could potentially be exempt from a new mandatory code of conduct for bulk wheat port terminal operators. | Bunge's southern port plans  | GrainCorp: rival ports will... 
DEVELOPING the AEGIC strategy and building on its history of innovation is a key priority for newly appointed CEO David Feinberg.
27 Aug 14  3 DEVELOPING the AEGIC strategy and building on its history of innovation is a key priority for newly appointed CEO David Feinberg.
A NEW player to the WA grain market believes changes to CBH's Port Access Undertaking could put new entrants at a disadvantage.
27 Aug 14  4 A NEW player to the WA grain market believes changes to CBH's Port Access Undertaking could put new entrants at a disadvantage.
LUPINS have long been held in high regard for their agronomic values, but their failing has been attracting an economically viable price.
27 Aug 14  1 LUPINS have long been held in high regard for their agronomic values, but their failing has been attracting an economically viable price.
A NEW Australian Hard wheat launched last week looks set to offer southern wheat growers a viable variety alternative.
26 Aug 14 A NEW Australian Hard wheat launched last week looks set to offer southern wheat growers a viable variety alternative.
HERBICIDE resistance is quietly increasing in weeds growing along paddock borders such as fencelines, roadways and irrigation channels.
26 Aug 14 HERBICIDE resistance is quietly increasing in weeds growing along paddock borders such as fencelines, roadways and irrigation channels.
THERE are some signs current grain production forecasts across Australia will come under pressure.
26 Aug 14  2 THERE are some signs current grain production forecasts across Australia will come under pressure. | Bunge's southern port plans  | Understanding crop risk management 
DON Taylor warns industry is
25 Aug 14  6 DON Taylor warns industry is "shooting itself in the foot" by splashing more than $100m on building rival port infrastructure. | Seeking ag infrastructure solutions  | ACCC drafts consent for GNC... 
FABA bean crops on the Darling Downs have come under pressure from helicoverpa larvae this season, potentially slashing returns if grain does not meet stringent quality standards.
25 Aug 14 FABA bean crops on the Darling Downs have come under pressure from helicoverpa larvae this season, potentially slashing returns if grain does not meet stringent quality standards.
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Competition- CBH is currently wearing competition provision costs of above $2 mill . As a WA
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Can we believe a word they say ?
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Dodgy figures GerryAtric. You say the Wheat is $280/t FIS Kwinana and that PayAttention is
A $20 million research and development investment in the State's agriculture and food sector will assist the grains industry to capture new markets in Asia and the Middle East, Premier Colin Barnett said this week.28 Aug 14 A $20 million research and development investment in the State's agriculture and food sector will assist the grains...
GLOBAL players will provide stiff competition to Australian producers for the considerable market opportunities for agricultural exports into Asia towards 2050, a trade conference heard last week.28 Aug 14 GLOBAL players will provide stiff competition to Australian producers for the considerable market opportunities for...