Young ag scientist scholarships open

TWO great opportunities for young agricultural scientists both close in October.
TWO great opportunities for young agricultural scientists both close in October.
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SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship. SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship.
NSW dairy co-operative Norco will more than double sales of fresh milk to China, a sign of how Australia's reputation for high-quality and safe food is helping it sell produce at premium prices overseas. NSW dairy co-operative Norco will more than double sales of fresh milk to China, a sign of how Australia's reputation for high-quality and safe food is helping it sell produce at premium prices overseas.
INSIDE a small white house, surrounded by bright yellow fields of canola, police found a short, scribbled note. INSIDE a small white house, surrounded by bright yellow fields of canola, police found a short, scribbled note.
COUNTRY kids are punching well above their weight in the big city. COUNTRY kids are punching well above their weight in the big city.
A NEW faba bean; US rail woes; New durum released; World wheat price down; Executive Filipino visit.
2:00 AM A NEW faba bean; US rail woes; New durum released; World wheat price down; Executive Filipino visit. | Not happy Barnaby: PGA hits back  | Long season wheat suits high... 
WHILE dry conditions have troubled southern and central US, the past year has been almost too wet for many producers in the corn and soybean heartland.
2:00 AM WHILE dry conditions have troubled southern and central US, the past year has been almost too wet for many producers in the corn and soybean heartland. | Flavour fizzes in dairy war  | Dairy industry eyes Russia 
THE third-generation, Greaves R-series cane transporter has a futuristic design which comes with productivity-boosting features and advantages.
2:00 AM THE third-generation, Greaves R-series cane transporter has a futuristic design which comes with productivity-boosting features and advantages. | Inlon celebrates with... 
CATTELEMEN have articulated seven “urgent solutions” to resolve their worsening debt crisis in a key document to be tabled at a roundtable tomorrow.
22 Sep 14 CATTELEMEN have articulated seven “urgent solutions” to resolve their worsening debt crisis in a key document to be tabled at a roundtable tomorrow. | Farming loans revisited  | Debt roundtable set for spring 
THE federal government’s competition policy review draft report dismisses suggestions Australia should establish a dairy single desk.
22 Sep 14  1 THE federal government’s competition policy review draft report dismisses suggestions Australia should establish a dairy single desk. | Norco milks fresh China deal  | Dairy industry warned: no fast... 
A NEW extra virgin olive oil product being launched today is set to inject fresh competition into the domestic market for Australian olive growers.
22 Sep 14 A NEW extra virgin olive oil product being launched today is set to inject fresh competition into the domestic market for Australian olive growers. | Maggie Beer's state of origin...  | Indie food producers prosper solo 
DESPITE all the hype around Chinese investment in the Australian dairy sector, one Chinese investor who bought a dairy farm five years ago has lost money and will not buy again.
22 Sep 14 DESPITE all the hype around Chinese investment in the Australian dairy sector, one Chinese investor who bought a dairy farm five years ago has lost money and will not buy again. | China trip progresses trade talks  | Bega seals China UHT milk deal 
ONE of the world's biggest agricultural traders, Bunge, is considering further expansion in Australia after splashing more than $60m on new ports.
22 Sep 14  7 ONE of the world's biggest agricultural traders, Bunge, is considering further expansion in Australia after splashing more than $60m on new ports. | Bunge's southern port plans  | GrainCorp: rival ports will... 
GEORGE Millington became only the fourth owner of Collinsville Station when he bought the vast SA pastoral holding and Merino stud last week.
22 Sep 14  1 GEORGE Millington became only the fourth owner of Collinsville Station when he bought the vast SA pastoral holding and Merino stud last week. | Prices, pests, productivity:...  | Light at end of superfine tunnel 
WA's largest single producer of milk, Lactanz Dairies, is being offered to the market under a new sale process likely to reap more than $30m.
22 Sep 14 WA's largest single producer of milk, Lactanz Dairies, is being offered to the market under a new sale process likely to reap more than $30m. | Dairy industry warned: no fast...  | Bega seals China UHT milk deal 
RURALCO is no longer a
22 Sep 14 RURALCO is no longer a "substantial shareholder" in Elders, selling more than 54 million shares for $12.4 million on Friday. | Elders offloads AWH stake  | Elders pays down more debt,... 
ON time, on budget, AACo this week turns the key on a venture that will change the business of beef production in the north.
22 Sep 14  7 ON time, on budget, AACo this week turns the key on a venture that will change the business of beef production in the north.
Cattle - Beef
THINGS are tough for superfine wool producers, but the price differential between quality superfine types and other wools is returning.
22 Sep 14  1 THINGS are tough for superfine wool producers, but the price differential between quality superfine types and other wools is returning. | Superfine hangs in the balance  | Prices, pests, productivity:... 
Sheep - Wool
WEATHER and yield concerns in Australian grainbelts make a stark contrast to the US, where harvest prospects are huge.
22 Sep 14 WEATHER and yield concerns in Australian grainbelts make a stark contrast to the US, where harvest prospects are huge. | Cultivating conversations that...  | Russia hungry to punish the West 
JOHN Deere introduces the 8000-series self-propelled forage harvesters that will blend crop analysis and innovative design.
22 Sep 14 JOHN Deere introduces the 8000-series self-propelled forage harvesters that will blend crop analysis and innovative design. | Cotton picking upgrade for John... 
WHEN it came to the crunch, twin lambs helped a Corriedale ewe get over the line at the Royal Melbourne Show today.
21 Sep 14 WHEN it came to the crunch, twin lambs helped a Corriedale ewe get over the line at the Royal Melbourne Show today. | Champion Dorset Down out to stud  | Supreme South Suffolk to Shalders 
THE NTCA briefed Tony Abbott about the northern cattle industry’s steady rehabilitation during the PM’s Top End tour this week.
21 Sep 14  3 THE NTCA briefed Tony Abbott about the northern cattle industry’s steady rehabilitation during the PM’s Top End tour this week. | Taking the debt message to Canberra  | CCA left out in the cold 
Cattle - Beef
SOME of the world’s finest minds in forestry science, forest management and industry development will assemble in Lismore in October.
21 Sep 14 SOME of the world’s finest minds in forestry science, forest management and industry development will assemble in Lismore in October.
LONGER season wheat lines have a good fit in Victoria's Western District according to SFS research agronomist Annieka Paridaen.
21 Sep 14 LONGER season wheat lines have a good fit in Victoria's Western District according to SFS research agronomist Annieka Paridaen. | Port code plan under threat  | Grain Growers board shock 
A DESIRE to allow people to have a closer connection with their food led Broughton couple Jo and Vern Wheaton to set up their direct-to-customer free-range meat business.
21 Sep 14 A DESIRE to allow people to have a closer connection with their food led Broughton couple Jo and Vern Wheaton to set up their direct-to-customer free-range meat business. | A life-changing trek  | Cream of the crop wins... 
GERALDINE stud principal Ian Baker, Clydebank, fought off some stiff competition from champion breeders Retallack to take out the supreme exhibit in the Border Leicester feature breed showing at the Melbourne Royal yesterday.
20 Sep 14 GERALDINE stud principal Ian Baker, Clydebank, fought off some stiff competition from champion breeders Retallack to take out the supreme exhibit in the Border Leicester feature breed... | Ashley Park reign supreme, again  | Allendale continues Suffolk... 
Tullamore Park principals Peter and Liz Russell were awarded grand champion Texel ram with their under 1.5 years entry.
20 Sep 14 Tullamore Park principals Peter and Liz Russell were awarded grand champion Texel ram with their under 1.5 years entry. | Ashley Park reign supreme, again  | Allendale continues Suffolk... 
Mount Monmot principal Malcolm Fletcher was the sole Perendale exhibitor at the show.
20 Sep 14 Mount Monmot principal Malcolm Fletcher was the sole Perendale exhibitor at the show. | Ashley Park reign supreme, again  | Allendale continues Suffolk... 
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A column dedicated to grain photos, news, jokes, stats and industry gossip.2:00 AM A column dedicated to grain photos, news, jokes, stats and industry gossip.
ONE of the biggest South West frontal rain systems in decades has put most WA grain growers back in the game after receiving a dry 'hospital pass' in August.
The system sent out early warnings of strong winds on a hot Saturday and early Sunday before depositing a mixture of season-making, season-saving, and season-ending rain throughout the Wheatbelt.2:00 AM ONE of the biggest South West frontal rain systems in decades has put most WA grain growers back in the game after...