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FEDERAL member for Riverina Michael McCormack is a regular visitor to the Royal Hotel in Grong Grong.
FEDERAL member for Riverina Michael McCormack is a regular visitor to the Royal Hotel in Grong Grong.
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ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian abattoirs. ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian abattoirs.
AUSTRALIAN dairy is the latest commodity to come under scrutiny in a report set to be released by animal rights group Voiceless next week. AUSTRALIAN dairy is the latest commodity to come under scrutiny in a report set to be released by animal rights group Voiceless next week.
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.
THE government has scrapped its plans to next week cut the Medicare rebate by $20 for short GP visits. THE government has scrapped its plans to next week cut the Medicare rebate by $20 for short GP visits.
THE world's best Poll Hereford cow may be grazing the pastures north of Holbrook, NSW.
2:00 AM THE world's best Poll Hereford cow may be grazing the pastures north of Holbrook, NSW.
Cattle - Beef
'PRECIOUS cargo' would be one way to describe a bale of wool that boarded a jet bound for Italy last week.
2:00 AM 'PRECIOUS cargo' would be one way to describe a bale of wool that boarded a jet bound for Italy last week.
Sheep - Wool
FARMONLINE radio brings you rural news updates from around the country.
2:00 AM FARMONLINE radio brings you rural news updates from around the country.
IF lower retail fuel prices keep filtering through to country areas, grain producers will get big savings in input costs.
2:00 AM IF lower retail fuel prices keep filtering through to country areas, grain producers will get big savings in input costs. | Crop data a tough season weapon  | Pool exodus may be too far 
WHEN Barnaby Joyce announces how he plans to restructure the beef industry, it all comes down to Recommendation One.
2:00 AM WHEN Barnaby Joyce announces how he plans to restructure the beef industry, it all comes down to Recommendation One. | Global team restructure for MLA  | Moore's war on cattle prices 
Cattle - Beef
THE deflating dollar looks set to continue making farm exports more attractive after dipping to new five-and-a-half year lows this week.
2:00 AM THE deflating dollar looks set to continue making farm exports more attractive after dipping to new five-and-a-half year lows this week. | Aus dollar dips below 80 US cents  | Fertile outlook for Incitec Pivot 
THE second major resignation for the dairy sector in one day has seen Natalie Collard reveal her decision to step down as Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) chief executive officer, effective from April 2015.
29 Jan 15 THE second major resignation for the dairy sector in one day has seen Natalie Collard reveal her decision to step down as Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) chief executive officer,...
THE Tasmanian Government has moved to cut red tape around the state's industrial hemp industry.
29 Jan 15 THE Tasmanian Government has moved to cut red tape around the state's industrial hemp industry.
DROUGHT affected Queensland farmers can now apply for a drought recovery loan after the federal government committed $50 million to the program this morning.
29 Jan 15  1 DROUGHT affected Queensland farmers can now apply for a drought recovery loan after the federal government committed $50 million to the program this morning.
A CONFLICT of views has seen the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) president Tyran Jones step down from his role, effective yesterday.
29 Jan 15 A CONFLICT of views has seen the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) president Tyran Jones step down from his role, effective yesterday.
ONE of Australia’s top meat processors and exporters is seeking a strategic investor to make a $100 million cash injection.
29 Jan 15 ONE of Australia’s top meat processors and exporters is seeking a strategic investor to make a $100 million cash injection.
Cattle - Beef
QUEENSLAND has been told to expect an unusual result on Saturday because the 2012 election was so extraordinary.
29 Jan 15  2 QUEENSLAND has been told to expect an unusual result on Saturday because the 2012 election was so extraordinary.
CASHED-UP Western Australian farmers are paying down debt and splashing on expensive machinery following two bumper grain harvests that have boosted confidence.
29 Jan 15 CASHED-UP Western Australian farmers are paying down debt and splashing on expensive machinery following two bumper grain harvests that have boosted confidence. | Cargill's historic grain export...  | Pool exodus may be too far 
FARMONLINE radio brings you rural news updates from around the country.
29 Jan 15 FARMONLINE radio brings you rural news updates from around the country.
CRICKET legend Richie Benaud called-up iconic Aussies for his Australia Day lamb luncheon, and the Cleaver family joined the fun.
29 Jan 15  3 CRICKET legend Richie Benaud called-up iconic Aussies for his Australia Day lamb luncheon, and the Cleaver family joined the fun. | Kiwis develop a taste for...  | Richie's BBQ lamb call out 
AUSTRALIA'S beef herd will spend at least the next two years rebalancing - providing widespread drought goes and stays gone.
29 Jan 15  4 AUSTRALIA'S beef herd will spend at least the next two years rebalancing - providing widespread drought goes and stays gone. | Moore's war on cattle prices  | Fresh approach to BJD on cards 
Cattle - Beef
BUNGE has made a significant move in its bid to win a bigger share of WA's grain market by applying to two Upper Great Southern shires to build grain storage facilities capable of holding up to 350,000 tonnes.
29 Jan 15  2 BUNGE has made a significant move in its bid to win a bigger share of WA's grain market by applying to two Upper Great Southern shires to build grain storage facilities capable of...
THERE has been a sharp decline in US wheat futures this year, as the runaway US dollar impedes American grain exports' competitiveness.
29 Jan 15 THERE has been a sharp decline in US wheat futures this year, as the runaway US dollar impedes American grain exports' competitiveness. | Farmers dig deep for moisture...  | Crop data a tough season weapon 
IN the early 1960s the papers were breathlessly calling cotton
28 Jan 15  2 IN the early 1960s the papers were breathlessly calling cotton "white gold", but there really was an element of goldrush in the building of the cotton industry. | Cotton's man of fibre dead at 96 
NATIONAL Australia Bank is ­changing its credit assessments to put more weight on the sustainability of farmers' ­business practices.
28 Jan 15  9 NATIONAL Australia Bank is ­changing its credit assessments to put more weight on the sustainability of farmers' ­business practices. | Banks calm foreclosure furore  | Holding the banks to account 
COALITION MPs are warning Tony Abbott's leadership will be in peril if he makes another decision like awarding a knighthood to Prince Philip.
28 Jan 15  18 COALITION MPs are warning Tony Abbott's leadership will be in peril if he makes another decision like awarding a knighthood to Prince Philip. | Barnaby's ready for country comp  | Country Party branding battle brews 
FARMONLINE radio brings you rural news updates from around the country.
28 Jan 15 FARMONLINE radio brings you rural news updates from around the country.
MANY farmers want a premium price for selling product into niche markets - and so do some less-than-truthful food marketers.
28 Jan 15 MANY farmers want a premium price for selling product into niche markets - and so do some less-than-truthful food marketers. | More cracks in free-range claims  | ACCC shines light on fuel prices 
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Skepticalscience.com is a denialist website that promotes the alarmist agenda Nico.
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Friend of MM,Fitzgibbon has made no mention of medicinal hemp,he is talking industrial
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Carter is factually wrong eg '' no global warming for 18 years '' is he Nico ? Well TELL us Nico
A NEW chief executive officer for the WA Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA) has been appointed.29 Jan 15 A NEW chief executive officer for the WA Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA) has been appointed.
THE Australia Day weekend was a sizzler for parts of WA's North.28 Jan 15 THE Australia Day weekend was a sizzler for parts of WA's North.