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THE weighty burden of penalty interest rate charges on Australia's ballooning rural debt problem is becoming a spotlight issue.

Penalty rates weigh on farms  

THE weighty burden of penalty interest rate charges on Australia's ballooning rural debt problem is becoming a spotlight issue.
AUSTRALIA now has its very own specialty grains genebank, with the opening of a $6 million facility in Horsham, Victoria. 20 Apr 14 AUSTRALIA now has its very own specialty grains genebank, with the opening of a $6 million facility in Horsham,...
FOUR young agricultural entrepreneurs have been selected to take their passion for the wool industry into schools in three states.
20 Apr 14 FOUR young agricultural entrepreneurs have been selected to take their passion for the wool industry into schools in...
LIVE export prices in the north have reached unprecedented levels putting smiles on the faces of pastoralists. 4:00 AM LIVE export prices in the north have reached unprecedented levels putting smiles on the faces of pastoralists.
VIDEO: COMBINING grain and grazing has allowed Tim and Jodie Demeo, Raywood, Victoria, to gain a 10 per cent increase in lambing percentages without impacting on their crop yield. 20 Apr 14 VIDEO: COMBINING grain and grazing has allowed Tim and Jodie Demeo, Raywood, Victoria, to gain a 10 per cent...
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A solution looking for a problem.
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The return we get as a wage for our Beef production in particular is a minus, let the Chinese
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Macdonalds are NOT the biggest beef customer it is the PEOPLE who eat beef that are. If you

Alister Purbrick from Nagambie will be recognised at the prestigious Parade of Champions at this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show.
17 Apr 14 Alister Purbrick from Nagambie will be recognised at the prestigious Parade of Champions at this year’s Sydney Royal...
A TASMANIAN dairy manufacturer is hoping a new rebate package will play a big role in lifting milk production.16 Apr 14 A TASMANIAN dairy manufacturer is hoping a new rebate package will play a big role in lifting milk production.
LIVE export prices in the north have reached unprecedented levels putting smiles on the faces of pastoralists.4:00 AM LIVE export prices in the north have reached unprecedented levels putting smiles on the faces of pastoralists.
WIDESPREAD rain - the missing ingredient in the Australian cattle market - has produced a dramatic price turnaround in the past month.17 Apr 14 WIDESPREAD rain - the missing ingredient in the Australian cattle market - has produced a dramatic price turnaround...

Coverage of the Newcomen bull sale at Ensay on March 19.
Newcomen bulls to $16,000 Coverage of the Newcomen bull sale at Ensay on March 19.

MEET Anna. This young Ayrshire cow is a pin-up girl for modern dairying.17 Apr 14 MEET Anna. This young Ayrshire cow is a pin-up girl for modern dairying.
ALMOST three decades of Ayrshire breeding wrapped up for one Western District family last Friday at Colac, but their cows found brand new homes right across Victoria and Tasmania.14 Apr 14 ALMOST three decades of Ayrshire breeding wrapped up for one Western District family last Friday at Colac, but their...
FOUR young agricultural entrepreneurs have been selected to take their passion for the wool industry into schools in three states.
FOUR young agricultural entrepreneurs have been selected to take their passion for the wool industry into schools in...

FIVE major lamb buyers have dug deep and paid the sum of $400 a head for a pen of 10 lambs at the Bendigo saleyards today, with proceeds donated to Ronald McDonald House.
Lamb donation for good cause FIVE major lamb buyers have dug deep and paid the sum of $400 a head for a pen of 10 lambs at
A FIVE-MINUTE drive through Bishopsbourne reveals a flourishing hemp crop – visible from the road.03 Apr 14  4 A FIVE-MINUTE drive through Bishopsbourne reveals a flourishing hemp crop – visible from the road.
DURING the 1990s, Wimmera farmer Geoff Rethus wondered how he was going to keep cropping his ground at Noradjuha, in the region’s south-west.27 Mar 14 DURING the 1990s, Wimmera farmer Geoff Rethus wondered how he was going to keep cropping his ground at Noradjuha, in...

BUMPER seasons boosts Canadian land values; CBH welcomes Newcastle decision; delegation pushes Australian noodle what production.
Around the crop circles BUMPER seasons boosts Canadian land values; CBH welcomes...
SOWING conditions throughout WA are still a mixed bag according to the Grains Industry Association of WA (GIWA).
Growers optimistic about 2014 SOWING conditions throughout WA are still a mixed bag according...
THE latest addition to Silvan Australia’s Selecta product range is a wide-angle, motion-activated security camera, the Selecta Secure 120. THE latest addition to Silvan Australia’s Selecta product range is a wide-angle, motion-activated security camera,...

GRIZZLY has released the newest model in its wide range of specialist disc equipment.
Grizzly offers new disc solution GRIZZLY has released the newest model in its wide range of specialist disc equipment.
THOUGH it wasn’t said in so many words, reactions to a Senate committee’s report into the potential importation of ginger, pineapples and potatoes shared a hint of three words: we told you so.4:00 AM THOUGH it wasn’t said in so many words, reactions to a Senate committee’s report into the potential importation of...
THE first ever shipment of Australian table grapes to South Korea has been sent from Robinvale, marking a significant new milestone for Victoria’s table grape industry.15 Apr 14 THE first ever shipment of Australian table grapes to South Korea has been sent from Robinvale, marking a...
A SECOND Indonesian company in just over six months has bought a Top End cattle station signalling a strengthening of the live cattle export market.15 Apr 14  1 A SECOND Indonesian company in just over six months has bought a Top End cattle station signalling a strengthening...
AUSTRALIA'S biggest wheat producers Ron Greentree and Ken Harris have offered for sale the prized Boolcarrol and Milton Downs properties outside Moree, northern NSW, with expectations it will sell for $150 to $200 million.11 Apr 14  1 AUSTRALIA'S biggest wheat producers Ron Greentree and Ken Harris have offered for sale the prized Boolcarrol and...
A HIGH turnaround in egg sales ensures freshness and quality of product for poultry farmer Graham Cowling.16 Apr 14  1 A HIGH turnaround in egg sales ensures freshness and quality of product for poultry farmer Graham Cowling.
THE Art4Agriculture Young Farming Champion Cotton team includes an agronomist, an ag student, a cotton grower and a station hand.11 Apr 14 THE Art4Agriculture Young Farming Champion Cotton team includes an agronomist, an ag student, a cotton grower and a...

SUSTAINABLE food production will be on the menu at the Heytesbury District Landcare annual general meeting in Timboon next week.
Local production in focus SUSTAINABLE food production will be on the menu at the Heytesbury District Landcare annual