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THE intensifying heat from the farm debt debate has prompted a flurry of activity from bankers trying to quell foreclosure fears.

Holding the banks to account  

THE intensifying heat from the farm debt debate has prompted a flurry of activity from bankers trying to quell foreclosure fears.
BEEKEEPERS are being urged to consider the use of screened hive bottom boards to provide a potential varroa management option. 4:00 AM BEEKEEPERS are being urged to consider the use of screened hive bottom boards to provide a potential varroa...
WARREN Truss is expected to assume the traditional role of acting PM over the festive period as he recovers from a recent illness. 19 Dec 14 WARREN Truss is expected to assume the traditional role of acting PM over the festive period as he recovers from a...
WOOLWORTHS suppliers' products could be pulled days before Christmas if they refuse to fund the Cheap Cheap campaign. 19 Dec 14 2 WOOLWORTHS suppliers' products could be pulled days before Christmas if they refuse to fund the Cheap Cheap campaign.
THE Coalition has watered down claims it has slashed water infrastructure funding by half, calling them “completely wrong”. 19 Dec 14 THE Coalition has watered down claims it has slashed water infrastructure funding by half, calling them “completely...
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Congratulations to Environment Minister Lisa Neville for scrapping an utterly irresponsible and
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Rob. As Bill says, what you do with your time and resources is YOUR choice and no one else's to
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Yes wtf, the Liberals will set up the merchants to gouge the grower even further.
AN independent review of the Water Act has focused on cutting red tape and improving Basin Plan performance. AN independent review of the Water Act has focused on cutting red tape and improving Basin Plan performance.

ANOTHER warning about the misuse of poppies has been issued by Tasmanian growers, after the theft of a small number of heads, or capsules, in the south of the state.16 Dec 14 ANOTHER warning about the misuse of poppies has been issued by Tasmanian growers, after the theft of a small number...
FARMERS in the Dargo, Glenaladale, Walpa and Lindenow district - still recovering from this year’s bushfires and last year’s floods - are protesting against mineral sands exploration for zircon and titanium deposits on private land.10 Dec 14 FARMERS in the Dargo, Glenaladale, Walpa and Lindenow district - still recovering from this year’s bushfires and...
PRICE declines for dairy products have slowed while export volume clearances have soared, according to Rabobank's latest report.18 Dec 14 PRICE declines for dairy products have slowed while export volume clearances have soared, according to Rabobank's...
BEEF Australia 2015 is searching for the best, ready-to-eat, street-food style beef dish to serve as Beef Australia’s Signature Dish.17 Dec 14  2 BEEF Australia 2015 is searching for the best, ready-to-eat, street-food style beef dish to serve as Beef...

AUSTRALIAN dairy industry stalwarts Ann and Lindsay Jarvis were awarded the Australian Dairy Industry Council's Outstanding Service Award at an Industry Leaders Breakfast this morning in Melbourne.
28 Nov 14 AUSTRALIAN dairy industry stalwarts Ann and Lindsay Jarvis were awarded the Australian Dairy Industry Council's...
CHANGES will be made to improve the competitiveness of Murray Goulburn Trading, the company’s Melbourne annual general meeting has been told.27 Nov 14 CHANGES will be made to improve the competitiveness of Murray Goulburn Trading, the company’s Melbourne annual...
A HIGH-LEVEL review of wool selling is unlikely to conclude that
everything is 'hunky-dory' with the open-cry auction system. A HIGH-LEVEL review of wool selling is unlikely to conclude that everything is 'hunky-dory' with the open-cry...

CROPS in the Moolort area of Central Victoria have been judged as just about average as farmers neared an early finish to the 2014-15 harvest.18 Dec 14 CROPS in the Moolort area of Central Victoria have been judged as just about average as farmers neared an early...
WHEAT and pulses and crops east of the Loddon Valley Highway, running from Bendigo to Kerang, have been the standouts in a tough year for Victorian croppers.18 Dec 14 WHEAT and pulses and crops east of the Loddon Valley Highway, running from Bendigo to Kerang, have been the...

THE outlook for pulses is positive for next year, in spite of this year’s poor spring in key pulse growing regions of southern Australia.19 Dec 14  1 THE outlook for pulses is positive for next year, in spite of this year’s poor spring in key pulse growing regions...
GRAIN rail lines must be viable to remain open was the clear message delivered by Premier Colin Barnett during a tour of the Wheatbelt last weekend.
Mr Barnett embarked on a visit to the northern Wheatbelt last Friday and Saturday and discussed the Miling Tier 2 rail line with Miling grain growers at a community meeting.
The future of the Miling to Toodyay Tier 2 line is unclear as the arbitrati18 Dec 14 GRAIN rail lines must be viable to remain open was the clear message delivered by Premier Colin Barnett during a...
THE Antarctica2 crew driving a Massey Ferguson tractor to the South Pole are on their way home after reaching their destination. THE Antarctica2 crew driving a Massey Ferguson tractor to the South Pole are on their way home after reaching their...

A VICTORIAN fruit grading equipment manufacturer has been awarded the 2014 Australian Exporter of the Year Award.17 Dec 14  1 A VICTORIAN fruit grading equipment manufacturer has been awarded the 2014 Australian Exporter of the Year Award.
THE launch of a new macadamia milk product is an indicator of the nut’s diverse potential and golden future.16 Dec 14 THE launch of a new macadamia milk product is an indicator of the nut’s diverse potential and golden future.
WITH the supply of rural properties on the market still outstripping demand, prices are likely to have stabilised, rather than risen.15 Dec 14 WITH the supply of rural properties on the market still outstripping demand, prices are likely to have stabilised,...
MACQUARIE Group has sold its Melro Park dairy farm near Heywood in south-west Victoria to ACE Farming.15 Dec 14 MACQUARIE Group has sold its Melro Park dairy farm near Heywood in south-west Victoria to ACE Farming.
MIXED reactions have surfaced from farmers located in the Gippsland regions of Stockdale, Dargo, Glenaladale, Walpa and Lindenow, where mineral sands exploration is occurring on private land for zircon and titanium deposits.18 Dec 14 MIXED reactions have surfaced from farmers located in the Gippsland regions of Stockdale, Dargo, Glenaladale, Walpa...
THE millions of dollars the new Labor Government has earmarked to advertise the 'leave and live' campaign has incensed some farming communities that believe the money would be better spent reducing fire fuel loads.11 Dec 14 THE millions of dollars the new Labor Government has earmarked to advertise the "leave and live" campaign has...