Flaming hoops of drought assistance

QUEENSLAND Nationals MP Bruce Scott has blasted a key pillar of the Coalition government’s drought response package.
QUEENSLAND Nationals MP Bruce Scott has blasted a key pillar of the Coalition government’s drought response package.
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IT'S been a long-time coming, but it's finally official: the Euroa saleyards is getting a roof.
IT'S been a long-time coming, but it's finally official: the Euroa saleyards is getting a roof.
A NEW report is calling for more support for rural and regional students to help them overcome significant barriers they face in accessing higher education. A NEW report is calling for more support for rural and regional students to help them overcome significant barriers they face in accessing higher education.
THE thought of being the best young dairy cattle parader in the country hasn’t sunken in for Kayla Bradley. THE thought of being the best young dairy cattle parader in the country hasn’t sunken in for Kayla Bradley.
REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today. REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today.
A BID to vote down the agriculture levy system now looks doomed to fail, with the Greens announcing they will support an industry campaign to keep it.
2:53 PM A BID to vote down the agriculture levy system now looks doomed to fail, with the Greens announcing they will support an industry campaign to keep it.
THE Tasmanian Farmers and Growers Association welcomes the State government’s continued GMO moratorium.
2:35 PM THE Tasmanian Farmers and Growers Association welcomes the State government’s continued GMO moratorium.
WESFARMERS shares have been hit with multiple downgrades and analysts look to the tough operating environment.
12:19 PM WESFARMERS shares have been hit with multiple downgrades and analysts look to the tough operating environment. | It's not all about Coles and...  | Farm produce in privacy front line 
DECREASES in the national lamb and sheep supply were offset by a growth in new season lambs in southern markets.
10:37 AM  1 DECREASES in the national lamb and sheep supply were offset by a growth in new season lambs in southern markets. | Hides trade vulnerable to...  | Genetics a 'game-changer' for wool 
WHILE there are more opportunities to trade commodities investors remain reluctant to jump on board, citing lack of understanding.
9:27 AM WHILE there are more opportunities to trade commodities investors remain reluctant to jump on board, citing lack of understanding. | Wesfarmers pays special $1 dividend  | White meat still Australia's choice 
SEVEN young beef producers travel to Canberra next week to participate in the Beef Industry Rising Champions Initiative.
9:18 AM SEVEN young beef producers travel to Canberra next week to participate in the Beef Industry Rising Champions Initiative. | Cattle prices lift in June quarter  | Cooking friend: MLA's 'Meat... 
Cattle - Beef
THE Australian Greens have announced they will oppose  changes to ag levies when the matter comes before the Senate next week.
9:04 AM  4 THE Australian Greens have announced they will oppose changes to ag levies when the matter comes before the Senate next week. | Levy spat moves to the streets  | Ag at levy crossroads 
RAIN across northern NSW and Queensland during the weekend has put some confidence back into the cattle market across the eastern States.
4:00 AM RAIN across northern NSW and Queensland during the weekend has put some confidence back into the cattle market across the eastern States.
WITH high hopes for the rain forecast at the weekend, most farmers were rewarded.
4:00 AM WITH high hopes for the rain forecast at the weekend, most farmers were rewarded.
POLICE have recovered almost 200 lambs but need help from readers of The Land to identify some of their owners.
4:00 AM  1 POLICE have recovered almost 200 lambs but need help from readers of The Land to identify some of their owners.
AGRICULTURAL groups have come out swinging in a ferocious public campaign aimed at blocking changes to ag levies.
4:00 AM  2 AGRICULTURAL groups have come out swinging in a ferocious public campaign aimed at blocking changes to ag levies. | New Senate 'better' for ag?  | Ag at levy crossroads 
WELLARD Group CEO Fred Troncone has told producers they must boost livestock numbers now, or risk missing the boat in terms of higher prices.
4:00 AM  3 WELLARD Group CEO Fred Troncone has told producers they must boost livestock numbers now, or risk missing the boat in terms of higher prices.
A COMMERCIAL genetically modified (GM) wheat product could still be a decade away from hitting the marketplace.
4:00 AM  6 A COMMERCIAL genetically modified (GM) wheat product could still be a decade away from hitting the marketplace.
RICHARD Norton’s MLA restructure aims to create more transparency in how industry levies, payments and funds are put to work.
4:00 AM  3 RICHARD Norton’s MLA restructure aims to create more transparency in how industry levies, payments and funds are put to work. | Levy spat moves to the streets  | Norton announces MLA restructure 
Cattle - Beef
The interface between MLA and its levy-payers is being overhauled on several fronts by new managing director, Richard Norton.
4:00 AM  5 The interface between MLA and its levy-payers is being overhauled on several fronts by new managing director, Richard Norton. | Levy stoush ramps up  | US demand driving Aus beef export 
Cattle - Beef
DEMAND for combine harvesters has hit a slump with sales falling by 31 per cent in 2013 after two particularly strong years.
4:00 AM DEMAND for combine harvesters has hit a slump with sales falling by 31 per cent in 2013 after two particularly strong years. | Mach facing new challenges  | Mallee Machinery Field Days 
USING existing infrastructure to its full capacity would be a simple way of boosting the nation's ability to move grain to port, says Jock Carter.
4:00 AM USING existing infrastructure to its full capacity would be a simple way of boosting the nation's ability to move grain to port, says Jock Carter. | US exec takes GrainCorp's top job  | Supply chain still grain's... 
AUSTRALIAN live cattle exporters have warmly welcomed news today that Cambodia is now open for Australian live cattle exports.
12:01 AM  5 AUSTRALIAN live cattle exporters have warmly welcomed news today that Cambodia is now open for Australian live cattle exports. | Cattle export hits the million mark  | Breeder market opens to Egypt 
Cattle - Beef
AGRICULTURE Minister Barnaby Joyce has joined the list of critics condemning Clive Palmer’s damaging comments directed at China.
20 Aug 14  3 AGRICULTURE Minister Barnaby Joyce has joined the list of critics condemning Clive Palmer’s damaging comments directed at China. | Mavericks are top guns in new...  | Galilee coalmine 'carbon bomb'... 
THE risk of enrolling in university now, with future fee rates up in the air, is on the minds of rural and regional students.
20 Aug 14 THE risk of enrolling in university now, with future fee rates up in the air, is on the minds of rural and regional students. | Building 'three Rs' strengthens...  | Hold a barbecue to feed a farmer 
SOLID earnings growth has lifted Wesfarmers’ full year underlying net profit by 6.1 per cent to $2.39 billion.
20 Aug 14  3 SOLID earnings growth has lifted Wesfarmers’ full year underlying net profit by 6.1 per cent to $2.39 billion. | Banking in the grocery aisles  | Flavour fizzes in dairy war 
Rural Doctors have welcomed a federal government review of the administration of after-hours primary care services in Australia.
20 Aug 14 Rural Doctors have welcomed a federal government review of the administration of after-hours primary care services in Australia. | Rural doctor shortage needs...  | Country to deliver budget's... 
WARRNAMBOOL Cheese & Butter chief executive officer David Lord has told the company today that he will step down from the top position.
20 Aug 14 WARRNAMBOOL Cheese & Butter chief executive officer David Lord has told the company today that he will step down from the top position.
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It is a start but any "car" with two wheels and no roof should likewise be banned from public roads.
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Watch the space after the levies report.
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Well the farmers and country people think labour are a bad party. however Labour have always
TASMANIAN fish farmer Tassal  has reported a strong  rise in profits despite a small fall in revenue.9:58 AM TASMANIAN fish farmer Tassal has reported a strong rise in profits despite a small fall in revenue.
THERE'S been a moratorium on genetically-modified (GM) crops in Tasmania since 2001, but could co-existence between non-GM food crops and GM food crops work?
A senior consultant at Macquarie Franklin, Thom Goodwin, said the State's debate on GM needed to move forward, and co-existence could be the answer.
Mr Goodwin told delegates at a Grains Research & Development Corporation12:00 AM THERE'S been a moratorium on genetically-modified (GM) crops in Tasmania since 2001, but could co-existence between...