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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.
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.
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SOUTHERN beef enterprise profits might have lagged other sectors over the first 12 years of the century, but that’s not cause for alarm. SOUTHERN beef enterprise profits might have lagged other sectors over the first 12 years of the century, but that’s not cause for alarm.
AUSTRALIA needs to revitalise rail and port infrastructure or else agriculture will literally miss the boat to booming export markets. AUSTRALIA needs to revitalise rail and port infrastructure or else agriculture will literally miss the boat to booming export markets.
MEET Anna. This young Ayrshire cow is a pin-up girl for modern dairying. MEET Anna. This young Ayrshire cow is a pin-up girl for modern dairying.
MEAT & Livestock Australia is seeking researchers to devise ways of improving outcomes in three key aspects of safeguarding the welfare of Australian export livestock. MEAT & Livestock Australia is seeking researchers to devise ways of improving outcomes in three key aspects of safeguarding the welfare of Australian export livestock.
AUSTRALIA now has its very own specialty grains genebank, with the opening of a $6 million facility in Horsham, Victoria.
4:00 AM AUSTRALIA now has its very own specialty grains genebank, with the opening of a $6 million facility in Horsham, Victoria. | Around the crop circles  | SA still a mouse hotspot 
SOUTH Australia continues to be the epicentre of the autumn mouse plague, with farmers continuing to report large numbers in many areas.
19 Apr 14 SOUTH Australia continues to be the epicentre of the autumn mouse plague, with farmers continuing to report large numbers in many areas. | Wheat markets surge  | Exports defy supply chain cracks 
BUMPER seasons boosts Canadian land values; CBH welcomes Newcastle decision; delegation pushes Australian noodle what production.
18 Apr 14 BUMPER seasons boosts Canadian land values; CBH welcomes Newcastle decision; delegation pushes Australian noodle what production. | Exports defy supply chain cracks  | Wheat markets surge 
SOWING conditions throughout WA are still a mixed bag according to the Grains Industry Association of WA (GIWA).
18 Apr 14 SOWING conditions throughout WA are still a mixed bag according to the Grains Industry Association of WA (GIWA).
OVER the past six years Australia has exported more grain than ever before, in spite of complaints about supply chain issues.
17 Apr 14  2 OVER the past six years Australia has exported more grain than ever before, in spite of complaints about supply chain issues. | Autumn leaves growers excited  | Sorghum's global demand grows 
WHEAT markets have surged a whopping 6.5 per cent over the past two days on the back of the unrest in Ukraine.
16 Apr 14  4 WHEAT markets have surged a whopping 6.5 per cent over the past two days on the back of the unrest in Ukraine. | Autumn leaves growers excited  | Sorghum's global demand grows 
THERE has been a double dose of good news for emerging phosphate producer Fertoz in the past two weeks.
16 Apr 14 THERE has been a double dose of good news for emerging phosphate producer Fertoz in the past two weeks. | Autumn leaves growers excited  | Poppies move beyond Tas 
MANY major grain producing regions in Australia are enjoying their best autumn break since the 1990s.
16 Apr 14 MANY major grain producing regions in Australia are enjoying their best autumn break since the 1990s. | Sorghum's global demand grows  | Early start for SA croppers 
AS carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere hit their highest level for possibly three million years, researchers have determined that the gas is changing the nutritional quality of food crops.
12 Apr 14  20 AS carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere hit their highest level for possibly three million years, researchers have determined that the gas is changing the nutritional quality of food... | Poppies move beyond Tas  | Sorghum's global demand grows 
COMMERCIAL poppy production for use in making opiate-based medicine could be a reality on mainland Australia this year.
12 Apr 14 COMMERCIAL poppy production for use in making opiate-based medicine could be a reality on mainland Australia this year.
INTERNATIONAL demand for sorghum is on the up, with China’s increased appetite for feed grain one of the key factors.
11 Apr 14 INTERNATIONAL demand for sorghum is on the up, with China’s increased appetite for feed grain one of the key factors. | Grains futures look for growth 
THE increasing trend of going early is showing no signs of easing, with sowing already underway in the Riverland.
10 Apr 14 THE increasing trend of going early is showing no signs of easing, with sowing already underway in the Riverland. | SA shows pulse power  | Hay, grain work well on plains 
PRICES of $300-plus a tonne for wheat this season and borderline moisture to plant a crop could be enough to entice farmers to plant.
10 Apr 14 PRICES of $300-plus a tonne for wheat this season and borderline moisture to plant a crop could be enough to entice farmers to plant.
10 Apr 14 "WE'RE just waiting for some rain" is the common catch-cry among WA grain growers who are gearing up for the 2014/15 seeding season.
AUSTRALIAN grain producers need to have a consistent product if they are continue to develop opportunities in Asia.
09 Apr 14  17 AUSTRALIAN grain producers need to have a consistent product if they are continue to develop opportunities in Asia. | SA shows pulse power  | New terminal gives growers options 
AUSTRALIA'S sugar growers say they are bitterly disappointed at the Japan-Australia trade agreement.
08 Apr 14  1 AUSTRALIA'S sugar growers say they are bitterly disappointed at the Japan-Australia trade agreement. | Japan to slash tariffs in trade...  | Australia seals trade deal with... 
ALBERTON farmers Greg Zipf and son Mitchell are breathing a sigh of relief after the family property received just over 90mm of rain last week.
08 Apr 14 ALBERTON farmers Greg Zipf and son Mitchell are breathing a sigh of relief after the family property received just over 90mm of rain last week.
SA had the biggest expansion of pulse area of any graingrowing state in Australia in the 2013 season.
08 Apr 14 SA had the biggest expansion of pulse area of any graingrowing state in Australia in the 2013 season. | Jock spot-on with weed control...  | Maximise medics to cut paddock... 
GRAIN Growers cuts field officer positions; groundbreaking chickpea research garners award.
08 Apr 14 GRAIN Growers cuts field officer positions; groundbreaking chickpea research garners award. | Canola back in the rotation  | Mexican genebank full of Aussie... 
CANOLA got an unjustified reputation during the Millenium Drought as a somewhat unreliable crop in low rainfall zones.
07 Apr 14 CANOLA got an unjustified reputation during the Millenium Drought as a somewhat unreliable crop in low rainfall zones. | Canola market access 'requires...  | GM, organics can coexist: Farm... 
STARVING a rice crop of water may sound like a bizarre concept but a mid-season dry down could help growers improve their yields by up to 20 per cent.
07 Apr 14 STARVING a rice crop of water may sound like a bizarre concept but a mid-season dry down could help growers improve their yields by up to 20 per cent.
MEXICAN grain growers attempting to run their farms under conservation farming practices are none too happy with the country’s herdsmen.
07 Apr 14  6 MEXICAN grain growers attempting to run their farms under conservation farming practices are none too happy with the country’s herdsmen.
FOR Richard Trethowan, having access to the largest wheat genebank in the world is akin to giving a child free rein in a lolly shop.
07 Apr 14 FOR Richard Trethowan, having access to the largest wheat genebank in the world is akin to giving a child free rein in a lolly shop. | VIDEO: Mexican wheat summit
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Emily, have U seen what is happening to Chinas peasant farmers in their country? Cleared out and
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Hey it is pretty dumb all unifying together to make good progress if you are headed in the wrong
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jillaroo, how right you are. In fact Australian farmers still supply the lowest priced food
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.