Cane crush to be largest since 2006

WITH just over half of the 2014 sugarcane crop now crushed, the Australian sugar industry looks to be heading for its highest crush since 2006 with current forecasts putting the crop at about 32 million tonnes.
WITH just over half of the 2014 sugarcane crop now crushed, the Australian sugar industry looks to be heading for its highest crush since 2006 with current forecasts putting the crop at about 32 million tonnes.
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A HOLSTEIN was handed the highest honour at the Royal Melbourne Dairy Show yesterday, with judge Keith Dorries, Queensland, saying she “epitomised” the modern dairy cow. A HOLSTEIN was handed the highest honour at the Royal Melbourne Dairy Show yesterday, with judge Keith Dorries, Queensland, saying she “epitomised” the modern dairy cow.
PLANS by a senior government senator to review all agricultural levies are counterproductive, says a leading Tasmanian cropper.
PLANS by a senior government senator to review all agricultural levies are counterproductive, says a leading Tasmanian cropper.
FOR a long time the Australian dairy industry has suffered from an image problem due to the lasting effects of a decade-long drought and a Government that backed mining – not agriculture. But is the country’s dairy sector now being viewed as an attractive investment destination? FOR a long time the Australian dairy industry has suffered from an image problem due to the lasting effects of a decade-long drought and a Government that backed mining – not agriculture. But is the country’s dairy sector now being viewed as an attractive investment destination?
SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship. SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship.
THE Pastoralists and Graziers Association has hit back at “derogatory” corporatising comments from Barnaby Joyce.
4:00 AM THE Pastoralists and Graziers Association has hit back at “derogatory” corporatising comments from Barnaby Joyce. | Baxter takes out PGA award  | Coalition split over wheat... 
ORGANIC farmer Steve Marsh and his wife Sue could be forced to pay almost $804,000 in costs after losing a landmark GM case.
19 Sep 14 ORGANIC farmer Steve Marsh and his wife Sue could be forced to pay almost $804,000 in costs after losing a landmark GM case.
EAST coast growers have praised the finalised code of conduct on port access for bulk wheat exports as “a massive step forward”.
19 Sep 14 EAST coast growers have praised the finalised code of conduct on port access for bulk wheat exports as “a massive step forward”. | No east-west wheat split, says...  | Port code co-op exemption... 
ACCORDING to ABARES' ag commodities September Quarter report, Australian wheat production is forecast to decrease 10pc.
19 Sep 14  1 ACCORDING to ABARES' ag commodities September Quarter report, Australian wheat production is forecast to decrease 10pc. | Port code plan under threat  | Production, export decline: ABARES 
GRAIN prices weakened throughout the season but one grain bucked the trend - durum wheat.
19 Sep 14 GRAIN prices weakened throughout the season but one grain bucked the trend - durum wheat.
THE GGL board has defended its decision to support the election of a new candidate at the expense of a sitting director.
19 Sep 14  1 THE GGL board has defended its decision to support the election of a new candidate at the expense of a sitting director. | GM politics stifling good...  | Leave ag levies alone: Tas croppers 
THE government’s proposed code of conduct on bulk wheat export port access arrangements could face an eleventh hour termination.
18 Sep 14  9 THE government’s proposed code of conduct on bulk wheat export port access arrangements could face an eleventh hour termination. | Single desk's last gasp fades  | Port code co-op exemption... 
PLANS by a senior government senator to review all agricultural levies are counterproductive, says a leading Tasmanian cropper.
17 Sep 14  4 PLANS by a senior government senator to review all agricultural levies are counterproductive, says a leading Tasmanian cropper.
VIDEO: SOUTHERN grain growers could maximise returns this harvest by simply raising the height of their header’s cutter bar.
17 Sep 14  8 VIDEO: SOUTHERN grain growers could maximise returns this harvest by simply raising the height of their header’s cutter bar.
THE good news for farmers contemplating subsoil manuring is that it works, the bad news is that it's expensive.
17 Sep 14  2 THE good news for farmers contemplating subsoil manuring is that it works, the bad news is that it's expensive. | Sowing seeds of long-term success  | Pre-crop practices key to water... 
A SCIENCE project with tangible benefits for Australian grain farmers received the 2014 Department of Agriculture Landcare Eureka Prize.
16 Sep 14 A SCIENCE project with tangible benefits for Australian grain farmers received the 2014 Department of Agriculture Landcare Eureka Prize. | Biggest wheat state comes a cropper  | Glypho resistance discovery in CQ 
SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship.
16 Sep 14  19 SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship. | Golden glow fades for canola 
CRUNCH time is coming for NSW’s early sunflower crop as dry conditions in the State’s North West threaten to throw up a repeat of last season’s measly harvest.
15 Sep 14 CRUNCH time is coming for NSW’s early sunflower crop as dry conditions in the State’s North West threaten to throw up a repeat of last season’s measly harvest.
THE Cooke family at Homeward Vale, on the Darling Downs,  is looking forward to its next bumper crop of chickpeas.
15 Sep 14 THE Cooke family at Homeward Vale, on the Darling Downs, is looking forward to its next bumper crop of chickpeas.
RESEARCH and experimentation on sandy rises has shown improvement in grain yield for the Riverina's Michael Pfitzner.
14 Sep 14 RESEARCH and experimentation on sandy rises has shown improvement in grain yield for the Riverina's Michael Pfitzner. | Grains unity moves closer  | Crop diagnosis a click away 
THE fallout from the unusual stem frost event that has swept through large tracts of south-eastern Australia could yet have an impact on overall production through Victoria, South Australia and NSW.
13 Sep 14 THE fallout from the unusual stem frost event that has swept through large tracts of south-eastern Australia could yet have an impact on overall production through Victoria, South... | Biggest wheat state comes a cropper  | Grains unity moves closer 
THE Australian Grain Exporters Association has “serious reservations” about the mandatory code of conduct for managing port access on bulk wheat exports.
12 Sep 14  3 THE Australian Grain Exporters Association has “serious reservations” about the mandatory code of conduct for managing port access on bulk wheat exports. | Co-ops in line for ports exemption  | No east-west wheat split, says... 
THE Wheatbelt's vibrant economy, communities, natural environment and clever people are the characteristics that will frame the way the region grows.
12 Sep 14  52 THE Wheatbelt's vibrant economy, communities, natural environment and clever people are the characteristics that will frame the way the region grows.
LOGISTICS group Qube Holdings warns Port of Melbourne investors rising costs will force exporters elsewhere.
11 Sep 14  1 LOGISTICS group Qube Holdings warns Port of Melbourne investors rising costs will force exporters elsewhere. | Single desk's last gasp fades  | Cargill signs sweet ADM deal 
GROWERS will have more options at seeding next year following the launch of two new Noodle wheat varieties this week: Arrino and Calingiri.
11 Sep 14  3 GROWERS will have more options at seeding next year following the launch of two new Noodle wheat varieties this week: Arrino and Calingiri.
GRAINS industry groups are “inching” towards adopting an agreed model for a unified industry representative organisation.
10 Sep 14  11 GRAINS industry groups are “inching” towards adopting an agreed model for a unified industry representative organisation. | Infrastructure overhaul expected  | Big dry, big grain drain? 
HOPES for a record wheat crop in WA have faded after the government predicted a 20pc plunge in production as dry weather begins to hurt winter crops.
09 Sep 14 HOPES for a record wheat crop in WA have faded after the government predicted a 20pc plunge in production as dry weather begins to hurt winter crops. | BOM's crystal ball goes cloudy  | Big dry, big grain drain? 
VIDEO: IMPRESSIVE yields and positive agronomical traits have boosted pea hay as a reliable break crop option for a Geelong farmer.
09 Sep 14 VIDEO: IMPRESSIVE yields and positive agronomical traits have boosted pea hay as a reliable break crop option for a Geelong farmer. | Growers investigate risk management  | Dual benefits of broad beans 
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Lambs and calves to dingoes/wild dogs are the equivalent of falafel to left wing vegetarian
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Nice to see Hockey has 'compassion and empathy' for one sector of the economy, and none for
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Qlander, I am very well aware of where Angus is and runs his place and also aware of those
THE future of a family butcher shop that has built a strong reputation, business connection and customer base for more than 40 years is assured thanks to succession planning.19 Sep 14 THE future of a family butcher shop that has built a strong reputation, business connection and customer base for...
The annual National Cutting Horse Association’s Victorian Futurity was held during five days last week at Tatura Park, Tatura and showed some of the best cutting action seen in the country.19 Sep 14 The annual National Cutting Horse Association’s Victorian Futurity was held during five days last week at Tatura...