Ord's big seed harvest kicks off

BROADACRE hybrid seed grown in the Ord River Irrigation Area of the East Kimberley in Western Australia is set to begin its 3500km journey soon.
BROADACRE hybrid seed grown in the Ord River Irrigation Area of the East Kimberley in Western Australia is set to begin its 3500km journey soon.
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THE NFF has teamed up with two big industry groups to defend the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). THE NFF has teamed up with two big industry groups to defend the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).
A GROUNDBREAKING new deal will see Chinese consumers able to buy Australian chilled beef direct online for the first time.
A GROUNDBREAKING new deal will see Chinese consumers able to buy Australian chilled beef direct online for the first time.
LUCRATIVE lamb and mutton prices are tipped to clip the national wool cut forecast back to 332 million kilograms greasy for the 2015-16 season. LUCRATIVE lamb and mutton prices are tipped to clip the national wool cut forecast back to 332 million kilograms greasy for the 2015-16 season.
AUSTRALIA'S top butchers are sharpening their skills ahead of the TriNations international butchery competition in September. 
AUSTRALIA'S top butchers are sharpening their skills ahead of the TriNations international butchery competition in September.
WARRING graingrower groups have been told they must provide a common view on industry issues to the GRDC.
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A VICTORIAN grains chemist, Dr Joe Panozzo, has been awarded the prestigious Farrer Memorial Medal for his innovative research, which has resulted in improvements in plant breeding programs.
27 Aug 15  1 A VICTORIAN grains chemist, Dr Joe Panozzo, has been awarded the prestigious Farrer Memorial Medal for his innovative research, which has resulted in improvements in plant breeding programs.
THREE newer malting barley varieties will take over as WA's main segregations for the 2016-17 harvest.
26 Aug 15  1 THREE newer malting barley varieties will take over as WA's main segregations for the 2016-17 harvest.
FARMERS are taking into account commodity prices and the season, with many an eye on the El Nino situation, before making a call about their 2015-16 summer crop plan.
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QUINOA has skyrocketed in popularity with Australian consumers on the back of healthy eating trends sweeping the nation.
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RUNNING a successful farming business doesn't necessarily mean you have to own much farmland, and Britain's biggest farm management company is a case in point.
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GRAINS industry heavyweights in WA and SA have raised concerns about growers being handed GGL memberships without any formal payment or signatures.
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CEREAL disease authorities are calling for a whole-of-industry approach to manage and reduce the impact of Septoria tritici blotch (STB).
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LONG-running criticism remains unresolved about the use of standing proxies to heavily influence voting outcomes in GrainGrowers Limited (GGL) elections.
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A TOTAL of six candidates have thrown their hats in the ring for the two open positions in the upcoming GGL director elections.
21 Aug 15  3 A TOTAL of six candidates have thrown their hats in the ring for the two open positions in the upcoming GGL director elections. | GGL stands by election process 
GGL has rejected criticism about the fairness and legitimacy of processes underpinning its upcoming director elections for the northern region.
21 Aug 15  1 GGL has rejected criticism about the fairness and legitimacy of processes underpinning its upcoming director elections for the northern region. | GPA, GGL to share grains rep role 
CBH's new fertiliser business is preparing to release product and pricing information for the 2016 season.
19 Aug 15  8 CBH's new fertiliser business is preparing to release product and pricing information for the 2016 season.
SUNRICE shareholders have voted a new grower director to their company board - Moulemein farmer and former Philippines-based International Rice Research Institute's experiment station head, Leigh Vial.
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GRDC will extend managing director John Harvey’s contract to enable completion of its
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THE cotton industry will face some tough decisions about its workforce if there's no big improvement in water storage before planting.
18 Aug 15 THE cotton industry will face some tough decisions about its workforce if there's no big improvement in water storage before planting.
THURLOW Estate Farms is owned by the prominent 20th Century meat production and processing family conglomerate, the Vestey Group, which is still a big player in the global food supply chain.
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THE relatively tiny fields in often-inclement England are capable of producing some staggering yields.
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THE crop protection industry is praising Australian regulatory commonsense as European canola production plummets this year.
17 Aug 15  2 THE crop protection industry is praising Australian regulatory commonsense as European canola production plummets this year. | Hybrid crops making a mark  | Senators back GM crops 
GRAIN marketers are warning growers not to hold out for unattainable grain prices as wheat prices dip below $300 a tonne.
14 Aug 15  7 GRAIN marketers are warning growers not to hold out for unattainable grain prices as wheat prices dip below $300 a tonne.
PREMIER Colin Barnett and Minister for Agriculture and Food Ken Baston are being lobbied by WA growers to repeal State legislation that could be used to cut-off their future access to GM crop technologies.
13 Aug 15  10 PREMIER Colin Barnett and Minister for Agriculture and Food Ken Baston are being lobbied by WA growers to repeal State legislation that could be used to cut-off their future access to GM...
FEDERAL Senators have backed a motion supporting genetically modified (GM) crops for being an environmentally friendly farming technology.
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THE potential for quinoa to be a more widespread crop in Australia will be explored in a research trial in the next three years.
12 Aug 15 THE potential for quinoa to be a more widespread crop in Australia will be explored in a research trial in the next three years.
GRAIN marketers have snapped up a further 2.5 million tonnes of export capacity with CBH this season through its new shipping slot allocation system.
12 Aug 15 GRAIN marketers have snapped up a further 2.5 million tonnes of export capacity with CBH this season through its new shipping slot allocation system.
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While everyone was debating where the GRDC should have been located, they weren't debating
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I wonder if we could sell Canberra as a going concern to the Chinese.... complete with all the
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Good sense from The Farmer. Colly, you say "make all research outcomes profit based". That's
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