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MORE than 100 million ­people living in Guangdong eat about 12 million tonnes of grains a year. But the demand for cereal is far greater, as the province feeds livestock. This is where Australia comes in.
MORE than 100 million ­people living in Guangdong eat about 12 million tonnes of grains a year. But the demand for cereal is far greater, as the province feeds livestock. This is where Australia comes in.
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AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets. AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets.
MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders. MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders.
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BUILDING a competitive supply chain, improving infrastructure and meeting customer demands were key themes at the AGIC final day.
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DESPITE Australia’s cotton crop forecast to drop to 3.7 million bales for the 2014 season, Namoi Cotton Co-operative is predicting a profit lift.
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THE US state of Vermont has introduced a new law requiring food be labelled if it contains genetically modified (GM) material.
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THERE are high hopes for quinoa to be the next 'big thing' in the health food market.
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ASTUTE plant breeding and natural isolation have helped Australia avoid some of the worst cereal rust disease outbreaks.
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RAIN and international markets will both weigh heavily on grain prices come harvest, particularly in the northern NSW where dry weather has limited production.
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EU imposes import duties; Dow snaps up Advantage Wheats; big UK harvest forecast.
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PICKING is set to start on the 82-hectare crop of late season cotton Tim and Trish Sullivan have grown on their CQ farm.
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THE peat soil on Sam Croser’s farm near Millicent, SA grows excellent crops but is not without its challenges.
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BUNGE Australia farewelled its first grain shipment from Bunbury last Saturday.
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EMERALD Grain will invest $3 million upgrading its site at Elmore, Victoria, in time for this year's harvest.
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FARMERS have welcomed the repeal of legislation that will do away with the need for re-registration and re-approval of farm chemicals.
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A NEW research project is looking at what motivates cotton farmers and their employees to “stick at it” through thick and thin.
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THE world under our feet is critical to the success of a crop, says agricultural ecologist David Hardwick.
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I cant think of an item other than water and possibly energy, that people will steal, break
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Thank goodness for internet and people who took the video and photos. We will never know the
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D8, you are about to find out how the market adapts and the signals come back. There is nothing
SEVERAL Australian dairy companies have changed hands over the past year, with the swing towards mergers and acquisitions appearing to be a wide-reaching and global trend.28 Jul 14 SEVERAL Australian dairy companies have changed hands over the past year, with the swing towards mergers and...
TEACHERS across Australia are about to receive new resources aimed at encouraging primary and secondary schools to introduce agriculture in the classroom - and right across the curriculum.25 Jul 14 TEACHERS across Australia are about to receive new resources aimed at encouraging primary and secondary schools to...