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THE battle in Bylong Valley between coal and its opponents is about to escalate, with impacts to agriculture and water resources at the heart of the debate.12 Nov 15 THE battle in Bylong Valley between coal and its opponents is about to escalate, with impacts to agriculture and...
NATIVE vegetation reform is on a Liberal Party-captained ship as it navigates a course through parliament, albeit with a foghorn The Nationals are allowed to sound.12 Nov 15 NATIVE vegetation reform is on a Liberal Party-captained ship as it navigates a course through parliament, albeit...

NATIONAL Farmers Federation president Brent Finlay has welcomed Malcolm Turnbull’s upcoming visit to regional Queensland to tackle topical policy issues like drought support and land access arrangements between mining and farming.10 Nov 15  1 NATIONAL Farmers Federation president Brent Finlay has welcomed Malcolm Turnbull’s upcoming visit to regional...
A NEW legal challenge to Adani's proposed $16 billion Carmichael coal mine has been lodged in Australia's Federal Court.09 Nov 15  6 A NEW legal challenge to Adani's proposed $16 billion Carmichael coal mine has been lodged in Australia's Federal Court.

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PATTIES Foods, Bairnsdale, is getting out of the frozen berry market, following the scandal surrounding its Nanna's and Creative Gourmet branded imported frozen berries, earlier this year.07 Dec 15 PATTIES Foods, Bairnsdale, is getting out of the frozen berry market, following the scandal surrounding its Nanna's...
A HOBART, Tasmania AgTech start up has partnered with one of the world’s leading global technology companies, Bosch, to cut costs for the oyster industry.07 Dec 15 A HOBART, Tasmania AgTech start up has partnered with one of the world’s leading global technology companies, Bosch,...

A HIGH Court of Australia decision today has ended Kojonup organic grower Steve Marsh’s six-year battle for compensation over losing his organic certification.2:30 PM A HIGH Court of Australia decision today has ended Kojonup organic grower Steve Marsh’s six-year battle for...
By MAL GILL
HARVEY'S dairy industry has been hit by bushfire for the second time in less than a month.
On Monday afternoon a bushfire that was first reported at 2.30pm the previous day, burst out of tea tree scrub country onto the back of Graham Manning's dairy farm about 10 kilometres south west of Harvey.
Firefighters and neighbours helped Mr Manning battle the blaze in horrendous conditions 11 Feb 16 By MAL GILL HARVEY'S dairy industry has been hit by bushfire for the second time in less than a month. On Monday...

He describes himself as a 'country boy at heart' but Andrew 'Cosi' Costello's passion for rural life found real meaning in Cambodia.26 Nov 15 He describes himself as a 'country boy at heart' but Andrew 'Cosi' Costello's passion for rural life found real...
COUNTRY Fire Service units continue to battle an extremely dangerous bushfire burning out of control near Kapunda in the Mid North.25 Nov 15 COUNTRY Fire Service units continue to battle an extremely dangerous bushfire burning out of control near Kapunda in...

A STRONG El Niño is expected to reduce the number of tropical cyclones in Australia for the 2015-16 cyclone season.12 Oct 15 A STRONG El Niño is expected to reduce the number of tropical cyclones in Australia for the 2015-16 cyclone season.
FOR the second year running, 36 per cent of the Australian cattle herd is being turned off Australian farms and stations.12 Oct 15  4 FOR the second year running, 36 per cent of the Australian cattle herd is being turned off Australian farms and...