Ag News

Anti-ulcer milk to go on trial in WA

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-25 03:17
South-west dairy group Challenge Milk will begin trialing a new technology to try to create a milk that protects against stomach ulcers.

Green groups welcome delays to Ord expansion

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-25 02:43
Green groups have welcomed the Western Australian Government's decision to delay expansion of the Ord irrigation scheme, in Western Australia's north, saying it allows time for the first stage to be properly assessed.

ABARE boosts commodity income forecast

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-25 02:40
The Federal Government's main forecasting agency says Australia's income from commodities exports is expected to reach a new record in the next financial year.

Mount Gibson ships first iron loads

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-25 02:39
Resource company Mount Gibson Iron has shipped its first two loads of iron ore from Koolan Island in the Buccaneer Archipelago, off Western Australia's north-west.

WA Govt commissions cane toad report

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-25 02:38
The Western Australian Government has commissioned an independent review into its spending on cane toad research and control.

Wet weather puts back Herbert area cane harvest

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-25 02:31
Rain has further delayed the sugarcane harvest in the Herbert region of north Queensland.

Chinese buying more Australian wine

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-25 01:00
A growing interest from China in Australian wine is being linked with a rising number of tourists.

Council offers cheap holidays for drought-hit farmers

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-25 00:34
A council from the New South Wales south coast is offering cheap holidays for drought-stricken farmers in the western region so they can take a much-needed break.

Rain still hampering sugar crush start

ABC Rural News - Sun, 2007-06-24 23:49
Rain has again delayed the start of the sugarcane crushing season in north Queensland.

Businesses take plunge in carbon market

ABC Rural News - Sun, 2007-06-24 22:00
While the major political parties debate the shape of a national trading system for greenhouse gases, many businesses are not waiting.

Concern at use of antibiotics in fish farms

ABC Rural News - Sat, 2007-06-23 19:49
Tasmania's Primary Industries Minister says he is pleased the salmon industry in the state is no longer using the human antibiotic amoxycillin to treat disease in farmed fish.

Alcoa cops $20,000 fine over refinery spill

ABC Rural News - Sat, 2007-06-23 01:08
The Perth Magistrates Court has fined Alcoa $20,000 over a big caustic solution spill at its Wagerup refinery.

Farmers launch anti-pipeline petition

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-22 09:00
Farmers angry about the Victorian Government's new water pipeline plan have launched a petition in protest.

SA backs new additive for bread

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-22 07:37
South Australia's Health Minister John Hill is pleased that folic acid will be added to wheat bread flour.

SA population growth highest in 15 years

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-22 07:00
Bank SA and Access Economics have released a survey showing that South Australia's rate of population growth has risen, driven largely by immigration and fewer young people moving interstate.

Fox taskforce grows

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-22 05:35
Tasmania's fox eradication taskforce has 20 new field officers.

Public get say on Macalister irrigation district strategy

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-22 04:41
The West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority is seeking public feedback on its final strategy for the Macalister irrigation district in south-east Victoria.

Wimmera-Mallee farmers embrace crop sowing conditions

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-22 04:40
Farmers across the Wimmera and Mallee in western Victoria are finishing off sowing winter crops in the best conditions in 20 years.

Poultry producer plans new Nhill hatchery

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-22 04:37
A Wimmera poultry producer in south-west Victoria is set to start building a new hatchery.

Q fever linked meatworks rethinks expansion plans

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-22 04:22
The operators of a goat abattoir linked to a Q fever outbreak in South Australia's Riverland say they are reconsidering plans to expand production.
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