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Drought forces Channel Country de-stocking

ABC Rural News - Tue, 2007-06-19 02:00
Graziers in parts of Queensland's Channel Country say the worsening drought is forcing some to de-stock their properties.
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Fed Govt urged to probe AgForce water concerns

ABC Rural News - Tue, 2007-06-19 01:36
Queensland's southern inland irrigators are urging the Federal Government to address the concerns that have led AgForce to drop its support for the $10 billion national water plan.
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Strong start to season for grain growers

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-18 23:48
Grain growers across northern Victoria say lupin and canola crops have already begun to cover paddocks in the best start to a season for years.
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Conference to put GM crops under the spotlight

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-18 23:40
Two-hunded Victorian dairy farmers will discuss genetically modified (GM) crops at their state conference in Melbourne today.
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QR urged to return far north cattle train

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-18 23:28
Queensland Rail (QR) says it is willing to talk to the cattle industry about restarting the cattle train in the far north.
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More time allowed for dam upgrade funds

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-18 23:07
Irrigators in the Peel Valley near Tamworth have agreed to give the Commonwealth more time to provide funding for a proposed upgrade of Chaffey Dam.
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SA Govt says Murray weir unlikely to proceed

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-18 07:41
The South Australian Government says construction of a weir on the River Murray near Wellington, south-east of Adelaide, is becoming less likely.
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Mine safety committee works on national standards

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-18 06:30
A committee charged with improving safety for Australian mining workers has met in Adelaide.
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Turnbull moves to reassure Qld farmers on water plan

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-18 04:10
Federal Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull has spoken with Queensland's peak rural group today in an attempt to allay concerns about the Government's $10 billion water plan.
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Cold spell expected

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-18 04:07
Central Victorians will experience the first extended wintry blast of the season over the next four days.
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Committee will return for more pulp mill hearings

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-18 04:07
More stakeholders will have a chance to have their say on the proposal for a Pulp Mill at Penola, with a Parliamentary Select Committee planning to return to south-east South Australia before the end of the month.
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SA irrigation allocation criticised

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-18 03:45
The South Australian Government's decision to provide at least a 1 per cent water allocation to irrigators next month has been criticised by a member of the state's peak irrigator group.
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SA farmers need funding resolved: Nationals

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-18 03:33
The South Australian Nationals say farmers in the state's mid-north need to be told soon whether they will receive full Exceptional Circumstances (EC) assistance.
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Evans and Tate announces radical restructure

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-18 03:03
The debt-laden Western Australian winemaker Evans and Tate has announced a radical company restructure involving a Perth-based investment group.
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Alice could lose chequered flag

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-18 03:01
The Alice Springs Town Council is considering whether to keep the Finke Desert Race start/finish line within its shire boundaries.
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Illegal fishing boat new home for local fish

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-18 03:01
An illegal fishing boat will soon be attracting fish, rather than catching them.
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Roxby mine rules out using recycled waste water

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-18 01:08
BHP Billiton says it would be too expensive to pipe recycled water from Adelaide to an expanded mine at Roxby Downs in outback South Australia.
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Iron ore giant moves to raise $1b to bolster production

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-18 01:04
Australian iron ore companyFortescue Metals says it has appointed bankers to study options for raising more than $1 billion to increase production at its planned outback mine.
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Canegrowers' meeting highlights water issues

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-18 00:37
About 50 Isis region canegrowers, in south-east Queensland, attended a meeting with the Queensland Farmers Federation on Friday night to discuss water allocations and other issues.
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Frost to help orchardists later

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-18 00:12
Tasmanian orchardists say the cold weather should help them reap a good fruit crop next season.
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