Ag News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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