Ag News

BHP pledges millions to reduce emissions

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-18 00:12
BHP Billiton has announced plans to do more to tackle greenhouse gas emissions as part of its revised climate change policy.

Missing honey twist after apiarist's murder

ABC Rural News - Sun, 2007-06-17 23:46
Queensland detectives have addressed the state conference of the beekeeping industry over the weekend, after one its executive members was murdered on the Sunshine Coast.

Anger over Kin Kin development rejection

ABC Rural News - Sun, 2007-06-17 23:41
A Sunshine Coast MP says he fears for the future of rural towns across south-east Queensland.

Rain causes crushing-season date re-think

ABC Rural News - Sun, 2007-06-17 22:50
The continuing rain has forced Mackay Sugar to again re-think the start of this year's crushing season.

AgForce dumps federal water plan

ABC Rural News - Sun, 2007-06-17 22:39
Queensland farm lobby group AgForce has withdrawn support for the Federal Government's $10 billion water initiative.

VFF reviews latest national water plan draft legislation

ABC Rural News - Sun, 2007-06-17 22:14
Victoria's peak farm body is hoping to back the national water plan before the spring session of Federal Parliament.

Farm group's beef over 'Brazilian' imports

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-13 23:15
Queensland beef producers are accusing the Federal Government of applying a double standard to beef imports, allowing US beef products on to Queensland supermarket shelves.

Govt told to improve rural patient travel scheme

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-13 22:35
The Rural Doctors Association has appeared before a Senate inquiry, urging the Federal Government to improve the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme.

Pet dogs maul woman to death

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-13 22:00
A 61-year-old woman has died after apparently being mauled to death by her own dogs in the backyard of her property on Sydney's north-west outskirts.

Higher grain freight rail costs plan angers farmers

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-13 21:46
Victorian farmers are angry at planned rises in freight rail costs for grain, only two months after the state resumed control of the freight network.

NSW tops home-grown tourism list

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-13 20:28
A new study has found that New South Wales is the most popular domestic destination amongst Australian travellers.

Nurses attack Mersey Hospital ICU closure

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-13 09:45
Tasmanian nurses have slammed a decision to close intensive care services at Latrobe's Mersey Hospital in less than a fortnight, saying the decision was made without any planning or consultation.

World sugar price crashes

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-13 05:49
World sugar prices have crashed to about half the level they were last year.

Gippsland Ports stands by efforts to address sand woes

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-13 04:01
The chairman of Gippsland Ports, Bernie Smith, is defending his organisation's handling of the sand build-up at Lakes Entrance.

BHP cattle station workers uncertain of future

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-13 03:42
The caretakers of four cattle stations in South Australia's north face an uncertain future, after BHP Billiton decided to change the way it manages the properties.

Rain saves residents from water shortage

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-13 03:37
Kangaroo Island residents have had a reprieve from water shortages, with significant rainfall over the past few months.

Missing men found safe

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-13 03:11
Two men missing on a weekend fishing trip in the Snowy Mountains have been found safe and well.

Great Southern Ltd approached about takeover

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-13 03:00
Western Australian agribusiness managed investment group Great Southern Limited has confirmed it has been approached by a company interested in launching a takeover bid.

Govt clarifies ground water compo contradictions: MP

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-13 02:42
The federal MP for New England, Tony Windsor, says the Commonwealth has clarified what he says appeared to be contradictory positions on the compensation payments made to ground water users in the Namoi Valley in north-west New South Wales.

Fire at Kakadu resort

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-13 00:26
A fire has caused extensive damage at a Kakadu resort.
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