Ag News

Farmers say superpipe pleas going unheard

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 04:00
Ballarat region potato farmers in central Victoria say Central Highlands Water has failed to listen to their pleas to have the goldfields' superpipe buried 1.5 metres under their properties.

Fishers still fuming over sand build-up

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 03:41
The Lakes Entrance Fishermen's Co-op says members are angry at continued delays to clearing the channel of a major sand build-up.

Regional contingent of honours winners strong

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 02:50
Regional South Australians in the north and north-west have featured strongly in a list of 60 South Australians to have been named in the Queen's Birthday Honour's list today.

Council wants assurances of clean power

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 02:36
The Whyalla City Council says it wants South Australian Government support for a renewable energy system to feature in a proposed desalination plant.

Albany unveils Sammy the seal memorial

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 02:30
A tour boat operator who unveiled a bronze statue of Sammy the seal on the weekend says the location of the memorial is important to the seal's memory.

Fewer lobster fisherman for season end

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 02:26
The number of active rock lobster fishermen is dwindling as the season draws to an end.

Sugar industry needs help: Nationals

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 02:19
The National party is calling on the Western Australian Government to immediately provide funds to resurrect the sugar industry in the East Kimberley.

South Australian team takes king of the desert title

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 02:00
In Central Australia's Finke Desert Race, the king of the desert title has gone interstate for the third year in a row.

Webcke fronts AgForce ad campaign

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 01:29
After supporting anti-council amalgamation protests, rugby league veteran Shane Webcke is now doing the hard yards for Queensland's primary producers.

Animal research earns OAM for Townsville scientist

ABC Rural News - Mon, 2007-06-11 00:29
A Townsville scientist is to receive an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his service to science through pasture and animal research.

Irrigators to share in Murray inflows

ABC Rural News - Sat, 2007-06-09 22:13
The South Australian Government says the possibility of a zero water allocation for irrigators in July is now off the table.

Darwin kids swap toads for ice-cream

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 22:46
Residents in Darwin's rural areas will be swapping cane toads for ice-creams today as part of an incentive to rid the Northern Territory of the pests.

Tasmania's commercial scallop season opens next week

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 09:00
Tasmanian fishermen are preparing for the start of the commercial scallop season.

Minister explains radical fishing changes

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 05:44
The Fisheries Minister Jon Ford has moved to justify his intention to radically change recreational fishing laws in Western Australia.

Environment centre calls for more transparency over refinery allegations

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 04:48
The Territory's Environment Centre says the handling of alleged environmental breaches at Alcan's Gove refinery needs to be more transparent.

Auspine takes court action

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 04:08
The forestry company Auspine is taking legal action over its failed softwood log supply deal.

Wheat farmers face tough time without rain: WAFF

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 04:07
The Western Australian Farmers Federation (WAFF) says the outlook is grim for many wheat farmers if there is not significant rainfall in the next few weeks.

Rain puts dampener on outback fishing

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 04:00
A big outing for fishers in an outback western New South Wales town has been called off because of rain.

DPI urges caution over record cropping predictions

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 03:24
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is urging caution over predictions that a record cropping area will be sown this year, saying good returns are still a long way off for farmers.

Water conservation important despite good wet: corp

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 03:19
The Water Corporation says there is still a need to conserve water in northern Western Australia and Kimberley despite high rainfall over the wet season.
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