Ag News

Minister seeks trade partnership with Indonesia

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 03:15
Western Australia's Agriculture Minister will visit Indonesia next week to try to open up more opportunities for the state's farmers and food producers.

WA rainfall lowest on record: bureau

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 03:07
The Bureau of Meteorology has released its national drought statement for the last year confirming parts of southern Western Australia recorded their lowest rainfall ever.

State Govt grandstanding over iron ore mining interest, company says

ABC Rural News - Fri, 2007-06-08 03:02
The iron ore mining company which holds a state agreement to build iron ore infrastructure in Western Australia's mid west says the State Government is grandstanding by threatening to conduct an expression of interest process.

NSW Govt approves Anvil Hill coal mine

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 06:13
The New South Wales Government has approved the Anvil Hill coal mining project in the Hunter Valley.

Farmers warn they face ruin

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 05:14
West Australian wheat farmers have warned they face financial ruin unless it rains in the next few weeks.

Groups hail land use agreement in Cape York

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 05:11
Indigenous groups have welcomed a historic agreement for land use on Queensland's vast Cape York Peninsula.

Merger proposal for NT tourism bodies

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 05:00
An Alice Springs-based airline consultant says the region's tourism body is being distracted from it's main task.

Chinese steelmaker to set up Adelaide office

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 05:00
The South Australian Government says the Chinese steelmaking company Sinosteel will establish an office in Adelaide.

Massive croc caught in swimming hole

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 05:00
Northern Territory wildlife rangers have caught a three point seven metre saltwater crocodile in a makeshift swimming hole used by local children in the Darwin rural area.

Xstrata plans to cut coal mine greenhouse emissions

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 04:20
Mining giant Xstrata has outlined plans to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions from its coal mines within three years.

Federal funds go to new fruit packing shed

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 04:02
The Federal Government has announced more than $1 million to build a new fruit packing shed in the Goulburn Valley.

Cobram move for Murray Goulburn cheese plant

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 04:00
The Murray Goulburn cheese plant at Tangambalanga will be moved to Cobram later this year.

Conservation group seeks carbon credit partnerships

ABC Rural News - Thu, 2007-06-07 03:05
The conservation group, Trees for Life, says it will seek partnerships with land-holders interested in participating in the South Australian Government's River Murray Forest project.

Call for Forestry Tasmania to be prosecuted

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-06 10:41
The Wilderness Society has called on the Forest Practices Authority to prosecute Forestry Tasmania for accidentally logging part of a reserve.

Wind adds to farmers' woes

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-06 06:16
Farmers in Western Australia's Mid West have suffered another setback with strong winds blowing away valuable top soil from their properties.

Accident highlights log transport danger: Mayor

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-06 06:02
The West Coast Mayor says a decision to allow logs to be transported from the West Coast to Scottsdale via road has made an already dangerous highway even worse.

SA landholders meet with Minister about drain

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-06 04:13
South Australia's Environment Minister has met with opponents of an open drain being constructed in the Upper South East.

Murray flows in SA a third of entitlement

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-06 04:02
River Murray flows into South Australia are below a third of the South Australia's entitlement.

Hunter honours wine industry stalwarts

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-06 03:21
The Hunter Valley's wine industry recognised six of its living greats at an awards night in Pokolbin last night.

Fishermen criticise steep boat ramp fees

ABC Rural News - Wed, 2007-06-06 02:31
The Amateur Fishermen's Association has criticised the government over a $100 charge to use a new boat ramp at Point Stuart in the Northern Territory.
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