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SAFF plays down horticulture price claims

Tue, 2007-06-26 22:46
The South Australian Farmers Federation (SAFF) is wary of claims that inconsistent rainfall patterns will lead to a rise in the price of fruit and vegetables locally.
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Council to lure energy-dependent businesses

Tue, 2007-06-26 22:19
Narrabri Shire Council, in north-west New South Wales, is to launch a major campaign to attract energy-dependent business.
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Rain won't stop Murray town water bans

Tue, 2007-06-26 21:40
Strict water restrictions for all towns along the Murray River will still be introduced this weekend, despite recent rain.
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Fishermen happy with pulp mill meeting

Tue, 2007-06-26 07:50
Tasmanian fishermen say today's meeting with Gunns chairman John Gay has allayed some of their fears about the proposed pulp mill.
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South-west abalone virus spreading

Tue, 2007-06-26 04:25
A herpes-like virus killing abalone in waters off Victoria's south-west coast is now spreading east of Warrnambool.
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Tatura Milk offers redundancies

Tue, 2007-06-26 04:15
Tatura Milk in north-east Victoria is making six staff members redundant in an effort to cut costs.
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Farmers urged to donate extra fodder

Tue, 2007-06-26 04:14
Another plea has gone out to landholders to put their excess fodder supplies on the market.
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Meatworks asked to stop goat slaughter

Tue, 2007-06-26 03:42
Loxton Waikerie Council has asked the owners and operators of a local goat abattoir linked to a Q fever outbreak to comply with original development approvals.
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Better outlook for SA farmers

Tue, 2007-06-26 03:38
The outlook for South Australian farmers has improved significantly from last year, with the recent good rain resulting in some easing of commodity prices.
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Farm groups cast doubt over rain prediction

Tue, 2007-06-26 02:49
Farming groups say producers should not count on rain predicted in Western Australia's northern agricultural region this week.
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NSW commits to stopping fire ant invasion

Tue, 2007-06-26 02:23
Funds are being provided to stop fire ants from invading the New South Wales north coast.
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Weeds choking Mary River

Tue, 2007-06-26 02:00
Environmentalists say weeds are choking parts of the Mary River, in south-east Queensland.
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Wet weather forces up vegetable prices

Tue, 2007-06-26 00:34
Consumers are being warned to prepare for a huge increase in fresh vegetable prices because of cold and wet conditions.
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Group wants bumble bees introduced to Australia

Mon, 2007-06-25 09:04
Greenhouse growers plan to bring British scientists to Australia to help prove the benefits of importing bumble bees.
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Farmers urged to seek drought help

Mon, 2007-06-25 07:44
The South Australian Farmers Federation is worried that personal pride is preventing some farmers from applying for government drought assistance.
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Concerns about request for Tasmania police to NT

Mon, 2007-06-25 07:33
The Tasmanian Government is considering whether to send police officers to the Northern Territory as part of the Federal Government's initiative to help tackle sexual abuse in Aboriginal communities.
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Proposal to track sheep killers with DNA tests

Mon, 2007-06-25 06:28
The West Tamar Council says it will consider carrying out DNA tests on dogs suspected of killing sheep.
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Abalone virus spreads toward Melbourne

Mon, 2007-06-25 06:01
A herpes-like virus killing abalone in waters off Victoria's south-west coast is now spreading towards Melbourne.
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Residents' group concerned by broiler code support

Mon, 2007-06-25 04:22
A Golden Plains residents' group will make a submission to the State Government's review of the Victorian broiler code.
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Tailem Bend drought forum to debate Murray allocations

Mon, 2007-06-25 03:38
Irrigators will debate the implications of a four per cent River Murray water allocation at a drought forum in Tailem Bend tonight.
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