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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Weeds choking Mary River

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.