CHAD Parker has spent the last seven years running his family's dairy farm during some of the toughest economic and weather...

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07th Jan. 2015 5:01 AM

AS THE state election campaign gathers pace, farmers are keeping up pressure for power price relief, saying it is the...

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15th Jan. 2015 9:01 AM

GROCERY prices are set to rise this year as free trade agreements with Asian trading partners take effect and the...

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16th Jan. 2015 5:01 AM

A 54-YEAR-OLD man died yesterday morning after his tractor rolled on top of him while he was slashing.

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16th Jan. 2015 7:01 AM

GYMPIE region mango growers have begun harvesting, in what has already been a bumper season.

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17th Jan. 2015 6:01 AM

THREE research programs with a combined $14 million price tag will increase the grain industry’s capacity and profitability...

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22nd Jan. 2015 7:01 PM

BUMPER winter crops in Western and South Australia drove a 21% increase in the country’s barley production last financial...

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24th Jan. 2015 5:01 AM

PRIMARY producers can now access low-interest loans if they have suffered “severe drought” on their properties, with $50...

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29th Jan. 2015 4:01 PM

THE Clarence Valley’s agricultural industry is to benefit from the low Australian dollar as international buyers choose the...

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02nd Feb. 2015 11:02 AM

SOUTH BURNETT farmer Glen Unverzagt has already benefited from Hope Dairies’ investment in the South Burnett.

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03rd Feb. 2015 5:02 AM

CQ farmer felt eight of his ribs crack under the weight of a six-tonne trailer.

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04th Feb. 2015 5:02 AM

HOPE is alive again for a beef-led boom, as Gympie's rural sector sees the first signs of a droughy recovery.

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04th Feb. 2015 5:02 AM

THE gates to the Southern Downs have effectively been shut to mining companies, in a bold move by Southern Downs Regional...

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04th Feb. 2015 5:02 AM

CATTLE and agroforestry farmer Paul Hunter says a biodiversity management strategy could benefit the Lismore local...

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16th Feb. 2015 5:02 AM

There was something to suit everyone’s needs at the 2015 Chinchilla Melon Festival – what an event it was.

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16th Feb. 2015 3:02 PM

TALKS have heated up again around the importation of Malaysian pineapples and Gympie grower Chris Doyle says the risk of...

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17th Feb. 2015 5:02 AM

WITH another fruit picking season in Australia have come the usual reports of “dodgy” labour hire contractors operating in...

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18th Feb. 2015 8:02 AM

HOLISTIC American farming identity Joel Salatin will visit Byron Bay to conduct classes next month.

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19th Feb. 2015 5:02 AM

FARMERS in the horticulture sector will be able to access more seasonal workers from the Pacific Islands, after the...

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21st Feb. 2015 6:02 PM

“BUY local and live.” This is the message from prominent Coast farmer Peter Wise, who is hoping more people buy local...

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23rd Feb. 2015 8:02 AM

AT THE tail end of a tough season, growers have reflected on the impact of the heat and rain.

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24th Feb. 2015 5:02 AM

WHEN the time came that Barry Darr could not take care of his land the way he wanted, he knew it was time to give the game...

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24th Feb. 2015 5:02 AM

IT HAS an almost mystical reputation but for a down to earth bloke like Col Krause, water divining is a straightforward...

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02nd March 2015 5:03 AM

A FOURTH generation Lockyer Valley farmer fears he could be forced from his land if a water pumping application is approved...

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03rd March 2015 6:03 AM

IT IS time for the farmers of the Lockyer Valley to feed the nation rather than risk more food poisoning from inferior...

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04th March 2015 5:03 AM

FOR everyone – but especially farmers – the weather can be a good friend but a bad enemy.

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05th March 2015 5:03 AM

SUMMER officially ended on Monday but it’s going out kicking and screaming with temperatures predicted to reach 37 degrees...

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05th March 2015 7:03 AM

Growers converged at Duranbah today to try 18 new bananas, all disease free.


05th March 2015 12:03 PM

Two of the people at The Farm, Byron Bay, talk about what they are doing at the property.

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05th March 2015 2:03 PM

FOREST Hill farmer Glenn Lerch ruefully remembers the gradual realisation that food giant Golden Circle was about to ditch...

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05th March 2015 9:03 PM

SUGAR growers in northern New South Wales and Queensland will warn a Senate committee that the rising monopoly of mills...

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09th March 2015 4:03 PM

FARMING families suffering in the drought can get more help, after the Federal Government announced an extra $1.3 million...

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09th March 2015 4:03 PM

LOW interest loans would help reinvigorate Australia’s struggling agricultural industry by providing incentives for younger...

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10th March 2015 5:03 AM

FARMERS have backed the Abbott government’s plan to push through a 1500-gigalitre cap on water buybacks in the...

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10th March 2015 4:03 PM

SENATORS on the committee looking into the marketing of Australian sugar, heard it straight from the field in Mackay, with...

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13th March 2015 8:03 AM

TWENTY-five years of hard work was wiped out in a matter of hours for Errol Vass as Cyclone Marcia ravaged the coast three...

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14th March 2015 6:03 AM

DO you want to know where your steak came from and what that animal ate before it hit your plate?

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17th March 2015 6:03 AM

SOTA Sato came from the Fukushima-affected area of Japan to central Queensland to learn about the Australian beef...

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18th March 2015 6:03 AM

BABY Showgirl and Showtime just couldn’t wait to meet the crowds at the Heritage Bank Toowoomba Royal Show.

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19th March 2015 4:03 PM

FARMERS whose properties border the region's two largest drinking water dams, Wivenhoe and Somerset, just want to be...

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24th March 2015 5:03 AM

LANDCARERS across the central Queensland are being encouraged to submit a nomination for this year’s Queensland Landcare...

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25th March 2015 5:03 AM

A range of dairy cattle breeds compete at this year's Toowoomba Show.

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27th March 2015 6:03 AM

A high quality of beef cattle at the Toowoomba Show.

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27th March 2015 6:03 AM

FARMER confidence is at its highest point in five years in Queensland, with good summer rain over central and southern...

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27th March 2015 8:03 AM

FATHER son rivalry has taken a twist for Nanango’s Hunter family, with Mitchell eager to take on the family business.

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28th March 2015 6:03 AM

WHEN Glenn Morris envisioned the future of his family, he realised he needed to make every hour Earth Hour.

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29th March 2015 2:03 PM

A NATIONAL shortage of organic wheat has caused Australian organic certifying bodies to reduce the certification waiting...

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31st March 2015 4:03 PM

WE dropped into Bororen Produce Shop on Tuesday to chat to locals and find out their stories.

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01st April 2015 6:04 AM

QUEENSLAND Produce in the Brisbane Market.

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08th April 2015 3:04 AM

MACKAY cane growers are facing a ‘double whammy’ as plummeting sugar prices collide with an urgent need for more rain to...

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08th April 2015 5:04 AM