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Agribusiness

Leaping lamb exports continue

LAMB export values in February jumped 40 per cent compared to last year.

FTA key to high currency flow

FTA key to high currency flow

TRADING volumes between the Australian dollar and the renminbi are expected to be one of the major beneficiaries of a FTA.

Global market positive

Tina Knight Lisadurne Hill Olives

PROSPECTS for the global beef market are positive.

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Water to boost in Golden Plains

A NEW $11.78 million agricultural precinct is set to generate businesses and jobs in Golden Plains.

Tributes flow for Murray campaigner

 Fourth-generation fisherman Henry Jones at Clayton Bay, SA, pictured next to the River Murray. The Murray-Darling Basin Auth...

HE WAS the quietly spoken Clayton Bay fisherman who raised his voice against decades of abuse of the Murray-Darling Basin.

Outback river mystery none can solve

Outback river mystery none can solve

SCIENCE still can’t pint down the mystery cause of something that has been happening in a Queensland river for years - some say decades.

Wodonga, April 17: Big returns

wodonga cattle sale

RAIN delivered big returns for vendors at Wodonga’s cattle sale today.

Spring Gully, April 16: Ave $1960

Jersey

GETTING a slice of the final offering from Spring Gully Jerseys cost up to $8200 at their dispersal.

Market indicators soar

Market indicators soar

BIG rain across much of eastern Australia in the past week is expected to drive cattle prices even higher.

Global market positive

Tina Knight Lisadurne Hill Olives

PROSPECTS for the global beef market are positive.

Leaping lamb exports continue

Lamb

LAMB export values in February jumped 40 per cent compared to last year.

Footrot vaccine worth explored

 There Was A Sea Of Sheep Waiting To Be Counted And Loaded Out From Last Week's Record Yarding Of 58,000 Head At Hay

A NEW project on the economics of using specific footrot vaccines is underway in Tasmania.

Fonterra's base price given boost

 Fonterra milk tanker being pulled by Volvo prime-mover truck.

THE difference between what the highest and lowest Fonterra suppliers will be paid will shrink by about 20c/kg of milk solids next season.

Fonterra makes system ‘simple’

 ** MUST CREDIT: Brendon O'Hagan/Bloomberg News ** Cows that supply milk for Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd. graze in a field...

SIMPLICTY was the key to Fonterra's new-look payment system, according to national field manager Matt Watt.

Little in Japan deal, GGL says

Harvest. Crops.

THE new bilateral trade agreement with Japan will not deliver large gains to grain producers according to GrainGrowers Limited.

Farmers sow happy

Simon Goode, St Arnaud

VICTORIAN farmers will cash in on what has been described as the best autumn break in a generation.

Strawberry studies on agenda

 Sunny Ridge strawberry farm and cafe.

THE strawberry nursery industry in Victoria has established an applied research and development capability located at the Victorian Strawberry Industry Certification Authority at Toolangi.

Tinned Italian tomato price rise

 MAY 3, 2001 : Tins of Granoro Italian tomatoes for ossobuco recipe from Lamonica's IGA Supermarket in Haberfield, Sydney, 03...

SHOPPERS will notice the price of Italian canned tomatoes rise after an anti-dumping duty determination.

Grape prices dive

Mildura - horti pic story

WINEGRAPE prices have continued to plummet as Sunraysia growers face one of their toughest years yet.

Australian bubbly seals in focus

NEWS_MELB_CHAMPAGNE

AUSTRALIAN scientists are about to embark on work that could take the “pop” out of champagne.

Business flexes its mussels

Dromana Bay Mussels

NOT many farmers can complain of jet skis hooning across their paddocks.

Mix and match for profits

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A FRUIT salad mix of enterprises is what keeps one North East horticultural operation on track.

Winner gives back

Farmer donation for we're for the bush

THE Weekly Times Coles Farmer of the Year winner Argyle Prestige Meats is helping drought-affected farmers.

Farmer of the Year glory

Andrina and Lachie Graham

LACHIE and Andrina Graham, of Argyle Prestige Meats at Harden, southern NSW, have been crowned The Weekly Times Coles 2013 Farmer of the Year.

Solar panel bill pain

NQ Solar, solar panels

VICTORIANS will be slugged $400 in higher electricity bills to subsidise those with solar panels.

Eaglehawk soars over South Bendigo

Bendigo FL, South Bendigo v Eaglehawk

EAGLEHAWK is celebrating a runaway win over South Bendigo in the Bendigo Football League.

Leaping lamb exports continue

Lamb

LAMB export values in February jumped 40 per cent compared to last year.

Gaining control of sprays to cut costs

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VICTORIAN farmers are trialling new nozzle control technology retrofitted to self-propelled boom sprayers.

Farmers hit with lonely hearts

Easter Show

SYDNEY’S single ladies are looking to the man on the land for love with outback farmers at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Going for gold

 Cut Daffodils in the cool room. David and Robin Jackson of Jacksons Daffodils in Surges Bay on their farm.

FEW growers have won the top daffodil award in the UK or the US. Yet one Australian has taken out both. Meet David Jackson.