New genetically modified varieties and cheaper more reliable water have led to a southern cotton boom; Kerry Lonergan discusses the grain season and the Bureau of Meteorology has officially declared an El Nino weather event but what does it mean for farmers?
George the Farmer is a fictional character created to teach Australian children about farming and where their food and fibre comes from; In a career spanning 40 years, master horseman Bill Willoughby has worked on Australian films including Breaker Morant, Gallipoli and The Lighthorsemen and an exhibition of photographs and paintings from western Queensland women explores life and work in remote parts of Australia.
The Pacific Seasonal Workers Program is a success for these farmers and participants in Victoria; an ambitious pest eradication program; a tough season for fruit and wine grape producers in the Granite Belt and Biosecurity officials in Queensland are fighting on two fronts to save lucrative agricultural industries under threat from disease.
Residents of the tiny town of Felton took on a big mining company - and won; a look ahead at Australia's weather prospects from the Bureau of Meteorology; a look at the Australian Lighthorsemen; 3D food printing plus the markets report.
Over 40% of eggs in Australia are sold as free-range, but with no national definition for the term, are some consumers paying an unnecessary premium? Plus, heavily fractured by years of uncertainty over the now cancelled Traveston Dam project, Qld's Mary Valley community is finally rebuilding itself.
Commercial fishers are concerned for their future as the recreational fishing lobby becomes a potent political force; we also take a look at cheesemakers in South Australia and Tasmania.
The no-shear wool harvesting product is removed from the market leaving many devotees disappointed; after decades in the doldrums, Australian mohair is regaining its mojo; Sarah Gayton is on a journey to try to give farmers a stronger voice through her Farmers on Film project and we report on the death of Vic Summers.
With no end to the hunt for natural resources, tensions between NT pastoralists and mining companies are reaching boiling point; half of the worlds legally grown poppies come from Tasmania, but 20% of the current crop has been wiped out by a downey mildew not before seen in Australia and; the heritage city of Broken Hill is running dry and the quest is on to find a permanent, reliable source of water for the region.
A myriad of companies rely on a steady supply of organically grown wheat, oats, rye and barley, but this year there is nowhere near enough to go around; wine grape prices are the worst they have been in years; a company in the Northern Territory has turned a former cattle station into the world's largest sandalwood plantation and a look at the week in commodities.
Opportunities in Asia for Australian farmers dominated discussions at the annual ABARES Outlook conference in Canberra last week; not so long ago manuka honey producers couldn't give the product away, now it could be their pot of gold and two backyard beekeepers have found a simpler way to harvest their honey.
Queensland farmers have copped 3 three disastrous weather events in four years, leaving farm leaders worried about the financial resilience and endurance of even the very best farmers; we look ahead at Australia's weather prospects and the world's appetiee
Despite a huge public backlash against its supertrawler two years ago, Seafish Tasmania is now bringing another smaller factory ship to Australia.
This week Landline takes a look at a super plum, a heart-felt story about the drought made by a 10 year old city girl and rhubarb makes a comeback.
This week on Landline, three years on, have the Murray River buy-backs worked?; the China boom hits Tasmania and a new batch of quolls for South Australia.
Is buffel grass a destructive weed or productive feed?; Comprehensive climate and weather outlook and analysis presented by the Bureau of Meteorology and Pip Courtney speaks with Joseph Saina, Head of the Australian Horticultural Exporters Association, regarding Vietnam's ban on Australian horticultural imports.
A feral camel culling program has taken the pressure off sensitive environmental areas; the Federal Government's $19m investment in military food research is a welcome economic boost for the struggling country town of Scottsdale in Tasmania; the loss of so much cane land has put pressure on the sugar cane industry in Mackay and; anglers across the country have been marking 150 years since the arrival of the first trout eggs into Australia.
The remarkable story behind the making of that classic 1954 film 'The Back of Beyond' and the man it was all about, Tom Kruse; greenwheat freekeh has been around for thousands of years in some parts of the world, but it's taken a South Australian businessman to try and get an industry going and; an ambitious project to log forests drowned when Tasmania's remote Pieman River was dammed, is closer to reality as a local company undergoes rigorous testing.
How will farmers and Aboriginal communities with existing carbon abatement schemes adapt to the Abbott Government's Direct Action climate change policy?; the ABC Rural Farmer of the Year is an orchardist who grows apples at Lenswood near Adelaide; some savvy scientists think they might have worked out a way for cotton growers in Central Queensland to stay one step ahead of Mother Nature and; Tocal College just north of Maitland in New South Wales is just one of a handful of remaining agricultural colleges in Australia.
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