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Landline: February 26, 2012

ABC  |  February 25, 2012
Stories include, 'Hard lessons', 'Wild goat cheese', 'Peter McCutcheon talks to Craig Knowles', 'Cane and able' and 'Commodities Report'.

Stories include, 'Hard lessons', 'Wild goat cheese', 'Peter McCutcheon talks to Craig Knowles', 'Cane and able' and 'Commodities Report'.

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Landline: Mung Beans: Money Beans/Drought Photographer: The Beauty Within/Outback Bishop: Diving Stage/Markets Report

ABC  |  March 19, 2016
Years of research have transformed the modest mung bean into the 'money bean'; a western Queensland grazier finds beauty in the drought; former professional actor The Right ...

Years of research have transformed the modest mung bean into the 'money bean'; a western Queensland grazier finds beauty in the drought; former professional actor The Right Reverend Rob Gillion takes on his biggest role ever - as Bishop of Riverina and our Markets Report.

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Landline: Rabbit Virus/Bureau of Meteorology : Climate and Water Outlook/Stuck in the Middle : Gold Coast Cane/Markets Report

ABC  |  April 30, 2016
Rabbit Virus: A new virus to eradicate pest rabbits has been given the all clear for release. Bureau of Meteorology : Climate and Water Outlook A look at Australia's weather ...

Rabbit Virus: A new virus to eradicate pest rabbits has been given the all clear for release. Bureau of Meteorology : Climate and Water Outlook A look at Australia's weather prospects by experts from the Bureau of Meteorology. Stuck in the Middle : Gold Coast Cane Farmers in Australia's oldest sugarcane growing region want to sell up for development. Markets Report : Current market prices and trends with Kerry Lonergan

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Landline: Eat Local/Lime Caviar: Finger Limes/Smart Lamb/Camel Racers/Markets Report

ABC  |  July 9, 2016
EAT LOCAL Food producers in Queensland's Scenic Rim have thrown open the farm gates to visitors for the annual Eat Local Week LIME CAVIAR: FINGER LIMES Australia's native ...

EAT LOCAL Food producers in Queensland's Scenic Rim have thrown open the farm gates to visitors for the annual Eat Local Week LIME CAVIAR: FINGER LIMES Australia's native finger limes are in high demand around the world. SMART LAMB Scientists in Tasmania find a way to enrich lamb meat with heart protecting Omega threes. CAMEL RACERS 15 year old Anna Cannard hopes to become a pro in the niche sport of camel racing. MARKETS REPORT Current market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan.

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Landline: Bush Magazine : Graziher/Markets Report/Live Exports/Climate Wines

ABC  |  June 4, 2016
BUSH MAGAZINE : GRAZIHER A new magazine featuring rural women finds a welcome market both here and overseas. MARKETS REPORT Current market prices and analysis with Kerry ...

BUSH MAGAZINE : GRAZIHER A new magazine featuring rural women finds a welcome market both here and overseas. MARKETS REPORT Current market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. This week Kerry also speaks with Shane Condon about Project Iron Boomerang. LIVE EXPORTS Measures are put in place by the beef industry to help improve the welfare of Australian live exports. CLIMATE WINES Some of the country's most established winemakers head south to cooler climates.

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Landline: Tawny Frogmouths/Henbury Station/Wild Dog Bait/Markets Report/Tasmania Weather

ABC  |  June 11, 2016
TAWNY FROGMOUTHS A Canadian man living in Hobart rehabilitates injured birds. HENBURY STATION Livestock have returned to one of the Northern Territory's oldest pastoral ...

TAWNY FROGMOUTHS A Canadian man living in Hobart rehabilitates injured birds. HENBURY STATION Livestock have returned to one of the Northern Territory's oldest pastoral leases. WILD DOG BAIT The viability of Australia's wool industry is being threatened by vicious wild dog attacks. MARKETS REPORT Current market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. TASMANIA WEATHER Rural producers have been dramatically affected by recent flooding.

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Landline: Wagga Greyhounds/Mutton Makeover/Markets Report/It's a Bloke Thing : Prostate Cancer

ABC  |  August 20, 2016
WAGGA GREYHOUNDS Regional towns pushing against the proposed ban on greyhound racing. MUTTON MAKEOVER Meat from mature-age sheep is undergoing a revival. MARKETS REPORT ...

WAGGA GREYHOUNDS Regional towns pushing against the proposed ban on greyhound racing. MUTTON MAKEOVER Meat from mature-age sheep is undergoing a revival. MARKETS REPORT Market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. IT'S A BLOKE THING : PROSTATE CANCER Manning-up on men's health to help save lives.

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Landline: Avocado Boom/Southern Forests : Regional Branding/Election Rural Wrap/Markets Report/Ag Funder : Agricultural Investment

ABC  |  May 21, 2016
AVOCADO BOOM Australians consume 3 kilograms of avocado per person each year. SOUTHERN FORESTS : REGIONAL BRANDING A regional branding initiative helps pave the way into ...

AVOCADO BOOM Australians consume 3 kilograms of avocado per person each year. SOUTHERN FORESTS : REGIONAL BRANDING A regional branding initiative helps pave the way into overseas markets. ELECTION RURAL WRAP A wrap of agricultural and rural issues from Week 2 of the Federal Election campaign. MARKETS REPORT Current market prices and observations with Kerry Lonergan. AG FUNDER : AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT Michael Dean is the founder of the world's only online investment platform dedicated to agricultural technologies

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Landline: Neutral Junction/Herring/Markets Report/Election Wrap/Dairy Futures

ABC  |  June 25, 2016
NEUTRAL JUNCTION A cattle producer sets up a commercial hay operation in Australia's dry interior. HERRING Halving the allowable herring catch puts votes ahead of fairness ...

NEUTRAL JUNCTION A cattle producer sets up a commercial hay operation in Australia's dry interior. HERRING Halving the allowable herring catch puts votes ahead of fairness say WA's commercial fishers. MARKETS REPORT Current market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. ELECTION WRAP It will be a close race for many regional seats so how are candidates addressing the big issues in these electorates? DAIRY FUTURES Dairy farmers anxiously await opening milk prices from the big dairy companies.

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Landline: On The Fly/Fishy Farms/Valuable Assets/Underdogs/Markets Report

ABC  |  October 24, 2015
Drones are helping Australian fruit producers reduce their reliance on pesticides; conservationists are concerned about the effects of Tasmania's growing salmon and trout ...

Drones are helping Australian fruit producers reduce their reliance on pesticides; conservationists are concerned about the effects of Tasmania's growing salmon and trout industries on waterways; a critic of changes to the pension assets test launches a campaign claiming the new rules are unfair to farmers; a second chance for working dogs not cut out for life on a farm and our markets report.

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Landline: Data Drought/Bush Heritage/Tie Up The Black Dog/Markets Report

ABC  |  October 3, 2015
The battle to break the internet data drought in the bush; proceeds from mining offsets are helping fund research into climate change and the environment; awareness and ...

The battle to break the internet data drought in the bush; proceeds from mining offsets are helping fund research into climate change and the environment; awareness and support for depression and mental health issues in rural and remote communities plus a look at weekly commodity prices and trends.

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Landline: Young Auctioneers/World's Best Steak/Pulses Boom/Markets Report

ABC  |  August 13, 2016
YOUNG AUCTIONEERS Livestock auctioneering is more than than just a fast-talking performance. WORLD'S BEST STEAK Can Australia take out back-to-back wins in the World Steak ...

YOUNG AUCTIONEERS Livestock auctioneering is more than than just a fast-talking performance. WORLD'S BEST STEAK Can Australia take out back-to-back wins in the World Steak Challenge? PULSES BOOM Australian pulse crops are on track for record profits this year. MARKETS REPORT Market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan.

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Landline: On The Safe Side/Turning the Tables/Water Works/Markets Report

ABC  |  July 25, 2015
Australian researchers and safety groups are encouraging farmers to replace quad bikes with safer alternatives; Tasmania's $220 million irrigation roll out is transforming the ...

Australian researchers and safety groups are encouraging farmers to replace quad bikes with safer alternatives; Tasmania's $220 million irrigation roll out is transforming the agricultural landscape; an innovative business turns salty wastewater into a gourmet seasoning and a look at weekly commodity prices and trends with Kerry Lonergan.

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Landline: Turning on the Tap/Farmer Gregie/Commodities Report/The Yellow Crop/To Market

ABC  |  September 13, 2014
The tap has been turned on in Tasmania's Midlands with the state's biggest irrigation scheme now operational; Meet the feisty Australian dairy farmer of the year; Canola ...

The tap has been turned on in Tasmania's Midlands with the state's biggest irrigation scheme now operational; Meet the feisty Australian dairy farmer of the year; Canola flowers normally looks their best this time of year but a large proportion of the distinct yellow crop has been affected by a virus and the Brisbane markets celebrate 50 years.

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Landline: Fracture Lines/Grist for the Mill/Commodities Report/Pick of the Bunch

ABC  |  August 30, 2014
The first new coal seam gas project in New South Wales in more than 5 years has been approved for Gloucester Valley but the project has divided residents; one of Australia's ...

The first new coal seam gas project in New South Wales in more than 5 years has been approved for Gloucester Valley but the project has divided residents; one of Australia's few remaining family owned flour milling companies has gone against the grain and opened a new facility in Victoria; and a fruit and vegetable wholesaler in Adelaide has made it her mission to provide some of the top chefs with heirloom and miniature produce.

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Landline: Saltwater Vegies : Sundrop Farms/Markets Report/Fightback : SPC/Climate and Weather Outlook

ABC  |  October 1, 2016
SALTWATER VEGIES : SUNDROP FARMS A futuristic greenhouse in SA is growing crops using just seawater and sunshine. MARKETS REPORT Market prices and analysis with Kerry ...

SALTWATER VEGIES : SUNDROP FARMS A futuristic greenhouse in SA is growing crops using just seawater and sunshine. MARKETS REPORT Market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. FIGHTBACK : SPC The corporate and community fightback that saved SPC. CLIMATE AND WEATHER OUTLOOK The monthly outlook from experts at the Bureau of Meteorology.

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Landline: China Wine/Rural News/Lentil Beer/Markets Report

ABC  |  February 11, 2017
China Wine China has become the Australian wine industry's most important market. Rural News A look at rural issues making the news this week. Lentil Beer Australia has its ...

China Wine China has become the Australian wine industry's most important market. Rural News A look at rural issues making the news this week. Lentil Beer Australia has its first lentil beer. Markets Report What's ahead this year for Australia's biggest rural export?

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Landline: Campbell Town Show : Wool Fashion/Markets Report/Master Craftsman/Brumbies

ABC  |  August 6, 2016
CAMPBELL TOWN SHOW : WOOL FASHION Wool producers and fashion designers meet at Australia's oldest agricultural show. MARKETS REPORT This week Kerry speaks with Super Butcher ...

CAMPBELL TOWN SHOW : WOOL FASHION Wool producers and fashion designers meet at Australia's oldest agricultural show. MARKETS REPORT This week Kerry speaks with Super Butcher Managing Director, Susan McDonald about current cattle prices. MASTER CRAFTSMAN A master bush craftsman's creations are preserved as museum treasures. BRUMBIES A proposal to cull brumbies in Kosciuszko National Park divides the high country community

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Landline: Kimberley Water/China Trees/Vintage Mill/Commodities Report/Bearing Fruit

ABC  |  October 18, 2014
The West Australian Government is investing a record $300 million in a plan to help create new small scale irrigation enterprises, to tap into the growing demand for protein ...

The West Australian Government is investing a record $300 million in a plan to help create new small scale irrigation enterprises, to tap into the growing demand for protein and high quality produce in Asia; After years of negotiation a Victorian commercial tree farm is about to send their first batch of ornamental trees to China; At 60 years of age Ralph Affleck designed and built a saw mill; when the Federal Government offered advice instead of helping SCP Ardmona out of financial trouble last year, the company took up Canberra's suggestion to modernise

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Landline: Carbon Farming/Farmer Green/Wrapped Up/Commodities Report/Tocal

ABC  |  November 8, 2014
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 ...

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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Landline: Number Crunching/Liquid Gold/Flow Hive/Commodities

ABC  |  March 7, 2015
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 ...

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.

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Landline: May 11, 2013

ABC NEWS 24  |  May 11, 2013
Australia's national rural program, with reports from around the country on rural and urban issues.

Australia's national rural program, with reports from around the country on rural and urban issues.

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Landline: Under Siege/Raw Cheese South Australia/Raw Cheese Tasmania/Markets Report

ABC  |  April 11, 2015
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 ...

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.

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Landline: Friends of Felton/Climate and Water Outlook/The Country's Toll/3D Food Printing/Markets Report

ABC  |  April 25, 2015
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 ...

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.

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Landline: Great Expectations/Killer Cats/Ladies Day

ABC  |  November 1, 2014
A new abattoir near Darwin was due to begin processing cattle in September but the $100 million plant is not yet up and running and the company behind it, the Australian ...

A new abattoir near Darwin was due to begin processing cattle in September but the $100 million plant is not yet up and running and the company behind it, the Australian Agricultural Company or AACo, won't reveal what's causing the hold-up; the Federal Government has announced a ten year plan to effectively eradicate feral cats and we look at life for women on remote properties.

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Landline: Politics of Pot/What's Up Doc?/Rub of the Greens/Commodities Report/Interview with Roland Mouret

ABC  |  July 19, 2014
A prohibition on growing industrial hemp in Australia was lifted in the late 90s; however politics has prevented the industry from gaining access to booming hemp food markets; ...

A prohibition on growing industrial hemp in Australia was lifted in the late 90s; however politics has prevented the industry from gaining access to booming hemp food markets; Every year thousands of people, many from the city, flock to the Scenic Rim in south-east Queensland to celebrate 'eat local' week.

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Landline: Finer Futures/Vinegar Dreams/Lovely Lilies/Rural News/Markets Report

ABC  |  May 27, 2017
Finer Futures Bales of superfine wool are fetching top dollar at auction. It's good news at last for producers who've had a tough couple of decades. Vinegar Dreams A ...

Finer Futures Bales of superfine wool are fetching top dollar at auction. It's good news at last for producers who've had a tough couple of decades. Vinegar Dreams A passionate producer of vinegar from regional Queensland is exporting to the world. Lovely Lilies Meet the entrepreneurs growing water lilies in the temperate climate of Margaret River who don their wetsuits each day to harvest the lovely flowers. Rural News A wrap of rural and regional issues from around the country this week. Markets Report This week Kerry Lonergan takes a look at the skyrocketing prices around sheep.

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Landline: Bio d Vino/Grains Outlook/Heywire/The Paperman/Wild at Heart

ABC  |  August 5, 2017
Bio d Vino Filling cow horns with manure and burying them for six months sounds strange, but for biodynamic farmers, it's the basis of their approach to agriculture. The ...

Bio d Vino Filling cow horns with manure and burying them for six months sounds strange, but for biodynamic farmers, it's the basis of their approach to agriculture. The philosophy has skeptics, but Sean Murphy meets some viticulturalists producing award winning wines by following the mysterious principles. Grains Outlook The outlook for the coming season was on the agenda at the Grains Industry Conference this week. While dry conditions across much of the grain belt could slash the size of the national crop by a third - it's not gloom and doom just yet. Heywire Grenfell in Western NSW is the birthplace of Henry Lawson and home to the Happy Inn Chinese restaurant. The Paperman An artisan in north-west Tasmania is making paper from poo. As well as scat from kangaroo and wombats, he uses by-product from agricultural endeavours like fruit juice and hemp crops. The specialty craft uses traditional techniques, reflecting the history of Burnie's paper industry. Wild at Heart Cattlemen and women in the Top End are dusting off the bullcatchers and heading off into the scrub to catch buffalo. Until recently, the wild buffalo haven't been worth the cost and effort to muster, but high cattle prices mean it's now a cheap protein source - ideal for live export into Asia.

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Landline: November 27, 2016

ABC  |  November 26, 2016
Rising Up/Rural News/Living The Dream/BOM: Climate And Water Outlook/Markets Report Rising Up Rising from the ashes of South Australia's Pinery Fires. Rural News A wrap of ...

Rising Up/Rural News/Living The Dream/BOM: Climate And Water Outlook/Markets Report Rising Up Rising from the ashes of South Australia's Pinery Fires. Rural News A wrap of rural issues from around the country this week. Living The Dream The 91-year-old patriarch of Tasmanian island farming. BOM: Climate And Water Outlook A look at Australia's weather prospects from experts at the Bureau of Meteorology. Markets Report The year in review. Kerry speaks with outgoing National Farmers' Federation President, Brent Finlay.

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Landline: Fishing For Votes/Rural News/Markets Report

ABC  |  November 19, 2016
Fishing For Votes An investigative feature into the struggle between commercial and recreational fishing near our major cities. Rural News A wrap of rural issues from around ...

Fishing For Votes An investigative feature into the struggle between commercial and recreational fishing near our major cities. Rural News A wrap of rural issues from around the country this week. Markets Report Market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan.

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Landline: Farmer Of The Year/Bandicoot Bodyguards/Farm Co-ops/Rural News/Markets Report

ABC  |  November 12, 2016
Farmer Of The Year Cane farmer Matthew Keith's family business is more than just about sugar. Bandicoot Bodyguards Animal bodyguards protecting critically endangered ...

Farmer Of The Year Cane farmer Matthew Keith's family business is more than just about sugar. Bandicoot Bodyguards Animal bodyguards protecting critically endangered bandicoots in the wild. Farm Co-ops A plan to get collaborative farming ideas off the ground. Banana Freckle Farmers in the Northern Territory are planting bananas again. Rural News A wrap of rural issues from around the country this week. Markets Report Market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan.

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Landline: West Coast Fires: Mother Nature/Windsor v Joyce: Challenge for New England/Barra Boom/Markets Report

ABC  |  March 12, 2016
Fire raged through one of Tasmania's normally wettest areas in January but farmers at Temma remain positive; former independent MP Tony Windsor will contest his old seat of ...

Fire raged through one of Tasmania's normally wettest areas in January but farmers at Temma remain positive; former independent MP Tony Windsor will contest his old seat of New England - currently held by agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce; a fourth generation NT family set about pioneering the impossible and are now the largest producers of farmed barramundi in Australia plus the Markets Report.

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Landline: Going South/She'll Be Apples/Bureau of Meteorology: Dr Andrew Watkins Interview/Markets Report

ABC  |  October 10, 2015
After 50 years running cattle in south east Qld, a family sells up and ships their stud herd 2000 km to King Island in search of rain; the secrets of long-term storage ...

After 50 years running cattle in south east Qld, a family sells up and ships their stud herd 2000 km to King Island in search of rain; the secrets of long-term storage bringing apples and pears to consumers all year round; Climate Prediction Manager Dr Andrew Watkins on El Nino and the predicted hot dry October and what does the TPP mean for Australian agriculture?

Landline
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Landline: The Darling/Jellybush/Markets Report

ABC  |  February 6, 2016
Landline visits the iconic Darling River; we take a close look at Australia's version of Manuka honey and the brave new world of precision agriculture for vegetables.

Landline visits the iconic Darling River; we take a close look at Australia's version of Manuka honey and the brave new world of precision agriculture for vegetables.

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Landline: George The Farmer/Horsing Around/Vast Arts

ABC  |  May 9, 2015
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 ...

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.

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Landline: Making Scents/Wing and a Prayer/Terry Nolan on Beef Boom/Fish out of Water/BOM Climate and Water Outlook

ABC  |  September 26, 2015
Western Australia's native sandalwood plantation industry comes of age; the flying padre - bringing compassion to outback communities; the challenges facing the beef industry; ...

Western Australia's native sandalwood plantation industry comes of age; the flying padre - bringing compassion to outback communities; the challenges facing the beef industry; an unlikely partnership between a small rural school and one of Australia's most exclusive resorts and a look ahead at Australia's weather prospects.

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Landline: Coconut Comeback/Prawn Politics/Woolmark Interview with Stuart McCullough

ABC  |  July 18, 2015
The coconut tree is lifting some of the world's poorest communities out of poverty; the Australian prawn farming industry says relaxing complex environmental regulations will ...

The coconut tree is lifting some of the world's poorest communities out of poverty; the Australian prawn farming industry says relaxing complex environmental regulations will unlock millions of dollars of investment and create hundreds of jobs plus our interview with Wool industry CEO Stuart McCullough.

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Landline: Forest Fiasco/Flower Power/Ladies of Morella/Croc Watch/Markets Report

ABC  |  August 22, 2015
Farmers are still owed millions of dollars following the collapse of Gunns; Australian bush flowers are in demand around the world; the CWA turned 70 this year and; a survey ...

Farmers are still owed millions of dollars following the collapse of Gunns; Australian bush flowers are in demand around the world; the CWA turned 70 this year and; a survey of crocodiles in the Kimberley indicates numbers have rebounded since hunting was banned in the 1970's.

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Landline: Cattle Call/Flying High/BOM Climate and Water Outlook/Gin Sling/Markets Report

ABC  |  October 31, 2015
A year of high prices in the beef industry has boosted morale and hopes for the future; a new airport in Toowoomba opens up a huge market for the region's agriculture sector; ...

A year of high prices in the beef industry has boosted morale and hopes for the future; a new airport in Toowoomba opens up a huge market for the region's agriculture sector; local craft distillers twist up the flavours to create modern and uniquely Australian gins plus the BOM outlook and our markets report.

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Landline: Free Ranging/Back To Life

ABC  |  April 18, 2015
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 ...

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.

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Landline: Bioclip/Mohair Mojo/Farmers on Film/Looking Back - Vic Summers

ABC  |  March 28, 2015
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; ...

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.

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Landline: High Country Women/Youlks : Native Vegetables/Markets Report/Croc Farms

ABC  |  June 18, 2016
HIGH COUNTRY WOMEN The women of the treasure family maintain their long tradition of high country cattle grazing. YOULKS : NATIVE VEGETABLES Traditional native vegetables ...

HIGH COUNTRY WOMEN The women of the treasure family maintain their long tradition of high country cattle grazing. YOULKS : NATIVE VEGETABLES Traditional native vegetables youlks and kulyu reach a commercial market. MARKETS REPORT This week Kerry also speaks to NFF CEO Tony Mahar about the ramifications on Australian agri-business if Britain CROC FARMS The crocodile farming industry has undergone dramatic change.

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Landline: Mining to Dining/Sunken Treasure/Water and Climate Outlook/Town Revival/Markets Report

ABC  |  November 21, 2015
There's another boom in Western Australia - beef; a resourceful forest company salvages specialty timbers submerged beneath Tasmania's man-made dams; experts from the Bureau ...

There's another boom in Western Australia - beef; a resourceful forest company salvages specialty timbers submerged beneath Tasmania's man-made dams; experts from the Bureau of Meteorology present the Water and Climate Outlook for Dec - Feb 2016; an effort to create regional hubs to breathe new life into struggling rural townships and our markets report.

Landline
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Landline: Dingo Release/Markets Reports/Sea Lake

ABC  |  July 23, 2016
DINGO RELEASE A ground breaking environmental project to eradicate feral goats on Pelorus Island. MARKETS REPORTS Current market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. SEA ...

DINGO RELEASE A ground breaking environmental project to eradicate feral goats on Pelorus Island. MARKETS REPORTS Current market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. SEA LAKE Chinese tourists flock to a sleepy Victorian town to experience the magic of Lake Tyrell

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Landline: Back of Beyond/Greenwheat/Hydro Wood

ABC  |  November 15, 2014
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 ...

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.

Landline
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Landline: Falling Short/Crushing News/Tree Change/Commodities

ABC  |  March 14, 2015
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 ...

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.

Landline
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Landline: Northern Hope/The Colour Purple/Rhubarb/Commodities Report

ABC  |  February 14, 2015
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 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.

Landline
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Landline: The Quiet Curse/Markets Report

ABC  |  July 11, 2015
With cases of the debilitating illness, Q Fever, increasing in recent years, there are calls for another subsidised vaccination campaign. Plus, a look at weekly commodity ...

With cases of the debilitating illness, Q Fever, increasing in recent years, there are calls for another subsidised vaccination campaign. Plus, a look at weekly commodity prices and trends with Kerry Lonergan.

Landline
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Landline: Co-operation/The 2014 Bob Hawke Landcare Award/Bat Crazy/Commodities Report/Interview with Don Watson

ABC  |  September 20, 2014
As cooperatives get bigger and more successful, they often find themselves the target of some tempting takeover offers but the country's biggest milk producer, Murray Goulburn ...

As cooperatives get bigger and more successful, they often find themselves the target of some tempting takeover offers but the country's biggest milk producer, Murray Goulburn has resisted the temptation; we meet the winner of the 2014 Bob Hawke award; a national census is underway aimed at gaining a better understanding of the protected grey headed flying fox and Don Watson's surprising new book.

Landline
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Landline: Boiling Point/Sick Poppies/Silver City/Markets Report

ABC  |  March 21, 2015
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 ...

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.

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Landline: GM Debate/Heywire/Beacon Dry/Growing Hope

ABC  |  July 29, 2017
GM Debate South Australia is the only mainland state where it is illegal for farmers to grow GM crops, but farmers and agricultural experts are asking for proof that the ban ...

GM Debate South Australia is the only mainland state where it is illegal for farmers to grow GM crops, but farmers and agricultural experts are asking for proof that the ban has a financial benefit for the state. Heywire As a child, Mitchell Pitman was told that he would never be able to walk and never be able to hear. He was born with cerebral palsy and profound deafness. But Mitch hasn't let that hold him back. Growing up in Leeville in northern New South Wales, his family and community have helped him prove the doctors wrong. Beacon Dry Residents of the tiny town of Beacon, on the edge of WA's wheat belt, are working hard to keep their community strong in the middle of the longest dry in living memory. Growing Hope Australia's oldest agricultural aid program (ACIAR) funds projects which help reduce poverty and improve food security in developing countries. In the mountain nation of Nepal, the emphasis is on empowering local people - especially women - to help themselves.

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Landline: Growing Celery/Fred Dagg/War On Weeds/Anzac Painters/Rural News/Markets Report

ABC  |  April 22, 2017
Growing Celery A large farming operation on Melbourne's outskirts is moving to make way for housing development, but the family-owned company says the move will enable them to ...

Growing Celery A large farming operation on Melbourne's outskirts is moving to make way for housing development, but the family-owned company says the move will enable them to grow the business further. Fred Dagg The late John Clarke first came to fame in New Zealand as the character, farmer Fred Dagg, who amused and entertained with his interesting approach to rural life. War On Weeds A community-based natural resources management group in Queensland is working with the state government and landholders to halt the spread of prickly acacia - by stopping the spread of seeds. Anzac Painters Australian troops suffered heavily in mighty battles in northern France 100 years ago. This year, Australian art will feature in centenary commemorations of the battles for Bullecourt. Rural News A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week. Markets Report The legal action over 2011's live trade suspension continues.

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Landline: Rural News: Budget Special

ABC  |  May 14, 2017
A special rural news report on what the federal budget means for rural and regional Australia.

A special rural news report on what the federal budget means for rural and regional Australia.

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Landline: Extra Bite: Green Ants/Rabbit Virus Release: Greg Mutze/Covenant Farms: Conservation Agreement/Rural News/Climate And Water Outlook/Markets Report

ABC  |  February 25, 2017
Extra Bite: Green Ants Native green ants are adding extra bite to food and beverages. Rabbit Virus Release: Greg Mutze Greg Mutze from the Invasive Animals CRC speaks about ...

Extra Bite: Green Ants Native green ants are adding extra bite to food and beverages. Rabbit Virus Release: Greg Mutze Greg Mutze from the Invasive Animals CRC speaks about the release of a new biological control for rabbits. Covenant Farms: Conservation Agreement Conservation paying its way on one of Australia's oldest pastoral stations. Rural News A look at rural issues making the news this week. Climate and Water Outlook The latest climate and weather outlook from experts at the Bureau of Meteorology. Markets Report Where is the Aussie dollar headed? Commonwealth Bank ag-commodities strategist, Tobin Gorey, speaks with Kerry.

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Landline: True Grit/Rural News/Toad Traps/Markets Report/Betoota Boys

ABC  |  June 24, 2017
True Grit As top shearers adopt a softer approach a whole mind and body approach helps shearers maintain peak fitness. Rural News A wrap of rural and regional issues from ...

True Grit As top shearers adopt a softer approach a whole mind and body approach helps shearers maintain peak fitness. Rural News A wrap of rural and regional issues from around the country this week. Toad Traps Environmentally friendly traps are using the toxin from adult toads to lure tadpoles to their deaths. Markets Report Current market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. This week Kerry speaks with Beef Central's Jon Condon about increased demand for beef storage. Betoota Boys The boys from Australia's oldest newspaper are on assignment for Landline in their home turf, Queensland's Channel Country.

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Landline: Coming Back/Heywire/Karenni Farmers/Gentle Giants

ABC  |  August 26, 2017
Coming Back Farmers in Australia's largest winter vegetable growing district say they need higher prices for their produce to help recoup losses sustained when Cyclone Debbie ...

Coming Back Farmers in Australia's largest winter vegetable growing district say they need higher prices for their produce to help recoup losses sustained when Cyclone Debbie hit the region in March. Karenni Farmers Developing small farms on unused land in urban areas could help alleviate chronic unemployment for refugees resettled in Australia. A community-based social enterprise has taken a fresh approach to agriculture by transforming unproductive spaces into urban farms, and is transforming lives at the same time. Heywire In skateparks across the country, there's a hierarchy. In Manjimup, WA, Regan Austin quickly discovered that scooters are definitely at the bottom of it. Despite this Regan's passion for scooter riding has had a hugely positive impact on his life. (Coarse language) Gentle Giants The Clydesdale Society of Victoria wants to see a return to the horse and carriage days. Not out of some nostalgic, or wistful whim, but as part of a campaign to introduce younger folks to the joys of Clydesdale horses.

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Landline: Macadamia Madness/Out Of Africa/Night Parrot/Rural News/Markets Report

ABC  |  April 8, 2017
Macadamia Madness It's good news for Australian macadamia growers with demand and prices skyrocketing. Local researchers are breeding new tree varieties to stay ahead of the ...

Macadamia Madness It's good news for Australian macadamia growers with demand and prices skyrocketing. Local researchers are breeding new tree varieties to stay ahead of the competition as other countries race to put plants in the ground. Out Of Africa A group of former refugees, along with local volunteers, are helping migrants to ease into their new life in country Victoria. The project involves farming and food, and participants say it's helping to make them feel part of the community. Night Parrot Thought to be extinct, the discovery of the night parrot on a remote Queensland cattle station was thrilling for the science world ... but not so for the grazier. Kathy McLeish went bush to find out what happens when the world's most endangered species turns up on your property. Rural News A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week. Markets Report Ron Storey from Australian Crop Forecasters speaks to Kerry about the "world wheat glut".

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Landline: Wild At Heart/State Of Origin/On the (Dirt) Road/Heywire/Herdy Gerdy

ABC  |  August 12, 2017
Wild At Heart Cattlemen and women in the Top End are dusting off the bullcatchers and heading off into the scrub to catch buffalo. Until recently, the wild buffalo haven't ...

Wild At Heart Cattlemen and women in the Top End are dusting off the bullcatchers and heading off into the scrub to catch buffalo. Until recently, the wild buffalo haven't been worth the cost and effort to muster, but high cattle prices mean it's now a cheap protein source - ideal for live export into Asia. State Of Origin A multimillion-dollar citrus orchard in Western Australia's wheatbelt is providing home grown oranges for the state and helping to future-proof a local community. On the (Dirt) Road Darwin reporter Kristy O'Brien and cameraman Ian "Jumbuck" Redfearn spend a lot of hours together on the (dirt) road for Landline. They documented their recent trip to the Aboriginal community of Ngukurr to give us a behind-the-scenes look at making television in a remote part of Australia. Heywire The culling and commercial harvest of kangaroos can be a divisive topic often sparking debate. But for those who do it, it's also a job. This week we meet Kyle on a roo cull in the wheatbelt region of WA. (Graphic vision) Herdy Gerdy Alpaca farming in Australia has grown from a hobby based interest to a vibrant live export industry worth millions of dollars. Pedigree genetics and fibre are in global demand, but an emerging meat business could be what's needed to secure a reliable income stream.

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Landline: Bioreactors/All Aboard/Heywire/Cane Recovery

ABC  |  September 3, 2017
Bioreactors A bioreactor is a trench filled with woodchips - and it could be the simple solution to the problem of nitrogen run-off from farms. Queensland authorities and ...

Bioreactors A bioreactor is a trench filled with woodchips - and it could be the simple solution to the problem of nitrogen run-off from farms. Queensland authorities and scientists have found they are a cheap, natural and effective way to stop agricultural pollution reaching waterways and damaging coastal eco-systems. All Aboard There were hundreds of paddleboats on the Murray at the peak of Australia's river trade in the 1880s. Only a handful of the historic vessels survive today, but through the dedication of a passionate few, they are as popular now as they were 160 years ago. Heywire For young people in the more remote parts of Australia, travelling long distances to boarding school is just a part of life. But it isn't always easy. Molly Hunt grew up in Wyndham in the Northern Territory and made the decision to head all the way to Sydney to finish her education. Cane Recovery North Queensland canegrowers say it could take a decade to recover from the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. About half of the state's sugarcane crop was in the path of the cyclone with losses estimated at $150 million.

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Landline: Salad Bowl Floods/Rural News/Dairy Deal/Weather And Climate Outlook/Country Zoo/Markets Report

ABC  |  October 29, 2016
Salad Bowl Floods South Australia's salad bowl region has flooded for the second time in a decade. Rural News A wrap of rural issues from around the country this week. Dairy ...

Salad Bowl Floods South Australia's salad bowl region has flooded for the second time in a decade. Rural News A wrap of rural issues from around the country this week. Dairy Deal Australia's oldest dairy farm flying fresh milk into China. Weather And Climate Outlook A look ahead at Australia's weather prospects from experts at the Bureau of Meteorology. Country Zoo An animal loving couple realise their dream to build a zoo. Markets Report Market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan.

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Landline: Rural News/Pest To Profit/Nut Milk/Markets Report/Blueberry King

ABC  |  October 22, 2016
Rural News A wrap of rural issues from around the country this week. Pest to Profit Once the scourge of pastoralists, goats are moving from pest to profit for some ... ...

Rural News A wrap of rural issues from around the country this week. Pest to Profit Once the scourge of pastoralists, goats are moving from pest to profit for some producers. Nut Milk The rise of milk alternatives in Australia. Markets Report This week Kerry speaks to MLA Managing Director, Richard Norton about Australia's biggest rural export, beef. Blueberry King Australia's blueberry industry is booming.

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Landline: Station Dreaming/Bee Patrol/Outback Oasis/Rural News/Markets Report

ABC  |  November 5, 2016
Station Dreaming A respected pastoral family helping Indigenous youth get back in the saddle. Bee Patrol Unusual measures help keep Australian bees free of varroa mite. ...

Station Dreaming A respected pastoral family helping Indigenous youth get back in the saddle. Bee Patrol Unusual measures help keep Australian bees free of varroa mite. Outback Oasis An outback oasis provides respite from drought. Rural News A wrap of rural issues from around the country this week. Markets Report Market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan.

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Landline: Feral Free/DIY Internet/Banana Battlers

ABC  |  October 8, 2016
Markets Report This week Kerry is in Queensland beef territory with producers and processors. Feral Free : Cat Eradication Plans to make Kangaroo Island cat-free. DIY ...

Markets Report This week Kerry is in Queensland beef territory with producers and processors. Feral Free : Cat Eradication Plans to make Kangaroo Island cat-free. DIY Internet The second satellite designed to give regional Australians better internet launched this week. Banana Battlers A north-Queensland farming family's battle against a devastating banana virus.

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Landline: Sugar and Rice/Thomas Foods/Wonder Dogs/Markets Report

ABC  |  February 13, 2016
In Queensland's tropical north, cane farmers are growing rice above ground and out of water; a South Australian based meat processor continues to grow while others close their ...

In Queensland's tropical north, cane farmers are growing rice above ground and out of water; a South Australian based meat processor continues to grow while others close their doors; detection dogs have remarkable success sniffing out endangered native species, plus our markets report.

From Bathurst to Jabiluka, or gold to uranium, mining has reshaped Australia's landscape, economy and society. Explore the boom times and busts of life when miners move in or move on.
From Scope's junior scientists to Stephen Hawking, share how researchers and futurists imagine what our lives will look like in years to come, and how they're preparing for it.
Explore a range of farm animals and farm produce, and explore ways farm produce is packaged before being moved from the farm to places where the food is sold or made into other products. (ACSSU002, ACSSU017, VCSSU042, VCSSU043)
Australia is home to more than one million species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Discover all about them in this playlist.
Living things have basic needs, including food and water and are important to us. Discover how to care for all types of living things in this curated playlist. (ACSSU002,ACSSU017,ACSSU211,VCSSU042)
Australia is addressing climate change and ensuring energy security and affordability. Find out more about the effects of climate change and how it is impacting your life. ((ACHGK020,VCGGK110,VCGGK147)
Climate change is rapidly effecting our environment and our lives. Discover what is happening and how everyone can take part in making a difference. (ACHGK020,VCGGK096)
From sharks and sea turtles to octopus and corals, you’re in the right place to take a deep dive into oceans and marine life with this meticulous designed playlist for all the ocean lovers. (ACHASSK047,VCGGC058,VCGGC072,VCGGC086,VCGGC100,VCGGK105)
Environmentalists are full of ideas about how we can make changes in our everyday lives and reduce the impact on our environment. These videos show us how.
Over the past 200 years many species of plants and animals have become extinct. Find out all about management and conservation measures are taken to save others from a similar fate.
Bees are actually really important and do more than just buzzing around. This week let's celebrate World Bee Day to help raise awareness on why bees are important for our ecosystem. (ACSSU073)
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with Attenborough, explore Kakadu's Mountford rock art, peek inside the micro-worlds of the Galapagos, and be awed by the Great Wall of China when exploring the world's heritage sites.
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