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Landline
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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?

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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.

Landline
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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.

Landline
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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.

Landline
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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.

Landline
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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.

Landline
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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

Landline
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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.

Landline
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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.

Landline
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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.

Landline
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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.

Landline
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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.

Landline
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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.

Landline
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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.

Landline
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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".

Landline
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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.

Landline
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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.

Landline
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Landline: Weevil Warriors/Prison Cattle/Standing Tall

ABC  |  October 7, 2017
Weevil Warriors Weevils are part of an arsenal being used to attack a smothering aquatic weed which is threatening the biodiversity and economy of Kakadu National Park. ...

Weevil Warriors Weevils are part of an arsenal being used to attack a smothering aquatic weed which is threatening the biodiversity and economy of Kakadu National Park. Prison Cattle A prison farm in Queensland has developed a reputation for producing highly sought after cattle. The cattle are fetching top prices at market, but the program is also changing lives by giving prisoners skills to help find a job on the outside. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this story contains images of people who have died. Standing Tall Depression and mental illness can affect anyone, but for those living in rural and remote areas, finding and accessing support services can make it even more challenging. One man from country Victoria has harnessed the power of nature to help him manage his illness, and has used his experience to help others. If this story raises any issues for you, contact Lifeline on 131 144 or Men's line on 1300 789 978.

Landline
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Landline: Pastured Chickens/Write Stuff/Cutting Through/Postcode Blues

ABC  |  October 14, 2017
Pastured Chickens A farmer who spent several years working in sustainable agricultural policy at federal level is now pursuing his dream of putting innovative principles into ...

Pastured Chickens A farmer who spent several years working in sustainable agricultural policy at federal level is now pursuing his dream of putting innovative principles into practice. His award-winning family run farm takes a 'regenerative' approach to farming that aims to produce food which is good for the animal, good for the land and good for the plate. Write Stuff Rural romance novels - 'lust in the dust' - set on farms and stations in the outback have been a phenomenon in Australian fiction in recent years. But there's a new trend for authors championing our regional towns, and the familiarity of small-town living is really connecting with readers. Cutting Through A low-volume livestock producer started his own abattoir when he couldn't obtain the standard of service he expected from existing providers. Now, his abattoir and meat processing works employs five people, and provides a custom service to similar minded farmers invested in the way their livestock is processed. Postcode Blues Sharing a postcode with a densely populated urban centre almost 200km away is a cause of frustration for the residents of one rural region in Queensland. Farmers find it inhibits their ability to attract necessary backpacker workers, while other residents say it impacts on everything from increased insurance premiums to accessing government services.

Landline
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Landline: Invisible Farmer/Outback Chefs/Full Circle

ABC  |  February 24, 2018
Invisible Farmer In an overwhelmingly male-dominated industry, only around 3 percent of Australia's shearers are female. Nicki Guttler first picked up a handpiece just ...

Invisible Farmer In an overwhelmingly male-dominated industry, only around 3 percent of Australia's shearers are female. Nicki Guttler first picked up a handpiece just two-and-a-half years ago, she's now forging a career on the boards and encouraging other women in the sheds to step up beside her. Outback Chefs A couple of retired fine dining chefs fulfil their long-held dream to cook for the hungry crew of an outback cattle station. But for staff used to plenty of plain food, there might be a few changes needed to the menu. Full Circle Almost all of the donated fresh produce comes from rural Australia - broadacre farmers, fruit and vegetable growers and even meat processing companies. But in an ironic twist, a disproportionate amount of relief ends up back in the country.

Landline
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Landline: Invisible Farmer/Family Grit/Sterile Flies

ABC  |  March 3, 2018
Invisible Farmer: Steph Today we meet Steph, a woman who'd never even set foot on a farm until she took a job on one. It was a challenging and character-building move ... and ...

Invisible Farmer: Steph Today we meet Steph, a woman who'd never even set foot on a farm until she took a job on one. It was a challenging and character-building move ... and it changed her life. Family Grit When a Tasmanian dairy farming family was up against the wall, two generations worked together to pull off a remarkable turnaround. They took the brave step to move away from conventional farming and pursue a better price for their milk by converting to organics. Sterile Flies Factory bred fruit flies will soon be released into the wild to 'mate'. It's part of a program to help fight Queensland fruit fly, a major destructive pest in the horticultural industry.

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Landline: A Country Practice/Past and Future/Just Add Water

ABC  |  March 10, 2018
A Country Practice A midwife who counts herself 'aunty' to hundreds of children has travelled over 500,000km during her career to help isolated women have their babies at ...

A Country Practice A midwife who counts herself 'aunty' to hundreds of children has travelled over 500,000km during her career to help isolated women have their babies at home. Past and Future A luxury European fabric producer has urged super-fine Australian wool growers to concede to changing animal welfare demands. Their message to farmers is listen to the market and stop the controversial practice of mulesing before buyers look to other countries for their wool. Just Add Water The owner of a Pilbara cattle station has tapped into the water from a river running underneath his property - transforming the dry, marginal grazing country into what looks like a lush green dairy farm.

Landline
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Landline: The Emu Effect/Water Wars/Truck Safety

ABC  |  March 24, 2018
The Emu Effect In the early 1990s emus were billed as the 'next big thing' in Australian agriculture. At its peak the industry had an estimated 500 emu farmers nationwide. For ...

The Emu Effect In the early 1990s emus were billed as the 'next big thing' in Australian agriculture. At its peak the industry had an estimated 500 emu farmers nationwide. For the dozen farmers who remain, the benefits are starting to flow - thanks to emu oil. Water Wars Some farmers and residents fear their most precious resource, groundwater, is being squandered for bottling. Truck Safety A transport company is leading the way in road health and safety by using a 'fatigue and inattention' system to monitor driver performance.

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Landline: May 6, 2018

ABC  |  May 5, 2018
Pip Courtney hosts Australia's pre-eminent regional and rural television program, covering farming, weather, food, innovation, mining, fisheries, agribusiness, commodity ...

Pip Courtney hosts Australia's pre-eminent regional and rural television program, covering farming, weather, food, innovation, mining, fisheries, agribusiness, commodity prices and other issues affecting regional communities.

Landline
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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.

Landline
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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.

Landline
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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.

Landline
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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.

Landline
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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.

Landline
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Landline: Beef 'n' Barra/The Little Tractor That Could/Rural Crime/Mummy Blogger/Markets Report/Climate and Water Outlook

ABC  |  August 27, 2016
BEEF 'N' BARRA The cattle family farming fish. THE LITTLE TRACTOR THAT COULD Tribute to the little tractors that saved the Murray and Darling River regions in 1956. RURAL ...

BEEF 'N' BARRA The cattle family farming fish. THE LITTLE TRACTOR THAT COULD Tribute to the little tractors that saved the Murray and Darling River regions in 1956. RURAL CRIME Drugs, guns, livestock - rising rural crime. MUMMY BLOGGER The Mummy blogger helping to bridge the urban rural divide. MARKETS REPORT Market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. CLIMATE AND WATER OUTLOOK The water and climate outlook for Spring by experts from the Bureau of Meteorology.

Landline
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Landline: WA Crabs:Fishing Futures/Moonlight Corn/Small Towns/Cherry Boom/Markets Report

ABC  |  April 16, 2016
WA Crabs : Fishing Futures Western Australia's amateur and professional fishers join forces to help secure the future of the blue swimmer crab fishery at Mandurah. Moonlight ...

WA Crabs : Fishing Futures Western Australia's amateur and professional fishers join forces to help secure the future of the blue swimmer crab fishery at Mandurah. Moonlight Corn The largest growers of sweet corn in WA harvest 360 days - or nights - a year. Small Towns A good idea, a bit of risk and a healthy dose of fun reaps rewards for these small towns. Cherry Boom Tasmania's cherry farmers invest in new technology to stay ahead of the game. Markets Report This week Kerry Lonergan speaks to Minister for Northern Australia Matthew Canavan who says big things are on the way for the north.

Landline
57:29

Landline: The Final Siren/Organic Passions/Outside the Box/Markets Report

ABC  |  August 8, 2015
Shrinking rural populations are making it difficult to get a footy team on the field; an increasing number of conventional farmers are turning to biological fertilisers; a ...

Shrinking rural populations are making it difficult to get a footy team on the field; an increasing number of conventional farmers are turning to biological fertilisers; a select group of Tasmanian woolgrowers have secured a lucrative deal with high-end adventure wear company, Ortovox and; a look at weekly commodity prices.

Landline
56:59

Landline: Planning for the Worst/Tangled Net/The New Black/Markets Report

ABC  |  August 15, 2015
Multi-peril crop insurance could be a game changer for Australian agriculture; fears that plans to ban commercial net fishing along parts of the Queensland coast will destroy ...

Multi-peril crop insurance could be a game changer for Australian agriculture; fears that plans to ban commercial net fishing along parts of the Queensland coast will destroy livelihoods; a small group of wool producers breeding coloured sheep have found a niche market; a look at weekly commodity prices and trends with Kerry Lonergan.

Landline
57:25

Landline: Dog Days/Potato Politics/Play the Crowd/Markets

ABC  |  September 5, 2015
A bold fence plan may save Queensland's sheep industry from wild dogs; WA's Barnett government has promised to open up the state's $70 million potato industry; Crowd funding ...

A bold fence plan may save Queensland's sheep industry from wild dogs; WA's Barnett government has promised to open up the state's $70 million potato industry; Crowd funding has helped some rural businesses bypass traditional lending sources and a look at weekly commodity prices and trends.

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56:26

Landline: Markets Report/Weather and Climate Outlook/Foreign Fears

ABC  |  May 28, 2016
MARKET REPORT Current market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. WEATHER AND CLIMATE OUTLOOK A comprehensive weather wrap from experts at the Bureau of Meteorology. ...

MARKET REPORT Current market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. WEATHER AND CLIMATE OUTLOOK A comprehensive weather wrap from experts at the Bureau of Meteorology. FOREIGN FEARS Rural Australians say foreign ownership is crucial to regional growth and prosperity.

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57:06

Landline: 70 Years of ABC Rural

ABC  |  November 7, 2015
The ABC’s Rural Department has been informing, educating and entertaining audiences since 1945. This retrospective episode celebrates 70 years of rural broadcasting.

The ABC’s Rural Department has been informing, educating and entertaining audiences since 1945. This retrospective episode celebrates 70 years of rural broadcasting.

Landline
57:29

Landline: After The Gas Rush/A Winter's Tale/Picking Up/BOM Climate and Weather Outlook/Knock on Wood

ABC  |  June 27, 2015
The shedding of construction jobs in rural Queensland's coal seam gas industry; the Governor General's first winter solstice feast; good yields for this year's cotton harvest; ...

The shedding of construction jobs in rural Queensland's coal seam gas industry; the Governor General's first winter solstice feast; good yields for this year's cotton harvest; a look ahead at Australia's weather prospects and Tasmania's wood-chopping power couple.

Landline
57:56

Landline: Morris Wines/Desert Melons : Watermelons/Markets Report/Tree Clearing

ABC  |  May 14, 2016
MORRIS WINES A winemaking dynasty continues as a sixth generation follows tradition. DESERT MELONS : WATERMELONS A successful horticultural operation on indigenous land is ...

MORRIS WINES A winemaking dynasty continues as a sixth generation follows tradition. DESERT MELONS : WATERMELONS A successful horticultural operation on indigenous land is having trouble finding workers. MARKETS REPORT C urrent market prices and observations with Kerry Lonergan. Qld Investment Corporation CEO Damien Frawley talks about their investment in NAPCo. TREE CLEARING Proposed national tree clearing laws could be a tough sell to farmers.

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57:59

Landline: Hops: Craft Beer/UK Shepherd: James Rebanks/Markets Reports/Kakadu Plums

ABC  |  July 16, 2016
HOPS: CRAFT BEER Increased popularity of craft beer drives the expansion of hops fields and varieties. UK SHEPHERD: JAMES REBANKS Daily chronicles of life on the farm for an ...

HOPS: CRAFT BEER Increased popularity of craft beer drives the expansion of hops fields and varieties. UK SHEPHERD: JAMES REBANKS Daily chronicles of life on the farm for an English shepherd become a best-selling book. MARKETS REPORTS Current market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. KAKADU PLUMS A group of indigenous women from remote NT are exporting powdered kakadu plum to the world.

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57:00

Landline: Outbreak/Fightback/Know Your Enemy/Markets

ABC  |  February 20, 2016
Devastated oyster farmers in Tasmania have had their livelihoods wiped out; a new generation of oyster growers have some fresh ideas about marketing and production; a GPS ...

Devastated oyster farmers in Tasmania have had their livelihoods wiped out; a new generation of oyster growers have some fresh ideas about marketing and production; a GPS tracking system is collecting hard data to better understand and manage wild buffalo and; Kerry speaks with Stuart Clayton, Modiano Australia about a petition calling for mandatory pain relief for all on-farm sheep surgery.

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58:00

Landline: Saltwater Drovers/Climate And Water Outlook/The Deputy/Pig Poo/Markets Report

ABC  |  February 27, 2016
A cattle muster with a difference; a look ahead at Australia's weather prospects; Pip Courtney speaks to Barnaby Joyce about his new role; farmers in Australia's intensive ...

A cattle muster with a difference; a look ahead at Australia's weather prospects; Pip Courtney speaks to Barnaby Joyce about his new role; farmers in Australia's intensive livestock industries see manure as a source of income, plus the latest markets report.

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58:30

Landline: Northern Frontier/Interview with Steve Coleman, NSW RSPCA CEO/Salty Citrus/Commodities Report/Leaps and Bounds

ABC  |  August 16, 2014
A number of stations in the Northern Territory have changed hands in the past year, raising questions about the future of cattle producing in Australia; Landline's Peter ...

A number of stations in the Northern Territory have changed hands in the past year, raising questions about the future of cattle producing in Australia; Landline's Peter McCutcheon talks to the RSPCA's New South Wales CEO, Steven Coleman about animal welfare issues.

Landline
57:59

Landline: Crashing Bores/Fishy Business/Gut Feeling/Commodities Report/Makin' Bacon

ABC  |  July 26, 2014
A Federal Government program to cap bores has been scrapped, and farmers say millions of litres of water are now being wasted every day; The New South Wales fishing industry ...

A Federal Government program to cap bores has been scrapped, and farmers say millions of litres of water are now being wasted every day; The New South Wales fishing industry is heading into uncharted waters; Scientists in Queensland are looking into how probiotics might benefit animals and the pork industry has developed 'Bacon Week'.

Landline
58:00

Landline: Sharp Shooters/The Family Tree/Interview with Australian Dairy Farmers CEO/Commodities Report/Hot to Trot

ABC  |  September 6, 2014
Australia has an abundance of pest animals and managing them can be time consuming, as farmers grapple with increased work demands and complex firearm laws; changes in ...

Australia has an abundance of pest animals and managing them can be time consuming, as farmers grapple with increased work demands and complex firearm laws; changes in eucalyptus oil production; dairy farmers across Australia have been encouraged to use Twitter to drive home their push for a FTA; plus, the biannual National Polocrosse Championships.

Landline
58:00

Landline: High Water/High Tech Farming/David Williams Interview/Commodities Report/Cash Cows

ABC  |  August 23, 2014
Water is once again flowing in the Hattah Lakes in Victoria due to Commonwealth Government water buy backs; the language of agriculture is changing as a new generation of ...

Water is once again flowing in the Hattah Lakes in Victoria due to Commonwealth Government water buy backs; the language of agriculture is changing as a new generation of farmers embrace new technology; Investment Banker David Williams tells Pip Courtney why foreign investment in Australian agriculture is good for the country. Plus, Landline's weekly commodities analysis.

Landline
57:51

Landline: Wool Revival/Makin' Bacon/The Coo-ee Digger/What Lies Beneath/Markets Report

ABC  |  June 20, 2015
Strong wool prices are changing the make-up of the Australia flock; an update on efforts to change Bacon labelling laws; the making of a statue to commemorate the famous 1915 ...

Strong wool prices are changing the make-up of the Australia flock; an update on efforts to change Bacon labelling laws; the making of a statue to commemorate the famous 1915 march from Gilgandra to Sydney; exploring spectacular underground caves on South Australian farmland and a look at weekly commodity prices and trends with Kerry Lonergan.

Landline
58:29

Landline: Kidman Sale/Extended Interview with Greg Campbell/Hereford v Angus/New Direction/Cosmic Pinot/Markets Report

ABC  |  June 6, 2015
S. Kidman and Co Managing Director Greg Campbell reveals details about the sale of Australia's largest private landholding; the battle is on for the Hereford breed to reclaim ...

S. Kidman and Co Managing Director Greg Campbell reveals details about the sale of Australia's largest private landholding; the battle is on for the Hereford breed to reclaim market share lost to the prominent Aberdeen Angus; AACo Managing Director Jason Strong discusses a new direction for the company; Nobel Prize winning astronomer Brian Schmidt makes wine that is out of this world, plus the markets report.

Landline
57:00

Landline: Extreme Weather/Climate and Water Outlook/The Grape Escape/Slippery

ABC  |  February 28, 2015
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 ...

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

Landline: 06/10/13
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Landline: 06/10/13: October 6, 2013

ABC  |  October 5, 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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56:59

Landline: May 26, 2013

ABC  |  May 25, 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.

Landline
57:29

Landline: March 4, 2012

ABC  |  March 3, 2012
Landline stories include: Anxious Harvest, Commodities Report, Downstream Benefits, Recovery Mission.

Landline stories include: Anxious Harvest, Commodities Report, Downstream Benefits, Recovery Mission.

Landline
58:27

Landline: Fine Fashion/Coconut Bounty/Perfect Pairing

ABC  |  September 30, 2017
Fine Fashion Customers are increasingly demanding product traceability which links the farm with the woollen garment on the rack. This push for 'single origin' clothing has ...

Fine Fashion Customers are increasingly demanding product traceability which links the farm with the woollen garment on the rack. This push for 'single origin' clothing has led two Tasmanian fine wool farming families to form close partnerships with the fashion industry. Coconut Bounty Some enterprising businesses in Far North Queensland developing an industry for locally grown coconut and coconut products. Perfect Pairing 'Piquepoul' has been introduced to Australia by a New South Wales oyster farmer determined to make it part of Australia's food culture.

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