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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sunny Verghese The CEO of global agribusiness giant Olam International, Sunny Verghese, spoke to Pip Courtney about the company's $200 million investment in new almond ...

Sunny Verghese The CEO of global agribusiness giant Olam International, Sunny Verghese, spoke to Pip Courtney about the company's $200 million investment in new almond orchards in the Riverina. Waste Not Want Not Warning: This story contains footage of dead animals. A special bin invented by a South Australian recycling company can compost food and farm waste on-site. It saves organic waste from landfill by turning it into a carbon rich soil conditioner. Young Gun An ambitious teenager has started Western Australia's first Ultrablack cattle stud. The agricultural student hitched a ride across the Nullarbor in an old cattle truck with his mum and dad to buy the foundation stock needed to get the stud off the ground. Roaring Success Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program contains images of people who may have died. Aboriginal rangers have fused modern science with ancient practices to develop the world's first carbon project using fire. The strategic approach of controlled dry-season burning helps prevent devastating bushfires, and is now being used widely across the northern belt of Australia.

The Last Charge The spectacular charge by Australian Light Horse Regiments at Beersheba 100 years ago is the stuff of legend. While the brave deeds of both horse and man are ...

The Last Charge The spectacular charge by Australian Light Horse Regiments at Beersheba 100 years ago is the stuff of legend. While the brave deeds of both horse and man are now immortalised in Australia's history, the legacy of one Hunter Valley family also lives on. The memory of their valiant young men - carried into the charge by horses they had raised themselves - is not forgotten. Techno Wool Improved land care and animal welfare, reduced wool prickle factor and the ability for regional businesses to take value-added products to the world are some of the ways technology is helping to reshape today's wool industry.

Fighting On A ban on baby oyster imports was introduced to protect farms from the spread of a devastating virus - but the scarcity of spat has led to a major production ...

Fighting On A ban on baby oyster imports was introduced to protect farms from the spread of a devastating virus - but the scarcity of spat has led to a major production shortfall. Working It Out It's "dog day" one day a week at this school in country New South Wales. Students bring their own sheepdogs to school as part of a training project, putting them through their paces under the guidance of a professional handler. But just who is teaching whom? It seems the four-legged pupils have a few lessons for their young owners too. Looking Forward, Looking Back The first female chief executive of the Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association, Tracey Hayes, has hung up her hat after serving in the position for the past three years. She looks back on her time in the role with reporter Kristy O'Brien.

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.

Saffron Woes Australia's saffron industry is in turmoil after the locally grown product was dropped from major supermarket shelves. Federal Agriculture Minister David ...

Saffron Woes Australia's saffron industry is in turmoil after the locally grown product was dropped from major supermarket shelves. Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud speaks to Pip Courtney about some of the challenges facing Australian agriculture. Against the Odds Mining towns have a reputation for dying when the minerals dry up. But a small community on the Gove Peninsula is bucking that trend. Collaborative Farming Two generational farmers have embarked on a collaboration which redefines family farming. They've joined forces - sharing land, machinery, infra-structure and staff.

Growing crops without the sun Disease free, unaffected by weather and grown completely indoors. Modern methods of growing greens turning horticulture upside-down. Wild and ...

Growing crops without the sun Disease free, unaffected by weather and grown completely indoors. Modern methods of growing greens turning horticulture upside-down. Wild and Woolly A shortage of suitable goats has led one farming family to go wild ... transforming hairy feral goats into high class mohair producers. Forgotten Fish Changing consumer perceptions of our undervalued and under-utilised fish species. Markets Report: Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. Rural News A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week.

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.

Resistant Weeds An international program based in Germany is researching new herbicides to combat resistant strains of weeds, and an engineering solution conceived by a WA ...

Resistant Weeds An international program based in Germany is researching new herbicides to combat resistant strains of weeds, and an engineering solution conceived by a WA farmer is attracting interest from around the world. Rural News A wrap of rural and regional issues from around the country this week. Digital Agriculture The real and potential impacts of digital agriculture from farm gate to consumer were the focus of a conference held in Melbourne this week. Markets Report Kerry Lonergan reports on and analyses current market prices, and discusses a Rabobank survey of Aussie farmers revealing strong optimism about the year ahead. Camel Milk Despite its premium price tag, and ongoing debate about its health benefits, the number of camel dairies is on the rise.

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.

Bee Deaths What is the future of cotton pesticides and bees in the Riverina food bowl? Pangkarra Pasta Value adding with pulses keeps a family farm viable. Mussel Up ...

Bee Deaths What is the future of cotton pesticides and bees in the Riverina food bowl? Pangkarra Pasta Value adding with pulses keeps a family farm viable. Mussel Up Ensuring a future for Tasmania's biggest mussel farmer. Markets Report An unlikely price hero this year could be cotton. Rural News A look at rural issues making the news this week.

Got You Covered: Super-sheds Protecting High-value Horticultural Crops Massive structures with retractable walls and roof panels are being used to provide permanent protection ...

Got You Covered: Super-sheds Protecting High-value Horticultural Crops Massive structures with retractable walls and roof panels are being used to provide permanent protection for high-value crops. The Canadian-designed sheds are a game changer for fruit and vegetable growers with crop protection now being measured in hectares, not square metres. Heywire! Bringing Youth From Regional Australia Together In Canberra Heywire is five days of high-energy youthful enthusiasm. For two decades, the ABC Rural initiative has seen youth from across Australia collaborating on ideas to help drive social and economic development in regional communities. Access to education, the internet, drug addiction, mental health and juvenile justice were just some of the subjects tackled at this year's summit in Canberra. Bush Ingenuity: The Women Running Unusual Businesses From Remote Western Queensland A couple of big-thinking women from remote western Queensland have not let isolation get in the way of their success. Amidst one of the worst droughts on record, these rural entrepreneurs sowed the seeds of their business ideas, and with hard work and modern telecommunications are proving they can take on the world. Rural News A look at rural issues making the news this week. Markets Report Tim Lane from Herron Todd White speaks to Kerry about the rise in rural property values.

Deer Menace Wild deer are proving costly to farmers and the environment and there are calls to declare the animal a feral pest. Creating Coonalpyn The residents of the small ...

Deer Menace Wild deer are proving costly to farmers and the environment and there are calls to declare the animal a feral pest. Creating Coonalpyn The residents of the small South Australian town of Coonalpyn are attempting to reinvigorate their community through art. An ambitious project to change the face of their grain silos is attracting much wanted tourist attention. And artist Guido van Helten's work is already helping to revitalise the town by stimulating business and restoring civic pride. Rural News A look at rural issues making the news this week. Markets Report Cotton picking is underway with growers counting the cost of a record hot summer followed by rain - just as the big machinery is revving up.

New Beginnings Fiona Breen visits farmers in the Tasmanian community of Merseylea, which was split in two by deadly floodwaters in June last year. Super Seaweed Australia has ...

New Beginnings Fiona Breen visits farmers in the Tasmanian community of Merseylea, which was split in two by deadly floodwaters in June last year. Super Seaweed Australia has one of the most diverse marine algae populations, but land-based aquaculture could be the key to unlocking this rich and untapped natural resource. Cow Hearts Delicate tissue which would normally be discarded is being harvested from cows and used in the treatment of life-threatening heart conditions. Rural News A wrap of rural and regional issues from around the country this week. Markets Report National Farmers' Federation president Fiona Simson speaks with Kerry about the current optimism in Australian agriculture.

Waste Land Two farmers in the outback town of Kimba have put forward their properties as potential nuclear waste disposal sites, but the proposal has divided the tight knit ...

Waste Land Two farmers in the outback town of Kimba have put forward their properties as potential nuclear waste disposal sites, but the proposal has divided the tight knit community. An industry not reliant on rain could future-proof the district for generations, but some residents fear it will spell the end of their town. Salad Success The winner of this year's Farmer of the Year Award has a big confession - he never wanted to be a farmer. But salad vegetable grower Andrew Bulmer does see himself as an agribusiness entrepreneur, and says innovation is critical to success. Heywire Ranim grew up in Damascus, Syria. But after war spread through the country, her family were forced to gather their belongings and flee - leaving their lives behind. Girl Power The masculine image of cowboys and stockmen is getting a shake-up in the Northern cattle industry as more and more women smash through the 'dust ceiling' and take on strong leadership roles. The country's largest cattle companies say women account for around 50 percent of their recruitment applications, and acknowledge it's a welcome trend.

Company Farmers Trials in the Hunter Valley have shown that cattle grazed on rehabilitated farming land have grown heavier and more quickly than on native pasture, but local ...

Company Farmers Trials in the Hunter Valley have shown that cattle grazed on rehabilitated farming land have grown heavier and more quickly than on native pasture, but local farmers remain cautious. Cotton's Credentials Cotton farmers able to prove the green credentials of their cotton could have an advantage in today's fabric market where consumers are demanding transparency and traceability. Onshore Abalone Taking a chance on a new aquaculture industry is paying off for the owners of Australia's largest onshore abalone operation. Rural News A wrap of rural and regional issues from around the country this week. Markets Report Current market prices and analysis, and this week the impact of rising electricity prices on irrigators.

The Hard Yards Every livestock farm needs a good set of yards, and every farmer needs a handy yard dog. These dogs are the best of the best. And the Australian Yard Dog ...

The Hard Yards Every livestock farm needs a good set of yards, and every farmer needs a handy yard dog. These dogs are the best of the best. And the Australian Yard Dog Championships is the ultimate test of canine and human teamwork. Heywire Breanna Cook grew up living on a 2000-acre beef cattle property in central Queensland. When she finished school, Breanna had a big decision to make - head to the city for uni or stay on the property and follow her dreams. If you know a young person with a story to tell, encourage them to enter the Heywire competition. Find out more and see other great stories at abc.net.au/heywire. Coming Home Country-rockers the Wolfe Brothers are fourth-generation berry growers who left the family farm to pursue their love of music. But when illness brought them home they were faced with some tough challenges. While they are determined to keep their family's 100 year farming legacy alive, they are not putting the guitars away just yet. Care Farming A special "care farm" in South Australia provides social care for participants in a meaningful work setting. They are growing snails which are destined for Adelaide's gourmet food market, and their escargot pate could help fund the enterprise into the future.

PASTURED EGGS Small scale egg producers standing apart from commercialised 'free-range' brands. RURAL NEWS A wrap of rural issues from around the country this week. SPECKLE ...

PASTURED EGGS Small scale egg producers standing apart from commercialised 'free-range' brands. RURAL NEWS A wrap of rural issues from around the country this week. SPECKLE PARK The Speckle Park breed is drawing interest from Australia's beef industry - and not just for its eye-catching hide. KIMBERLEY HAVEN Halting the march of the cane toad in WA. MARKETS REPORT Market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan.

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.

First Strike The RHD-K5 virus to eradicate feral rabbits was rolled out at hundreds of sites across the country in early March. Prue Adams visits some of the release zones to ...

First Strike The RHD-K5 virus to eradicate feral rabbits was rolled out at hundreds of sites across the country in early March. Prue Adams visits some of the release zones to find out if the virus is doing its job. Dairy Outlook Twelve months on from the collapse of Australia's dairy industry, the fallout is still continuing. Tim Lee looks back on a year of turmoil. For Peat's Sake The makers of Australia's finest malt whisky credit peat from a bog in WA's south-coast forest region as the secret ingredient behind their champion single malt. Climate and Water Outlook The climate and water outlook for April-June from experts at the Bureau of Meteorology. Markets Report Current market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. Rural News A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week.

Revisit some of the most popular recent stories. We look at the outback women entrepreneurs battling the drought, plus giant sheds protecting crops, and revolutionising ...

Revisit some of the most popular recent stories. We look at the outback women entrepreneurs battling the drought, plus giant sheds protecting crops, and revolutionising horticulture.

Bush Inventors These "why didn't I think of that?" inventions are making life easier and safer for those on the land, and creating jobs in their local communities as well. ...

Bush Inventors These "why didn't I think of that?" inventions are making life easier and safer for those on the land, and creating jobs in their local communities as well. Invisible Farmer: Kay Tommerup When dairy deregulation threatened their future, Kay Tommerup's ideas for diversification helped save the family farm. Liquid Gold Western Australia is experiencing a new gold rush, but it has nothing to do with precious metals. It's liquid honey, rich in antimicrobial and other health giving properties - and the rest of the world can't get enough of it.

The Road Back Home: Pip Courtney The Road Back Home is an ABC digital series featuring stories about some of the ABC's presenters. This week it's Pip Courtney's turn and she ...

The Road Back Home: Pip Courtney The Road Back Home is an ABC digital series featuring stories about some of the ABC's presenters. This week it's Pip Courtney's turn and she shares her memories of growing up in Tasmania. Dairy Fallout The future of Murray Goulburn remains uncertain, but for its competitors the fallout has created new opportunities. Invisible Farmer: Emma Moss When Emma Moss bought a second-hand camera to show her parents photographs of where she worked as a ringer, she never dreamt she would become a social media influencer. Frozen Future What role do seedbanks play in the agricultural industry? Australian scientists are about to make a huge deposit of crop and pasture seeds to the Global Seed Vault - a secure repository near the North Pole which holds almost 900,000 different types of the world's seeds. Waste Not Want Not An innovative dairy farmer has joined forces with a mining company and manufacturer to build and install a 'bio-digester' on his farm. The waste disposal system converts cow manure into electricity and useful fertiliser.

Gather and Feast: Culinary students in Margaret River are helping showcase the region's best food and wine. They meet local market growers and design a seasonal menu which ...

Gather and Feast: Culinary students in Margaret River are helping showcase the region's best food and wine. They meet local market growers and design a seasonal menu which they prepare for paying guests. Local Beef: A Territory family which started a boutique abattoir on their farm are now supplying clients across the Top End, from remote communities to high-end restaurants. The Climate and Water Outlook for July - September 2018 from experts at the Bureau of Meteorology. Markets Report: Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan Raw-Milk Cheese: An award winning cheese maker has branched into dairying and stocked his herd with some rare and old-fashioned breeds of cattle. Rural News: A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week

Baa Codes: The simple technology promising to transform the livestock industry Livestock producers have quickly realised that a compulsory ‘baa’ code identifying each animal ...

Baa Codes: The simple technology promising to transform the livestock industry Livestock producers have quickly realised that a compulsory ‘baa’ code identifying each animal for bio-security purposes will also provide them with data that can boost productivity. What's Fair? The battle over overtime in the horticulture industry Fruit and vegetable growers are concerned they won't be able to afford penalty rates for their casual pickers and warn crops could be left to rot on the ground. Markets Report: Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan This week Kerry talks 'fake meat' and speaks to Don Mackay, CEO of the Australian Red Meat Advisory Council. Lake Mackay: A stunning salt lake with the potential to become Australia’s first potash mine A stunning salt lake in remote desert on the border of Western Australia and the Northern Territory could become home to Australia’s first potash mine.

Heywire: Jessica Jessica's life has been deeply affected by suicide but she believes her story can give others hope Whyalla Wonder The industrial city of Whyalla has been ...

Heywire: Jessica Jessica's life has been deeply affected by suicide but she believes her story can give others hope Whyalla Wonder The industrial city of Whyalla has been experiencing an unlikely tourist boom. It’s being driven by the colourful and graceful giant Australian cuttlefish which descend on the coastline in huge numbers each year. Rural News A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week. Markets Report Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. This week Kerry speaks to AACo CEO Hugh Killen. Rocky Beef Passionate graziers making it easier to enjoy steak in Rockhampton that has been reared and processed locally. Bleak Outlook The ‘Big Dry’ was the big topic of conversation at this year's National Grains Conference. Tim Lee looks at the effect the drought is having on Australian grain producers.

Rural News A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week. Heywire: Muriel Muriel Hunter had a tragic start to life and struggled in school, but now she's ...

Rural News A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week. Heywire: Muriel Muriel Hunter had a tragic start to life and struggled in school, but now she's fulfilling her dream Defying the Drought A large part of eastern Australia is drought declared, and the big dry is hitting farmers and communities hard. But some farmers seem to be defying the drought. Marty McCarthy hits the road to meet them. Hall of Fame The rural press club honour is awarded to Queensland-based journalists who have made a significant contribution to the profession for more than 20 years and have helped support the next generation of rural journalists. Pip has been a reporter on the ABC’s flagship rural current affairs program Landline for the past 25 years and its host since 2012. Open Sesame Farmers and scientists in central Queensland have just trialled the country’s first commercial crop of black sesame seed and early results are showing great potential. Markets Report Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. Farm Tech Farmers have partnered with programmers, engineers and inventors to help make farming more efficient. It’s part of a University ‘Tech-Connect’ program and together they’ve come up with some very creative solutions to some everyday on-farm problems.

SOUR MILK : MURRAY GOULBURN Disbelieving dairy farmers have been told by Murray Goulburn that they 'owe' the company money. MOBILE PHONE BLACKSPOTS There are more than 6000 ...

SOUR MILK : MURRAY GOULBURN Disbelieving dairy farmers have been told by Murray Goulburn that they 'owe' the company money. MOBILE PHONE BLACKSPOTS There are more than 6000 mobile phone blackspots across Australia. CARPAGEDDON : CARP VIRUS A virulent strain of herpes will be released into the Murray Darling river system in a bid to eradicate European carp. REEF RESTORATION Shellfish reefs are being reintroduced to Oyster Bay, Albany. MARKET REPORTS Current market prices and observations with Kerry Lonergan.

WINDMILL WARRIORS A remote community pays tribute to the windmill. ROB COOK Graziers taking control of their product from 'farm to fork'. MURRAY COD Murray Cod offers a ...

WINDMILL WARRIORS A remote community pays tribute to the windmill. ROB COOK Graziers taking control of their product from 'farm to fork'. MURRAY COD Murray Cod offers a diverse income stream for irrigation farmers. MARKETS REPORT Market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan.

Size Does Matter: Merinos Breeding better sheep using DNA profiling. Severe Weather Outlook: BOM The Bureau's outlook on severe weather patterns for the season ahead. Rural ...

Size Does Matter: Merinos Breeding better sheep using DNA profiling. Severe Weather Outlook: BOM The Bureau's outlook on severe weather patterns for the season ahead. Rural News A wrap of rural issues from around the country this week. Markets Report Market prices and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. Fish Futures Fish farming in the Abrohlos Islands. Drink Local Boutique brewing in Bundaberg. Banana Science Banana growers turn to science to help safeguard their industry.

The Pacific Seasonal Workers Program is a success for these farmers and participants in Victoria; an ambitious pest eradication program; a tough season for fruit and wine ...

The Pacific Seasonal Workers Program is a success for these farmers and participants in Victoria; an ambitious pest eradication program; a tough season for fruit and wine grape producers in the Granite Belt and Biosecurity officials in Queensland are fighting on two fronts to save lucrative agricultural industries under threat from disease.

The Federal Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce is playing down concerns over the deal to allow ginger imports from Fiji, but ginger growers say it's only a matter of time ...

The Federal Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce is playing down concerns over the deal to allow ginger imports from Fiji, but ginger growers say it's only a matter of time before devastating diseases arrive in the country; The move to counter increasing imports of barramundi comes as the WA Government proclaims a new aquaculture zone in the Kimberley region and; Around Australia a handful of 19th century farmhouses are slowly regaining the magnificence of their past lives.

A feral camel culling program has taken the pressure off sensitive environmental areas; the Federal Government's $19m investment in military food research is a welcome ...

A feral camel culling program has taken the pressure off sensitive environmental areas; the Federal Government's $19m investment in military food research is a welcome economic boost for the struggling country town of Scottsdale in Tasmania; the loss of so much cane land has put pressure on the sugar cane industry in Mackay and; anglers across the country have been marking 150 years since the arrival of the first trout eggs into Australia.

After almost two decades of investment, Australia now has the biggest wagyu herd outside of Japan, after years of relying on Japanese genetics to build that herd; Pip Courtney ...

After almost two decades of investment, Australia now has the biggest wagyu herd outside of Japan, after years of relying on Japanese genetics to build that herd; Pip Courtney talks to a young filmmaker who has attempted to capture the often polarised animal welfare debate in a documentary called 'The Animal Condition.'

The potential of Northern Australia to provide Asia with quality food is driving a bold investment in the cattle industry by one of Australia's richest men; we check in with a ...

The potential of Northern Australia to provide Asia with quality food is driving a bold investment in the cattle industry by one of Australia's richest men; we check in with a Tasmanian village recovering from bushfires and Fashion designer, Rahul Mishra, is the first Indian designer to win the International Woolmark Prize, just days after his sell out collection was showcased at Paris Fashion week; he paid his first visit to an Australian wool property.

Today on Landline: the Australian dairy market expands into China; fresh fruit at the push of a button; an interview with Sunny Verghase, the CEO of Singaporean agribusiness ...

Today on Landline: the Australian dairy market expands into China; fresh fruit at the push of a button; an interview with Sunny Verghase, the CEO of Singaporean agribusiness giant Olam International and; former drover and bushman 91 year old Bruce Simpson has just released his 8th book.

Former Queensland Premier Campbell Newman returns to the land; Who should pay for the clean-up when a mine winds down?; The Palace Hotel in Broken Hill harbours many tales ...

Former Queensland Premier Campbell Newman returns to the land; Who should pay for the clean-up when a mine winds down?; The Palace Hotel in Broken Hill harbours many tales behind its mural clad walls; A boutique distillery in the Kimberley is producing award winning rum and a look at weekly commodity prices.

New genetically modified varieties and cheaper more reliable water have led to a southern cotton boom; Kerry Lonergan discusses the grain season and the Bureau of Meteorology ...

New genetically modified varieties and cheaper more reliable water have led to a southern cotton boom; Kerry Lonergan discusses the grain season and the Bureau of Meteorology has officially declared an El Nino weather event but what does it mean for farmers?

The Victorian government has intervened in a case that has prompted debate over rural zoning laws and the rights of a farmer to farm; A new agribusiness investing in high-end ...

The Victorian government has intervened in a case that has prompted debate over rural zoning laws and the rights of a farmer to farm; A new agribusiness investing in high-end Australian producers aims to export premium meat, dairy and seafood to China; The unlikely but enduring friendship between a Wurundjeri leader and a pioneering winemaking family; A home-made hydroponics system growing fresh fruit and vegetables; plus a look ahead at Australia's weather prospects and the markets report.

China Butchers A young Chinese businessman who lived in Brisbane for several years is behind a string of Australian-style mini butcher shops popping up in Chengdu. Having ...

China Butchers A young Chinese businessman who lived in Brisbane for several years is behind a string of Australian-style mini butcher shops popping up in Chengdu. Having secured rights to sell Coles-branded beef the company is importing 100 tonnes of Aussie-grown beef a month. Flinders Island The Wombat Lady of Flinders Island has been caring for orphaned wombats for over 20 years. Fiona Breen meets with the lady herself and other locals on this slice-of-life island visit. Food Street A suburban neighbourhood on Queensland's Sunshine Coast has transformed the traditional backyard vegie patch by planting it on the front verge. The Urban Food Street neighbourhood now spans 11 streets and over 200 households. Rural News A look at rural issues making the news this week. Markets Report There's a lot of smart money going into agriculture at present and getting more than its share is the chicken-meat business.

Cape Farming Grand dreams of farming northern Australia are almost as old as the nation itself, but changes to land-use laws in 2015 brought the prospect closer to reality. ...

Cape Farming Grand dreams of farming northern Australia are almost as old as the nation itself, but changes to land-use laws in 2015 brought the prospect closer to reality. Despite environmental opposition, thousands of hectares of land have been cleared to make way for high-value crops, and so far, every commodity they've trialled has been a success. A Cut Above Australian ingenuity is turning the age-old tradition of sawmilling on its head. Radial sawing, which cuts round logs into wedges, means smaller trees can be turned into useful timber. The technology has massive implications for native forests - it means useable timber can be grown in plantations in half the time. Mining Wetlands The abandoned pits of Western Australia's Talison mine are evolving into wetlands. Filled with water from more than a century of winter rains, the dams provide habitat for growing populations of fish and insects and are attracting rare and endangered birdlife.

Sweet Dreams A community garden enterprise in Melbourne is harvesting vegetables from reclaimed wasteland, while providing a testing ground for an important urban experiment. ... ...

Sweet Dreams A community garden enterprise in Melbourne is harvesting vegetables from reclaimed wasteland, while providing a testing ground for an important urban experiment. Gina's Stampede Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting has big plans for the historic Kidman cattle empire and China. Cafe De Cabernet Winemakers in regional Victoria believe they've created a world-first wine blend - combining roasted coffee with cabernet wine grapes.

Big Bucks Many pastoralists are choosing to manage and muster the feral goats on their land. Goat meat prices reached a record high this year, and some landowners are making ...

Big Bucks Many pastoralists are choosing to manage and muster the feral goats on their land. Goat meat prices reached a record high this year, and some landowners are making more money from the rangeland goats than sheep or cattle. Return To Rottnest The producers of the ABC's The Road Back Home have turned the camera on favourite Landline reporter Sean Murphy as he returns to his childhood home on the coast of Western Australia. ByCatch Prawn trawler operators have been trialling an invention to reduce bycatch, with early results showing a potential reduction of almost 40 percent.

Staying Power Roly Lennox started hawking fruit and veggies to housewives as a teenager in the 1940s, but after 70 years and millions of kilometres, he has completed his final ...

Staying Power Roly Lennox started hawking fruit and veggies to housewives as a teenager in the 1940s, but after 70 years and millions of kilometres, he has completed his final delivery at the age of 86. Field of Dreams A pioneering family on Tasmania's iconic north coast took a chance on tulips to ensure their farm business blooms into the future. Golden Future A world-class integrated oilseed crushing and refining plant in the heart of the Riverina region is the brainchild of an Indian-Australian entrepreneur.

Cricket Pitch Whole stretches of the Lower Darling are so dry you could hold a cricket match in the river bed. So residents from around Tilpa decided to do just that. It ...

Cricket Pitch Whole stretches of the Lower Darling are so dry you could hold a cricket match in the river bed. So residents from around Tilpa decided to do just that. It helped take their mind off the drought as well as drawing attention to their plight. Essential Oils More than 90 percent of essential oil produced in Australia is being sold overseas. As demand grows, so do opportunities for our farmers. Rare Beef A 100-strong herd of distinctive long-haired, long-horned cattle are thriving on a farm in Tasmania's Derwent Valley.

The Last Charge On a hillside near Bathurst, sculptor Harrie Fasher has created a striking memorial to the Australian Light Horse and the last great cavalry charge at ...

The Last Charge On a hillside near Bathurst, sculptor Harrie Fasher has created a striking memorial to the Australian Light Horse and the last great cavalry charge at Beersheba. Hero Dirt Five years ago the old tin-mining town of Derby was a ghost town. But a move to construct some mountain bike trails helped trigger an economic revival. The town is now booming and has been transformed into a world-class biking destination. Au Naturel Fish bladders, bone marrow and milk protein are just some of the animal-derived agents that might be incorporated in the winemaking process. As demand for animal-friendly products increases, so too are the number of wineries using alternative production methods to create vegan wine.

Markets Report: Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan Rural News: A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week Heywire: Lucy Lucy is from the ...

Markets Report: Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan Rural News: A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week Heywire: Lucy Lucy is from the Riverina region of New South Wales. Her large Italian family is about to embark on their annual 'salami day'. Heywire puts young Australians at the centre of the conversations that shape their communities. Kalette: A vegetable grower takes sprouts to the next levels A third generation brussels sprouts farmer has been named Grower of the Year by the horticulture industry. Adelaide Hills producer Scott Samwell has taken the little cabbage to the next level by growing sweeter and coloured varieties. He’s also introduced a new vegetable to the Australian market - the ‘kalette’ - a cross between a green sprout and red kale. Brown Gold: A surprising ingredient helping to drought-proof properties Farmers in the central west of New South Wales have a surprising solution to help deal with drought. It's human sewage, treated and dewatered to produce biosolids, and the organic fertiliser is transforming about 30 farms in the region. Ocean Giant: A successful breeding program for Queensland groper A Queensland scientist and his team have successfully commercialised a breeding program for ‘Queensland groper’ and fingerlings are now being exported to Asia.

Feral Monkeys A push to grow an agricultural industry around donkeys has raised some concerns from welfare groups, but there’s increased interest in turning the pest into ...

Feral Monkeys A push to grow an agricultural industry around donkeys has raised some concerns from welfare groups, but there’s increased interest in turning the pest into profit through farming. Farm Camping Working farms and other private land-owners hang out the welcome sign to campers and holiday makers. Barra Blues Commercial barramundi fishers in Northern Australia believe stricter labelling laws promoting place of origin could help their struggling industry after the price for wild caught fish plummeted this season.

A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week. Growing Peanuts: Plans to increase peanut plantings and local production A new name in the peanut industry is ...

A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week. Growing Peanuts: Plans to increase peanut plantings and local production A new name in the peanut industry is giving Australian growers a spring in their step. Bega Cheese, purchasers of Peanut Company of Australia, have big plans to increase local peanut plantings and production, and a goal to one day produce peanut butter using only Australian nuts. Markets Report: Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan Heywire: Ajay Ajay from Casino in northern New South Wales is encouraging others to step up and choose the best path in life. Yuzu: The odd-looking citrus prized for unique flavour Yuzu grows on trees so thorny pickers need to wear welding gloves. But this odd-looking citrus is highly prized by chefs who say what it lacks in appearance - it makes up for in flavour and aroma. Ancient Grains: Adding new flavour to bread using ancient grains A South Australian bakery is leading a revival of ancient grains in a mission to add more flavour to bread. They are growing heritage wheat varieties that pack a taste punch but are hard to come by, including the iconic Australian variety Federation Wheat.

Help from Above: The aero-medical specialists saving lives in the Top End From a single helicopter operation in 1986, the ‘Careflight’ aero-medical charity has evolved to play ...

Help from Above: The aero-medical specialists saving lives in the Top End From a single helicopter operation in 1986, the ‘Careflight’ aero-medical charity has evolved to play a crucial role in Australia’s Health System. With crews who are ‘prepared for anything’, its work across remote regions of the Top End regularly mean the difference between life and death. Rosellas: An old-fashioned favourite back in favour A farming family on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is growing one of the few commercial rosella crops in the country, and the old-fashioned favourite is winning over plenty of new fans. Feijoas: Australian growers embrace the little known feijoa fruit They look a little like small avocados, with a flavour that’s a cross between other fruits such as pineapple, guava and strawberry. Feijoa are not very well known in Australia but as the fruit’s popularity increases, so do the number of plantings. Markets Report: Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. Rural News: A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week A look at rural and regional issues making the news this week. Heywire: Nia Nia has grown up surrounded by successful, strong, deaf women and has a profound message to share.

Due to various reasons our ozone layer has been affected. Find out concerns and ways to combat this issue in this collection featuring information about the ozone layer and climate change.
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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