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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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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.

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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.

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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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Landline: The Last Charge/Techno Wool

ABC  |  October 22, 2017
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.

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Landline: Fighting On/Working It Out/Looking Forward, Looking Back

ABC  |  October 28, 2017
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.

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Landline: Got You Covered/Heywire/Bush Ingenuity/Rural News/Markets Report

ABC  |  March 4, 2017
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.

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Landline: Bee Deaths/Pangkarra Pasta/Mussel Up/Markets Report/Rural News

ABC  |  February 18, 2017
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.

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Landline: The Hard Yards/Heywire/Coming Home/Care Farming

ABC  |  July 22, 2017
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.

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Landline: Williamtown/Low Milk Prices/Climate and Water Outlook : BOM/Pomegranates/Markets Report

ABC  |  July 2, 2016
WILLIAMTOWN Contamination fears for fishers on NSW's mid-north coast. LOW MILK PRICES Interview with Adam Jenkins, President, United Dairy Farmers of Victoria. CLIMATE AND ...

WILLIAMTOWN Contamination fears for fishers on NSW's mid-north coast. LOW MILK PRICES Interview with Adam Jenkins, President, United Dairy Farmers of Victoria. CLIMATE AND WATER OUTLOOK : BOM A monthly climate and water outlook presented by experts from the Bureau of Meteorology. POMEGRANATES A 'new' fruit on the menu. MARKETS REPORT This week Kerry speaks to Ben Thomas, MLA, about where the price of beef is headed.

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Landline: Pastured Eggs/Rural News/Speckle Park/Kimberley Haven/Markets Report

ABC  |  September 10, 2016
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.

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Landline: Sunny Verghese/Waste Not Want Not/Young Gun/Roaring Success

ABC  |  September 9, 2017
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.

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Landline: April 16, 2017

ABC  |  April 15, 2017
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.

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Landline: Deer Menace/Creating Coonalpyn/Rural News/Markets Report

ABC  |  March 25, 2017
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.

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Landline: First Strike/Dairy Outlook/For Peat's Sake/Climate And Water Outlook/Markets Report/Rural News

ABC  |  April 2, 2017
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.

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Landline: Waste Land/Salad Success/Heywire/Girl Power

ABC  |  August 19, 2017
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.

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Landline: New Beginnings/Super Seaweed/Cow Hearts/Rural News/Markets Report

ABC  |  June 3, 2017
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.

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Landline: Resistant Weeds/Rural News/Digital Agriculture/Markets Report/Camel Milk

ABC  |  June 17, 2017
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.

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Landline: Company Farmers/Cotton's Credentials/Onshore Abalone/Rural News/Markets Report

ABC  |  June 10, 2017
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.

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Landline: The Road Back Home/Dairy Fallout/Invisible Farmer/Frozen Future/Waste Not Want Not

ABC  |  February 17, 2018
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.

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Landline: Bush Inventors/Invisible Farmer/Liquid Gold

ABC  |  February 10, 2018
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.

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Landline: Saffron Woes/Federal Agriculture Minister/Against the Odds/Collaborative Farming

ABC  |  April 28, 2018
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.

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Landline: June 10, 2018

ABC  |  June 9, 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.

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Landline: August 7, 2011

ABC  |  August 6, 2011
Australia's national rural program, with reports from around the country on rural and urban issues.

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

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Landline: February 17, 2013

ABC  |  February 16, 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
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Landline: Size Does Matter: Merinos/Fish Futures/Drink Local/Banana Science

ABC  |  October 15, 2016
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.

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Landline: The Milky Way/Bearing Fruit/Sunny Verghase Interview/The Droving Poet

ABC  |  August 9, 2014
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.

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Landline: Gingerly/Salt Water Future/Commodities Report/Farm Magic

ABC  |  October 11, 2014
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.

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Landline: Camel Cull/Commodities Report/Army Rations/Planting Push/Trout Tales

ABC  |  November 22, 2014
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.

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Landline: Right to Farm/Beston Global Foods/A Rare Vintage/BOM Climate and Water Outlook/A Little Oasis/Markets Report

ABC  |  August 29, 2015
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.

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Landline: Capital Cattlemen/Fighting Back/Commodities Report/Indian Wool

ABC  |  October 25, 2014
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.

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Landline: Windmill Warriors/Rob Cook/Murray Cod/Markets Report

ABC  |  September 3, 2016
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.

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Landline: Sour Milk : Murray Goulburn/Mobile Phone Blackspots/Carpageddon : Carp Virus/Reef Restoration/Markets Report

ABC  |  May 7, 2016
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.

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Landline: China Boom/Water Woes/Comeback Kids/Commodities Report

ABC  |  February 7, 2015
This week on Landline, three years on, have the Murray River buy-backs worked?; the China boom hits Tasmania and a new batch of quolls for South Australia.

This week on Landline, three years on, have the Murray River buy-backs worked?; the China boom hits Tasmania and a new batch of quolls for South Australia.

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Landline: Cottoned On/Grains Forecast/No Stone Unturned/Weather/Beefing It Up

ABC  |  May 16, 2015
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?

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Landline: The Pacific Solution/Mission Accomplished/Summer Fruits/Markets Report/Biosecurity

ABC  |  May 2, 2015
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.

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Landline: Campbell's Comeback/Digging Out/If The Walls Could Talk/On The Grog/Markets Report

ABC  |  September 19, 2015
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.

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Landline: Big Bucks/Return To Rottnest/ByCatch

ABC  |  November 19, 2017
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.

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Landline: Sweet Dreams/Gina's Stampede/Cafe De Cabernet

ABC  |  July 1, 2017
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.

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Landline: Cape Farming/A Cut Above/Mining Wetlands

ABC  |  July 8, 2017
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.

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Landline: China Butchers/Flinders Island/Food Street/Rural News/Markets Report

ABC  |  March 11, 2017
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.

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Landline: Staying Power/Field of Dreams/Golden Future

ABC  |  March 17, 2018
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.

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Landline: Cricket Pitch/Essential Oils/Rare Beef

ABC  |  April 14, 2018
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.

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Landline: High Stakes/Interview with Michael Dahlstrom/Organic Image/Commodities Report/The Big Cheese

ABC  |  August 2, 2014
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.'

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Landline: The Last Charge/Hero Dirt/Au Naturel

ABC  |  April 21, 2018
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.

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ABC  |  May 26, 2018
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.

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.
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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)
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