Landline
58:19

Landline: September 15, 2019

ABC September 15, 2019

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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
58:29

Landline: September 8, 2019

ABC September 8, 2019

Business and economics

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Sustainability

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Changes in long range forecasts and weather patterns mean innovating and adapting is the new normal for many farmers. Rethinking current practices could be the key to ...

Changes in long range forecasts and weather patterns mean innovating and adapting is the new normal for many farmers. Rethinking current practices could be the key to surviving changing climate behaviour. There’s an old saying about soil ‘they’re not making any more of it’ - but some farmers are. They’re drawing on the excess carbon that’s warming the atmosphere and putting it in their soil – building fertility and holding precious water. From solar powered ear-tags for remotely managing cattle, to precision weed-spraying drones, technology is helping solve everyday problems in agriculture. But 50% of farmers rely on mobile networks for their internet connectivity, and data access and speed in the bush are not keeping up. A food technology entrepreneur has found success with a chicken substitute and is working on beef and bacon options. Growing food represents a red-hot opportunity to big investors and corporates have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on agriculture in Australia – from cattle stations to almond groves. It can mean development for farmland, infrastructure for regions and more trade opportunities but does it signal the demise of the family farm? Ninety-five per-cent of farms in Australia are run by families. It’s more expensive now to become a farmer, but a new generation is changing conventional farming models and finding other ways to get into the food production business.

Landline
58:29

Landline: September 1, 2019

ABC September 1, 2019

Business and economics

Earth and environment

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9-10
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Food waste is a problem for the horticulture industry, with up to a third of fruit and vegetables not meeting market standards. But now imperfect produce is supplying a new ...

Food waste is a problem for the horticulture industry, with up to a third of fruit and vegetables not meeting market standards. But now imperfect produce is supplying a new industry and meeting a growing demand for nutritious vegetable powders and pills. Pip Courtney speaks to Professor Mark Howden of the Climate Change Institute and asks if changes in climate are making farming unviable. An inventive vet may have found an alternative to the controversial practice of sheep mulesing. Instead of cutting away skin from around the tail to prevent fly-strike, the area is frozen using liquid nitrogen which stops wool from growing. Meat from old cows is often dismissed as tough and tasteless, but some Tasmanian farmers are dry-ageing meat from mature cows creating tender, rich, vintage beef.

Landline
57:59

Landline: August 25, 2019

ABC August 25, 2019

Business and economics

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A row has erupted over state government mapping laws designed to protect endangered plants. Farmers are concerned that ‘trigger maps’ are flawed and could lock up their land. ...

A row has erupted over state government mapping laws designed to protect endangered plants. Farmers are concerned that ‘trigger maps’ are flawed and could lock up their land. The U.S. state of California is facing the biggest water reforms in its history after crippling drought exposed major failings in the water management behind the mighty food bowl. The tiny opal mining town of Mintabie is a frontier paradise for those who call it home, but the state government wants to shut it down. Locals faced with eviction are not prepared to go quietly. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following story may contain images and voices of people who have died.

Landline
58:30

Landline: August 18, 2019

ABC August 18, 2019

Business and economics

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Frauke Bolton-Boshammer emigrated to Australia to pursue a farming dream but instead became a successful businesswoman and pioneered a diamond empire. Once the backbone of ...

Frauke Bolton-Boshammer emigrated to Australia to pursue a farming dream but instead became a successful businesswoman and pioneered a diamond empire. Once the backbone of every pastoral station, most blacksmith shops today have been relegated to history. But the owners of a drought ravaged property in South Australia have found that stoking up the fire again has provided an unexpected lifeline in tough times. Sorcery or science? How can a concoction made from manure buried in cow horns in the dead of winter under a new moon bring new life to soil? Not even the man who founded what's known as biodynamic farming knew the answer. Fifty years on farmers who follow Alex Podolinsky’s methods get top dollar for their produce. Tim Lee looks at the legacy of the divisive biodynamic pioneer. Costs and regulations have forced thousands of professional fishers out of the game but for Danny, it's all about the thrill of the catch.

Landline
57:40

Landline: August 11, 2019

ABC August 11, 2019

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Australia's ageing sugar mills, built and operated by cane growers, have gradually been sold to cashed up foreign investors. But in Mossman growers have defied the trend and ...

Australia's ageing sugar mills, built and operated by cane growers, have gradually been sold to cashed up foreign investors. But in Mossman growers have defied the trend and bought back their mill. Developing an export market for the roe of the long-spined sea urchin is providing a profitable solution to the problem of the invasive pest while helping to protect the state’s valuable abalone industry. There's been a lot of talk about mental health in the bush especially in places with grinding drought. But the massive natural disaster from floods in north-west Queensland caught many providers of mental health services off guard and they’ve faced some big challenges. When the water that devastated Queensland's north-west moved downstream it delivered what some say is the best season in the Channel Country since 1974. A shock of green has replaced parched paddocks bringing feed for stock and wildlife.

Landline
58:15

Landline: August 4, 2019

ABC August 4, 2019

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Forty years ago, banks refused to give Girlie Goody a loan to buy the family farm. She's since proved her success. Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. This week ...

Forty years ago, banks refused to give Girlie Goody a loan to buy the family farm. She's since proved her success. Market activity and analysis with Kerry Lonergan. This week Kerry speaks to Hugh Killen, CEO of Australia's largest land-holder AACo. Australian icon Les Hiddins is back and he's bringing Bush Tucker Man to your smartphone. Pia Winberg is a marine systems ecologist and a world expert in phycology – the study of algae. Her research and pilot seaweed farm could have giant implications for human health, medicine, agriculture and the environment.

Landline
58:00

Landline: July 28, 2019

ABC July 28, 2019

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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
57:25

Landline: July 21, 2019

ABC July 21, 2019

Business and economics

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9-10
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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.

Rookie Moonshot: Budget Mission
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Rookie Moonshot: Budget Mission

National Geographic July 18, 2019

Business and economics

Science

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The story of SpaceIL, a small company with a dream to develop the first ever private spacecraft to attempt a moon landing.

The story of SpaceIL, a small company with a dream to develop the first ever private spacecraft to attempt a moon landing.

Landline
57:53

Landline: July 14, 2019

ABC July 14, 2019

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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
58:30

Landline: July 7, 2019

ABC July 7, 2019

Business and economics

Earth and environment

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9-10
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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
58:29

Landline: June 30, 2019

ABC June 30, 2019

Business and economics

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9-10
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The growing problem of disposing of plastic farm waste; Barmah Choke under pressure from growing irrigation demands; on-farm alternatives to industrial abattoirs; the monthly ...

The growing problem of disposing of plastic farm waste; Barmah Choke under pressure from growing irrigation demands; on-farm alternatives to industrial abattoirs; the monthly climate and water outlook.

Landline
58:25

Landline: June 23, 2019

ABC June 23, 2019

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The lure of barramundi in the Gulf; Warmer water conditions challenge Tasmania's salmon farmers; Orca tourism in southern Australia; Getting dusty with a roving mustering crew ...

The lure of barramundi in the Gulf; Warmer water conditions challenge Tasmania's salmon farmers; Orca tourism in southern Australia; Getting dusty with a roving mustering crew in the Top End.

Landline
58:24

Landline: June 16, 2019

ABC June 16, 2019

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9-10
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An isolated farming community taking the lead to help prevent a repeat bushfire tragedy; Australia's hazelnut industry having a growth spurt; The Landcare volunteer inspiring ...

An isolated farming community taking the lead to help prevent a repeat bushfire tragedy; Australia's hazelnut industry having a growth spurt; The Landcare volunteer inspiring a new generation.

Inside Singapore Airlines
46:44

Inside Singapore Airlines

Lifestyle Channel June 14, 2019

Business and economics

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With rival airlines offering unprecedented levels of service, Singapore Airlines will disclose the lengths they go to build a first-class suite for the super wealthy: ...

With rival airlines offering unprecedented levels of service, Singapore Airlines will disclose the lengths they go to build a first-class suite for the super wealthy: Michelin-style food and limitless champagne included. Alternative title: The World's Most Luxurious Airline.

Landline
57:40

Landline: June 9, 2019

ABC June 9, 2019

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Carrots destined for landfill helping to grow lamb with wagyu-like fat marbling; What does carbon neutral beef mean?; The careful science behind Australian spuds.

Carrots destined for landfill helping to grow lamb with wagyu-like fat marbling; What does carbon neutral beef mean?; The careful science behind Australian spuds.