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

Past and Future
A luxury European fabric producer has urged super-fine Australian wool growers to concede to changing animal welfare demands. Their message to farmers is listen to the market and stop the controversial practice of mulesing before buyers look to other countries for their wool.

Just Add Water
The owner of a Pilbara cattle station has tapped into the water from a river running underneath his property - transforming the dry, marginal grazing country into what looks like a lush green dairy farm.

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

Past and Future
A luxury European fabric producer has urged super-fine Australian wool growers to concede to changing animal welfare demands. Their message to farmers is listen to the market and stop the controversial practice of mulesing before buyers look to other countries for their wool.

Just Add Water
The owner of a Pilbara cattle station has tapped into the water from a river running underneath his property - transforming the dry, marginal grazing country into what looks like a lush green dairy farm.

Pastured Chickens
A farmer who spent several years working in sustainable agricultural policy at federal level is now pursuing his dream of putting innovative principles into practice. His award-winning family run farm takes a 'regenerative' approach to farming that aims to produce food which is good for the animal, good for the land and good for the plate.

Write Stuff
Rural romance novels - 'lust in the dust' - set on farms and stations in the outback have been a phenomenon in Australian fiction in recent years. But there's a new trend for authors championing our regional towns, and the familiarity of small-town living is really connecting with readers.

Cutting Through
A low-volume livestock producer started his own abattoir when he couldn't obtain the standard of service he expected from existing providers. Now, his abattoir and meat processing works employs five people, and provides a custom service to similar minded farmers invested in the way their livestock is processed.

Postcode Blues
Sharing a postcode with a densely populated urban centre almost 200km away is a cause of frustration for the residents of one rural region in Queensland. Farmers find it inhibits their ability to attract necessary backpacker workers, while other residents say it impacts on everything from increased insurance premiums to accessing government services.

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Business and economics, Earth and environment, Sustainability, News and current affairs

Years 9-10, 11-12 Business and economics, Earth and environment, Sustainability, News and current affairs
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Pastured Chickens A farmer who spent several years working in sustainable agricultural policy at federal level is now pursuing his dream of putting innovative principles into practice. His award-winning family run farm takes a 'regenerative' approach to farming that aims to produce food which is good for the animal, good for the land and good for the plate. Write Stuff Rural romance novels - 'lust in the dust' - set on farms and stations in the outback have been a phenomenon in Australian fiction in recent years. But there's a new trend for authors championing our regional towns, and the familiarity of small-town living is really connecting with readers. Cutting Through A low-volume livestock producer started his own abattoir when he couldn't obtain the standard of service he expected from existing providers. Now, his abattoir and meat processing works employs five people, and provides a custom service to similar minded farmers invested in the way their livestock is processed. Postcode Blues Sharing a postcode with a densely populated urban centre almost 200km away is a cause of frustration for the residents of one rural region in Queensland. Farmers find it inhibits their ability to attract necessary backpacker workers, while other residents say it impacts on everything from increased insurance premiums to accessing government services.
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