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Sunny Verghese/Waste Not Want Not/Young Gun/Roaring Success
ABC  |  September 9, 2017
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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.

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.

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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