National Rural News

Queensland councils feel vindicated by flood inquiry report Audio Photo

Queensland's Floods Commission of Inquiry has called for three dam engineers to be further investigated and for development on the state's flood plains to be better managed.

Report finds Victorian irrigation project breached farmers' privacy Photo

A report has found that Victorian Government authorities handed personal information about farmers to companies looking to buy farms.

Rain is good for planting grain Photo

Mallee grain growers will get a three-week head start on seeding, because of wet weather over summer and autumn.

Nervous wait as Cyclone Lua approaches WA coast Photo

Cattle stations are preparing themselves for Tropical Cyclone Lua, which is expected to impact the Pilbara coast in Western Australia tomorrow.

Rains could delay controlled burns Photo

The autumn burn off could be delayed for months due to very wet weather in south-east NSW.

Spuds struggle to be profitable Photo

Victoria's fresh potato growers say they're experiencing one of the longest periods of low prices in decades.

Beef supply shortage claimed to be pushing up prices in Indonesia Audio Photo

Beef prices in Indonesia have jumped up to 10 per cent because of tightened supply, according to meat processors there.

Cattle producers warned about Japanese disease Photo

Beef and dairy producers are being warned to take steps to prevent newly-purchased cattle dying from disease spread by ticks and biting flies.

Industry seeks replacement for Riverina Citrus Photo

The country's largest citrus growing region is now without a local body to represent farmers.

Young irrigators pipe up Photo

Young irrigators have met in Canberra to discuss the industry's future.

Choppers chase goats in Flinders Ranges Audio Photo

The South Australian Government is using helicopters to help pastoralists muster goats on their properties.