National Rural News
Monday, March 19, 2012
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.
A report has found that Victorian Government authorities handed personal information about farmers to companies looking to buy farms.
Mallee grain growers will get a three-week head start on seeding, because of wet weather over summer and autumn.
Cattle stations are preparing themselves for Tropical Cyclone Lua, which is expected to impact the Pilbara coast in Western Australia tomorrow.
The autumn burn off could be delayed for months due to very wet weather in south-east NSW.
Victoria's fresh potato growers say they're experiencing one of the longest periods of low prices in decades.
Beef prices in Indonesia have jumped up to 10 per cent because of tightened supply, according to meat processors there.
Beef and dairy producers are being warned to take steps to prevent newly-purchased cattle dying from disease spread by ticks and biting flies.
The country's largest citrus growing region is now without a local body to represent farmers.
Young irrigators have met in Canberra to discuss the industry's future.
The South Australian Government is using helicopters to help pastoralists muster goats on their properties.
Stories and transcripts from ABC News and Current Affairs.
- Dill or no dill (Landline)
- Clever Cane (Landline)
- Watching the detectives (Landline)
- Commodities Report (Landline)
- Pip Courtney talks to Mackay Sugar CEO, Quinton Hildebrand (Landline)
- Fox force expands to take on all feral foes (News Online)
- Inquiry to hand down Qld floods report (News Online)
- Mount Isa air pollution faces more scrutiny (News Online)
- Council rejects grain expansion push (News Online)
- Better times return for Eurobodalla farmers (News Online)
- Port expects continued strong grain exports (News Online)
- Chinese visits help boost Coonawarra brand (News Online)
- Record crowds tipped for St Pat's (News Online)
- No win-win in forest peace deal (News Online)
- Redman backs potato regulator's role (News Online)