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Knitted jumpers for lambs aren't just cute. They're saving lives

Knitted jumpers for lambs aren't just cute. They're saving lives

Canberrans are knitting for a cause that is cute on one level and desperate on another.

  • by Andrea Martinello

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Government won't commit to financial support for ACT farmers
Canberra

Government won't commit to financial support for ACT farmers

Surrounded by a state that is officially 100 per cent in drought, ACT farmers don't have access to the same support as their NSW peers.

  • by Blake Foden
Lamb slaughterings the 'highest in decades' as drought bites
Extreme weather

Lamb slaughterings the 'highest in decades' as drought bites

More evidence has emerged of the devastating drought smashing farms in eastern Australia, with a spike in the number of livestock being slaughtered.

  • by Darren Gray
Australia’s drought is like a cancer eating away at farms and families

Australia’s drought is like a cancer eating away at farms and families

From ground level, Australia's drought looks like a featureless, brown dustbowl, but from the air it transforms into an artistry of colour and texture as the land cracks under a blazing sun.

  • by David Gray
Hay stock getting 'very light': Australian Fodder Industry Association

Hay stock getting 'very light': Australian Fodder Industry Association

Farmers are sourcing their hay interstate as the extreme dry conditions continue.

  • by Han Nguyen
How far this farmer travels to keep his livestock alive

How far this farmer travels to keep his livestock alive

Farmers across the country are waiting for the ants to come.

  • by Han Nguyen
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Queensland cane farmer dies as burnoff goes wrong

Queensland cane farmer dies as burnoff goes wrong

This is a tremendously sad and devastating event, says Canegrowers Herbert River chairman.

  • by Ed Jackson
'Perfect storm': Nufarm shares dive as dry weather forces earnings downgrade
Nufarm Limited

'Perfect storm': Nufarm shares dive as dry weather forces earnings downgrade

Nufarm expects a lower contribution from its Australian business due to "one of the driest autumns since records began more than 100 years ago"

  • by Darren Gray
Ecuador's budding entrepreneurs build record rose pyramid

Ecuador's budding entrepreneurs build record rose pyramid

The small town of Ecuador of Tabacundo has used half a million flowers to advertise the pride they take in producing the world's 'most beautiful' roses.

MacTiernan booed as Joyce says live export opponents 'zealots'
Barnaby Joyce

MacTiernan booed as Joyce says live export opponents 'zealots'

"What we're up against is like a religion, it's zealotry and they're not going to stop at just the closure of the live sheep industry."

Bega Cheese to buy Saputo dairy plant in Victoria for $250m
Bega Cheese Limited

Bega Cheese to buy Saputo dairy plant in Victoria for $250m

The deal comes 4½ months after Canada's Saputo said it was discussing plans to sell the milk plant to address competition concerns.