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Young to Yangzte: Region's cherry growers turning to Chinese buyers

Young to Yangzte: Region's cherry growers turning to Chinese buyers

Thanks to relaxed trade regulations, Young cherry growers could have their produce in China three days after they've picked it off the tree.

  • by Finbar O'Mallon

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'It's a moonscape': WA farmers battle freak drought in the South West
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'It's a moonscape': WA farmers battle freak drought in the South West

Dust storms are sending lambs blind, farmers are running out of water and fences are buried beneath top soil. Now farmers are at their wits' end.

  • by Jane Marwick & Nathan Hondros
Teen dies in quad bike accident in WA's south

Teen dies in quad bike accident in WA's south

A teenager has died in WA's great southern after being injured in a quad bike accident. 

  • by Heather McNeill
Braidwood farmers in the spotlight as artists tell their stories
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Braidwood farmers in the spotlight as artists tell their stories

"The farmers have really enjoyed being part of the project ... it gave them a chance to talk about all the good things."

  • by Bree Element
Jembaicumbene’s Exeter farm opens for Braidwood garden weekend

Jembaicumbene’s Exeter farm opens for Braidwood garden weekend

The farm has been in Owen Gwinn's family for six generations.

  • by Chloe Livadeas
Chinese consumers to protect us from trade wars, says A2 Milk boss
The A2 Milk Company

Chinese consumers to protect us from trade wars, says A2 Milk boss

The A2 Milk Company is banking on demand from Chinese consumers, along with its carefully managed relationship with government, to safeguard its access to that vital growth market.

  • by Patrick Hatch
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The Canberra school with its own 3-acre farm and a very polite rooster
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The Canberra school with its own 3-acre farm and a very polite rooster

There’s some new kids on campus at the University of Canberra High School Kaleen. They just happen to be baby goats.

  • by Sherryn Groch
10 million animals a year die from tree clearing in NSW, report finds
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10 million animals a year die from tree clearing in NSW, report finds

The destruction of habitat on private land is pushing more species towards threatened or endangered status, such as the greater glider or even koalas, WWF-Australia.

  • by Peter Hannam
Backpacker work plan creates more problems than it solves
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Backpacker work plan creates more problems than it solves

These significant reforms effectively create an agriculture visa without necessary checks and balances.

  • by Joanna Howe, Alex Reilly, Stephen Clibborn, Diane van den Broek & Chris F Wright
Semen smuggling saga: Piggery company could face stiff penalties

Semen smuggling saga: Piggery company could face stiff penalties

The case has been the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources since January 2017.

  • by Carla Hildebrandt
'A fair price': Farmers urge supermarkets to expand milk levy
Farming

'A fair price': Farmers urge supermarkets to expand milk levy

The supermarkets are calling on shoppers to support farmers by buying home brand milk. Independent dairy businesses say it won't help.

  • by Emma Koehn