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Archive for February, 2016

Australia’s Farm output hits $60 billion for the first time

Wheat exports are tipped to be the second biggest agricultural export earner. Photo: Simon O’Dwyer The value of the nation’s farm production is tipped to pass $60 billion next financial year for the first time, with farm exports expected to earn about $45 billion. According to a new report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural […]

February 29th, 2016
Topic: PASTURES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, STATISTICS Tags: , ,

How to Save the Monarch butterflies ? U Pay Farmers to Grow Butterfly Habitats

A novel conservation effort aims to fund a habitat exchange to protect the iconic butterflies from extinction Once the passenger pigeon was the most abundant bird in North America, numbering in the hundreds of millions, if not billions. It would take several hours for flocks to pass a single spot, their wing beats so loud it was […]

February 25th, 2016
Topic: Butterlies, OPPORTUNITIES Tags: , ,

South Australian nuclear waste dump would raise $257b

Momentum is growing for the construction of a nuclear waste facility in Australia to store and dispose of spent nuclear fuel rods and other waste from around the world in a project which would deliver $257 billion in revenue with signs of a bipartisan approach from the major federal political parties on the issue. Kevin Scarce, a former South […]

February 15th, 2016
Topic: NUCLEAR RADIOACT5IVE, South Australia, WASTES DUMPS STORAGE Tags: , , ,

Canberra allows unskilled farm visas for overseas workers as young Australians refuse jobs on the land

Sheep property owner Alexander “Sandy” Smith says it is hard to convonce some unemployed to leave the cities. Pic: Mark Cranitch. LAZY, unemployed Aussies who refuse to get off their couches have forced the Turnbull Government to import labourers for the first time to work on stock and grain farms. Farmers frustrated by a lack […]

February 8th, 2016
Topic: BACKPACKERS, EMPLOYMENT, JOB WORK OPPORTUNITIES Tags: , , ,

Most wine bottles are lying about their alcohol content we are told

Behind the picturesque rows of grapevines at vineyards around the world, winemakers are bending the truth. It’s not the sort of thing most wine drinkers would have noticed, because it’s happening behind the scenes, before bottles are shipped out, and it’s tough to tell by taste. But it’s hard to imagine anyone would appreciate it. […]

February 2nd, 2016
Topic: ALCOHOL Tags: , , , ,

Coles dumps Bega Cheese as supplier of its own brand cheese products for Devondale Murray Goulburn

Coles chooses a new supplier for its own brand of cheese products. COLES has dumped Bega Cheese as the supplier of the supermarket chain’s own brand cheese products. Bega will be replaced by Australia’s largest dairy co-operative, Devondale Murray Goulburn, which has just signed a five-year partnership with Coles. Under the agreement, Devondale Murray Goulburn […]

February 2nd, 2016
Topic: DAIRY MILK, SUPERMARKETS Tags: , ,