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Agriculture jobs to be slashed in Queensland

Agriculture jobs to be slashed in Queensland | new rural industries in Australia | Scoop.it
QUEENSLAND Agriculture Minister John McVeigh won't say how many jobs are set to be cut from his newly-created department of 2620 staff, but says reports it will be up to 500 are ‘‘absolutely ridiculous’’.
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Increased Honey Bee Diversity Means Fewer Pathogens

Increased Honey Bee Diversity Means Fewer Pathogens | new rural industries in Australia | Scoop.it
Happy News - Increased Honey Bee Diversity Means Fewer Pathogens (Did you get your bee order in? What species are you farming this year?
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Seaweed seen as alternate fuel source

Seaweed seen as alternate fuel source | new rural industries in Australia | Scoop.it
With much valuable farmland being used to produce bioethanol, the search for biofuel should turn to the world's oceans and to seaweed, Israeli researchers say.
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Bee Force proving great biosecurity defence

Bee Force proving great biosecurity defence | new rural industries in Australia | Scoop.it
HOBBY beekeepers are proving their worth as part of the frontline of biosecurity defence against major bee pests.
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Ideas from the startup nation

Ideas from the startup nation | new rural industries in Australia | Scoop.it
In Israeli agriculture, a small statistic stands out among many: in the Arava, an area of 3500 ha last year produced about AUD$313 million in farm produce.
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Top gong for tweet sensation

Top gong for tweet sensation | new rural industries in Australia | Scoop.it
BY DAY, she is a humble Sydney-based lawyer. But online, Danica Leys has been at the forefront of driving social media and communication across rural Australia.
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Woolworths partners up for the creation of Blueprint for Australian Agriculture

Woolworths partners up for the creation of Blueprint for Australian Agriculture | new rural industries in Australia | Scoop.it
The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has today welcomed on board a new major partner in the Blueprint for Australian Agriculture: Woolworths.
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Pest Control – Putting Integrated Pest Management Into Perspective

Virtually all horticultural experts today adopt the holistic approach to pest control known as Integrated Pest Management or IPM. This article...
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Regional events funding applications closing

Regional events funding applications closing | new rural industries in Australia | Scoop.it
REGIONAL event holders are encouraged to apply for funding under Eventscorp’s Regional Events Scheme (RES), which is partly funded by Royalties for Regions.
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Dr David McKinna -- keynote speaker at NRIA Conference in Ballarat

Dr David McKinna -- keynote speaker at NRIA Conference in Ballarat | new rural industries in Australia | Scoop.it

Rural enterprise, innovation and change
2012 New Rural Industries Australia National Conference
When: Thursday 19 April and Friday 20 April, 2012
Where: Mercure Hotel and Convention Centre, Ballarat, Victoria
Rural Australia has many faces and is in a continual state of change. Enterprise and innovation play a vital role in meeting the many challenges of economic pressure, fluctuating weather patterns, market supply and demand, as well as export trade.
New and emerging industries play an ever-increasing role for diversification, crop and stock rotation, small regional blocks, niche market opportunities, agri-tourism, and consumer demands for clean and green.

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Researchers to look at goats as weed-weapon

Researchers to look at goats as weed-weapon | new rural industries in Australia | Scoop.it
DO you use goats to prevent or control the spread of weeds of national significance (WONS)?
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Growers angry at price cuts

Growers angry at price cuts | new rural industries in Australia | Scoop.it

Fruit and vegetable growers are not happy with the latest round of the supermarket price wars, with Coles slashing fresh food prices.

A bumper growing season combined with the high Australian dollar means there is an abundance of fruit and vegetables available.

This prompted Coles to announce it would help farmers move excess stock by slashing prices in its stores.

Coles said by making fruit and vegetables more affordable they would provide a more certain market for Australian growers.

But vegetable industry body Ausveg said if the supermarkets got locked into a price war the opposite would be true.

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Qld knuckles down for 8 week campaign

Agribusiness: Qld knuckles down for 8 week campaign http://t.co/IyYjPv6p...
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Farmers warned to double-check electricity bills

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reporting a number of incorrect charges on rural energy bills after the introduction of the carbon tax.
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Suppliers refer Coles, Woolies to ACCC

Suppliers refer Coles, Woolies to ACCC | new rural industries in Australia | Scoop.it
SUPPLIERS to Australia's two dominant supermarket chains have complained to the consumer watchdog about ''unconscionable conduct'' by Coles and Woolworths.
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Mining and tourism: an unsustainable mix

Mining and tourism: an unsustainable mix | new rural industries in Australia | Scoop.it
Eco-tourism is big business in Gloucester, but can it co-exist with mining? (RT @ABCenvironment: Can #mining, #tourism and #farming peacefully co-exist?
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McGrath's first AYOF ball from the Canberra end

McGrath's first AYOF ball from the Canberra end | new rural industries in Australia | Scoop.it
THE 2012 Australian Year of the Farmer (AYOF) road-show commenced its journey at the Royal Canberra Show last Friday with Australian cricketing legend Glenn McGrath making his presence felt from ball one, as the farming promotion’s popular...
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Breaking the vanilla ice

Breaking the vanilla ice | new rural industries in Australia | Scoop.it
TROPICAL NORTH Queensland is more commonly known for producing the country’s premium bananas, papaya and avocados, to name a few, but it is also home to Australia’s first commercial vanilla bean plantation.
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Can The iPad Revolutionize Rural Agriculture?

Can The iPad Revolutionize Rural Agriculture? | new rural industries in Australia | Scoop.it
The iPad is a luxury toy. It’s also a powerful, adaptable tool. That much has become obvious over the past two years as the device has made its way into classrooms, cockpits, and hospitals.
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Indonesian ports closed to imports

Indonesian ports closed to imports | new rural industries in Australia | Scoop.it
INDONESIA'S plan to restrict access to just four of its ports for fresh fruit and vegetable imports is a ''matter of real concern'', a Senate hearing has heard.
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20 Best Mobile Apps For Agriculture

Mobile apps for ag are gaining momentum. (What are the 20 BEST smartphone apps for agriculture??
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Subscribe to NRIA and get Passion to Profit magazine free every 8 weeks

Subscribe to NRIA and get Passion to Profit  magazine free every 8 weeks | new rural industries in Australia | Scoop.it

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Raw milk products reconsidered by FSANZ

A new proposal by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) could see restrictions on the sale and production of raw milk products in Australia relaxed.
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Outlook 2012 - ABARES

Outlook 2012 - ABARES | new rural industries in Australia | Scoop.it
Outlook 2012 sessions + analysis on key commodities – grains, horticulture, forestry, meat, dairy, fibres.
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Seventh International IPM Symposium

Just a reminder - save money by registering before March 2 for International Integrated Pest Management Symposium http://t.co/mi0G5aTr...
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