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Gale-force winds will 'break the camel's back', drought-affected farmers call for relief - Tuesday, 26 MarchEastern Victoria's "forgotten drought" farmers say it is time the drought is called a natural disaster, after gale-force winds blow away the little topsoil left in their barren paddocks. Read full articleNestled among rolling hills, under misty skies, the north Queensland Indigenous community of Jumbun is determined to return to its prosperous past with a future in farming and tourism. Read full articleA tractor considered something of a legend among enthusiasts has gone on show at rural trade shows, decades after rolling out of a NSW tractor maker's property. Read full article
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The availability of imported grinding beef in the US market remains tight, despite elevated slaughter in Australia and New Zealand. Read full articleRecent USDA data demonstrates a sustained decline in the US sheep industry, with imported lamb the major beneficiary. Read full articleOn the back of useful rainfall in some key supply regions, increased restocker competition saw the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) reverse its sharp downward trend. Read full article
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MLA has welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Agriculture & Water Resources of a $3 million grant for further pasture dieback research – committing to match the Commonwealth Government’s investment dollar for dollar. Read full articleAustralian sheepmeat producers will have greater access to objective carcase measurement data with three more lamb processing facilities set to install DEXA (Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) technology. Read full article