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Australia | 14 January 2019
Farming charity owners sue woman for $750,000 in defamation claim

The founders of embattled farming charity Aussie Helpers have filed a $750,000 defamation claim against a Melbourne businesswoman they say is tarnishing their reputation by spreading untruths about ho...


Australia | 10 January 2019
Aussie farming charities investigated over drought funds

A number of Australian farming charities that received tens of millions of dollars in drought relief donations are being investigated over alleged operational concerns. Rural Aid, which counts Comm...


Australia | 2 January 2019
Mother and daughter electrocuted on Australian farm

A woman and her 10-year-old daughter have been electrocuted on a rural Australian property in North Queensland, possibly while fixing a cable to a semi-trailer. Police said the pair was killed just...


Australia | 21 December 2018
More than $1m in lost wages recovered for 2500 fruit farm workers

More than $1m in lost wages have been recovered for 2,500 workers after a major investigation uncovered widespread problems on fruit and vegetable farms. The Fair Work ombudsman’s Harvest Trail inq...


Australia | 19 November 2018
Australian-led farming project changes lives in tsunami-ravaged Indonesia

When the world's deadliest tsunami ravaged Indonesia's northern coastline on Boxing Day in 2004, it claimed the lives of almost 170,000 people. The natural disaster left 62,000 farmers displaced. ...


Australia | 13 November 2018
Farm worker charged over strawberry needle scandal

A woman has been charged after needles were found in strawberries in Australia, sparking a nationwide crisis. My Ut Trinh, 50, has been charged with seven counts of contamination of goods, police i...


Australia | 16 October 2018
Farming duo making a splash in Tasmania

Peter and Frances are the founders of Huon Aquaculture Company; recognised internationally as being an industry leader and innovative producer of premium quality salmonid products. While their comp...


Australia | 15 October 2018
Meet the Australian farmer who created the pasture cropping movement

For the past three years, We Feed the World has collaborated with 48 world-renowned photographers (including Rankin, Martin Parr and Graciela Iturbide) to capture the triumphs and challenges of 50 com...


Australia | 25 September 2018
Adani plans to take 12.5b litres of water as farmer denied access in 'double standard'

A farmer has been denied access to a river system Adani plans on drawing 12.5 billion litres of water from in what activists are calling a "double standard", documents obtained under freedom of inform...


Australia | 21 September 2018
Sixth-generation farmer leaves industry because of ongoing stress from dairy crisis

A Victorian dairy farmer whose family has been farming in Gippsland for 164 years has walked away from his Denison farm because of ongoing stress from the dairy crisis, which led to his late diagnosis...


Australia | 20 September 2018
Farmer's social post gets supermarkets to implement 10-cent drought levy on milk

Woolworths has responded to calls from the dairy industry by announcing it will increase the price of its milk by 10 cents a litre as part of a new special drought relief milk range. The major supe...


Australia | 19 September 2018
Strawberry farm already fitted with metal detectors still open for business

Queenslander Rebecca Scurr is a fourth-generation strawberry farmer. Her farm in Wamuran has had metal detectors for four years, which means her farm is untouched by the strawberry sabotage current...


Australia | 18 September 2018
Metal detectors for Aussie strawberry farm

A woman has reportedly found a needle inside an apple she bought from a Woolworths supermarket in Sydney. The Seven Network on Tuesday reported the needle was found in a six-pack of Pink Lady apple...


Australia | 13 September 2018
Indo-Australian free trade deal to help struggling beef farmers

Australian beef farmers will see the tariffs on their meat exports to Indonesia cut to zero under the free trade agreement recently signed by the two nations. And the number of live cattle that can...


Australia | 5 September 2018
The challenge of 'farming the desert' in Australia

The plight of drought-hit farmers in Australia has prompted an outpouring of sympathy across a country that has long mythologised the inhospitable "bush" and its inhabitants. But it has also raised qu...


Australia | 3 September 2018
Drought drives farmer confidence to decade low

The drought crippling Australia's eastern states has driven farmer confidence to the lowest level in more than a decade, according to a report published this morning. The latest rural confidence su...


Australia | 30 August 2018
Despair for Australian farmers as drought kills livestock

In better times, the dam on farmer Kevin Tongue's property is three metres deep with water. It's now been empty for three months. The worst drought in living memory is sweeping through Australia's ...


Australia | 29 August 2018
Queensland cotton farmer charged with $20m Murray-Darling plan fraud

One of Australia’s most successful cotton irrigators has been charged with conspiring to defraud the commonwealth of more than $20m. Queensland’s former cotton farmer of the year, John Norman, 43, ...


Australia | 28 August 2018
'No real appetite': Australian farmers chief lashes ministers over climate link to drought

The former president of the National Farmers’ Federation, Brent Finlay, has accused politicians of “jumping in front of the cameras” while shirking effective policy work on drought and climate change....


Australia | 25 August 2018
'Even the weeds don't grow': Entire crops wiped out by Australia's drought

Some NSW farmers have seen their entire crops wiped out – but they say it is not just those living on the land who have suffered through the drought. Naomi Grech's husband has been farming "since h...


Australia | 23 August 2018
Australian dairy farmer says industry is facing a ‘real threat’

With 100 per cent of New South Wales and 60 per cent of Queensland now in drought, struggling farmers need the nation’s help. “Drought, awful gate prices, ridiculous red tape clearing laws, water m...


Australia | 21 August 2018
Australian farming sector holding up, despite ongoing drought

Drought in New South Wales and Queensland is becoming increasingly severe but overall, Australia’s farming sector is holding up well, Growth Farms Australia confirms. Growth Farms Australia managin...


Australia | 21 August 2018
Farming family set to earn life-changing millions for land bought for $870

Three brothers could make $50 million when they sell their dairy farm in Mickleham, bought by their late parents 83 years ago for just $870. It’s the kind of money that property moguls and investor...


Australia | 17 August 2018
Road convoy to deliver $500,000 in hay bales to drought-affected farmers

A convoy of trucks delivering much-needed supplies to drought-ravaged New South Wales is set to arrive in the state's central west. With the entire state now in drought, 23 road trains departed Wes...


Australia | 17 August 2018
Drought is a fact of farming in Australia

Australia has experienced drought many times in the past and will experience drought again in the future. Whenever farmers go through drought, the maintenance of key breeding stock is essential to ...


Australia | 14 August 2018
Nuclear fallout detected in Australian sheep in 1979 has been attributed to a covert nuclear test

In 1979, a strange ‘double flash’ was observed by a satellite as coming from between South Africa and Antarctica. It was a telltale cue. That kind of flash was usually a nuclear explosion. Almost 3...


Australia | 14 August 2018
Flood of farm red tape makes the drought harder to fight

Over the past weeks, images of barren pastures, emaciated livestock and families stricken with despair have prompted an outpouring of support for farmers across Queensland and NSW crippled by drought.


Australia | 13 August 2018
Farmer still fighting $112000 fine for feeding his starving cattle

A Queensland farmer fighting a huge fine for feeding his cattle says the government is “exacerbating the problem” of the drought. Dan McDonald operates his own cattle grazing business north-west of...


Australia | 9 August 2018
Australian farm output hit by drought

The Australian state of New South Wales is now 100 percent in drought, officials announced on Wednesday. Farm output is predicted to shrink drastically as the region has received less than 20 percent ...


Australia | 6 August 2018
Farming impact of Australia's worst drought in living memory

The worst drought in living memory is sweeping parts of eastern Australia, leaving farmers struggling to cope and asking questions about their future. For a grahic on Interactive graphic of the drough...



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