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Country Hour for Friday, 20 July, 2018

7/20/2018
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As the world looks to feed about 10 billion people by 2050, the next wave of technology that could improve productivity is still mired in state government bans in Australia, but even in even in states and territories that allow genetically modified crops, the adoption is slow; and researchers in America have been testing how various sounds can affect ecosystems.

Duration:00:58:10

Country Hour for Thursday 19 July, 2018

7/19/2018
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Grain Growers study finds almost half of croppers surveyed were not considering multi-peril crop insurance, because the premiums were considered too high, Mallee farmers are counting the cost after Tuesday's wind storm left crops looking like a war zone, South Australia's Dalefold Wines has become the first wine company since 2015 to have their export license suspended by Wine Australia and more than 200 competitors from across Australia are in Adelaide for the SA Junior Heifer Expo.

Duration:00:54:53

Country Hour for Wednesday18 July, 2018

7/18/2018
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Some South Australian croppers consider cutting crops for hay as dry continues, Bega Cheese buys Saputo's Koroit factory for $250 million, the honey industry calls for better access to national parks, amid fears bee populations could face a lack of pollen and SA Opposition says bounty idea is underdone.

Duration:00:54:57

Country Hour for Tuesday 17 July, 2018

7/17/2018
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The SA Government to consider bounty on wild dogs, feral cats and foxes, Australian Dairy Farmers responds to Saputo's decision to back a mandatory code of conduct for industry, Shearing Contractors Association of Australia calls for anti-locking equipment to be installed in all shearing sheds and the Royal Commission into the Murray Darling takes its first evidence from irrigators.

Duration:00:54:53

Country Hour for Monday 16 July, 2018

7/16/2018
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Broken Hill records its lowest 13-month rainfall since 1900, Canadian dairy giant Saputo becomes the first major processor to back mandatory code of conduct for Australian dairy industry, rethinking genetically modified organisms and using bees to increase canola production.

Duration:00:54:57

Country Hour for Friday 13 July, 2018

7/13/2018
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Drought drives unprecedented demand for hay, the kangaroo industry calls for a bounty on foxes, wild dogs and feral cats to supplement roo shooting income and help farmers, pastoralists turn to drones, Oodnadatta bronco branding on this weekend and Woomera locals reflect on why they love life in a small town.

Duration:00:56:13

Country Hour for Thursday 12 July, 2018

7/12/2018
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Cotton Australia give evidence at SA Royal Commission into Murray Darling Basin, Record prime lamb price broken at Wagga Wagga and South Australian pastoralist Peter Litchfield reflects on technology changes at Mundowdna Station.

Duration:00:54:53

Country Hour for Wednesday 11 July, 2018

7/11/2018
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The company responsible for thousands of sheep deaths on a livestock export ship seeks a new export licence, wheat growers could be paid more for their grain, under a new approach to grading by bulk handler Viterra, up to 10,000 trees a day planted in new Riverland almond orchard and a look at life on one of the world's largest cattle stations; SA's Clifton Hills.

Duration:00:54:57

Country Hour for Wednesday 11 July, 2018

7/11/2018
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The company responsible for thousands of sheep deaths on a livestock export ship seeks a new export license, wheat growers could be paid more for their grain, under a new approach to grading by bulk handler Viterra, Up to 10,000 almond trees a day planted in new Riverland orchard, and a look at life on one of the world's largest cattle stations; SA's Clifton Hills. .

Duration:00:54:37

Country Hour for Tuesday 10 July, 2018

7/10/2018
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A national approach to farm debt mediation could help drought affected farmers says SA Primary Producers Rob Kerin following meeting of farmers, bankers and bureaucrats in Canberra, Pork SA's Mark McLean says pig farmers are leaving the industry as they battle the worst conditions in 50 years and merino stud breeders on the Eyre Peninsula prepare for ram selling season.

Duration:00:54:37

Country Hour for Monday 9 July, 2018

7/9/2018
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A Federal Government review of Australian Wool Innovation has recommended a 10-year cap on directors serving on its board, Australia launches a new milk price index to a mixed response from its dairy industry, Sheep meat prices continue an extraordinary run and work underway at T-Ports new Eyre Peninsula port.

Duration:00:54:52

Country Hour for Friday 6 July, 2018

7/6/2018
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Broadcasting live from Glendambo today for the field days. Glendambo's population is expected to balloon three times for the North West Pastoral Field Day. About 200 people will head to the field day which will feature demonstrations on sheep dog training, sheep pregnancy scanning and butchery. The event will also feature talks on feral animal control, rural mental health and commodities.

Duration:00:54:42

Country Hour for Thursday 5 July, 2018

7/5/2018
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Live broadcast from the William Creek Hotel in William Creek, thanks to Trevor Wright and his team for their hospitality, Helen Williams from the world's biggest cattle station at Anna Creek dropped by, bringing a cake and stopping to chat about living remotely, The team also took a flight to Birdsville where nearly 10,000 people are expected to flock into town this weekend for the Big Red Bash concert.

Duration:00:54:41

Country Hour for Wednesday 4 July, 2018

7/4/2018
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A special broadcast from Sundrop farms at Port Augusta, where 15,000 tonnes of tomatoes produced every year for Coles Supermarkets. They grow in greenhouses in a desert like landscape. This week marks ten years since Australia's wheat market was deregulated. It came off the back of the UN oil-for-food-scandal in which the Australian Wheat Board was caught funnelling funds to the Iraq regime. Jesse Rodriguez from Wisconsin in the United States has had an amazing working holiday in...

Duration:00:54:15

Country Hour for Tuesday 3 July, 2018

7/3/2018
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Broadcasting live from Wilpoorinna Station today about 600 kms north of Adelaide. Near Farina, about halfway between Lyndhurst and Marree. The Litchfield family kindly hosted us, special thanks to Ellen Litchfield for having us in her home and around her kitchen bench. Many other guests dropped in, talking organic beef operations, the increase of tourists to the area, and best parts of living in the area, and the challenges they face everyday.

Duration:00:53:50

Country Hour for Monday 2 July, 2018

7/2/2018
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About a quarter of staff at the chemical and pesticides regulator will remain in Canberra instead of shifting to regional NSW as part of the Federal Government's controversial relocation of the agency. The head of the APVMA says the risk was too high that specialist scientists would leave his organisation. As the federal government commits hundreds of millions of dollars to bolster biosecurity capability, a Four Corners report has revealed raw imported prawns infected with white spot...

Duration:00:56:38

Country Hour for Friday 29 June, 2018

6/29/2018
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Lamb prices "in unchartered territory" as demand drives up prices for farmers, South Australia has been without any wool classing training courses for six months and Livestock SA wants answers and the Federal Government allocates $140 million to bolster biosecurity.

Duration:00:54:44

Country Hour for Thursday 28 June 2018

6/28/2018
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South Australia's Primary Industries Minister reflects on 100 days in Government and says its approach to wild dogs is one of its greatest achievements, frosts continue across the state putting pressure on newly planted crops and the national chickpea plant is down by half on last year following the introduction of tarrifs by Australia's most valuable export market, India.

Duration:00:54:44

Country Hour for Wednesday 27 June, 2018

6/27/2018
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Royal Commission into banking hears damning evidence about rural lenders, Fair Work Ombudsman finds workers on Australian farms were "bonded like a slave" to dodgy labour hire companies, feed prices hit chicken meat industry hard, trough cam brings all the native wildlife to the yard and one SA farmer gets creative feeding out grain to livestock.

Duration:00:54:44

Country Hour for Tuesday 26 June, 2018

6/26/2018
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The banking royal commission continues in Brisbane today, with ANZ in the stand as the commission examines the acquisition of Landmark and its rural loan customers a decade ago, A former CSIRO scientist has accused the Murray Darling Basin Authority of interfering with his research and compromising his scientific integrity, Competition watchdog the ACCC has instigated proceedings against Australia's largest potato wholesaler, Mitolo Group.

Duration:00:56:58