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Country Hour for Thursday 26 April, 2018

4/26/2018
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An a-political group in the Murray-Darling Basin has taken the unprecedented step of writing to politicians asking for support for a key piece of legislation which will decide the future of the basin plan. In the latest in the sheep live export saga, still no permit for Emanuel Exports to export its consignment from WA, Changes could be afoot for the state's wine grape growers, as the peak body flags changes to how much SA producers cough up, One of Australian farmers' oldest enemies, the...

Duration:00:54:41

Country Hour for Wednesday 25 April, 2018

4/25/2018
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It is Anzac Day, which for many croppers is a traditional pointer to seeding time, and the Autumn break. We thought we'd use the occasion to see how farmers around South Australia are tracking, with a tour of the state. Citrus Australia says an outbreak of citrus canker disease in the Northern Territory is unlikely to impact growers and consumers of citrus in SA. A piece of spectacular silo art has made its debut to the world just in time for ANZAC day. Just over the border in western NSW,...

Duration:00:54:42

Country Hour for Tuesday 24 April, 2018

4/24/2018
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Grain growers across the border want to connect to South Australia, via rail. Victorian Farmers Federation grains president Ross Johns says a $440 million rail upgrade between Mildura and that state's ports didn't go far enough. Wade Dabinett is from Grain Producers SA and says he will approach the new government about it. Maritime authorities have signed off an a scandal-plagued live export ship to again carry livestock. The Awassi Express has been sitting in Fremantle for weeks undergoing...

Duration:00:54:42

Country Hour for Monday 23 April, 2018

4/23/2018
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The Eastern Young Cattle Indicator, a key market barometer of beef prices, has dropped below 500 cents a kilogram for the first time in almost three years, Protests are expected to continue at Port Adelaide where a live export vessel prepares to load sheep bound for the Middle East, Today, the Greens have launched a 5 point plan to move Australia's sheep trade away from live exports. That's where Mecardo Analysts centred a recent report, which found farmers stand to lose up to $180 million....

Duration:00:54:51

Country Hour for Friday 20 April, 2018

4/20/2018
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The RSPCA says it's time South Australia gave up the live sheep trade, Sheep Producers Australia's Allan Piggot, says there is no need for a knee jerk reaction. The National Farmers Federation wants the federal government to contribute $180 million to address mobile blackspots. Succession planning - Dr Chris Graves is from the Adelaide Business School at the University of Adelaide says the longer a business stays in the family, the more unlikely it is to be passed on. Hay and fodder exports...

Duration:00:54:43

Country Hour for Thursday 19 April, 2018

4/19/2018
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Lobby group Voice of Horticulture says poor participation means the government's seasonal incentive program isn't working. This the program to get local unemployed in to jobs usually filled by backpackers. The changes continue for the live export industry, with the news that an independent observer will now travel on boats going to the middle east this summer. AgSafe program, ChemClear, is coming back to South Australia to help farmers get rid of their unwanted chemical containers, The...

Duration:00:54:42

Country Hour for Wednesday 18 April, 2018

4/18/2018
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Mecrus Group says distance to Melbourne will factor into which state it'll build a new hydroponic strawberry farm, The State's new Primary Industries Minister says he's open to considering the idea of treating different fishing regions on a case by case basis, An orchardist who left the industry, has rediscovered his love for growing fruit and is now going for gold with a new variety of kiwifruit, Prices across a number of Aussie Ag commodities has continued to rise, according to the...

Duration:00:54:41

Country Hour for Tuesday 17 April, 2018

4/18/2018
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It was expected to create jobs and boost South Australia's strawberry production by 30 per cent. But now plans to build a $35 million hydroponic strawberry facility in the Wattle Range area in the state's south-east, is unlikely to go ahead, Labor has called for an inspector general to be appointed to oversee the Live Sheep trade. Shadow Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon has made the call and says he is also backing the Littleproud Review, The State Government has announced the full 100%...

Duration:00:20:19

Country Hour for Monday 16 April, 2018

4/16/2018
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No panic yet for grain growers, as some get rain over the weekend and others miss out. New statistics show the value of Australian wine exports are the highest in a decade, with figures surging in the past year to reach $2.65 billion. The director of a family owned Coonawarra wine label says the growing value of Australian wine in China is what will keep the export market stablise. Water authorities are currently reviewing the Barwon-Darling Water Sharing Plan, Tilpa grazier Justin McClure...

Duration:00:54:41

Country Hour for Thursday 13 April, 2018

4/13/2018
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SA Water has defended it's tender to buy three gigalitres of River Murray water, as normal practice when factors require it. Livestock SA say delays to a livestock ship out of Port Adelaide are due to shipping issues, not the current Live Ex publicity and review. A senate enquiry into the price of regional airlines has been held in Queensland, A Port Lincoln apiarist taken home a third straight champion honey at the Royal Sydney Show, but compared to previous years the score they received...

Duration:00:49:34

Country Hour for Thursday 12 April, 2018

4/12/2018
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The crisis in the pork industry is showing no signs of letting up and if it continues, there are serious concerns producers will go to the wall, The live export price for cattle heading from Darwin to Indonesia has dropped below $3.00 a kilogram, for the first time since 2015. South Australia beef industry blueprint, will be released in the coming weeks, South Australian government authorities has angered upstream irrigators by entering the market to buy irrigation water to deliver to...

Duration:00:49:43

Country Hour for Wednesday 11 April, 2018

4/11/2018
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Conditions across the state today have been described as comparable to those experienced in the deadly Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983. A total fire ban has been declared in 10 regions as temperatures again soar, South Australia's water minister is confident New South Wales and Victoria will help salvage the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, as fence mending begins with the eastern states, Clean Seas Seafood will continue with its expansion in the Spencer Gulf following the announcement it's...

Duration:00:49:42

Country Hour for Tuesday 10 April, 2018

4/10/2018
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The CFS says the outcome of yesterday's bushfires across the state could have been a lot worse if not for the hundreds of volunteers who turned up to fight, more severe weather coming tomorrow, Grape vintage has almost wrapped up for 2018, but already words like 'exceptional' are being used to describe the season, SA water is confident there is enough water to meet this week's hot spell, despite a significant drop in reservoir levels, Pakistan has just changed the requirements on chickpea...

Duration:00:49:43

Country Hour for Monday 9 April, 2018

4/9/2018
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The shipment of 65,000 sheep from WA is being held up, as the Federal Government seeks improvements to animal welfare, In good news for the South Australian oyster industry - all recent test results for Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome have come back negative, A national proposal to try to eradicate European carp from Australian waterways by introducing a herpes virus is under attack by Coorong locals, Caroline Rhodes has joined Grain Producers SA as its CEO, following prior experience in...

Duration:00:49:44

Country Hour for Friday 6 April, 2018

4/6/2018
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The live export industry is on tenterhooks as new footage showing sheep dying on a ship bound to the Middle East is set to be released, South Australian livestock industry responds, Riverland locals are pushing for the introduction of recreational fishing licenses, as the future of cod re-stocking in the River Murray remains on life support, Port Lincoln and tuna go hand in hand, but for those not in the industry the history is often not known, until a now a documentary has been made and...

Duration:00:49:44

Country Hour for Monday, 2 April, 2018

4/2/2018
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South Australia has gone back to back taking home the first place ribbon for the national young farmers challenge at the Sydney Royal Show, Allegations of water theft and government mismanagement in the Murray Darling System are having painful effects on the Aboriginal community of Wilcannia in far west New South Wales, at least 150 visitors and locals, many of them Barkindji, rallied together in the small town over the long weekend to blockade the bridge that runs across the Darling...

Duration:00:54:41

Country Hour for Thursday 29 March, 2018

3/28/2018
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South Australia's new agriculture minister says the ball is already rolling on opening a review into the state's ban on GM crops, Agriculture Victoria says there will now be a national review into how produce that's infected by fruit flies is treated, following another incident in Tasmania, the Grains Research and Development Corporation is throwing over four million dollars worth of research at trying to stop the impact of mice on farming communities, the High Commission for India has...

Duration:00:58:04

Country Hour for Wednesday 28 March, 2018

3/28/2018
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Flocks of Corellas have been causing havoc in Adelaide's northern suburbs, destroying property, and damaging buildings, trees and parks. But people in rural areas have been calling for control of the birds for some time, New Zealand authorities will shortly begin culling 22,000 dairy cows. The huge cull is being undertaken because of an outbreak of a rapidly spreading disease called Mycoplasma Bovis, Researchers are looking at ways to minimise risks and understand what causes agricultural...

Duration:00:54:43

Country Hour for Tuesday 27 March, 2018

3/26/2018
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Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment David Ridgway speaks for the first time about his new portfolio since being sworn into the new SA government, Aussie wool farmers will continue to donate to the nations cricket team, despite the weekends ball tampering scandal. Australian Wool Innovation are currently in the middle of their 'The Flock to Baggy Green initiative' where farmers donate some of their fleece, to go into making of the iconic caps for the next 100 years, Australia's...

Duration:00:54:43

Country Hour for Friday 23 March, 2018

3/26/2018
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The new South Australian government will stop what they say has been the 'screaming at the sidelines' of the Murray Darling Basin Plan, they commit to the state based royal commission but will review it. The fight to stop Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome spreading to oyster growing regions continues with a new lab for preparing samples opened in Port Lincoln. Biosecurity authorities say Adelaide's fruit fly quarantine operations are going according to script, with the first official...

Duration:00:54:23

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