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Country Hour for Thursday 20 September, 2018

South Australian Dairyfarmers' Association says 10 cent levy on milk by major retailers likely to have no impact on SA dairy farmers, Nationals leader Michael McCormack under pressure from his own party over new agriculture visa, A growing number of lobby groups call for 1.5 per cent vote in Wool Poll and the Victorian school boys keen to lend a hand to drought affected graziers near White Cliffs.


Country Hour for Wednesday 19 September, 2018

What would Australia look like without live exports? South Australia's rural financial counselling service records a spike in inquiries as season drops away, the Parma for a Farmer campaign does its bit to help and the ACCC puts dairy processors on notice.


Country Hour for Tuesday 18 September, 2018

The latest on the 2018 South Australian cropping season, how does social media influence grain and fodder markets, growers earning a social licence to farm, cutting crops for hay as frost bites and more as the South Australian Country Hour broadcasts from the 2018 Hart Field Day.


Country Hour for Monday September, 2018

The State Government ramps up investment in keeping fruit fly out of SA with a dedicated fruit fly co-ordinator, more road blocks and two new quarantine bins, an awareness program and a sterile fly release, drought is making it harder for stock feed manufacturers to access the raw materials they need to make pellets and distribute hay and recent severe frosts have cost some almond growers millions of dollars.


Country Hour for Friday 14 September, 2018

The South Australian Country Hour broadcast live from the Growing SA conference featuring discussion on the State Government's announcement it is reviewing the GM moratorium, Canadian Associate Professor Stuart Smyth has worked in the area of biotechnology for many years is in the country at the moment to discuss the economics of genetic modification and the South Australian cattle blueprint is released.


Country Hour for Thursday 13 September

Has Australia's hay market been distorted by charities buying fodder? A Russian grain marketer responds to rumours about its market, Fonterra NZ reports large financial loss, an Eyre Peninsula apiarist says honey sales are booming and cucumber farmers make the most of national shortage.


Country Hour for Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Free Eyre is canvassing potential grain suppliers for a port north of Tumby Bay, South Australian farmers face a difficult decision at the moment: cut crops early for hay - which is now at record prices - or hold out in hope of a harvest and Twelve-year old Max Kamp gives a lesson in whip cracking.


Country Hour for Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Relentless wind has seen Brenton Jones from Darke Peak on the Eyre Peninsula resow 300 hectares of winter crop this year, Federal government commodity forecaster ABARES says Australian wheat production is set to fall to a 10-year low in its latest crop report and a 10-year moratorium on fracking in the South East looks set to become law after passing the State's lower house last week.


Country Hour for Monday 10 September, 2018

A new grains port on the Eyre Peninsula will not operate this coming harvest, as had been planned, Australia's national dairy lobby group has backflipped and will now call for a mandatory code of conduct for the industry and an Australian, family-owned piggery Sunpork Farms has made workplace more accessible for autistic people.


Country Hour for Friday 7 September, 2018

Broadcasting at the Royal Adelaide Show with Casey Treloar won Supreme Champion dairy exhibit at the show, The national farriers and blacksmiths championships are on the for the next three days, Leatherwork winner Stephen Annear tells his story of how having a car accident lead him to this great hobby. We take a tour of the roof at the show to meet bees, making honey on top of the thousands of visitors.


Country Hour for Wednesday 5 August, 2018

The Country Hour broadcasting live from the Royal Adelaide with guests including South Australia's Rural Ambassador, the creator of the virtual reality videos explains how virtual reality can help people experience how food is produced and finding out what goes into water testing in South Australia.


Country Hour for Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Selling counterfeit 'Australian beef' is a trade worth billions of dollars worldwide but new technology on the meat itself hopes to overcome that, a South Australian trial to develop disease-resistant oysters is set to expand and the Supreme Ram of the Royal Adelaide Show has sold for $43,000.


Country Hour for Monday 3 September, 2018

Australia's biggest listed honey company and some supermarket chains face accusations of unwittingly selling "fake" honey, the oyster industry could soon have access to a new piece of machinery that could help detect pacific oyster mortality syndrome and more than five thousand square kilometres of new pastoral land has been opened in the outback.


Country Hour for Thursday 30, 2018

The Community Drought Forum at Eudunda has drawn about 150 farmers to discuss resilience and wellbeing during the drought, an Adelaide Hills sheep farmer may have found a way to help drought-affected farmers and raise money for his children's school and Australia's biggest live exporter, has boosted its financial performance by shifting its focus to chartering vessels rather than trading livestock.


Country Hour for Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Flinders Premium Grain does a lot more than just sell grain, it turns it into flour and markets it all over the world, but now the company is struggling to compete with large corporate producers and drought conditions, the Chinese e-commerce giant ALIBABA it busy building supermarkets and is on the hunt for Australian produce and a property once owned by cattle king Sir Sidney Kidman has been put on the market.


Country Hour for Tuesday 28 August, 2018

National Farmers Federation president Fiona Simson says the Federal support is good but a more co-ordinated approach to drought is needed, the ACCC is calling on government to extend competition rules up country grain storage, not just at the port and after 25 years growing apples in South Australia's south east the Kester family is ripping up its orchards.


Country Hour for Monday 27, 2018

Australia's new Assistant Minister for Agriculture Senator Richard Colbeck says the government is there to support communities in drought, but farmers are in the best position to manage climate variability, South Australian farmers AJ and PA McBride have purchased one of Victoria's largest farm offerings, Telopea Downs and Viterra says it would look to close grain sites in South Australia, if more regulation of up-country handling was introduced.


Country Hour for Friday 24 August, 2018

Expect pricing volatility, as domestic demand for grain increases. So says Viterra's general manager Tim Krause. US producers are keeping a keen eye on Australia's drought. Price Futures Group's Jack Scoville, based in Chicago, says American producers are reaping rewards from drought in Australia and elsewhere, Agricultural land prices will continue to climb over the next two years with no peak in sight, according to a report just released by Rabobank, One of the country's largest hay...


Country Hour for Thursday 23 August, 2018

South Australia runs out of hay, South Australia's Murray-Darling Basin Royal Commission has heard of secrecy surrounding the Basin Authority's modelling and Reducing waste in the feedlot industry by ensuring the cattle on feed are going to perform is the basis of new genetic research.


Country Hour for Wednesday 22 August, 2018

It's taken a decade, but Australia's wine prices have finally overcome oversupply and market challenges to reach their highest point since 2008, Australian grain growers are on track to yield the worst crop since the Millennium Drought, according to the CSIRO, A Q-Fever vaccine shortage has seen people on weeks-long waiting lists and travelling hours to get the vaccine. Oyster growers from right around South Australia are currently in Smokey Bay on the west coast as part of their annual...