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Adelaide, SA

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English


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South Australian Country Hour

4/25/2019
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Shearers servicing drought-affected areas of South Australia have taken a hit due to the drought, the fallout continues for farmers who've been taking out multi-peril insurance policies in recent seasons but can't access them this year, almost two thirds of Australians surveyed by Vote Compass say that live animal exports should be banned.

Duration:00:54:59

South Australian Country Hour

4/24/2019
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Restoring a war memorial fountain in the town of Gladstone led to a campaign to protect part of Australia's war history, the Penola Pony Club joined the Light Horse Regiment Naracoorte Troop for the first time, the Federal Government is inviting public comment on a new safety standard recommended by the ACCC on quadbikes.

Duration:00:53:58

South Australian Country Hour

4/23/2019
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Water prices in the southern Murray-Darling Basin continue to soar as a year of low water availability and rising costs continue. Irrigators have welcomed a move by the federal government to examine all water buybacks in the wake of the scandal surrounding a controversial $80 million dollar buyback in Queensland. According to Naracoorte's youngest auctioneer Josh Reeves, the most important thing isn't just your voice, but extensive knowledge of the industry and product.

Duration:00:54:47

South Australian Country Hour

4/22/2019
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Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has asked the auditor-general to review all water purchases made since 2008. Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce has again defended his handling of multi-million dollar water buybacks. And the rise of non-traditional pulse consumption is a prime opportunity for Aussie grain growers.

Duration:00:54:18

South Australian Country Hour

4/21/2019
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Wilcannia gets the bulk of the Long Weekend's rainfall, farmers report up to 80mm of rain, a dairy analyst warns without drastic increase in production Australia could soon become a dairy "import nation", dry conditions are causing a surge in interest Notch Box blade equipment to put drifting top soil back where it belongs.

Duration:00:54:57

South Australian Country Hour

4/17/2019
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South Australia's grain growers have produced 5.6 million tonnes in the 2018-19 season; whiting and garfish are still the most popular fish sales ahead of Good Friday, and the State Government is considering requiring motorcyclists to have at least one year L-plate experience before riding a bike.

Duration:00:55:05

South Australian Country Hour

4/16/2019
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Fire burns through some wine grape growing properties around the mid-north town of Clare, kangaroo shooting and harvesting is becoming unviable in pastoral areas due to the drought and honey bees are struggling to survive in parts of SA.

Duration:00:55:01

South Australian Country Hour

4/15/2019
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As the deadly African swine fever spreads across Asia, Chinese consumers are searching elsewhere to shore up pork supply. Opening water allocations for the South Australian River Murray could be as low as 14 per cent. A five-year dairy industry action plan has been launched to help the state's industry.

Duration:00:54:09

South Australian Country Hour

4/14/2019
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Calls for a ban on children riding quad bikes after two deaths on the weekend. There still is a trust gap between the food industry and the consumer, according to new research. And the South East's Southern Grassfed Carcase Classic has smashed three of its own records this year.

Duration:00:55:12

South Australian Country Hour

4/11/2019
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One of Australia's largest export markets for grain, Vietnam, has banned the use and importation of products containing glyphosate, Australia has had a win in the trade battle with Canada with the country agreeing to end restrictions on the sale of Aussie wine in the province of British Colombia, recovery is taking place in parts of Queensland devastated by floods earlier this year.

Duration:00:55:12

South Australian Country Hour

4/10/2019
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With Australia set to decide who gets a seat in the 46th parliament, national rural reporter Kath Sullivan has been having a look at some of the issues. A new abattoir at Port Pirie could spur more investment in the far north. And have you ever tried potato ice-cream?

Duration:00:54:38

South Australian Country Hour

4/9/2019
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Negotiations on the amendments to the Mining Act have reached an impasse; Pirie Meats has announced plans for a new abattoir for the city; and the report on the summer fish kill events recommends the plan be accelerated and implemented in full.

Duration:00:54:30

South Australian Country Hour

4/8/2019
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The success of vegan activists in converting people to a meat-free lifestyle may be mixed after Monday's protests, according to one academic, and vegetable exports rose by more than 15 per cent last year thanks to strong international demand.

Duration:00:54:54

South Australian Country Hour

4/7/2019
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Tension rises as animal activists stage protests in several capital cities, landholders are now required to completely destroy all feral deer on their properties as part of new changes to pest management policy, and Citrus Australia reacts to changes to overtime payments for horticulture workers.

Duration:00:55:12

South Australian Country Hour

4/4/2019
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Severe weather and dangerous wind saw a powerful dust storm cross South Australia; A parliamentary committee recommends police, not fire service volunteers, be given the power to direct farmers to stop harvest during extreme weather; and a freight study finds rail transport to Port Lincoln would only be viable if it was the only port.

Duration:00:54:58

South Australian Country Hour

4/3/2019
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Rural Business Support outline the changes in the budget to the Farm Household Allowance, Graincorp has announced today that it will split off its global malting business from its grain handling and edible oil operations, Hundreds of Australian cattle have died in a Federal Government backed export deal with Sri Lanka which local farmers say has left them broke and in some cases suicidal.

Duration:00:54:19

South Australian Country Hour

4/2/2019
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We take a look at the federal budget and what is in it for agriculture and South Australia. Much of the funding has come into roads and infrastructure, but the dog fence seems to have missed out, so industry will be lobbying before the election. Eyre Peninsula is set to get its first grape crushing facility at a winery in Port Lincoln.

Duration:00:54:50

South Australian Country Hour

4/1/2019
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A new rabbit coordinator has been announced and funded for SA. The Australian avocado industry is lobbying major retailers to significantly reduce their imported avocadoes from New Zealand. A new lucerne crop at the Adelaide Airport is hoping to make money and keep runway temperatures down.

Duration:00:54:58

South Australian Country Hour

3/31/2019
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In a world first for the wool industry, trading will be rocketed into the 21st century with new blockchain technology, Minister Elect, Melinda Pavey has been appointed as the new water minister in NSW and says she is positive about the role, Historic Cordillo Downs Station woolshed will be restored this year to its former glory.

Duration:00:52:02

South Australian Country Hour

3/28/2019
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A second court in California has awarded more than $80 million to a California man who claimed his cancer was due to exposure to Roundup. Labor says if it wins the federal election it will reverse a State Government deal that would see South Australia lose 450 billon litres of water from the Murray Darling.

Duration:00:54:46