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Brisbane, QLD

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English


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Qld Country Hour Tues 17 Oct 2017

10/17/2017
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Queensland's new agriculture minister Anthony Lynham discusses Adani, the impact of mining on grazing country and a tree clearing conviction in south-western Queensland; The National Farmers Federation says early details of the Federal Government new energy plan look promising; A Burdekin cane farmer is having a go at growing coconuts.

Duration: 00:54:59


Qld Country Hour Mon 16 Oct 2017

10/16/2017
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Egg producers have hit back at claims that caged hens in eggs production farms are in poor health; Qld's new agriculture minister Anthony Lynham says his Federal counterpart should meet with the farmers near the Oakey Defence Base who are facing PFAS contamination fears; There's been some good rain in parts of Queensland; A far north Queensland banana farm has begun selling produce the supermarkets reject, and making more per carton than what the supermarkets pay.

Duration: 00:55:01


Qld Country Hour Fri 13 Oct 2017

10/13/2017
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Saleyard managers are meeting to discuss new biosecurity requirement using the Bovine Johne's Assurance Score; Dairy Australia is reporting the industry is starting a recovery phase; A researcher finds food waste is taking place even before produce hits the supermarket shelves; The Chair of Australian Wool Innovation, Wal Merriman, has lashed out at the ABC at an industry event north of Adelaide; and we cross to the beef forum in Karumba.

Duration: 00:54:59


Qld Country Hour Thurs 12 Oct 2017

10/12/2017
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Ergon Energy is installing new digital devices in order to stop meter readers from entering banana farms in far north Queensland amid biosecurity concerns; The link between rural suicide and mental illness may be weaker than many believe; Naturally occurring plant hormones may be the key to making crops bigger and better; Christmas is only 74 days away and that means pork producers are working around the clock to deliver to your festive table.

Duration: 00:54:58


Qld Country Hour Wed 11 Oct 2017

10/11/2017
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Some beef producers are demanding more time to do their biosecurity plans and say the industry leaders have failed to make the case for change; Gulf fishos have pulled in their nets after another season fishing in the Gulf of Carpentaria; The first of Queensland's mangoes will hit the supermarket shelves in the next few weeks and, six months after Cyclone Debbie damaged orchards, the crop is looking good.

Duration: 00:54:58


Qld Country Hour Tues 10 Oct 2017

10/10/2017
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A federal court hearing continues in Brisbane where it will be tested whether 400 mushroom pickers were underpaid by a labour hire company; A new gun classification has left Qld gun owners scratching their heads; There's more strife for the troubled Mackay Sugar. A court has ruled some growers are exempt from paying a levy the company hoped would help it crawl its way out of debt; And wool is making a comeback in northern Queensland.

Duration: 00:54:21


Qld Country Hour Mon 9 Oct 2017

10/8/2017
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Petrol prices in regional Queensland are cheaper than in the state's capital. The new owners of Century Mine in the Gulf plan to roll-out a multi-million-dollar solar power project. A Burdekin cane grower is reaping the rewards from introducing expensive energy infrastructure.

Duration: 00:54:15


Country Hour Friday 6 October, 2017

10/5/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: new tree clearing figures have been released, Labor has pounced on them and says it shows the current laws, which it tried to amend, are failing to protect threatened species and putting the Great Barrier Reef at risk; the LNP says the figures are being deliberately distorted; with an election around the corner, what would it take to change your vote and in the current climate, is there any such thing as a safe seat, we'll take a look at the mood in the Callide...

Duration: 00:54:59


Country Hour for Thursday 5 October, 2017

10/5/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: The Darling Downs is set to become an epicentre for northern grains and cropping research with the announcement of an $11 million investment into a greenfields research facility; a lack of appetite for agriculture, particularly by Australian investors, has long been bemoaned by those involved in the sector, but that has not stopped the Bondfield family-owned 'Palgrove' - which specialises in seedstock - from striking a deal with the government-owned New Zealand...

Duration: 00:54:59


Country Hour for Tuesday 3 October, 2017

10/3/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: when it rains it pours and farmers in the Bundaberg area received over 300 mm of rain in the past 24 hours; Internet users in the bush say Sunday was like Christmas in October with new data limits for those using the Sky Muster satellite network kicking in, doubling the data allowance to a maximum of 300 gigabytes a month and peak use to 75 gigs; Brahman week bull sales are on at Gracemere and while prices vendors are willing to pay are back, the Kirk family were...

Duration: 00:54:59


Country Hour Monday 2 October, 2017

10/2/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: the rivers are running and tanks are full again around Belyando Crossing after huge rainfall totals fell overnight, with up to 170 millimetres reported; farmers and graziers in central Queensland welcome an early break of 40 to 90 mm rain in the past 24 hours; researchers at the University of Southern Queensland's National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture say they've developed a new system that could revolutionise furrow irrigation; 70 years of rural...

Duration: 00:54:58


Country Hour for Friday 29 September, 2017

9/29/2017
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Today on the Country hour; Cowboy fever alive and well in Queensland; Biosecurity signage questioned as from Sunday cattle producers need a Biosecurity Plan to be LPA accredited; the red meat industry identifies animal welfare, food safety, profitability climate change, antibiotic resistance and occupational health and safety as early priorities for the Australia Beef Sustainability Framework; 'Gulf Women' has been put together by author Bron Blake, who set out to capture the heart of the...

Duration: 00:54:53


Country Hour for Thursday 28 September, 2017

9/28/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: the LNP would reissue all H class gun licences if re-elected, this is in response to Labor defending strict enforcement of current rules which has seen a number of landholders unable to renew their licence; six months on from cyclone Debbie, Bowen vegetable growers are contending with market oversupply as a a warmer than usual growing season saw increased production in southern areas, fishermen are still in recovery mode after catches plummeted post the cyclone...

Duration: 00:54:57


Country Hour for Wednesday 27 September, 2017

9/27/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: 500 plant scientists, from every corner of the globe are gathered in Brisbane for an international plant pathologists conference and as world gets 'smaller' they play am increasing role in managing pest and disease incursions; The Federal Government has released preliminary details of the funding arrangements from the five year, billion dollar National Landcare Program; the bulk of the funding - $450 million- will go to the Regional Land Partnerships Program...

Duration: 00:54:53


Country Hour for Tuesday 26 September, 2017

9/26/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: AgForce calls for an overhaul of vegetation management laws; opinion divided on the impact of cluster fences on kangaroo populations; government defends licencing arrangements for H class hand guns; breeding high folate strawberries; Cowboys fans heading to Sydney; youngsters learn to become bush detectives and celebrating 50 years of Cameron Downs School

Duration: 00:55:00


Country Hour for Monday 25 September, 2017

9/24/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: there have been explosive claims by kangaroo shooters about the impact of cluster fencing on native wildlife, no-one's questioning what they've done in terms of controlling wild dogs- but at what cost-some lively discussion on the program; New Zealand owned dairy giant, Fonterra has confirmed it is making a bid for embattled milk processor Murray Goulburn; the Federal and Northern Territory Government's have earmarked $8 million for a new agricultural diagnostics...

Duration: 00:54:59


Country Hour for Friday 22 September, 2017

9/22/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: 66 per cent of Queensland is drought declared across 32 councils and 3 part shires, and some council areas like the Central Highlands are calling for the reinstatement of drought status; DAFF says there has not been a flood of inquiries for Individual Drought declarations as producers wait anxiously for the storm season; Australian researchers have developed a new type of fly food that is being credited for doubling the number of sterile Queensland fruit fly...

Duration: 00:54:59


Country Hour for Thursday 21 September, 2017

9/21/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: the Melbourne-to-Brisbane inland rail line will be built across the Condamine floodplain in Queensland, despite farmers' warnings that it could put lives at risk; carrot glut rakes a toll on farmers, while in much of the state it is desperately dry with farmers in the Bundaberg region praying for rain after 69 days without a drop; the sugar industry has a win on the trade front with Indonesia reducing tariffs on Aussie sugar; Department of Environment says Caley...

Duration: 00:54:59


Country Hour for Wednesday 20 September, 2017

9/20/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: 2017 has been our warmest winter on record, and ninth driest; the drying trend is a pattern across much of Australia which will impact on agriculture particularly cropping; many farmers describe it as the season from hell as they look to salvage their frost-ravaged winter crop and contemplate the next one; Hinchinbrook Council says a concerted multi-pronged approach to feral pig management is paying off; the 2018 Nuffield scholars announced with a swag from...

Duration: 00:54:58


Country Hour for Tuesday 19 September, 2017

9/19/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: we head to both sides of the protest lines in north Queensland where the Adani Carmichael coal mine looks all but set to go ahead; the role of agriculture in renewables, there is plenty of rhetoric and interest, but what investors need is certainty; bull riding and bronc riding events attract a crowd but what does it take to hang onto the back of a wild camel; thirty-five of Australia's leading health promotion, medical and academic groups have united to call for...

Duration: 00:54:58

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