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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 being...

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


Country Hour for Monday 18 September, 2017

9/18/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: the state government says education programs prove training not regulation is the key to reducing quad bike accidents; right to farm challenged as Cairns considers major industrial development on cane land; Recruitment and Consulting Services Association launches its own voluntary certification scheme, called StaffSure; North Australia CRC calling for research applications; Mary Valley farmers rebuilding farming with a focus on organics

Duration: 00:54:59


Country Hour for Friday 15 September, 2017

9/15/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: AWI boss defends actions of his Chairman who observed a confidential meeting of sheep genetics advisory committee unbeknown to the group, but LNP Senator Barry O'Sullivan is not satisfied and intends to seek more answers from the AWI; Chairman of the Cattle Council Restructure Committee Troy Setter concedes funding of a new body is a sticking point for nay you body; a Productivity Commission report into the National Water Initiative finds Australia is a leader in...

Duration: 00:54:59


Country Hour for Thursday 14 September, 2017

9/14/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: Victorian Tajima Wagyu Breeder Barbara Benjamin sells her world renowned Goshu Wagyu herd and genetics to SE Qld cattle operation Shamrock Vale Station for an undisclosed sum; the war on fire ants steps up in Queensland; Brendan Dipple wanted to be a professional water skier, an accident put paid to that, but Brendan was determined to make a go of it and now runs a successful lettuce farm in the Lockyer valley; redclaw aquaculture is booming and a north Queensland...

Duration: 00:54:59


Country Hour for Wednesday 13 September, 2017

9/13/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: an explosive day for the red meat industry with a senate inquiry taking aim at the Cattle Council of Australia, recommending it be replaced as the grassfed cattle industry's peak industry council by a new "a transparent and accountable producer-owned body"; the Cattle Council of Australia has laid down a challenge of its own, saying industry needs to step up; The ABA says reform is needed as the CCA is undemocratic and does not adequately represent the interests of...

Duration: 00:54:00


Country Hour for Tuesday 12 September, 2017

9/12/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: still no word from the besieged chairman of Australian Wool and Innovation, despite expert opinion that his actions in secretly watching a confidential focus group meeting did in fact breach consumer law; reaping the financial rewards of unmulesed wool may be a step closer; Droughtmaster breeder Alison Atkinson rewarded with Life Membership to her stud association; after a drop in live export demand from Indonesia analysts are forecasting demand will grow as we...

Duration: 00:54:59


Country Hour for Monday 11 September, 2017

9/11/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: cane fires in the Cairns area used to kill swarms of electric ants; cattle producers debate the merits of biosecurity plans; stud bull sales are not attracting the prices of last year as falling cattle prices and drought take a toll on demand for elite bulls; as wool producers return to sheep, Longreach Pastoral College introduces new wool handling and shearing courses to overcome a critical skilled labour shortage

Duration: 00:54:56


Country Hour for Friday 8 September, 2017

9/7/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: Animal activists have switched their focus from live export boats to prawn farming- calling for Australian farmers to abandon a method which involves slicing and cutting off the eyes of live female prawns in a bid to make them breed faster. Prawn farmers reject the accusations, accusing the animal welfare group of providing misinformation to the public. The Qld parliament has passed legislation requiring the registration of Labour Hire companies in a bid to crack...

Duration: 00:54:59


Country Hour for Thursday 7 September, 2017

9/7/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: AWI Chairman Wal Merriman has been criticised for observing a supposedly confidential focus group meeting; an attempt to cancel the sugar code of conduct looks set to fail, it appears New South Wales Senator David Leyonhelm does not have the numbers; just three weeks left for gun owners to hand in unregistered guns as part of the national Gun Amnesty; a US farm group takes a novel approach to soil testing-how long does it take your undies to break down indicates...

Duration: 00:54:55


Country Hour for Wednesday 6 September, 2017

9/6/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: fire permits in western Queensland and Cape York revoked with forecasts of hot dry windy weather over the next few days; the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC forecasts above average fire risk for most of Australia, in its latest seasonal outlook; firefighters and emergency services looking at new high-tech ways of combatting predictions of more intense and frequent bushfires; vet students get practical experience in preparing biosecurity plans as an October...

Duration: 00:54:59


Country Hour for Tuesday 5 September, 2017

9/5/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: Chicken growers are evaluating their options, after learning just a week ago that the Steggles processing plant at Ipswich will close, with the loss of 250 jobs and leaving up to 26 growers with the very real prospect of losing their farms even earlier than that. State fire chiefs, the Bureau of Meteorology and the Bushfire CRC will discuss the bushfire outlook for the 2017-18 season. With the hot, dry winter it's expected that large areas of eastern states,...

Duration: 00:54:59


Country Hour for Monday 4 September, 2017

9/4/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: new research finds people in north Queensland are up to 15 times more likely to contract Q Fever, than the overall state population The research finds the potentially fatal disease not only affects people associated with the cattle industry but also those living on small lifestyle acreages. Distance Ed goes digital with 'Minischool.com', the Mount Isa School of Distance Education's travelling classroom introducing primary school students to technology like...

Duration: 00:54:59


Country Hour for Friday 1 September, 2017

9/1/2017
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Today on the Country Hour- Winter 2017 has been a tough one for farmers around the state with record high temperatures in some areas combining with very little rain. The BOM forecasts spring days and nights are expected to be warmer than average for the north and southeast of the country, clear nights mean the risk of frost will continue—particularly in areas with drier soils. The rainfall outlook for September to November indicates below-average rainfall is likely for south western parts...

Duration: 00:54:59


Country Hour for Thursday 31 August, 2017

8/31/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: the Queensland Chicken Growers Association says closure of the Steggles processing plant at Ipswich early next year is a devastating blow. The closure will see the loss of 250 jobs and cost the 26 farmers supplying the facility more than 100-million-dollars. Farmers and conservation groups say vegetation management will be an election issue when Queensland goes to the polls, both groups agree, for different reasons, the clearing laws are simply unworkable. A new...

Duration: 00:54:58


Country Hour for Wednesday 30 August, 2017

8/30/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: concerns some landholders are using dog fence funding to keep out kangaroos rather than protect sheep; a new bauxite mine on the Cape will be 100 per cent FIFO; meat processors say they have never seen the industry in such difficult circumstances due to the cost of cattle, market access, labour costs and mounting regulation; oyster theft on the rise, police are on high alert and oyster farmers are using drones to monitor their oyster leases and Taroom reviving...

Duration: 00:54:43


Country Hour Tuesday 29 August, 2017

8/29/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: Up to 800 workers are set to lose their jobs with the closure of the Churchill abattoir and the Steggles chicken processing plant in southern Queensland; mining company Adani has announced that early work on the company's $16.5 billion Carmichael thermal coal project will begin in October with the first coal being shipped by March 2020; Queensland dairy farmers say dollar milk in the supermarkets continues to hurt the industry but Queensland is the only state to...

Duration: 00:54:43


Country Hour for Monday 28 August, 2017

8/27/2017
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Today on the Country Hour: debate over the practice of mulesing sheep continues; Hughenden in north Queensland looking to become the next big cropping frontier; a warning for horse owners about a serious disease with consequences for both animals and humans; a researcher says it is inevitable an insect pest threatening tomato and potato crops in Western Australia will make it to the east coast; millions of investment dollars have been put towards so-called 'clean meat' in recent days, with...

Duration: 00:54:43

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