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Roy Butler MP Member for Barwon

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Roy’s Roundup

Roy’s Roundup

Hi Folks, 

A belated Happy Easter! I hope you all got some time with family or friends, and spent time doing things that brings you happiness and contentment. 

The floods in Sydney, Moree and the Coast have been devastating. There is no getting away from the property damage and economic cost of this incident. The good news for us is that rainfall in our own catchment and flows out of Queensland should see some of the best river flows in years. Well over 500GL should hit Menindee, it’s my priority that water is retained in Menindee to protect the lower Darling for as long as possible. I have asked the Minister to review the 480GL/640GL rule that transfers control of Menindee Lakes to the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) when storage is over 640GL. These discussions are ongoing. 

Friday, April 02, 2021/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (446)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 2.0
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First chief executive for Riverine Plains

First chief executive for Riverine Plains

Riverina-based farmer research group Riverine Plains has appointed well known agricultural leader Catherine Marriott as its first CEO.
Monday, November 02, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2705)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Farmers can now grow GM crops on mainland South Australia

Farmers can now grow GM crops on mainland South Australia

Farmers from all of mainland SA will have the option of growing genetically-modified crops.
Sunday, November 01, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2913)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Rural Australia looks for a Surprise result in Cup

Rural Australia looks for a Surprise result in Cup

Country Australians will have a sentimental favourite in tomorrow's Melbourne Cup with Horsham's
Sunday, November 01, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2635)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Nimboy asking $3.1 million

Nimboy asking $3.1 million

The 52,245 hectare Charleville property Nimboy has been listed for sale at $3.1 million.
Sunday, November 01, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1884)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Land rebuild needs to happen before herd rebuild

Land rebuild needs to happen before herd rebuild

Grazing in wet times is when most damage occurs: pasture experts
Sunday, November 01, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1819)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Fine, dry spell needed for harvest

Fine, dry spell needed for harvest

We need a burst of fine, dry weather to get harvest well and truly under way in Australia.
Sunday, November 01, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1619)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Lobsters may be victim of China trade spat

Lobsters may be victim of China trade spat

Tonnes of live Australian rock lobsters have been left on the tarmac at a Chinese airport due to customs clearance delays.
Sunday, November 01, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1359)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Halleen's Patrick Coole picks up prestigious young live exporter award

Halleen's Patrick Coole picks up prestigious young live exporter award

Patrick Coole shares animal welfare perspectives
Sunday, November 01, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1489)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Precision Ag partners with Incitec Pivot lab for soil analysis

Precision Ag partners with Incitec Pivot lab for soil analysis

Incitec Pivot has teamed up with Precision Agriculture to provide analytical services and support development of novel soil testing products
Sunday, November 01, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1447)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Citrus traced using latest blockchain technology

Citrus traced using latest blockchain technology

Some smart "fingerprint" technology is showing citrus' journey from orchard to table.
Saturday, October 31, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1729)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Ashgrove's $2m expansion

Ashgrove's $2m expansion

Ashgrove is closed to visitors for the duration.
Saturday, October 31, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1533)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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$48,000 fine for 2017 paraquat poisoning

$48,000 fine for 2017 paraquat poisoning

The NSW Land and Environment Court has convicted and fined a Central Coast man $48,000 after another man almost died after consuming a pesticide stored incorrectly.
Saturday, October 31, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1619)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Light Horse charge to rescue Tabulam bridge

Light Horse charge to rescue Tabulam bridge

The charge by Australian Light Horsemen against the Turkish enemy at Beersheba 103 years ago this Saturday is inspiring last ditch efforts to save an historic bridge with Australian Light Horse links in northern NSW.
Saturday, October 31, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1523)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Aboriginal pastoral innovation funded in WA

Aboriginal pastoral innovation funded in WA

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has awarded $143,000 to build capacity and boost growth opportunities for Aboriginal corporations operating southern pastoral leases.
Saturday, October 31, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1616)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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'Hass' the Delroy family created the perfect avocado?

'Hass' the Delroy family created the perfect avocado?

Imagine heading to the supermarket armed with the ability to see inside the avocado before making your selection.
Friday, October 30, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1564)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Sylva Lee asking $2.295 million

Sylva Lee asking $2.295 million

The 5737 hectare (14,176 acre) Mitchell property Sylva Lee has been listed for sale at $2.295 million.
Friday, October 30, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1640)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Sustainable spotlight on carbon for wine

Sustainable spotlight on carbon for wine

Climate change poses such a significant threat to the wine industry that a program aimed at sustainability has added a new module dedicated to the topic.
Friday, October 30, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1475)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Zoetis again delivers $100,000 to support mental health

Zoetis again delivers $100,000 to support mental health

Zoetis has again hits its target of $100,000 to support mental health in rural communities.
Friday, October 30, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1505)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Top olive producers awarded in virtual gala presentation

Top olive producers awarded in virtual gala presentation

The 2020 Australian International Olive Awards went online this year.
Friday, October 30, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1602)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Fishtail makes $5.5 million

Fishtail makes $5.5 million

The 912 hectare Far North Queensland property Fish Tail has sold at auction for $5.5 million.
Friday, October 30, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1392)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Reducing fuel loads helps but not in catastrophic fires: royal commission

Reducing fuel loads helps but not in catastrophic fires: royal commission

When it comes to extreme conditions, the size of the fuel load makes little difference to a bushfire's behaviour.
Thursday, October 29, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1475)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Auction sees WA farmland prices reach a new high

Auction sees WA farmland prices reach a new high

This sale suggests land values have almost doubled in a year
Thursday, October 29, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1521)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Agribusiness buzz in brief

Agribusiness buzz in brief

A quick check around the grounds at some of the happenings and what's being talked about in agribusiness.
Thursday, October 29, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1385)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Carton shortage risk unlikely to leave shoppers scrambling for eggs

Carton shortage risk unlikely to leave shoppers scrambling for eggs

Workers at Australia's biggest egg carton production plant are likelyto halt industrial action plans.
Thursday, October 29, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1477)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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How to breed cattle tough on the outside, tender on the inside

How to breed cattle tough on the outside, tender on the inside

What you need to know to select for both carcase and the cow
Thursday, October 29, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1434)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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After six months, 270 witnesses and 80,000 documents, here's what the bushfire royal commission found

After six months, 270 witnesses and 80,000 documents, here's what the bushfire royal commission found

The Commonwealth government must play a role in responding to future natural disasters, the royal commission convened after the devastating Black Summer bushfires has found.
Thursday, October 29, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1553)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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National Mushroom Day given air time

National Mushroom Day given air time

National Mushroom Day on October 15 helped promote the fungi.
Thursday, October 29, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1372)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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22,000 Pacific workers on standby but it's up to states to approve them

22,000 Pacific workers on standby but it's up to states to approve them

There are thousands workers from the Pacific Islands are ready to work on Australian farms, but it is up to organise their quarantine arrangements before it's too late.
Thursday, October 29, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1497)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Basin underground aquifers could bank eight Sydney Harbours: CSIRO

Basin underground aquifers could bank eight Sydney Harbours: CSIRO

They're cheaper and quicker to build than dams, there is no evaporation or algae blooms and there could be one sitting right beneath your feet.
Thursday, October 29, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1406)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Asparagus price slides as Japan exports ease

Asparagus price slides as Japan exports ease

With Japan not taking as much Aussie asparagus, growers may suffer.
Thursday, October 29, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1411)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Former ag minister among Hort Innovation board nominees

Former ag minister among Hort Innovation board nominees

Hort Innovation has released the candidates for board selection at the 2020 AGM.
Thursday, October 29, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1310)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Burt's Bees gives seeds for bee-friendly flowers

Burt's Bees gives seeds for bee-friendly flowers

Global beauty brand, Burt's Bees, is encouraging customers to save the pollinators.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1355)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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New product push at Norco after dairy co-op creams off record $5.4m profit

New product push at Norco after dairy co-op creams off record $5.4m profit

Norco's biggest ever profit is up $4.2m from last year, despite the co-op paying higher farmgate prices for farmers' milk
Wednesday, October 28, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1259)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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MLA webinars hone in on the tricks to resilience

MLA webinars hone in on the tricks to resilience

Free webinars in run-up to MLA's annual general meeting.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1224)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Live-ex stocking density rules tweaked at last minute

Live-ex stocking density rules tweaked at last minute

Minister steps in, next week's voyages to remain at same stocking rates
Wednesday, October 28, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1190)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Asparagus price slides as Japan exports ease

Asparagus price slides as Japan exports ease

With Japan not taking as much Aussie asparagus, growers may suffer.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1211)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Glendalough offers grazing, cropping potential

Glendalough offers grazing, cropping potential

Productive Dirranbandi grazing property Glendalough offers the potential for farming.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1170)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Peak bodies unite on sheep 'fit to load' requirements

Peak bodies unite on sheep 'fit to load' requirements

Peak bodies unite to remind sheep producers ensure their animals are 'Fit to Load'.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1209)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Vic farmers buy back historic property in $80 million deal

Vic farmers buy back historic property in $80 million deal

An historic western district property will stay in Victorian hands.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1147)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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La Nina could briefly rival 2010

La Nina could briefly rival 2010

The current La Nina event continues to strengthen, with some tipping it could reach 2010 levels, but only briefly and with less flooding.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1303)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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New alliance to encourage people to make the tree change

New alliance to encourage people to make the tree change

It's the first step in a national awareness campaign, encouraging people to live, work and invest in regional Australia. How would you sell your patch of the world to city slickers?
Wednesday, October 28, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1163)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Sharing great meat cooking tips

Sharing great meat cooking tips

MLA and Jessica Rowe partner up to celebrate butchers
Wednesday, October 28, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (975)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Rating change a mockery of advice

Rating change a mockery of advice

Another meeting in November provides the chance to change juice's star rating.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (935)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Cowpea aphids outbreak blow to south-east producers

Cowpea aphids outbreak blow to south-east producers

Farmers in south-eastern NSW are battling an aphid infestation.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (970)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Award for grain yield forecasting app

Award for grain yield forecasting app

Graincast, a farm app developed by CSIRO to help farmers estimate anticipated yields, has taken out a prestigious award
Tuesday, October 27, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (1053)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Making hay the old ways in the old days

Making hay the old ways in the old days

Visitors literally saw hay being made while the sun shone
Tuesday, October 27, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (973)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Senators grill beef on options other than China

Senators grill beef on options other than China

Jason Strong, Sam Brown, Troy Setter at senates estimates on China and beef
Tuesday, October 27, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (923)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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NSW dairy plan to deliver 'pragmatic change'

NSW dairy plan to deliver 'pragmatic change'

NSW fresh milk and dairy advocate Ian Zandstra is confident the Action Plan for the NSW dairy industry will deliver pragmatic change.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (989)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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