Country Hour for Friday 21 July, 2017

New Brownes Dairy contracts that penalise farmers for low milk supply will be scrutinised by the consumer watchdog as part of its national inquiry into the dairy industry

National Centre for Farmer Health is looking at why workplace deaths in agriculture, fishing and forestry have increased by more than 10 per cent in the past decade, while mining deaths plummeted by 64 per cent

A draft report into Australian marine zones has recommended a targeted management approach for ecological considerations while allowing for more fishing

Western Australia's minister for Agriculture Alannah MacTiernan says the Department of Agriculture has been excessively de-skilled and she has committed to rebuilding its biosecurity capabilities, which became evident with the outbreak of the Tomato Potato Psyllid pest earlier this year

The bushfire season in northern Australia is expected to be worse than average, according to the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, after a solid wet season and very little winter rain

Results of a cotton trial planted during the wet season in the Kimberley's Ord Valley and harvested recently show some promising results, but CSIRO researcher says there's still a long way to go

Bruce Ingelton, 88, manages the Beacon Mens Shed and says it's given him a reason to get up every day

Jul 21, 08:14 AM
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