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Growcom calls for better engagement from ministers

Gene breakthrough

BREAKTHROUGH: A key gene that controls flowering time in wheat and barley crops also directs the plant's root growth, scientists have discovered.

Discovery could increase yield in barley and wheat

Dairy run behind bars

INTERESTING FARM: Adrian Cook is the manager of Dhurringile Prison's dairy.

Insight into operations on a prison dairy farm

'Stay out of the way' trucking sector warns vegan protesters

OUT OF THE WAY: ATA & ALTA warn protesters against getting in the way of trucks.

Transport industry warns against protesters.

Lismore mayor dead against chicken memorial

Lismore mayor Isaac Smith is not a fan of plans for a chicken memorial.

Mayor goes on national TV criticising chicken memorial

Horses killed by lightning strike

Lynn Bierley with Asha, a therapy horse killed by a lightning strike on Wednesday night.

The lightning bolt instantly killed three of the five horses

Backpacker dubs Woolgoolga farm 'modern day slavery'

NOT HAPPY: In a shocking article for  BuzzFeed , a backpacker recently wrote about his experience of exploitation at a Woolgoolga blueberry farm.

English backpacker makes shocking claims about a Woolgoolga farm.

2018: The year of agricultural innovation

Rural

Survey notes positivity among beef producers

Grazier Dom Burden joins AgForce

NEW ROLE: Dom Burden has been appointed the northern face of AgForce.

Cattle and sheep producer announced in northern role

Toowoomba man's rain dance in storm goes viral

Dougal Stallman was filmed doing a rain dance in a lightning storm.

The video, taken by a drone, has been viewed almost 350,000 times

Leading agronomists and researchers at forum

INFO SESSION: Senior agronomist Paul McIntosh and Dr Lee Hickey from the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation will be at the upcoming Riders of the Storm Cropping and Resistance Forum.

Chance for farmers to learn more about cropping

Mackay monster lychees ap-peel to festive fruit lovers

The veteran fruiterer is excited a new monster variety of lychee will hit his fruit market shelves early next week.

Mackay Sugar ends season, 160,000 tonnes cane left in field

2017 crushing season leaves 160,000 tonnes in field

Ten-year-old farmer: Max's growing mango business

Mount Larcom's Max Cosgrove from Max's Chicken's now sells organic bowen mangoes too.

Our youngest businessman is now selling mangoes.

NT welcomes country's first space centre

Arnhem Space Centre a welcome addition with tough times ahead

Tags could be a livestock industry game-changer

The SmartShepherd smart tags are lightweight and re-usable, and enable more efficient, accurate identification of mothers and their offspring in sheep, cattle and goat operations.

Smart tags transmit info back to farmers

Verbal warning for man selling weed on Gumtree

Water hyacinth growing in a pond.

Buy, swap, sell sites are becoming a battle field for bio-security

Research on controlling the noxious rubber bush

A CLASS C WEED: Meat and Livestock Australia will fund more a project to get more information on the noxious rubber bush weed.

Meat and Livestock Australia has approved a research project