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The Rural News

The Rural News Macquarie Media Network

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The Rural News

    Disease-resistant banana research bears fruit

    Disease-resistant banana research bears fruit

    Finding viable alternatives to traditional varieties of bananas will be essential to future-proofing the $600 million industry.

    Researchers have created four new varieties of the Goldfinger banana, which is resistant to panama disease, that have the potential to satisfy both consumer and grower needs.

    Rural editor Sophie Clarke caught up with Queensland Department of Ag and Fisheries banana production team leader Stewart Lindsay to hear more about the project.
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    National Rural News October 5

    National Rural News October 5

    In today's National Rural News: addressing general practice issues on the GP Summit agenda, disease-resistant bananas closer to hitting the market, Norco to rebuild, plus the latest from the markets and more. 
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    • 15 min
    Furit and vegetable prices tipped to climb

    Furit and vegetable prices tipped to climb

    Fruit and vegetable prices are again beginning to rise, as adverse weather affects growing conditions along the east coast. 

    The latest inflationary figures show prices are up 18.6% year on year. 

    Two consecutive La Ninas, floods in Queensland and New South Wales, as well as abnormally cold conditions in Victoria have all affected crop production. 

    Rural reporter Meg Van Lohuizen caught up with Velisha Farms managing director Catherine Velisha to hear how farmers are adapting to conditions.
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    • 4 min
    National Rural News - October 4

    National Rural News - October 4

    In today's National Rural News: a factory growing meat from animal cells, adverse weather pushing produce prices up, Australia's wine market tipped to grow, plus the latest from the markets and more.
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    • 15 min
    VFF launches a new farm safety campaign

    VFF launches a new farm safety campaign

    A new video series is being launched to educate farmers about work safety. 

    The Victorian Farmers Federation is using National Work Safe Month to educate farmers about safe operating procedures, and how to reduce on-farm risk. 

    Rural reporter Meg Van Lohuizen spoke with VFF Livestock Council vice-president Scott Young to find out how the campaign can help farmers. 

     
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    • 4 min
    National Rural News October 3

    National Rural News October 3

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    • 15 min

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