Business

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Reaping the rewards of biodynamic farming

Bob Hawke Landcare Award winner Charlie Arnott sees his stock as tools to manage his pasture, and despite the drought, his paddocks are thriving.

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Port Macquarie winemaking family finds export markets fruitful

Cassegrain Wines' decision to forgo chain supermarkets has led to a stronger cellar door and direct sales and has boosted its exports to 40% of production.

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Virtual fences to improve labour efficiency for farmers

Fencing has long been a time-consuming task for farmers, but a research project headed by the CSIRO using solar-powered cattle collars and virtual barriers offers a solution.

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What makes a truly innovative farmer?

The Andreazza family invested in creative solutions for their farm and now they are reaping the rewards with premium rice and wheat crops.

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Oyster growers thrive despite environmental crisis

North Coast oyster farmers have integrated clever practices to remain sustainable since the introduction of Pacific oysters.

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Hydrogen-fuelled tractors: a clean energy option for farmers

A CSIRO breakthrough has been made in the search for alternative fuels. With unmatched efficiency, hydrogen may become the future of farming.

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Christmas tree farmer boosts business with space-age machine

Coramba Christmas tree farmer, Wayne Duver cuts production time by 50% with innovative gadget that's gaining customers this festive season.

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Australia's oldest family-run turkey farm prepares for Christmas

Tamworth farmers Col and Vicki Quast have been running Quast Turkeys – the family business for 68 years thanks to innovation and sustainable practices.

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Young farmers getting down to business

Aspiring farmers across NSW are getting a leg-up from experts in the Young Farmer Business Program.

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Livestock to hay production: Tamworth farmer diversifies during drought

Tamworth mixed farmer Bryce McMurtrie trades beef for hay making to help boost farm gate profits.