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National

Why You Didn't See 'The Lamb Ad' This Australia Day

3 min read

The annual summer 'lamb ad' is synonymous with Australia Day, but it was noticeably absent over the long weekend and there's a good reason why you didn't see it.

National

National

'A New Level Of Low': Man Accused Of Scamming Battling Farmers With Discounted Hay

1 min read

An alleged scammer will face court, accused of ripping off battling farmers in drought-stricken communities across New South Wales.

National

National

Why Your Fruit And Veg Could Look Different This Season

5 min read

Apples and cauliflowers may be smaller, mangoes might have unusual marks -- but there's a good reason why you should keep buying it this season, to support farmers affected by fires and drought.

Good News

Good News

'Never Give Up Hope': Drought-Ravaged Farmers Share Photos Before And After Rain

3 min read

Farmers across NSW have celebrated the state's recent rain by sharing before and after photos of their drought-ravaged properties. 

National

National

Farmer's Got A Wife - And They're Spending Their Honeymoon In A Dusty Ute

1 min read

It’s the adventure of a lifetime. Sadly, it’s framed by a landscape scorched dry from years of crippling drought.

National

National

'Nowhere For Our Bees To Go': Bushfire, Drought And Vandalism Halt NSW Honey Production

3 min read

Apiarists are calling for NSW National Parks to open to beekeepers after bushfire wiped out 7,000 hives and destroyed “prime honey country”.

Homes

Homes

Australian Farmer Develops Country's First Ever Seedless Lychees

2 min read

If you love a lychee but hate a seed, we have good news for you.

National

National

Farmer Battling Drought And Fire Forced To Dump 15,000L Of Milk A Day

3 min read

With fire cutting off highway access to Milton in NSW, it's claimed the Narrawilly dairy farm has been forced to dump 15,000 litres of milk a day.

Good News

Good News

Tiny 'Make-Believe' Shearer's Christmas Wish Comes True

1 min read

While Barbies and Lego filled most kids' Christmas wish lists, one four-year-old future farmer unwrapped his dream gift from Santa: shears.

News

News

Banana Growers Affected By Bushfires Could Take More Than A Year To Recover

3 min read

Bananas are Australia’s most popular fresh fruit but recent bushfires have gutted plantations sparking fears supply and cost could be impacted -- but the major supermarkets have assured customers won't go without.

Updated

Updated

Facebook Reopens Farming Group Taken Down 'In Error' Over Live Animal Sales

2 min read

A social media support group for struggling, drought-stricken farmers that was taken down by Facebook has been reopened.

National

National

'Buy From The Bush' Market Boosting Drought-Stricken Rural Communities

4 min read

Regional businesses say they're overwhelmed and inspired by the support from people in the city, as the devastating drought wears on across the country.

Good News

Good News

This Chicken Can Cross The Road Thanks To A Cleverly Designed Wheelchair

1 min read

Tuesday the chicken has narrowly escaped death thanks to a caring and creative animal sanctuary.

National

National

Coles To Pay $5.25 Million To Norco Farmers After ACCC Investigation

3 min read

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has alleged Coles failed to pass on the full 10 cents price rise to Norco dairy farmers.

National

National

Drought-Stricken Christmas Tree Grower Forced To Close Due To Bushfires

4 min read

This weekend is meant to be Sydney Christmas tree grower Lynette Keneally's busiest time of the year. But instead, her plantation is blocked by fires so no one can pick them up.

Good News

Good News

Outback Schoolkids Perform Raindance To ‘Bust The Dust’

3 min read

A raindance campaign launched by a tiny rural school with just 50 students is taking off globally to raise awareness and spirits during drought.

National

National

Aussie Farmer Tragically Loses Both Legs In Gruesome Accident

2 min read

Warning: Graphic Content

Views

Views

A Chinese Company Just Bought Some Of Our Biggest Milk Brands. Should We Be Worried?

6 min read

China’s buying the farm again.

World

World

Why Farmers Might Want To Start Painting Zebra Stripes On Cows

2 min read

An experiment on a herd of cows in central Japan appears to have proven a radical, nature-inspired solution to a pest problem that plagues the agriculture industry.

Emily Little

Emily Little

This Is What It's Like To Lose Everything In A Bushfire

5 min read

Shortly before a bushfire ripped through Bobin on the NSW Mid North Coast and destroyed my home, I had planned to meet with local students.

National

National

Farmers Are Dancing Because It Finally Rained In Drought Areas

3 min read

Drought-ravaged areas of Queensland and NSW have had temporary relief after receiving massive downfalls of rain.

News

News

Meet The Vegetarian Who Became A Butcher

4 min read

Tammi Jonas was a vegetarian for a decade. Now she has turned a full 180 and is a butcher on her very own pasteurized pig farm in Victoria.

Inspiration

Inspiration

WATCH: Joyful Farmer Takes Enormous Pumpkin For Paddle Around His Pond

1 min read

A US farmer has grown the most impressive Halloween decoration you're ever likely to see - and he also found a great use for it.

National

National

Instagram Strips Aussie 'Naked Farmer' Account With No Warning

3 min read

Instagram has apologised for an ‘error’ which saw a viral page that features photos of naked Australian farmers shut down for more than a week, with no answers as to why.

Good News

Good News

How You Drinking Beer At The Pub Can Help The Farmers

2 min read

Now you can raise a glass for a good cause, with a charity campaign sending money from beer sales to drought-stricken farmers doing it tough.

Kasy Chambers

Kasy Chambers

When Did 'Welfare' Become A Dirty Word?

3 min read

You might have noticed that the word 'welfare' has been turned on its head.

Melbourne

Melbourne

Kangaroos Will Be Shot And Turned Into Pet Food

1 min read

Kangaroos will be harvested for commercial pet food processing in Victoria, under a plan to help manage the population and minimise waste by using the carcasses as pet food.

National

National

Aussie Council Given $1 Million In Drought Funding, But They Don't Want It

5 min read

A Victorian council has been given $1 million to help weather the effects of drought, but they've hit back saying they don't want it.

Views

Views

Stop Crying Over Plant-Based Milk

5 min read

Soy milk. Almond milk. Rice milk.

National

National

'Just Around The Corner': What An Outbreak Of African Swine Fever Would Mean For Australia

5 min read

It's been described as "potentially the biggest animal disease the world has ever seen" and it's slowly, but surely, making its way towards Australia.

National

National

Grazier's Fight For 'Justice' After Clearing Trees To Feed Cattle During Drought

3 min read

A Queensland grazier is making a last-ditch attempt to clear his name after being convicted for pushing over trees on his property to feed starving cattle. 

National

National

'Absolutely Incredible': Drought-Stricken Farmers Thank The Project After $300,000 Raised

2 min read

Greg Jerry had just months left before drought would destroy his farm, but the generosity of Australians has changed that.

National

National

These Drought-Ravaged Cattle Have To Be Physically Lifted Every Morning

2 min read

In a devastating insight into Australia's crippling drought, a farmer has revealed how his cattle have to be physically lifted off the ground every morning because they can no longer stand on their own feet.

National

National

Why Some Farmers Are Going Bananas Over Food Waste

4 min read

A Queensland couple who pioneered transforming reject bananas into banana flour want to inspire other growers to think innovatively about fighting food waste.

National

National

The 11-Year-Old Boy Raising Millions To Help Our Farmers

2 min read

Jack Berne might only be 11 but he is one of the country's most successful drought awareness campaigners.

Crime

Crime

$440,000 Fines For Farm Trespassing By Animal Activists In Tough Crackdown

1 min read

Activists who illegally enter farms will soon be slapped with fines of up to $440,000 as part of a suite of measures to crack down on so-called "attacks" on farms. 

National

National

Runaway Cow Bursts Into Police Station, Ordered To Moo-Ve On

1 min read

Livestock caused udder panic on a busy street on Saturday, as loose cattle in a bad moo-d disrupted traffic and had to be rounded up after escaping from owners.

Features

Features

The Farming Family Fighting The Government For A Fair Deal For Their Land

4 min read

After running sheep on their property since 1919, the Nicolson family had it ripped out from under them by the Defence Department.

National

National

Debunked: 'Urgent Warning' Animal Activists Are Tampering With Cattle Trucks

2 min read

A bright yellow graphic with an "urgent warning" for farmers has been circulating in recent days. But by all accounts, it appears to be fake. 

Features

Features

Hamish Investigates: Did the Government Just Waste $80-Million Buying Water?

4 min read

Water wars - questions are being raised whether due process was followed in an $80-million water licence sale

Crime

Crime

Vegan Protesters To Face Jail Under New Laws To Protect Farmers

2 min read

Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants vegan activists who target farmers' homes to face jail terms of up to 12 months.

National

National

Dairy Farmer's Cow Tried To Jump A Fence In Fear During Vegan Protests

3 min read

A dairy farmer watched as one of his cows became tangled in a fence after animal rights activists stormed his property in Queensland. 

National

National

Devastating Cost Of Strawberry Tampering Crisis Finally Revealed

2 min read

In September last year, a wave of strawberry contaminations swept across the country as punnet after punnet of the fruit was found with needles.

National

National

Parma For A Farmer Drought Fundraiser Is Coming Back

2 min read

Rural Aid has announced the Parma for a Farmer scheme is back, as the drought crisis continues in much of the country.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

Farmers Are Celebrating The End Of 'Soul-Destroying' $1 Milk

2 min read

As the sun pokes through the rain clouds over Tony Biffin's dairy farm, he's filled with hope for his industry for the first time in a decade.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Doctor Fathers 48 Children After Impregnating Patients With Own Sperm

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

National

National

'Just 10 Cents': Farmers Storm Coles Over $1 Milk Protest

2 min read

Queensland dairy farmers have converged on Coles to demand the supermarket stops selling $1 milk.

National

National

Crowdfunding Campaign To Save Hero Dog Hit By Car

2 min read

A farm dog made famous by a movie about his life protecting penguins is now fighting for his life in a Melbourne vet clinic.

National

National

Animal Activist Charged After Filming Himself Inside Piggery

2 min read

A 25-year-old man has been charged after allegedly live streaming footage claiming to be inside a West Australian piggery. 

National

National

'It Sucks The Happiness Out Of You': Country Kids Share The Drought's Hidden Stories

3 min read

Shooting malnourished lambs for the first time, feeding stock in between school and homework and constantly thinking about money. 

National

National

Woolworths Axes $1 Milk In Effort To Help Farmers

3 min read

Supermarket giant Woolworths will no longer sell milk for $1 per litre, raising prices with the increase to go to struggling dairy farmers.

National

National

Australian Beef Supply To Be 'Significantly' Impacted By Flood Deaths

4 min read

More than 500,000 cattle have been killed and another 150,000 in danger of starving to death as a result of the devastating Queensland floods.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

'It Could Change Someone's Life': These Best Mates Want You To Phone A Farmer

2 min read

Young farmer Jim Honner knows all too well the power of a five-minute call, and he's urging you to pick up the phone.

Crime

Crime

Entire Field Of Garlic Stolen From Farm

1 min read

Crime stinks!

Crime

Crime

Smile Ewe! Police Seize Hot Herd And Fast Car

1 min read

There's no pulling the wool over the eyes of these country cops.

Politics

Politics

Job Seekers Told To Pick Fruit Or Lose Welfare Payments

2 min read

Scott Morrison has called on Australians on the dole to get to work by helping struggling farmers.

National

National

Mutating Disease Could Go Bananas And Ruin Global Crops

2 min read

There was a much better banana widely available a few decades ago, and you missed out on it.

Good News

Good News

Strawberry Farmers 'Proud' After Nation Rallies In Support After Needle Scare

3 min read

It's been a rough week for Robert Edwards and his staff.

Good News

Good News

Stop What You're Doing. There's A Baby Camel Boom in QLD

2 min read

There. Are. Baby. Camels. In. Pajamas. Plus camel milk vodka? Camel milk gelato? Camel milk feta cheese? What's going on in Queensland? One thing's for sure -- these Aussie dairy farmers are busting their humps.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

Milk Levy For Dairy Farmers Could Be A 'Temporary Measure'

2 min read

But the PM is cautious it's an added cost to 'mums and dads pouring milk on their cornflakes'.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

Where You Can Grab A Parma For A Farmer In Your State

5 min read

Help Aussie farmers while tucking into a classic pub meal.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

How Your Grocery Shop Can Help Struggling Aussie Farmers

5 min read

Small choices at the checkout really can make a big difference.

Politics

Politics

'A Drop In The Bucket': Gov't Drought Assistance Not Enough

5 min read

"It's a start. I think the government could do more"

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

How You Can Help Struggling Farmers

4 min read

There are many ways to lend a hand to our fellow Australians.

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

PETA's Pathetic Message To Farmers Shows A Drought Of Decency

7 min read

“If you can’t feed them don’t breed them.”

Drought Crisis

Drought Crisis

20 Tonnes Of Grain Stolen From Drought-Stricken Farm

1 min read

The grain was enough to feed around 2000 livestock.

National

National

PETA Slams Farmers: If You Can't Feed Them Don't Breed Them

2 min read

"That is heartless. Utterly heartless."