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Sorting out the succession can turn ordinary farming families into the Roy children | Gabrielle Chan
Having a parent at the head of the company can keep adult children acting like children – even when the family’s fortunes are at stake

Gabrielle Chan

30, May, 2023 @2:46 AM

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‘Unpredictability is our biggest problem’: Texas farmers experiment with ancient farming styles
A study is under way in the water-scarce region to see if commodity farmers can use the regenerative technique of cover cropping as a way to adapt to rapidly changing weather conditions

Nina Lakhani with photographs by Verónica G Cárdenas in the Rio Grande Valley

29, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Seaweed could avert food crisis caused by extreme weather
Scientists believe Ulva can become a staple crop via undersea farming – once people acquire a taste for it

Paul Brown

26, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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PwC warned for using confidential information to suggest more work for Australian agriculture department
Consultant firm was ‘strategic partner’ to department and attended high-level meetings

Gabrielle Chan Rural and regional editor

23, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Caring for country and people: Victorian yabby farm first step in ambitious Indigenous agriculture venture
Djarra is aiming to farm 15 tonnes of crayfish a year in what will be the biggest yabby farm in the southern hemisphere

Calla Wahlquist

23, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘Amazing but absurd’: how worm-charming is drawing Cornish art back to its roots
Among artist Georgia Gendall’s projects is a riotous annual competition to lure these creatures from the soil – hopefully shifting some local cliches with them

Laura Snapes

23, May, 2023 @12:05 PM

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To offset or inset emissions? Australian farmers are ‘flying blind in a low-carbon world’ | Gabrielle Chan
One of the big opportunities missed in the climate wars was the chance for agriculture to lay out its case separate from fossil fuels

Gabrielle Chan

16, May, 2023 @5:02 AM

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Intensive farming is biggest cause of bird decline in Europe, study says
Use of pesticides and fertilisers identified as most significant factor behind loss of 550 million birds from skies

Damien Gayle

15, May, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Putting country first: private land-sharing agreement in Yambulla reckons with colonisation
Jim Osborne has offered his land for co-management by traditional owners in an experiment to restore and harvest native grasses

Gabrielle Chan; pictures by Rachel Mounsey

12, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘Why would we employ people?’ Experts on five ways AI will change work
From farming and education to healthcare and the military, artificial intelligence is poised to make sweeping changes to the workplace. But can it have a positive impact – or are we in for a darker future?

Philippa Kelly

12, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Banana appeal: Australia’s first genetically modified fruit sent for approval
Cavendish made to resist fungus threatening variety worldwide is seen as safety net for growers if industry wiped out

Donna Lu Science writer

12, May, 2023 @12:00 AM

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Herd the news? Australian alpaca numbers near 400,000 after baby boom
Most alpaca farmers run hobby farms or side businesses – despite Australia having the second-largest alpaca herd after Peru

Emily Middleton

11, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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