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Farmers push for simplified national heavy vehicle regulations

Rules for oversized loads need to be uniform from state to state, says Riverina farmer and NSW Farmers Wagga Wagga branch chair Alan Brown.

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Stock theft drives Wyangala farmer to develop a handy app for producers

Proposed changes to poultry welfare standards have caged-egg producers working hard to promote the facts of farming amid a volatile debate.

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Water tanks measure up for Deniliquin feedlot business

SPONSORED: Reliable water-storage solutions can be hard to come by for large-scale enterprises. Conargo Feedlot shares how it tackled clean and consistent water management.

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How to budge the sludge in your water tank

Sediment in the bottom of your water tank isn’t always a bad thing, but there are times when you need to make a clean start.

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How to protect your farm's biggest assets in drought

SPONSORED: Custom designed fodder storage sheds prove a smart investment for farmers looking to drought-proof their property.

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How farmers can cash in on compost

SPONSORED: From improving soil and cost-effective horse bedding to earning cash through carbon credits, compost has some surprising benefits for agriculture.

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Do we really need expensive drones to boost on-farm profits?

Agriculture drones are proving an essential eye-in-the-sky tool for farmers and can help add real value at the farm gate – but not everyone will need an expensive device.

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Three of the best new Australian tech innovations

Touchy-feely robots, facial recognition for bees and a way to humanely take male chicks out of the food production chain before they hatch are cutting-edge technologies being developed in Australia.

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A new approach to learning sets agriculture students up for success

SPONSORED: With eyes on the future of agriculture, Marcus Oldham College is reshaping its campus and courses for 2020.

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When will agriculture's robotic revolution arrive?

Three years ago, researchers predicted there would be a tsunami of robots in the farming industry. So what's the hold up with autonomous farming machinery?