Welcome to our newest Young National, Elizabeth, with love from your proud godfather.
White Spot disease is not dangerous to humans but it’s deadly to prawns. We have a $360 million a year prawn industry, and yesterday it was made aware to me they are detecting White Spot in raw imported green prawns that you can buy in the shop for human consumption and that for me is a huge concern. People have a tendency to use them as bait which means White Spot gets into our waterways.
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Celebrating the New Year with the New England's local "artist in the pub" Lynn... you never know who you might find sitting for her next Archibald entry at Deepwater Inn.
On taking risks, selling the car to set up a small business, and giving up an easy ride to stand against a guy with a 23% margin. 2GB 873 - Sydney Talk Radio

Nights with Miranda Devine: Barnaby Joyce - Omny.fm

Australia’s agriculture sector is entering a “golden era” of prosperity and growth, boosting the national economy, farmers’ incomes and the fortunes of regional towns.
National agricultural production will exceed $60 billion in value this year, for the first time. Food and rural exports are already worth $48bn to the economy, cattle and sheep prices are at an all-time high and an unprecedented...
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Farming golden era has dawned

Christmas is time for us all to remember, in whatever way each of us can, those less fortunate than ourselves. For those with families, Christmas is one of the happiest times of the year, but for those without, it can be the loneliest. In the true meaning of Christmas, we can all reach out. Merry Christmas and God Bless.
“A time to give thanks and to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas”

For regional Australia, 2016 ends on the upbeat note that for the first time ever the value of our agricultural production is expected to pip $60 billion. Coupled with the wealth our regions generate from the resources sector, there is little doubt where Australia's economic engine-room resides.

This year The Nationals...
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Almost 4.8 million Aussie tourists visited the New England and Hunter regions and injected nearly $2 billion into our economy over the past 12 months. Whether it’s the Tamworth Country Music Festival, horse racing at Scone, the Glen Innes Celtic Festival or simply enjoying the natural beauty in our national parks and hospitality of the New England, our region is drawing in the crowds,...
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Introducing the brand new $1 million Bookookoorara Creek Bridge!

This is a vital part of the Legume-Woodenbong section of the Mount Lindesay Rd upgrade - one of the most dangerous roads in Australia, that we promised to fix and are now fixing.

This bridge is an important milestone in fixing this stretch, previously a State Highway, where school buses and trucks had to divert onto unsealed...
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Australia’s agricultural production is forecast to surpass $60 billion in 2016-17 for the first time ever.

And today we continue to deliver on our election commitments for Australia’s farmers, most being family-owned businesses, who produce almost 93 percent of our daily domestic food supply.

Today's Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook locks in funding to set up a new centre of excellence...
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Just in time for Australia Day.
One of the country’s longest wind turbine blades today headed to what will be Australia's biggest wind farm - a project creating about 200 construction jobs at Glen Innes.
Almost 22,600 homes and businesses in the Tamworth region will soon have access to faster and more reliable internet, with pre-construction works to deliver fibre to the node broadband to begin this week.
Satellite is live here, fixed wireless is live here– but today we are launching fibre to the node construction work, where more than 21,000 premises will be able to connect by the second...
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Whether it's State of Origin with QLD and NSW belting the hell out of each other, the All Blacks vs the Wallabies, we all love our sport - and what better then an AFL game to celebrate country Australia, and these are the legends to make it happen - Kevin Sheedy and Damian Drum.
Launching to recruit, skill, mentor and guide growers, farmers and employees, as well as show the bright future there is to be had working in Australian agriculture.

It's the result of Australian Pork, Cotton RDC, Dairy Australia, Grains Research and Development Corporation, Meat & Livestock Australia, and Food and Agribusiness Solutions working together so everyone on our farms has what...
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Much has changed since 1887 when the small school of Yarrowitch Primary was established in an isolated farming region, 50km east of Walcha, but 129 years later, with just eight students in total today, it's still the heart of the community.
The philosophy of The Nationals is clear; that a person's future may not be determined by the weight of their wallet, the fortune of genealogy, the extensiveness of their education, but instead a person can transcend through the social and economic stratification of life by the sweat of their own brow.

A society made up of these people, starting new shops, having cattle on the road,...
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Our dairy farmers have had it tough but we are committed to supporting them - that's why Senator Bridget McKenzie is holding roundtables across regional Victoria to hear from our farmers and those who have an interest in the health of our future dairy industry.
Good to get out of Canberra and back to the New England to show PM Malcolm Turnbull our smart farm innovation at University of New England, Armidale.
Aussie farmers are smashing records again - growing a bumper winter crop of winter canola, wheat, barley and chickpeas - a record 52.4 million tonnes from our farms into our silos to feed people around the world. It hasn't been easy - but it is appreciated.