Farmers adapt to dry conditions, with rainfall well below normal across southern Australia’s grain, sheep and cattle heartlands – ABC Rural

Farmers adapt to dry conditions, with rainfall well below normal across southern Australia’s grain, sheep and cattle heartlands – ABC Rural

For those with even the greenest of thumbs, keeping a backyard garden or front lawn alive when rain doesn’t fall is a struggle. So how do Australian farmers plan to keep the country fed? According to the Bureau of Meteorology, it was the eighth-driest April on record with rainfall across …

Cannibal mice eat each other as grain harvest ends, lowering the rodent population

Cannibal mice eat each other as grain harvest ends, lowering the rodent population

Updated April 27, 2018 09:29:08 Photo: A lack of food is leaving mice with no choice but to eat each other. (Supplied: CSIRO) Reports of mice reverting to cannibalism is signifying the end of high mice populations in farming areas across South Australia. A number of farmers in the Riverland …

Grain farmers begin seeding season across Western Australia

Grain farmers begin seeding season across Western Australia

Posted April 18, 2018 08:11:46 Photo: Mid-west farmer Kyle Carson said the weather pattern has been hard to predict. (ABC Rural: Joanna Prendergast) Related Story: Why WA’s grain harvest is the nation’s big hope of the season Seeding is underway in pockets of the grain-growing region across Western Australia, for …

Does it matter to you where the grain in your bread comes from? – ABC Rural

Does it matter to you where the grain in your bread comes from? – ABC Rural

If you drink single origin coffee are you also prepared to pay more for single origin bread? Most bread is made up of wheat that is aggregated in big stores and milled into a consistent product, largely for export markets. But one Australian baker is making a name for himself …