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Which wheat variety produces the most profit?

During the growing season my father John often brings home heads of wheat picked from…

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Prizing community: Rural Press Club of Victoria awards night

Brad Collis, editorial director, and Clarisa Collis, specialist writer and editor, attended the Rural Press…

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Illustration of singing fish by Sonia Kretschmar

Illustrations that draw you in

Whales sing and dolphins click and whistle, but what about fish? Do they have ‘voices’…

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Photojournalism rewarded

Wagga Wagga-based Coretext writer Nicole Baxter illustrated the rewards of extra thought and effort behind…

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Show your capabilities with case studies

Recently the Melbourne School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne approached us to put…

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Out in the field: Victoria’s high-rainfall zone

Rain, hail or shine, Coretext is frequently out in the field covering stories for our…

New staff members: Fiona James and Tom Bicknell

Coretext welcomes two new talents to its Melbourne office: agricultural journalism and media specialist Tom…

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Photo of Melissa Marino in New Zealand

Meet Melissa … writer and editor

Coretext is home to a wonderful mix of talent – farmers, photographers, authors and artists,…

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Photo of Coretext production editor/sub-editor Victoria Amy

Meet Victoria … Sub-editor/Production editor

Happy New Year, folks. We are back! Coretext is home to a wonderful mix of…

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Photo of young Nicole Baxter in ballet attire

Meet Nicole … writer

Coretext is home to a wonderful mix of talent – farmers, photographers, authors and artists,…

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Larry the Labradoodle

All I want for Christmas is a good book

We hate to break the news, but there are only 11 sleeps until Christmas. If…

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Photo of Mark Baxter harvesting wheat on his grain and wool farm, near Junee, New South Wales

A family farming tradition

This year I was thrilled when my niece Taylor Baxter said she’d be keen to…

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Coretext editorial director on assignment in 1986

Meet Brad … Editorial director

Coretext is home to a wonderful mix of talent – farmers, photographers, authors and artists,…

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Photo of Coretext general manager Adrienne Dolphin at Cape Liptrap

Meet Adi … General manager

Coretext is home to a wonderful mix of talent – farmers, photographers, authors and artists,…

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Meet Tim … Creative director

Coretext is home to a wonderful mix of talent – farmers, photographers, authors and artists,…

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Photo of a baker in Aleppo, Syria

Breaking bread with a stranger

A few years ago I was on assignment in Syria and stayed for a week…

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Photo of Eric Armstrong

A passion for pulses

Recently I photographed Dr Eric Armstrong on the eve of his retirement after working as…

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Photo of speakers and participants a the Towards Sustainability workshop, held in Clare, SA, in June.

Five steps towards sustainability

A two-day sustainable agriculture workshop for farmers, researchers and agricultural consultants doesn’t sound out of…

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Seafood treat, without the fish

Catherine Norwood reports on her visit to the World Aquaculture Society Conference, held in South…

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Photo of Adeola Alashi, a GRDC-supported PhD candidate at Charles Sturt University, and Nicole Baxter

Where are all the agricultural science jobs?

Last week I met my friend Adeola Alashi to chat over a cup of coffee….

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Aphids threaten early sown cereal crops

Recently I had the opportunity to spend time with some of the finest crop researchers…

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Aerial view of the Baxter family farm.

Ten things we love about harvest

The end of harvest always brings forth a range of emotions. While most growers would…

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Field days: much more than a day out

One of the joys of writing about the Australian grains industry for the GRDC is…

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Five things I know about Scotland

Coretext’s South Australian specialist writer Rebecca Jennings won an International Federation of Journalists/Alltech Young Leaders…

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Vigilance for disease on the doorstep

The Crawford Fund Biosecurity Breakfast hosted by the Rural Press Club of Victoria. Australian food…

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Maths man

In a triumph of mathematical genius against all odds (let’s not beat about the bush)…

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Rocks, lobsters and the King Island seas

One of the perks in writing about the fishing industry and seafood research for the…

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Agricultural journalism leadership

Coretext is proud to announce that South Australia-based staff writer Rebecca Jennings has been recognised…

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Grain, water, voilà

In this era of mass-produced convenience and packaging that obscures many food and  beverages’ agricultural…

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The future in four letters

Coretext was present in the hallowed halls of Parliament House in Canberra in late March…

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From stories to histories

From stories to histories … Alex moves on (or why my career change makes perfect…

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Pedalling into history

Whether on a roof rack or in the hold of a plane, I try whenever…

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Tilapia with snake beans on the side

When Coretext called me about documenting Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) agricultural projects…

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Masterclass in farm pride

A few years ago 60 per cent of surveyed New York high school students could…

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Grand final time on the farm

As the football season draws to a close, it crossed my mind how similar football…

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FISH for iPad

FISH, the industry magazine for the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC), is now available…

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Inside Coretext

Let me introduce myself, my name is Jemima Burt. I am a year 11 student…

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Australian cotton out in front

When cotton is reported in the media and through social media channels, it is often…

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A season of growing and learning

Every morning at this time of year, eating toast spread with canola margarine, my father…

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Career move brings early honour

Coretext’s former production editor and now casual proofreader, Cassandra Humble, returned to full-time study in…

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NBN rolls out of town

The NBN is here. By the end of 2015, one hundred per cent of Australian…

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Climate change up close

Senior Coretext writer and assistant editor of Ground Cover Clarisa Collis had a first hand…

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Australia’s overachievers

Australia’s cropping sector is in positive shape despite dry seasonal conditions according to an ABARES…

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Year of the Farmer

It shouldn’t need a promotional campaign for people to understand the role of modern agriculture…

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Farm life

Last night as we tucked into a lamb roast, sitting just outside the dining room…

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Farmers take the nation’s pulse

Pulses – those nutritious, taste-good peas, beans and legumes such as faba beans, chickpeas, field…

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Small school, big dreams

This week I had the pleasure of visiting a dynamic little school in the central…

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Building capacity in Indonesia

  It’s easy to be seduced by the trade and economic opportunities said to be…

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Investment in agriculture

Most people who work in agriculture in Australia know it has barely scratched the surface…