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Country Hour for Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Country Hour for Tuesday 13 December, 2016



The owner of Queensland's bulk export sugar terminals has come to a new agreement over how they will operate when the industry's new paradigm starts next July. Sugar Terminals Limited has agreed to a new deal for Queensland Sugar Limited to remain as the handling and logistics operator of the six bulk terminals along the coast; On a sugar cane paddock on Mackay's outskirts a small revolution is taking place. In what's being described as an Australian first for the sugar industry, a driverless tractor is being put through its paces; The State Government has now outlined how an extra $5 million for wild dog fencing will be rolled out - seven months after the money was initially announced; The political fight over the backpacker tax might be over, but the question now is: how are the changes actually going to work?; Everyone knows papaya and passionfruit are a tropical fruit match made in heaven... but one far north Queensland farming family say its also a sweet combination, economicall