Hemp laws need unlocking
BLIND prejudice is preventing farmers from easily growing an industrial crop for which there is considerable demand.
A tax by any other name
LEVIES are in reality a special purpose tax. And like any other type of tax, they are rarely ever abolished or reduced.
A tax by any other name
LEVIES are in reality a special purpose tax. And like any other type of tax, they are rarely ever abolished or reduced.
Agrarian socialism's sticky end?
THE sugar industry is notorious for attaching itself to the public teat - concentrated in several marginal seats, it has a history of extracting taxpayer subsidies.
Stepping up to the crease
I HOPE history will say July 1 was the day we got to work putting Godzilla back in its cage.
Right to privacy no 'gag'
WHEN it comes to the production of livestock products for food, animal rights activists and their cheerleaders in the Greens do not respect private property.
Anti-live ex hypocrisy
A HOST of organisations, all left-wing and some openly anti-capitalist, insist animals would be better off if the government banned live exports.
Nats power play a mistake
THE National Party claims to represent the interests of rural and regional Australia, but when it does not practice what it preaches it does regional Australia a major disservice.
Time to tell the truth about organics
LAST week's verdict in the Marsh v Baxter case in WA represents a serious defeat for the organic industry.
Farming out free will
THE departure of fertiliser supplier Ravensdown from Queensland has prompted a lot of finger pointing. It wasn’t meant to end this way.
Cronies crushing creativity
BUSINESS should never accept help from the government, and GrainCorp’s situation proves it; cronies can be your friend one day and your biggest problem the next.
Rural RDCs a privilege, not a right
IT IS undeniable that productivity growth requires innovation, and that R&D contributes significantly to innovation (in agriculture). At issue is who pays for it.
No duopoly conspiracy - it's just business
WHAT if the retail market were much more diverse, with Coles and Woolworths each having less than 10pc of the market? Would there still be complaints about low prices?
Ag's White Paper déjà vu
WE don't have a plan for the mining industry, so why is the government spending taxpayers’ money on a plan for agriculture?
Ag chemical push wrong
THE push for periodic re-approval and re-registration of pesticides used by Australia’s farmers should be abandoned.
Ultimate goal is free trade
AUSTRALIA'S new trade agreements with Japan and Korea, and the likely agreement with China, are a step in the right direction.
Keen, green fighting machine
NEW SA Agriculture Minister Leon Bignell thinks he knows something about ag, but his stance on GM crops is one of 'green extremism'.
Wrong way CCA, go back
THERE are a number of industry roundtables, and every one of them is a stalking horse for extreme green and anti-industry values.
Helping Asia achieve food security
AUSTRALIA must be seen as such a reliable food supplier that there is no need for foreign governments to engage in protection of domestic producers to stimulate local output.
Pork barrelling down wrong path
THE Australian pig industry has a problem. It is in the process of phasing out sow stalls but competing against overseas competitors that will probably continue using them indefinitely.
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Australia's live animal trade is nothing but a blood stained industry that suits those who
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