Who should pay for R&D?
EVERYONE from the Minister down is telling us that agriculture is suffering from low productivity growth, aggravated by our high cost environment and the high dollar.
Coles’ free-range headache
COLES is now discovering the ephemeral nature of the support of animal rights and consumer advocates.
Milking the Asian market
ARE Australian dairy producers competitive enough? Can they capture a significant share of the Chinese market and, in the process, compel Coles and the other supermarkets to pay higher prices domestically?
City meats country on beef
THE perception that city people do not understand agriculture will not have been helped by the February issue of Choice magazine.
Are ag shareholders getting screwed?
YOU may have noticed AACo chief David Farley got a pay rise last year of 28 per cent, taking his total remuneration to $1.2 million.
Will reason prevail on mulesing?
DO reason and the weight of evidence win in the end? Not always, but at least in the case of mulesing they might be making a comeback.
Fruit and veg could kill you
BARELY a day goes by in which we are not told to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.
A deal worth making
JUST the whiff of suggestion that the government might be about to reduce its services to agriculture is enough to spark an enormous outpouring of indignation.
Deregulating OJD
WHEN a disease strikes our agricultural industries, the first response is usually to wipe it out. Equine and avian influenza are two well-known examples where this has occurred.
Investing in agriculture
BLOG: How do you become a manager of a small investment fund? The answer is to start by managing a big fund and invest in agriculture.
ACCORDING to the ACCC, reasonable consumers expect eggs marketed as free range to be “produced in an environment in which laying birds regularly access an attractive outdoor range".
A long but miserable life
IF YOU had committed some of your hard-earned funds to buying Elders shares some four or five years ago, you would now be sitting on a loss of about 98 per cent of your money.
A VACCINE is now on the market for preventing Hendra virus in horses. For various reasons this is remarkable.
ALMOST everyone agrees there is a problem with the regulator of agricultural and veterinary chemicals, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
You call that a register?
CONSENSUS seems to be emerging that a compromise between those who have no objections to foreign investment in agriculture and those who oppose it is to create a register of foreign ownership.
Logging bill a warning on NGOs
A bill is making its way through parliament that has serious implications for farmers and other land owners who wish to harvest timber on their properties, writes DAVID LEYONHJELM.
Why you shouldn't lock the gate
FEARS about fracking are grossly overblown, writes DAVID LEYONHJELM.
Beef should stay off the round table
SOME in the cattle industry, including the Cattle Council, have apparently fallen for the good cop – bad cop con used by environmental lobby groups to manipulate industries, writes David Leyonhjelm.
Spitting chips over protection
POTATOES are at the centre of another debate raging over appropriate levels of protection, writes DAVID LEYONHJELM.
The rice and fall of socialism
AS long as they retain a rice single desk, NSW ricegrowers are at a marketing disadvantage, writes DAVID LEYONHJELM.
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