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Stepping sideways for a change
TOP-heavy businesses are on the way out and more relaxed work styles are taking over - but is that true yet of Australian agriculture?
Shades of grey: ag's power play
THE 'pain' of ageing stings, but at least the older I grow, the more I’ll be taken seriously in agribusiness with its top heavy management system.
An NZ state of mind
NEW Zealand continues to leave Australia in its wake when it comes to its collective attitude towards agriculture and its potential.
Veg on the chopping block
AUSVEG could be taking the chance to step up to the fight for our vegetable growers with some cold, hard facts.
Fieldays kicking off
RAIN dampened the first two days of Fieldays but not the spirits and spending of the 45,000+ visitors by Thursday.
Crossing the ditch for Fieldays
THIS week I’m across the ditch in New Zealand for Fieldays, the biggest rural event in the southern hemisphere, just outside Hamilton.
All croc, no bull
VIDEO: LIKE any other primary production business, a crocodile farm has to juggle its inputs and meet a market.
Time to harden up
THE frenzy of tantrums exhibited by some Australians in response to this year’s federal budget highlights a few issues.
Off the beaten farm
AS ‘off-farm income’ becomes the bread and butter for many family farms, it will be fascinating to see what the next gen of young farmers will be returning to down the track.
Milking the good news angle
ONE of Australia’s major TV networks did something very unusual last Saturday – gave attention to a good news story on Australian ag.
Working on trust
AUSTRALIAN agriculture may be on the verge of another welfare crisis - but this time it’s our workers in trouble.
Inspired by Mystery Park
IN the first leg of Get Muddy of Tour, meet the McArthur family of Mystery Park, St Lawrence.
Tell someone who cares
WE don’t want to hide what’s really happening in drought from those that are disconnected, but is the negativity doing farmers more harm than good?
Q&A with Joel Fitzgibbon
I GRABBED 15 minutes with Shadow Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon recently to chat about bipartisanship, Asia - and, naturally, alpacas.
Ag needs your voice
THE Australian agricultural industry is as individualistic as many of its farmers are, scattered out on their “islands”. And it needs to change.
Bush kids go the distance
WHAT'S it like growing up in the bush today, having to learn far from a regular school room?
SPCA: best before 1954
DOES anyone eat tinned fruit salad anymore? Why is Australia failing to innovate, adapt and push forward?
Q&A with NFF's Brent Finlay
BRENT Finlay, the new president of the NFF, has some big plans that are fuelled by some serious passion, says SAM TRETHEWEY.
Get Muddy goes on tour
PACK your bags for a first-hand look at some of Australia’s agricultural sectors as I hit the road on a fact-finding mission.
Battling the drought inside
“THIS is a story I’ve never told anyone..." The archaic business of hushing up suicide, depression and other mental health issues is killing us, literally.
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See how was at the annual event on April 22.
Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
The cattle industry would not exist but for foreign investment.
Not only are most levy payers never consulted, nobody even knows who most of them are.
Various thin-shelled types are running around like headless chooks over free-range eggs
The case for spending restraint and a rapid return to surplus is as strong as ever
I'm one of the people who want marijuana to be legalized, some city have been approved it but
Medicinal cannabis could be crop option
#blueysmegacarshowandcruise2019 10 years on Daniels Ute will be apart of another massive cause.
Ute muster to raise funds for RFDS
Australia's live animal trade is nothing but a blood stained industry that suits those who
PGA launches live ex campaign
AFGRI has new stock of S700 headers
16 Sep 18
AFGRI Equipment has a limited number of new John Deere S700 Series combine harvesters available for this harvest.
Liberals vow to keep college doors open
28 Aug 18
PARENTS campaigning to save Moora Residential College (MRC) have cautiously welcomed WA Liberals’ announcement it will keep the facility open if it wins the next State election.
Profit down, but rebounding Nufarm is seeking acquisitions
Bayer’s $88b Monsanto merger bites Aussie cotton R&D
Agrium merger makes super-sized fertiliser parent for Landmark
China’s Rifa pays $55m to beef up its NSW estate
GrainCorp syndicate withdraws from CBH bid
Chinese buy into live shipper Wellard
NZ crop tech firm eyes ASX listing
China’s ag investment rush leaves us for Brazil
Tweets from @FarmOnline/fairfax-rural-reporters
China has followed through with flagged plans to resume importing United States beef, lifting a ban that has existed since mad cow disease was found in the States in 2003.
Indonesia has relaxed its trade restrictions on secondary beef cuts, re-opening a market that was worth $42 million to Australian exporters two years ago.
The recent rainfall will lead to a change in the micron profile of the Australian wool clip next spring, while boosting production volume and lamb marking rates.
While the favourable season is spurring lamb prices and providing more marketing options for producers, livestock agents are concerned rates are reaching unsustainable levels.
There will be more cases of sclerotinia in canola in areas that do not traditionally have problems with the disease due to the wet spring.
Chickpea prices have jumped $30 to $50 a tonne above global market values as farmers caught with soggy crops look for alternative grain supplies to fulfill their forward contract commitments.
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