Grain's global reality check
ASIA presents big opportunities for the Australian grains industry, but the rest of the world is just as fixated on it as we are.
Farmers need a voice to speak for many
CURRENT issues such as the drought have highlighted the importance of a representative voice for farmers.
Rural pollies walk the talk
RURAL politicians are a different breed: they live with myriad issues on a daily basis. There's nowhere to hide - something leaders of the major parties should learn.
'Snail mail' can't get slower
AUSTRALIA Post's plan to cut its next day letter service from regional towns to capital cities cannot be allowed to proceed.
Partnership crucial to ag strategy
THE Australian government has some tough times ahead, with high profile businesses either downsizing or exiting our shores altogether.
Ag workers elusive
ATTEMPTS to construct an accurate picture of Australia's agricultural workforce continues to prove to be a challenge.
Decoding Indo's Japan move
THE ABC's announcement, with some small fanfare, that Indonesia will start importing beef from Japan is noteworthy as a non-event.
SPCA decision a numbers game
WHEN Tony Abbott announced Cadbury's bailout promise pre-election, there were swinging seats up for grabs - not so in the safe Liberal seat of Murray.
Hot under the collar
YET another extreme weather event, so yet another comment piece on climate change, huh?
WCB bid a churning issue
AS THE battle for Australia’s oldest surviving dairy company continues, it seems those at the helm of the 125-year-old WCB are restless.
Family farms not down for the count
THERE'S an aspect to farming that requires dogged irrationality, and that’s where the family farm will always have an edge over corporates says DANIEL POGSON.
NBN roll-out shows cracks
FOUR years into the National Broadband Network (NBN) roll-out, some of the issues emerging for this geographically-challenged country are already a big worry.
EID set for showdown
THE situation around electronic identification (EID) for sheep and goats appears to be more about when and how, not if it will happen.
Family farms here to stay
AUSTRALIAN Workers' Union boss Paul Howes has certainly created a stir this week with his comments on Sky News last Sunday that “the day of ma and pa farming has come to an end”.
Asia's call unanswered
THERE is some irony in the cheap slogan from the 2006 Tourism Australia campaign which featured Lara Bingle - "where the bloody hell are you?" - when it comes to our presence in Asia.
Wise counsel for NFF
WHEN the National Farmers' Federation (NFF) was formed in 1979, the tasks facing it were many and varied, but not complex.
Ag needs solid foundation
AS THE agriculture industry enters discussion about restructuring its national representation, a couple of key points immediately come to the fore.
FDI splitting Coalition
THE foreign investment debate is clearly tearing federal cabinet at the expense of national interest.
What's in it for growers?
THE complex factors surrounding Archer Daniels Midland's (ADM) bid for GrainCorp can be distilled by the production sector into one succinct question - what’s in it for us?
Farmgate key to ADM deal
LIBERAL MP Angus Taylor questions the value of an ADM takeover of Australia’s only top 100 listed ag company GrainCorp - most growers are asking the same questions.
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