A weather eye on climate change
FARMERS are demonised in climate debates by a latte-sipping set who don't appreciate modern agriculture is essential to sustain the global population.
Don't pull your vote out of their hat
THE Queensland election is only a week away and yet the commentary still focuses on Premier, party, and what margin.
Let's get the Party started
TIRED of having the rural vote taken for granted, over the Christmas break a small group of farmers quietly launched the Country Party.
Business is the way to a better deal
THIS week I read with great interest that Barnaby Joyce is talking tough on competition law reform to protect farmers from misuse of market power.
Free trade rush a folly
THIS week we are being reassured that the federal government has our best interests firmly in mind as they negotiate an Australia-China FTA.
What makes a farmer?
ATTENDING another clearing sale this week, questions rise large about how productive land in a reasonably reliable area cannot underpin a profitable business.
Death by Coalition?
LAST year I contested the Federal election as a senate candidate for Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) in NSW.
High cost of poor policy
LAST week a farmer allegedly shot dead an OEH officer. Why would a community leader break to the point of taking a man’s life?
Let's dispel dollar myths
SUGGESTING the Australian dollar is valued too high and needs to come down tends to bring out the Chicken Littles.
Farm finance and footy philosophy
A BLOG can't provide a comprehensive solution to issues in less than 1000 words, so I settle for throwing a few metaphorical grenades.
Getting representation right
A REVIEW of grains representative structures would be more useful if it also considered a template that could apply across commodity sectors.
Unravelling the succession tangle
AGRICULTURAL succession is a growing, sector-wide problem with an increasing average age of producers and a declining number of enterprises.
The great GDP con
'FIXING' the economy by just increasing Gross Domestic Product is like trying to build a house from the roof down.
Are farmers owed a living?
CAN Australia afford to not ensure the long-term prosperity of agricultural production? The answer is no, says PETE MAILLER.
Counting real cost of production
FARMERS are carrying the cost of Australian agricultural policy in the context of current terms of trade, but ultimately our children will bear the real cost.
Ag: bigger than business
THE debate about drought support belies a much bigger conundrum in Australian agricultural policy and Australian trade policy.
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