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AWB: Iraq trade suspension due to Govt ignoring warnings, says Rudd
13 Feb 06
Labor's foreign affairs spokesman, Kevin Rudd, says the Government ignored up to 14 warnings that AWB was misusing the Oil for Food program, which has now cost innocent growers one of their best markets.
AWB: Govt, NFF back Brendan Stewart's inclusion in Iraq delegation
16 Feb 06 With Labor claiming sending AWB's Brendan Stewart to Iraq to save the wheat trade was like sending a burgler back to the house he has robbed, both the Prime Minister and the NFF have backed Mr Stewart's inclusion for his experience and the lack of evidence pointing to wrong doing.
Creating Our Future report: States told to back GM crops
16 Feb 06 The rift between the Commonwealth and the States over GM crops has again opened after the
Creating Our Future
report recommended moratoria be lifted to keep farmers competitive.
AWB: Iraq trade suspension due to Govt ignoring warnings, says Rudd
13 Feb 06 Labor's foreign affairs spokesman, Kevin Rudd, says the Government ignored up to 14 warnings that AWB was misusing the Oil for Food program, which has now cost innocent growers one of their best markets.
AWB: 'Smoking gun' or not; Labor under fire for its WEA claims
10 Feb 06 Labor has backflipped on its claim that it has found the 'smoking gun' linking the AWB scandal to Government Ministers, leaving Opposition foreign affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd to defend the party's credibility to the press.
AWB: Wheat Export Authority under fire for failing to detect kickbacks
10 Feb 06 On the back of criticisms from Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan, Labor's foreign affairs spokesman Kevin Rudd has joined the attack on the WEA for failing to detect AWB's kickbacks but says the ultimate responsibility for this lies with the Agriculture Minister.
Year of the Outback: Rural Press named official print media partner
09 Feb 06 Australian Outback Development Corporation chair, Bruce Campbell, explains why Rural Press is a natural fit for the Year of the Outback's goals and what the bush means to him.
AWB: Labor targets Truss as WEA changes its tune
09 Feb 06 Former Agriculture Minister Warren Truss has been drawn into the AWB scandal after the Wheat Export Authority revealed it had investigated AWB's Iraqi contracts and the use of a Jordanian trucking company.
Environmental management: Rural Press does its bit
08 Feb 06 Rural Press, as part of the newspaper industry, has committed to a five-year National Environmental Sustainability Plan, which aims to increase recycling rates to above 76pc.
Year of the Outback: John Williamson sings his official anthem
08 Feb 06 John Williamson's song
Sing You the Outback
has once again been selected as the official anthem of the Year of the Outback.
Year of the Outback: Col Munro recites the official poem
06 Feb 06 In a special rendition for Rural Press and FarmOnline, bush broadcasting legend Col Munro recites the official poem of the Year of the Outback 2006 as written by Leighton B Watts.
Doomsday vault secures Australian crop research
01 Feb 06 Executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, Dr Cary Fowler, has praised Australia's $15m investment in a seed preservation program, saying it will help breeders combat future diseases and changing conditions.
Single desk safe, but AWB likely to lose control
01 Feb 06 Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran says the wheat export single desk will remain, but its structure is likely to change depending on the recommendations of the Cole Inquiry.
WTO: The two sides of the divide in Hong Kong
21 Dec 05 In this special video report, see first hand the divide between the poor farmers protesting against the WTO, and the plush surrounds of the conference aimed at helping the nations those farmers hail from.
WTO: Breakthrough yields an end to all export subsidies
18 Dec 05 An intense all-night meeting of key ministers has yielded a couple of late changes to the draft text for the WTO agreement, including an end date of 2013 for all export subsidies which Trade Minister Mark Vaile says is a major win for Australian farmers.
WTO: EU farmers should not fear trade reform
16 Dec 05 National Farmers' Federation president Peter Corish says EU farmers should not be so fearful of losing their tariff and subsidy protection as it will lead to stronger economies in the long run, even though there will be short-term pain for rural families.
WTO: Vaile puts the ball back in the EU's court on agricultural market access
15 Dec 05 Trade Minister Mark Vaile has bagged the EU's strategy of raising peripheral issues as a distraction, saying it fails to address the most important issue of all of creating new trade flows by cutting its tariffs on agricultural imports.
WTO: Vaile defends AWB's single desk powers
14 Dec 05 Under attack from the EU which wants an end to all monopoly export companies, Trade Minister Mark Vaile has hit back saying there is no proof the activities of firms like AWB is trade distorting.
WTO: Vaile hits out at EU on agricultural market access
14 Dec 05 Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile has hit out at the EU for not doing enough to assist developing countries, saying increased aid 'means zip' without those poorer nations also having access to sell farm produce in the wealthy EU markets.
WTO: US ready to roll up its sleaves to make a breakthrough
13 Dec 05 US Trade Representative Rob Portman says he is ready to do what it takes to get a result at the WTO talks in Hong Kong, but says the EU must open its agricultural markets if there is to be success.
US to land beef in Japan within 10 days
13 Dec 05 US Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns says the first shipments of beef to Japan could be on their way within 10 days, pending the outcome of final abattoir inspections by Japanese officials.
Vaile pushes for tax cuts for regional workers
07 Dec 05 Nationals Leader Mark Vaile has thrown down the gauntlet to his Coalition partners in the debate on tax cuts, pushing for cuts for lower paid workers who largely live in regional areas.
Govt accompanied AWB in Iraq negotiations: Rudd
06 Dec 05 Labor's trade spokesman, Kevin Rudd, says the Government has admitted to having sent staff to accompany AWB to the Middle East for negotiations with Iraq for the sale of wheat.
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Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
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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
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Medicinal cannabis could be crop option
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Ute muster to raise funds for RFDS
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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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