Key farm ministries uncertain

A pending cabinet reshuffle may see three new ministers serving in roles critical to Australian farming.
A pending cabinet reshuffle may see three new ministers serving in roles critical to Australian farming.
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NEW stresses will appear for the Australian beef industry over the next 12 months, although the general outlook remains upbeat. NEW stresses will appear for the Australian beef industry over the next 12 months, although the general outlook remains upbeat.
FORMER cabinet minister Ian Macfarlane’s defection to the National party has been blocked by the Queensland executive of the LNP. FORMER cabinet minister Ian Macfarlane’s defection to the National party has been blocked by the Queensland executive of the LNP.
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources first assistant secretary Tim Chapman was asked about biosecurity risks linked to importing bee semen into Australia at Senate estimates and the no-so subtle process of extraction.
10 Feb 16 Department of Agriculture and Water Resources first assistant secretary Tim Chapman was asked about biosecurity risks linked to importing bee semen into Australia at Senate estimates and...
VETERAN barley breeder David Moody has had a hand in many of the most dynamic barley varieties to hit the market in Australia in the last 20 years, so when he says that a new variety has the potential to be one of the best he has been involved with, you listen.
10 Feb 16 VETERAN barley breeder David Moody has had a hand in many of the most dynamic barley varieties to hit the market in Australia in the last 20 years, so when he says that a new variety has...
Climate science is made vulnerable by not making itself relevant to policy makers, researcher says.
10 Feb 16 Climate science is made vulnerable by not making itself relevant to policy makers, researcher says.
FARM Management Deposits (FMDs) limits will be doubled under new legislation to be tabled in federal parliament today by Treasurer Scott Morrison.
10 Feb 16 FARM Management Deposits (FMDs) limits will be doubled under new legislation to be tabled in federal parliament today by Treasurer Scott Morrison.
A recovery in global dairy prices is forecast to take its time in 2016, but Australian export values are headed for a three per cent rise.
10 Feb 16 A recovery in global dairy prices is forecast to take its time in 2016, but Australian export values are headed for a three per cent rise.
Minister Barnaby Joyce has confirmed the relocation of three RDCs from Canberra as part of the Coalition's controversial de-centralisation policy.
10 Feb 16 Minister Barnaby Joyce has confirmed the relocation of three RDCs from Canberra as part of the Coalition's controversial de-centralisation policy.
COALITION government members are exploring options to soften changes to the backpacker tax regime and avoid inflicting losses to critical farm labour supplies.
10 Feb 16 COALITION government members are exploring options to soften changes to the backpacker tax regime and avoid inflicting losses to critical farm labour supplies.
Despite the largest national offering since November 2010, this year’s wool market has been unwavering on December prices.
10 Feb 16 Despite the largest national offering since November 2010, this year’s wool market has been unwavering on December prices.
Sheep - Wool
THE federal government has changed the seasonal worker program to include other agricultural industries outside of horticulture and bolster work-force options.
10 Feb 16 THE federal government has changed the seasonal worker program to include other agricultural industries outside of horticulture and bolster work-force options.
WHILE the solo Merino ewe shearing world record eluded shearer Beau Guelfi on Saturday, he achieved another aim, raising more than $12,000 for children's charity Variety.
10 Feb 16 WHILE the solo Merino ewe shearing world record eluded shearer Beau Guelfi on Saturday, he achieved another aim, raising more than $12,000 for children's charity Variety.
TIMING could be right for national freight rail access reform, CBH Group has suggested.
10 Feb 16 TIMING could be right for national freight rail access reform, CBH Group has suggested.
GROWERS caught up in the collapse of Superfert Dongbu last year can expect a pay out of about eight cents for every dollar lost.
10 Feb 16 GROWERS caught up in the collapse of Superfert Dongbu last year can expect a pay out of about eight cents for every dollar lost.
10 Feb 16 THREATS of legal action and a war of words have erupted in the grains sector following reports that a group of growers is considering a bid to corporatise grains co-operative CBH.
JCB’s new 4000 Series Fastrac comes with a new Tier 4 engine punching out 42 per cent more torque than the previous model, self levelling suspension and is autosteer ready.
10 Feb 16 JCB’s new 4000 Series Fastrac comes with a new Tier 4 engine punching out 42 per cent more torque than the previous model, self levelling suspension and is autosteer ready.
Equipment giant John Deere has called on the US Congress to ratify the Trans Pacific Partnership in order to boost the global economy.
09 Feb 16 Equipment giant John Deere has called on the US Congress to ratify the Trans Pacific Partnership in order to boost the global economy.
The requirement for semi trailer rear bumpers to be painted white has been removed in a move the Australian Trucking Association reckons will save transport operators more than $12 million over the next decade.
09 Feb 16 The requirement for semi trailer rear bumpers to be painted white has been removed in a move the Australian Trucking Association reckons will save transport operators more than $12...
AN amalgamation of the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) and Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA) is back on the table.
09 Feb 16  1 AN amalgamation of the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) and Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA) is back on the table.
Sheep - Wool
CSIRO climate change research has not been demolished but instead redeployed to focus on practical adaptation in areas like improved crop and beef production, government MP’s say.
09 Feb 16  3 CSIRO climate change research has not been demolished but instead redeployed to focus on practical adaptation in areas like improved crop and beef production, government MP’s say.
Australia's red meat industry is tackling non-tariff barriers to trade, an issue costing it billions each year.
09 Feb 16  1 Australia's red meat industry is tackling non-tariff barriers to trade, an issue costing it billions each year.
The carbon economy has arrived and beef is cashing in.
09 Feb 16 The carbon economy has arrived and beef is cashing in.
Cattle - Beef
A new Jaylor feed mx unit has translated to more litres per head according to a South Australian dairy and mixed farmer.
09 Feb 16 A new Jaylor feed mx unit has translated to more litres per head according to a South Australian dairy and mixed farmer.
THE confidence in the beef industry was on show again on Monday when buyers pushed prices to a new national record of $24,000 for a Black Simmental bull at the Bonnydale on-property bull sale at Bridgetown.
08 Feb 16 THE confidence in the beef industry was on show again on Monday when buyers pushed prices to a new national record of $24,000 for a Black Simmental bull at the Bonnydale on-property bull...
Unattributed comments in a recent Wall Street Journal article seeking to blame Australian beef for an E.coli scare at US Mexican food chain Chipotle have been rejected and contradict a US Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) report which concluded no link existed between the disease outbreak and any of the fast food chain’s 64 ingredients.
08 Feb 16 Unattributed comments in a recent Wall Street Journal article seeking to blame Australian beef for an E.coli scare at US Mexican food chain Chipotle have been rejected and contradict a...
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2015 was the hottest year on record, the last 15 years have seen the hottest 14 years on record
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I am not a chemist, just an old shearer. What I find astounding is that we are expected to
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Once again D8 you are wrong. You did not read properly. The decline in grower numbers happened
WHILE the solo Merino ewe shearing world record eluded shearer Beau Guelfi on Saturday, he achieved another aim, raising more than $12,000 for children's charity Variety.10 Feb 16 WHILE the solo Merino ewe shearing world record eluded shearer Beau Guelfi on Saturday, he achieved another aim,...
TIMING could be right for national freight rail access reform, CBH Group has suggested.10 Feb 16 TIMING could be right for national freight rail access reform, CBH Group has suggested.