Asian dry leads to sugar price surge

Sugar prices have rebounded strongly off lows in recent weeks, although analysts are unsure if the rally will be sustained.
Sugar prices have rebounded strongly off lows in recent weeks, although analysts are unsure if the rally will be sustained.
A $130 million commitment to build the Rookwood Wier would increase agricultural production by $1 billion per year and create 2100 local jobs.
28 May 16 A $130 million commitment to build the Rookwood Wier would increase agricultural production by $1 billion per year and create 2100 local jobs.
Cooler months frequently herald a rush of farm fencing activity, but rarely have fence materials been in hotter demand than in the past year or so.
28 May 16 Cooler months frequently herald a rush of farm fencing activity, but rarely have fence materials been in hotter demand than in the past year or so.
Labor's new six point election policy proposal on animal welfare has been criticised by farm groups.
27 May 16 Labor's new six point election policy proposal on animal welfare has been criticised by farm groups.
John Cobb says the Coalition never supported a full ban on live cattle exports to Indonesia which caused real damage to northern Australia and producers.
27 May 16 John Cobb says the Coalition never supported a full ban on live cattle exports to Indonesia which caused real damage to northern Australia and producers.
Sustained slaughter levels despite decreased production have tipped the sheep and lamb market this week, highlighting “dangerously scarce” supply shortages.
27 May 16 Sustained slaughter levels despite decreased production have tipped the sheep and lamb market this week, highlighting “dangerously scarce” supply shortages.
Sheep - Wool
There is plenty to be positive about for the fresh produce industry, according to the CEO of the Produce Marketing Association.
27 May 16 There is plenty to be positive about for the fresh produce industry, according to the CEO of the Produce Marketing Association.
As the country moves to the city and incomes rise in China, citizens are looking for fresh, safe produce, including Australian-grown items.
27 May 16 As the country moves to the city and incomes rise in China, citizens are looking for fresh, safe produce, including Australian-grown items.
Barnaby Joyce hits back at Johnny Depp and urges retailers to stop selling$1 a litre milk.
26 May 16 Barnaby Joyce hits back at Johnny Depp and urges retailers to stop selling$1 a litre milk.
A rift has emerged in the ALP over mining policy that has raised concerns about the diesel fuel rebate scheme's future.
26 May 16  1 A rift has emerged in the ALP over mining policy that has raised concerns about the diesel fuel rebate scheme's future.
There has been a spate of consolidation in the crop protection and seeds industry. What does it mean for Australian agriculture?
26 May 16 There has been a spate of consolidation in the crop protection and seeds industry. What does it mean for Australian agriculture?
Meat and Livestock Australia has published its latest report into price transparency in the beef supply chain.
26 May 16 Meat and Livestock Australia has published its latest report into price transparency in the beef supply chain.
Cattle - Beef
For more than two years James Sunderland's phone has barely stopped ringing as farmers seek out his fencing skills.
26 May 16 For more than two years James Sunderland's phone has barely stopped ringing as farmers seek out his fencing skills.
The crop yields of Ravensthorpe grain grower Andy Chambers have been boosted by up to two tonnes per hectare, thanks to his adoption of Variable Rate Technology (VRT).
26 May 16 The crop yields of Ravensthorpe grain grower Andy Chambers have been boosted by up to two tonnes per hectare, thanks to his adoption of Variable Rate Technology (VRT).
Weak wool retail sales for the Northern Hemisphere autumn/winter season could further exacerbate the current “hand-to-mouth” buying of mills who have limited reserves.
26 May 16  2 Weak wool retail sales for the Northern Hemisphere autumn/winter season could further exacerbate the current “hand-to-mouth” buying of mills who have limited reserves.
Sheep - Wool
S.Kidman and Company says it will be “months and months” before any new bid applications for its 11 million-hectare outback beef business are given serious consideration.
26 May 16 S.Kidman and Company says it will be “months and months” before any new bid applications for its 11 million-hectare outback beef business are given serious consideration.
Supermarkets know the fresh produce sector is a key attraction for shoppers- that's why it's where the battle is being fought.
26 May 16 Supermarkets know the fresh produce sector is a key attraction for shoppers- that's why it's where the battle is being fought.
The Coalition has pledged $60 million in additional funding for the Mobile Black Spot Program.
25 May 16  2 The Coalition has pledged $60 million in additional funding for the Mobile Black Spot Program.
Australian farmers have differing opinions on the proposed Bayer purchase of Monsanto.
25 May 16 Australian farmers have differing opinions on the proposed Bayer purchase of Monsanto.
German agribusiness Bayer has made a formal offer in for its competitor Monsanto valued at $85.9 billion.
25 May 16 German agribusiness Bayer has made a formal offer in for its competitor Monsanto valued at $85.9 billion.
Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) will call upon Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) to develop a system to capture information on boxed and wholesale beef prices.
25 May 16 Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) will call upon Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) to develop a system to capture information on boxed and wholesale beef prices.
The five major Australian supermarkets have agreed to a standard food safety auditing system.
25 May 16 The five major Australian supermarkets have agreed to a standard food safety auditing system.
The Australian Greens have revealed a new farm policy platform with increased funding measures to help producers combat climate change.
25 May 16 The Australian Greens have revealed a new farm policy platform with increased funding measures to help producers combat climate change.
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We need the dams because the Coalition have given the water entitlements to the mining industry.
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Dear BAAAARRY You miss the point. I created a successful farming background from shearing and
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Based on this article, I feel obliged to congratulate AWI on the magnificent job they do with
HARVEY Beef officially opened its state-of-the-art retail-ready facility in Harvey on Friday.27 May 16 HARVEY Beef officially opened its state-of-the-art retail-ready facility in Harvey on Friday.
PROSECUTION for animal cruelty cases should be authorised and overseen by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA), according to a report tabled in State parliament last week.27 May 16 PROSECUTION for animal cruelty cases should be authorised and overseen by the Department of Agriculture and Food...