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THE NFF needs to "shirtfront" the government for a better deal for farmers from the current free trade agreements, says Clive Palmer.
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FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
THE last month of winter saw another month of high lamb production in Australia, at 40,459 tonnes cwt – an increase of 7pc on year-ago levels according to MLA. THE last month of winter saw another month of high lamb production in Australia, at 40,459 tonnes cwt – an increase of 7pc on year-ago levels according to MLA.
RECEIVERS for 10 financially distressed rural properties in central and southern Queensland have achieved well over $12 million in sales. RECEIVERS for 10 financially distressed rural properties in central and southern Queensland have achieved well over $12 million in sales.
TONY Abbott and Clive Palmer feature in the list of speakers at the 2014 National Farmers Federation congress. TONY Abbott and Clive Palmer feature in the list of speakers at the 2014 National Farmers Federation congress.
PRESENT spending on transport infrastructure is doing little for farmers, says national freight specialist, Luke Fraser.
10:45 AM PRESENT spending on transport infrastructure is doing little for farmers, says national freight specialist, Luke Fraser. | Green Paper finally on the table  | NFF Congress 2014: live feed 
AGRICULTURE, forestry and fishing is Australia's second-most dangerous line of work, with 53 deaths in 2012 according to new research.
9:45 AM AGRICULTURE, forestry and fishing is Australia's second-most dangerous line of work, with 53 deaths in 2012 according to new research. | Unlocking a valuable resource...  | Rural mental health in focus 
JOKO Widodo was sworn in as Indonesia's seventh president on Monday, inheriting an economy growing at its slowest pace since 2009 that he has pledged to boost through reforms such as raising fuel prices.
9:30 AM JOKO Widodo was sworn in as Indonesia's seventh president on Monday, inheriting an economy growing at its slowest pace since 2009 that he has pledged to boost through reforms such as...
A LUCRATIVE source of income for Coles and Woolworths could come under threat from a proposed code of conduct and the ACCC crackdown on profit ­gouging.
9:15 AM  1 A LUCRATIVE source of income for Coles and Woolworths could come under threat from a proposed code of conduct and the ACCC crackdown on profit ­gouging. | Little guys take on Woolies and...  | Woolies, Coles slash sliced... 
BILL Shorten has opened his speech at the NFF Congress in Canberra by paying heartfelt respects to former Australian PM Gough Whitlam.
7:25 AM BILL Shorten has opened his speech at the NFF Congress in Canberra by paying heartfelt respects to former Australian PM Gough Whitlam. | Ag Green Paper 'against govt grain'  | A dangerous complacency 
JOE Hockey will seek to have Beijing reverse its decision to slap tariffs on coal imports when he meets his Chinese counterpart this week.
7:15 AM JOE Hockey will seek to have Beijing reverse its decision to slap tariffs on coal imports when he meets his Chinese counterpart this week. | Abbott's line in sand on China FTA  | FTA compromise part of the deal 
A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable.
7:00 AM  5 A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable. | 'Golden era' for ag - if we...  | NFF Congress 2014: live feed 
FORMER Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has died in Sydney, aged 98, triggering a wave of bipartisan tributes around the country.
6:30 AM FORMER Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has died in Sydney, aged 98, triggering a wave of bipartisan tributes around the country.
FORMER prime minister Gough Whitlam died this morning in Canberra, aged 98.
5:53 AM FORMER prime minister Gough Whitlam died this morning in Canberra, aged 98.
FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
4:21 AM  2 FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. | Get the header right for harvest  | Steering clear of GM in the Midwest 
THE NSW government's decision to cancel a controversial mining licence in northern NSW was legally baseless, a court has heard.
4:17 AM THE NSW government's decision to cancel a controversial mining licence in northern NSW was legally baseless, a court has heard. | Energy plan sets up 'quarry...  | Vic, NSW push back onshore gas 
NOVEL tax incentives to boost the cash flow of struggling farmers, including allowing them to trade their tax losses, deserve consideration.
4:02 AM  1 NOVEL tax incentives to boost the cash flow of struggling farmers, including allowing them to trade their tax losses, deserve consideration. | 'Golden era' for ag - if we...  | NFF Congress 2014: live feed 
QUEENSLAND will host a trifecta of national vegetable conferences with Ausveg confirming it will head back to the Gold Coast for its 2015 national gathering.
20 Oct 14 QUEENSLAND will host a trifecta of national vegetable conferences with Ausveg confirming it will head back to the Gold Coast for its 2015 national gathering. | Joyce defends ginger import science 
A CARGO-cult belief that Asian demand is about to skyrocket farmgate is encouraging producers to ignore the need to lift margins, says David Sackett, managing director of Growth Farms.
20 Oct 14  7 A CARGO-cult belief that Asian demand is about to skyrocket farmgate is encouraging producers to ignore the need to lift margins, says David Sackett, managing director of Growth Farms. | Green Paper finally on the table  | NFF Congress 2014: live feed 
WOOLGROWER Philip Attard recently returned from Spinexpo in China where he promoted the Wool ComfortMeter.
20 Oct 14  1 WOOLGROWER Philip Attard recently returned from Spinexpo in China where he promoted the Wool ComfortMeter. | Skirting a woolly issue at Wyvern  | Aussies pip Kiwis for world... 
Sheep - Wool
INNOVATIONS in herbicide usage for canola have been welcomed, but farmers can't rely on any one chemical to keep problem weeds at bay.
20 Oct 14 INNOVATIONS in herbicide usage for canola have been welcomed, but farmers can't rely on any one chemical to keep problem weeds at bay. | Herbicide tolerant canola here...  | New canola weed control option 
THE NFF is considering moving towards a new “unified model” removing duplicative state structures and streamlining resources to operate under a single brand.
20 Oct 14  4 THE NFF is considering moving towards a new “unified model” removing duplicative state structures and streamlining resources to operate under a single brand.
AFTER good falls of rain most markets saw a significant drop in numbers yarded, and prices eased as a result.
20 Oct 14 AFTER good falls of rain most markets saw a significant drop in numbers yarded, and prices eased as a result. | US running with the bulls  | Japanese beef consumption recovers 
Cattle - Beef
THE potential of Indonesia as an export market for Australian produce mustn’t be submerged under the hype around China, says Simon Talbot.
20 Oct 14  5 THE potential of Indonesia as an export market for Australian produce mustn’t be submerged under the hype around China, says Simon Talbot. | NFF's sweet choice for new CEO  | NFF Congress 2014: live feed 
IF YOU can't be at the NFF National Congress 2014 in Canberra on Monday and Tuesday, follow the conversation here.
20 Oct 14  1 IF YOU can't be at the NFF National Congress 2014 in Canberra on Monday and Tuesday, follow the conversation here. | Representation on NFF congress...  | Producers in power push 
BARNABY Joyce will today release the Green Paper for the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, focusing on improving farmgate returns.
20 Oct 14  7 BARNABY Joyce will today release the Green Paper for the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, focusing on improving farmgate returns. | NFF Congress 2014: live feed  | Joyce test for Harper shake-up 
THE founders of Huon Aquaculture in southern Tasmania are likely to join the ranks of the next BRW Rich 200 thanks to their farming success.
20 Oct 14  1 THE founders of Huon Aquaculture in southern Tasmania are likely to join the ranks of the next BRW Rich 200 thanks to their farming success. | Salmon producer Huon plans growth 
SINGAPOREAN QAF, ­formerly known as Bunge, has sold out its last dairy farm in Australia to the European ACE Farming for close to $5m.
20 Oct 14 SINGAPOREAN QAF, ­formerly known as Bunge, has sold out its last dairy farm in Australia to the European ACE Farming for close to $5m. | Dairy giant launches funding fix  | NZ dairy winner an also-ran here 
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Carefull there levies are worse than taxes or you will be accused by bushie dill of handing out
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David S- everyone knows that with computers,garbage in=garbage out.Q'lder -good points.show me a
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I have been and had a look at this operation. Placing nutrient on the surface of the soil makes
WA growers are demanding a major overhaul of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) including cutting government funding from the researcher's annual budget of about $200 million.17 Oct 14  3 WA growers are demanding a major overhaul of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) including...
A LONG awaited report into the management of WA’s freight rail network has called on the WA Government to re‐examine its grain freight strategy and develop associated policies to ensure the State’s freight infrastructure will meet future requirements.16 Oct 14  1 A LONG awaited report into the management of WA’s freight rail network has called on the WA Government to re‐examine...