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WOOL prices remain a constant concern for the world's biggest wool processing mill.
WOOL prices remain a constant concern for the world's biggest wool processing mill.
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THE Australian wool market experienced its largest weekly rise in seven months this week. THE Australian wool market experienced its largest weekly rise in seven months this week.
WA'S Premier, Colin Barnett, says WA needs to continue to leverage agriculture off the strength of its mining and natural gas connections in China. WA'S Premier, Colin Barnett, says WA needs to continue to leverage agriculture off the strength of its mining and natural gas connections in China.
THIS week's meeting of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) in Brisbane clarified some issues over the concept. THIS week's meeting of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) in Brisbane clarified some issues over the concept.
FONTERRA is to overhaul its Australian milk pricing structure. FONTERRA is to overhaul its Australian milk pricing structure.
ALMAS Almonds has launched legal action against ASX-listed almond company Select Harvests in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
8:00 AM ALMAS Almonds has launched legal action against ASX-listed almond company Select Harvests in the Supreme Court of Victoria. | Ag stocks on the rise  | Profit jump for Select Harvests 
THE value of Australian lamb exports reached $136 million in February, 40 per cent or $39 million higher than the corresponding month last year.
5:59 AM THE value of Australian lamb exports reached $136 million in February, 40 per cent or $39 million higher than the corresponding month last year.  | Lamb's 'silent killer'  | Aus lamb hits Korean retail giant 
Sheep - Meat
MEAT & Livestock Australia is seeking researchers to devise ways of improving outcomes in three key aspects of safeguarding the welfare of Australian export livestock.
5:49 AM MEAT & Livestock Australia is seeking researchers to devise ways of improving outcomes in three key aspects of safeguarding the welfare of Australian export livestock. | Live export investigation underway  | Wilkie claims 'misleading': ALEC 
NBN Co's new chief executive, Bill ­Morrow, will push the federal government to charge a levy against its rivals in densely populated urban areas to pay for building broadband in the bush.
5:42 AM NBN Co's new chief executive, Bill ­Morrow, will push the federal government to charge a levy against its rivals in densely populated urban areas to pay for building broadband in the bush. | Rolling out a new NBN strategy  | NBN to sign broadband boost 
THE Australian wool market experienced its largest weekly rise in seven months this week.
4:30 AM THE Australian wool market experienced its largest weekly rise in seven months this week. | Tara Park reigns supreme at the...  | Grassy Creek's champion Poll... 
Sheep - Wool
WIDESPREAD rain - the missing ingredient in the Australian cattle market - has produced a dramatic price turnaround in the past month.
2:00 AM WIDESPREAD rain - the missing ingredient in the Australian cattle market - has produced a dramatic price turnaround in the past month. | Nutrient ratio all about balance  | Genetics meet evolving market needs 
Cattle - Beef
THIS week's meeting of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) in Brisbane clarified some issues over the concept.
2:00 AM  8 THIS week's meeting of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) in Brisbane clarified some issues over the concept. | Mixed response to GRSB draft  | Sustainable beef draft opens 
Cattle - Beef
ABORTION, still births and premature lambs – the campylobacter bacteria is responsible.
2:00 AM  1 ABORTION, still births and premature lambs – the campylobacter bacteria is responsible.
MORVEN has moved to the front line of the wild dog war with a new 1.8 metre-high fence around 50 properties.
2:00 AM MORVEN has moved to the front line of the wild dog war with a new 1.8 metre-high fence around 50 properties.
PEOPLE along the River Murray system are advised to keep up to date with river level forecasts during the Easter period.
2:00 AM PEOPLE along the River Murray system are advised to keep up to date with river level forecasts during the Easter period.
OVER the past six years Australia has exported more grain than ever before, in spite of complaints about supply chain issues.
2:00 AM  2 OVER the past six years Australia has exported more grain than ever before, in spite of complaints about supply chain issues. | Autumn leaves growers excited  | Sorghum's global demand grows 
A TASMANIAN dairy manufacturer is hoping a new rebate package will play a big role in lifting milk production.
16 Apr 14 A TASMANIAN dairy manufacturer is hoping a new rebate package will play a big role in lifting milk production.
LATEST figures on Australia's wine export performance show a steep 12 per cent decline in sales to China.
16 Apr 14 LATEST figures on Australia's wine export performance show a steep 12 per cent decline in sales to China. | EFF red-hot in China  | Chinese FDI 'puzzle' unlocked 
WHEAT markets have surged a whopping 6.5 per cent over the past two days on the back of the unrest in Ukraine.
16 Apr 14  4 WHEAT markets have surged a whopping 6.5 per cent over the past two days on the back of the unrest in Ukraine. | Autumn leaves growers excited  | Sorghum's global demand grows 
ROLLING COVERAGE: PREMIER Barry O'Farrell fronts ICAC again today after his shock resignation.
16 Apr 14  5 ROLLING COVERAGE: PREMIER Barry O'Farrell fronts ICAC again today after his shock resignation.
FONTERRA is to overhaul its Australian milk pricing structure.
16 Apr 14  2 FONTERRA is to overhaul its Australian milk pricing structure. | Woolies signs three-year bread deal  | Woolies, Fonterra, Parmalat in... 
AUSTRALIAN chilled lamb is being showcased at one of Korea's biggest retailers this week.
16 Apr 14  1 AUSTRALIAN chilled lamb is being showcased at one of Korea's biggest retailers this week. | Lamb donation for good cause  | Meat giant's $100m war chest 
Sheep - Meat
THERE has been a double dose of good news for emerging phosphate producer Fertoz in the past two weeks.
16 Apr 14 THERE has been a double dose of good news for emerging phosphate producer Fertoz in the past two weeks. | Autumn leaves growers excited  | Poppies move beyond Tas 
ONE of Australia's biggest cattle events, Beef Australia 2015, has received a $2.5 million boost from the federal government.
16 Apr 14 ONE of Australia's biggest cattle events, Beef Australia 2015, has received a $2.5 million boost from the federal government. | Beef export values rise  | Wilkie claims 'misleading': ALEC 
Cattle - Beef
WOOLWORTH'S strategy of signing longer-term supply contracts has shifted from milk into the highly competitive $2 billion bread category.
16 Apr 14 WOOLWORTH'S strategy of signing longer-term supply contracts has shifted from milk into the highly competitive $2 billion bread category. | Woolies expands milk brand  | $1 milk here to stay 
AUSTRALIAN beef export volumes have reached their highest February volume on record, matched by rising values.
16 Apr 14 AUSTRALIAN beef export volumes have reached their highest February volume on record, matched by rising values.  | Beef's 'nick of time' deal  | Beef exports to Japan ease 
Cattle - Beef
FARM businesses are being reminded the deadline for applications for Farm Finance concessional loans for this financial year is looming.
16 Apr 14  1 FARM businesses are being reminded the deadline for applications for Farm Finance concessional loans for this financial year is looming. | $320m for drought-hit farmers  | Farm Finance delays 'normal' 
MANY major grain producing regions in Australia are enjoying their best autumn break since the 1990s.
16 Apr 14 MANY major grain producing regions in Australia are enjoying their best autumn break since the 1990s. | Sorghum's global demand grows  | Early start for SA croppers 
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Agri-politics is heavily guarded by people who have made a substantial living
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Wait till the PPP comes in for Livestock- the dairyfarmers will be baying for the same -and they
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wylinga, yeah but they have subsidies, we are second lowest on that ladder?
FOOD safety is on the top of the list of concerns for the Chinese.2:00 AM FOOD safety is on the top of the list of concerns for the Chinese.
CHINESE investors want the Australian Government to ease restrictions on work visas for foreign labour.2:00 AM  2 CHINESE investors want the Australian Government to ease restrictions on work visas for foreign labour.