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AUSTRALIA'S agricultural business needs to market itself as one brand rather than increasing scale in order to be internationally competitive, says billionaire Andrew Forrest.
AUSTRALIA'S agricultural business needs to market itself as one brand rather than increasing scale in order to be internationally competitive, says billionaire Andrew Forrest.
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AUSTRALIAN Lamb Group's decision to indefinitely suspend trade to Russia has been met with industry caution. AUSTRALIAN Lamb Group's decision to indefinitely suspend trade to Russia has been met with industry caution.
THE prospect of farmers making one annual payment towards a single, strong farm advocacy voice is a possibility. THE prospect of farmers making one annual payment towards a single, strong farm advocacy voice is a possibility.
THERE may have been a marked drop in cereal prices over the past six months, but for pulse producers it's the opposite. THERE may have been a marked drop in cereal prices over the past six months, but for pulse producers it's the opposite.
AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets. AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets.
CELEBRITY chefs joined producers telling the story of where their beef comes from at Brisbane’s Regional Flavours festival.
2:00 AM CELEBRITY chefs joined producers telling the story of where their beef comes from at Brisbane’s Regional Flavours festival. | Aus beef's Dutch champion  | Selling the sustainable story 
Cattle - Beef
THE grains sector won't feel the full impact of the current geopolitical crisis in Ukraine and Russia until next year.
2:00 AM THE grains sector won't feel the full impact of the current geopolitical crisis in Ukraine and Russia until next year. | Wheat outlook more upbeat: NAB  | Pulse prices a ray of sunshine 
LION'S milk business is fast becoming a flavoured milk business as the industry giant rebuilds its reputation and tackles rival Coca-Cola Amatil.
2:00 AM LION'S milk business is fast becoming a flavoured milk business as the industry giant rebuilds its reputation and tackles rival Coca-Cola Amatil.  | Down, down goes milk value  | Fonterra drops NZ farmgate milk... 
THE northern beef industry is honeycombed by debt and lack of profitability according to NABRC chairman Ralph Shannon.
2:00 AM THE northern beef industry is honeycombed by debt and lack of profitability according to NABRC chairman Ralph Shannon. | Northern cattlemen drive rural...  | Report values live ex industry 
Cattle - Beef
KIMBERLEY Agricultural Investment (KAI) plans to build a bustling import/export port in Northern Australia, overcoming the huge freight costs which are holding back the region's trade growth.
2:00 AM KIMBERLEY Agricultural Investment (KAI) plans to build a bustling import/export port in Northern Australia, overcoming the huge freight costs which are holding back the region's trade...
A NEW MLA guide provides information to producers regarding coal seam gas operations on livestock properties.
31 Jul 14  1 A NEW MLA guide provides information to producers regarding coal seam gas operations on livestock properties.  | A proactive management plan  | More cash not the issue in gas... 
ANDREW Forrest's vision to build on the Australian-Chinese relationship took another step this morning.
31 Jul 14 ANDREW Forrest's vision to build on the Australian-Chinese relationship took another step this morning.
CONSIDERABLE canola crop losses in the southern region have led to the emergency funding package of $315,000.
31 Jul 14 CONSIDERABLE canola crop losses in the southern region have led to the emergency funding package of $315,000. | Canola virus raises alarm  | Bees hit in canola virus fight 
AUSTRALIA'S obsession with building new roads at the expense of rail ­networks is harming the country's international competitiveness.
31 Jul 14 AUSTRALIA'S obsession with building new roads at the expense of rail ­networks is harming the country's international competitiveness. | North's 20-year investment 'window'  | GrainCorp's $200m country upgrade 
WOOLWORTHS is fighting back against arch rival Coles's moves into the financial services sector by securing a new trademark for its Woolworths Money brand.
31 Jul 14 WOOLWORTHS is fighting back against arch rival Coles's moves into the financial services sector by securing a new trademark for its Woolworths Money brand. | Coles: banking on your cash  | Woolies moves into finance 
NEW ZEALAND dairy farmers should trim the fat and pay close attention to farm costs this season after Fonterra cut its forecast milk price on Tuesday, DairyNZ says.
31 Jul 14 NEW ZEALAND dairy farmers should trim the fat and pay close attention to farm costs this season after Fonterra cut its forecast milk price on Tuesday, DairyNZ says. | NZ dairy exporters battle dollar  | Aus needs dairy boost: McKinsey 
FORMER Victorian premier Jeff Kennett backed the Business Council of Australia's call for an industry policy that promotes specific industries, such as agriculture, a plan criticised as a
31 Jul 14 FORMER Victorian premier Jeff Kennett backed the Business Council of Australia's call for an industry policy that promotes specific industries, such as agriculture, a plan criticised as... | Ag's place in global food waste  | Investors want slice of chicken 
THE threat of an El Nino weather event is receding with atmospheric conditions over the Pacific largely failing to respond to warming ocean waters, the Bureau of Meteorology.
31 Jul 14  10 THE threat of an El Nino weather event is receding with atmospheric conditions over the Pacific largely failing to respond to warming ocean waters, the Bureau of Meteorology. | Brace for an Antarctic blast  | Mixed season forecast 
MORE than 600 beef producers across northern Australia have been invited to join a voluntary rural debt survey as grazing industry leaders look to ramp up efforts to address the escalating rural debt crisis.
31 Jul 14  3 MORE than 600 beef producers across northern Australia have been invited to join a voluntary rural debt survey as grazing industry leaders look to ramp up efforts to address the...
BOHNING Yards in the Northern Territory has added another dimension to the Australian Livestock Markets Association since it joined earlier this year.
31 Jul 14 BOHNING Yards in the Northern Territory has added another dimension to the Australian Livestock Markets Association since it joined earlier this year.
Cattle - Beef
THE surge of lambs into the saleyards has put pressure on prices forcing some markets to lose ground for the fifth week in a row.
31 Jul 14  2 THE surge of lambs into the saleyards has put pressure on prices forcing some markets to lose ground for the fifth week in a row.
AUSTRALIAN Lamb Group's decision to indefinitely suspend trade to Russia has been met with industry caution.
31 Jul 14  6 AUSTRALIAN Lamb Group's decision to indefinitely suspend trade to Russia has been met with industry caution. | Record May for lamb exports  | Good news for lamb producers 
THE WA beef industry has a bright future, says Minderoo Group's Eric Broad.
31 Jul 14 THE WA beef industry has a bright future, says Minderoo Group's Eric Broad.
Cattle - Beef
WA PASTORALISTS have welcomed a decrease in their rent agreements, but wish it had come sooner.
31 Jul 14 WA PASTORALISTS have welcomed a decrease in their rent agreements, but wish it had come sooner.
SUBSTANTIAL July rains have helped South Coast crops bounce back following a less than ideal start to the season.
31 Jul 14 SUBSTANTIAL July rains have helped South Coast crops bounce back following a less than ideal start to the season.
THE prospect of farmers making one annual payment towards a single, strong farm advocacy voice is a possibility.
31 Jul 14  21 THE prospect of farmers making one annual payment towards a single, strong farm advocacy voice is a possibility. | Country Caucus chooses leaders  | Restructure 'on the table' 
IN the Channel Country, no-one can hear you tweet.
31 Jul 14 IN the Channel Country, no-one can hear you tweet. | Organic beef on forum's plate  | Ag's place in global food waste 
Cattle - Beef
CANOLA has taken its place among the winter crops growing on Cameron and Belinda Saal’s Darling Downs farm, Araloma, near Brookstead for the fourth year in a row.
31 Jul 14 CANOLA has taken its place among the winter crops growing on Cameron and Belinda Saal’s Darling Downs farm, Araloma, near Brookstead for the fourth year in a row.
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Dawson is to be congratulated for this kind of pioneering effort, for this is where the future
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How does DAvid earn his living ? Charging farmers I suppose. Cut him back to $20 day, and see if
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Spot on Pete. Last year for months from the end of summer they were predicting a 70-75% chance
THE Margaret River Dairy Company has risen from the ashes of a devastating $5 million fire in a spectacular comeback set to massively boost local production and jobs.31 Jul 14 THE Margaret River Dairy Company has risen from the ashes of a devastating $5 million fire in a spectacular comeback...
ANDREW Forrest's vision to build on the Australian-Chinese relationship took another step this morning.31 Jul 14 ANDREW Forrest's vision to build on the Australian-Chinese relationship took another step this morning.