Ag green paper rejects ARDB push

THE federal government’s Ag Competitiveness green paper has rejected the long-running Australian Reconstruction and Development Board (ARDB) proposal.
THE federal government’s Ag Competitiveness green paper has rejected the long-running Australian Reconstruction and Development Board (ARDB) proposal.
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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. 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.
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.
A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders. A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders.
AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring. AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring.
IN the space of just six months, the ACCC has launched two major cases against Coles for alleged unconscionable conduct against suppliers.
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BILL Shorten and former Ag Minister Tony Burke have scotched suggestions biosecurity should be moved from the agriculture portfolio to immigration.
7:30 AM BILL Shorten and former Ag Minister Tony Burke have scotched suggestions biosecurity should be moved from the agriculture portfolio to immigration. | Not happy on biosecurity inequity  | Barney's biosecurity battle 
NAMOI Cotton has posted a $3.2 million lift in net profit after tax to $15.7m for the half year to August 31 and will pay its capital stock holders 0.5c a share.
6:35 AM NAMOI Cotton has posted a $3.2 million lift in net profit after tax to $15.7m for the half year to August 31 and will pay its capital stock holders 0.5c a share. | Cotton set to slump as demand drops  | Resource protection wins for cotton 
GLOBAL private equity giant TPG is seeking to refinance poultry producer Inghams Enterprises, calling lenders to back the deal at three-and-a-half times forecast earnings.
6:30 AM GLOBAL private equity giant TPG is seeking to refinance poultry producer Inghams Enterprises, calling lenders to back the deal at three-and-a-half times forecast earnings.
A PROPOSAL to allow court-ordered carve-ups of supermarket chains as a penalty for abusing market power is unlikely to become reality.
4:20 AM  2 A PROPOSAL to allow court-ordered carve-ups of supermarket chains as a penalty for abusing market power is unlikely to become reality.
AGRICULTURE Minister Barnaby Joyce is resisting a push by Immigration Minister Scott Morrison to take over a key section of his portfolio.
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GOUGH Whitlam was remembered yesterday as not only a political legend but also a towering figure in the country's social landscape.
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THE NFF needs to
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PRESENT spending on transport infrastructure is doing little for farmers, says national freight specialist, Luke Fraser.
21 Oct 14 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 
JOE Hockey will seek to have Beijing reverse its decision to slap tariffs on coal imports when he meets his Chinese counterpart this week.
21 Oct 14 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.
21 Oct 14  9 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 
NOVEL tax incentives to boost the cash flow of struggling farmers, including allowing them to trade their tax losses, deserve consideration.
21 Oct 14  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 
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  13 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 
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  7 THE NFF is considering moving towards a new “unified model” removing duplicative state structures and streamlining resources to operate under a single brand.
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  6 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.
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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 
BENGERANG Ltd, the newly named PrimeAg Australia, has contracted to buy Darling Farms in Bourke, NSW, for less than $40 million.
20 Oct 14 BENGERANG Ltd, the newly named PrimeAg Australia, has contracted to buy Darling Farms in Bourke, NSW, for less than $40 million. | Debt-distressed rural Qld...  | Macquarie spinoff targets agri 
SUPERMARKETS may be forced to negotiate prices with new farmer-owned co-operatives, with the Ag Green Paper seeking to tilt the balance of market power to farmers.
20 Oct 14  2 SUPERMARKETS may be forced to negotiate prices with new farmer-owned co-operatives, with the Ag Green Paper seeking to tilt the balance of market power to farmers. | Representation on NFF congress...  | Ag green paper still MIA 
A NEW publication urges Canberra to address the rural debt crisis before more farmers are forced off the land.
19 Oct 14  1 A NEW publication urges Canberra to address the rural debt crisis before more farmers are forced off the land. | Joyce commits to rural debt...  | Crunch time for ag's green paper 
LABOR’S bush strategy is loaded with genuine intent, says Bill Shorten, by aiming to put complacent government rural MPs on notice.
17 Oct 14  6 LABOR’S bush strategy is loaded with genuine intent, says Bill Shorten, by aiming to put complacent government rural MPs on notice. | 'Palmer's piggy bank' under...  | Australia Fund a drought solution? 
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Clearly, CMT and Jock are envious of growers taking a calculated risk and forward selling. They
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Agree with Fiona - this property is not cheap. Another thing - Mitchell grass is good - but 20
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Two highly successful Australian owned companies that publically state that they want to source
THEY may live in some remote areas, but the ladies attending the annual Women In Farming Enterprises (WIFE) seminar last week were far from isolated, with more than 100 women from across rural WA crowding into the Varley Hall.
Groups travelled from as far afield as Darkan and Ongerup to participate in a day of networking, information sessions and brainstorming.1:00 AM THEY may live in some remote areas, but the ladies attending the annual Women In Farming Enterprises (WIFE) seminar...
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...