Ag White Paper falls short, says NFF

FARMERS have rated the Abbott government’s long overdue Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper
FARMERS have rated the Abbott government’s long overdue Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper "seven or eight out of 10".
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BARRY O’Sullivan will have a singular focus when he spearheads a trade delegation to China to seal the deal on kangaroo meat exports. BARRY O’Sullivan will have a singular focus when he spearheads a trade delegation to China to seal the deal on kangaroo meat exports.
FARMERS are calling on the Liberal Party to kill off a push to derail Australia making commitments at upcoming climate talks. FARMERS are calling on the Liberal Party to kill off a push to derail Australia making commitments at upcoming climate talks.
THE price of Australian young cattle continues to gallop upwards, closing Thursday's markets at 513c/kg, up 177.75 on last year. THE price of Australian young cattle continues to gallop upwards, closing Thursday's markets at 513c/kg, up 177.75 on last year.
THE fate of the nation’s fractured sugar marketing plans are set to hinge on the outcome of a critical meeting in Queensland today. THE fate of the nation’s fractured sugar marketing plans are set to hinge on the outcome of a critical meeting in Queensland today.
AUDIO: CATCH up with the ag news of the week in our weekly audio wrap: cattle price boost; dairy capital; wool dives; climate concerns.
04 Jul 15 AUDIO: CATCH up with the ag news of the week in our weekly audio wrap: cattle price boost; dairy capital; wool dives; climate concerns. | Climate spat brewing in Lib ranks  | Earliest cyclone confirmed off Qld 
WITH the Ag White Paper set to be released today, it’s worth revisiting the NFF's comprehensive Blueprint.
04 Jul 15 WITH the Ag White Paper set to be released today, it’s worth revisiting the NFF's comprehensive Blueprint. | Ag White Paper stuck in limbo  | NFF eager for White Paper launch 
THE long-awaited and much-heralded Agricultural White Paper has finally been launched, more than six months after it was promised.
03 Jul 15 THE long-awaited and much-heralded Agricultural White Paper has finally been launched, more than six months after it was promised. | NFF eager for White Paper launch  | Fitzy's fun with ag white paper... 
THE Australian dollar fell slightly against the greenback but soared against the New Zealand dollar as the kiwi faces downward pressure from imminent rate cuts.
03 Jul 15 THE Australian dollar fell slightly against the greenback but soared against the New Zealand dollar as the kiwi faces downward pressure from imminent rate cuts. | Global dairy market to tighten:...  | 'Brutal' outlook for NZ dairy... 
WHILE the political benefits of FTAs are generally accepted by Australians, they remain less convinced of the economic gains.
03 Jul 15  1 WHILE the political benefits of FTAs are generally accepted by Australians, they remain less convinced of the economic gains. | Ag could be our next boom  | China FTA a big win for ag 
BESTON Global Food's run at the ASX boards comes at a time when the market's appetite for food stocks has been well tested.
03 Jul 15 BESTON Global Food's run at the ASX boards comes at a time when the market's appetite for food stocks has been well tested. | Murray Goulburn float caution  | MG confident of raising $450m 
TONY Abbott has washed his hands of media law reform, prompting accusations that the PM's support for free markets and business is selective.
03 Jul 15  1 TONY Abbott has washed his hands of media law reform, prompting accusations that the PM's support for free markets and business is selective. | Report calls for ag levy database  | Ag investment needs transparency 
MURRAY Goulburn supplier-shareholder Ross Powell says the partial float of Australia's biggest dairy processor is set to
03 Jul 15  3 MURRAY Goulburn supplier-shareholder Ross Powell says the partial float of Australia's biggest dairy processor is set to "distract" farmers. | MG confident of raising $450m  | MG float of interest overseas 
TRADE Minister Andrew Robb has made market access for Australian farmers a key bargaining point in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
03 Jul 15  1 TRADE Minister Andrew Robb has made market access for Australian farmers a key bargaining point in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. | No resolution to sugar impasse  | Sugar code jeopardises trade:... 
THE Agricultural White Paper, due to be released on a Victorian dairy farm tomorrow, can help boost farm sector confidence, says the NFF.
03 Jul 15 THE Agricultural White Paper, due to be released on a Victorian dairy farm tomorrow, can help boost farm sector confidence, says the NFF. | Ag White Paper stuck in limbo  | White paper battle lines drawn 
JAPANESE bullet trains are a much better bet for Cassegrain Wines MD John Cassegrain than Australia's liquor giants Woolworths and Coles.
02 Jul 15 JAPANESE bullet trains are a much better bet for Cassegrain Wines MD John Cassegrain than Australia's liquor giants Woolworths and Coles. | Wine co works without big retailers  | Wesfarmers' decades-long disaster 
CHINESE consumers want unique products ranging from organic baby food to Tasmanian lavender teddy bears, China's top online retail executives say.
02 Jul 15  2 CHINESE consumers want unique products ranging from organic baby food to Tasmanian lavender teddy bears, China's top online retail executives say. | China backs northern Australia plan  | Trade deals, growth centres slammed 
LANGUAGE barriers and business habits could pose challenges, but South America and Russia are obvious future targets for GrainCorp.
02 Jul 15  4 LANGUAGE barriers and business habits could pose challenges, but South America and Russia are obvious future targets for GrainCorp. | Palmquist's plan to grow GrainCorp  | GrainCorp lays out El Niño plan 
ONIONS Australia is unconcerned about the Senate inquiry into agricultural levies.
01 Jul 15 ONIONS Australia is unconcerned about the Senate inquiry into agricultural levies.
BILLIONAIRE Chinese internet entrepreneur Richard Liu is in talks to buy a strategic stake in takeover target a2 Milk.
01 Jul 15  1 BILLIONAIRE Chinese internet entrepreneur Richard Liu is in talks to buy a strategic stake in takeover target a2 Milk. | Freedom on cards for A2  | Periches up Freedom Food stake 
THE Australian operations of Sumitomo have suffered heavy losses of $56m, going deep into the red for a second year.
01 Jul 15  3 THE Australian operations of Sumitomo have suffered heavy losses of $56m, going deep into the red for a second year. | Palmquist's plan to grow GrainCorp 
ENERGY use is a major cost for the agricultural sector and, unless addressed, could adversely affect our economic competitiveness.
01 Jul 15  1 ENERGY use is a major cost for the agricultural sector and, unless addressed, could adversely affect our economic competitiveness.
GRAINCORP'S roots are deep in eastern Australia's cropping belt, but new boss Mark Palmquist has been charged with diversifing its exposure.
01 Jul 15  3 GRAINCORP'S roots are deep in eastern Australia's cropping belt, but new boss Mark Palmquist has been charged with diversifing its exposure. | GrainCorp lays out El Niño plan  | GrainCorp eyes global position 
CBH has invested more than $40 million to buy an Eastern State's oat processor just weeks after it announced a new venture into WA's fertiliser market.
01 Jul 15  5 CBH has invested more than $40 million to buy an Eastern State's oat processor just weeks after it announced a new venture into WA's fertiliser market.
A SENATE report has recommended databases be created for all agricultural levies to improve transparency for levy payers.
30 Jun 15  4 A SENATE report has recommended databases be created for all agricultural levies to improve transparency for levy payers. | Levy inquiry sees Leyonhjelm's... 
COLES must refund more than $12 million to suppliers as part of a court-ordered ACCC undertaking, says Jeff Kennett.
30 Jun 15  1 COLES must refund more than $12 million to suppliers as part of a court-ordered ACCC undertaking, says Jeff Kennett.
WOOLWORTHS has started selling non-core assets, offering its Thomas Dux stores for sale less than a year after it became profitable.
30 Jun 15 WOOLWORTHS has started selling non-core assets, offering its Thomas Dux stores for sale less than a year after it became profitable. | Why shoppers turned on Woolies  | New threat for big food retailers 
THE reappointment of Dr Michael Bond as interim inspector-general of biosecurity will continue the independent oversight of Australia's biosecurity system.
29 Jun 15 THE reappointment of Dr Michael Bond as interim inspector-general of biosecurity will continue the independent oversight of Australia's biosecurity system. | Snakes on a plain ... package  | Hendra kills NSW horse 
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Look no matter who's in charge or who's proposing cuts, it's going to sound scary and radical
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J Carpenter, you have an odd idea about how science operates, and the role (in particular) of
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The Reserve price scheme would have continued had they set a figure at cost of production not at
LIBERAL Party backbenchers Nigel Hallett and Brian Ellis slammed the direction of the Department of Agriculture and Food during last Friday's standing committee on estimates hearing.04 Jul 15 LIBERAL Party backbenchers Nigel Hallett and Brian Ellis slammed the direction of the Department of Agriculture and...
AGRICULTURE and Food Minister Ken Baston has announced biosecurity will be boosted in the State's agricultural sector.02 Jul 15 AGRICULTURE and Food Minister Ken Baston has announced biosecurity will be boosted in the State's agricultural sector.