Pressure mounts on Woolies

WOOLWORTHS shareholders have urged new chairman Gordon Cairns to appoint an experienced retailer as chief executive but have played down fears that the food and liquor group could become embroiled in a full-blown price war.
WOOLWORTHS shareholders have urged new chairman Gordon Cairns to appoint an experienced retailer as chief executive but have played down fears that the food and liquor group could become embroiled in a full-blown price war.
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THE NFF has teamed up with two big industry groups to defend the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). THE NFF has teamed up with two big industry groups to defend the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).
LUCRATIVE lamb and mutton prices are tipped to clip the national wool cut forecast back to 332 million kilograms greasy for the 2015-16 season. LUCRATIVE lamb and mutton prices are tipped to clip the national wool cut forecast back to 332 million kilograms greasy for the 2015-16 season.
AUSTRALIA'S top butchers are sharpening their skills ahead of the TriNations international butchery competition in September. 
AUSTRALIA'S top butchers are sharpening their skills ahead of the TriNations international butchery competition in September.
THE crop protection industry is praising Australian regulatory commonsense as European canola production plummets this year. THE crop protection industry is praising Australian regulatory commonsense as European canola production plummets this year.
US dairy giant Dean Foods has abandoned a potential takeover of trans-Tasman dairy company a2 Milk.
6:34 AM US dairy giant Dean Foods has abandoned a potential takeover of trans-Tasman dairy company a2 Milk. | A2 milk rejects takeover offer  | A2 Milk looks to lift revenue 
GREG Hunt says farmers won’t be hindered by the government’s move to curtail activists seeking to block coal mining projects.
2:00 AM GREG Hunt says farmers won’t be hindered by the government’s move to curtail activists seeking to block coal mining projects. | Tensions flare over ag versus...  | 'Lawfare' risks investment: Robb 
AUSTRALIAN and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) will extend its support package for farmers in drought for another year.
31 Aug 15 AUSTRALIAN and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) will extend its support package for farmers in drought for another year. | Tax support for drought-affected  | FMDs top $4.6 billion 
RESULTS released today by dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn show it has weathered ongoing tough conditions on global markets.
31 Aug 15 RESULTS released today by dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn show it has weathered ongoing tough conditions on global markets. | JD.com's Liu buys into MG  | MG listing worth the journey 
THE Sustainable Agriculture Fund, backed by Australia's biggest superannuation funds, has delivered a $4.7 million full year profit.
31 Aug 15 THE Sustainable Agriculture Fund, backed by Australia's biggest superannuation funds, has delivered a $4.7 million full year profit. | Why ag stocks are hot  | First State ready for more farmland 
AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers are being paid too much for their milk, says the boss of the world's biggest milk exporter, Fonterra.
31 Aug 15  5 AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers are being paid too much for their milk, says the boss of the world's biggest milk exporter, Fonterra. | Beston set for ASX debut  | A2 Milk looks to lift revenue 
THE Abbott government's vicious attack on the unions and the opposition over warnings about labour provisions in the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement is pitting farmers against other workers, says WA Labor Senator Glenn Sterle.
31 Aug 15  7 THE Abbott government's vicious attack on the unions and the opposition over warnings about labour provisions in the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement is pitting farmers against other...
NO STONE will be left unturned in the global search for a new Grains Research and Development Corporation managing director.
31 Aug 15  2 NO STONE will be left unturned in the global search for a new Grains Research and Development Corporation managing director. | GPA, GGL must reach consensus  | GPA, GGL to share grains rep role 
SUPERMARKET shelves domestically and internationally are carrying more SunRice lines than ever with the company launching 13 new products in the last financial year in Australian alone.
31 Aug 15 SUPERMARKET shelves domestically and internationally are carrying more SunRice lines than ever with the company launching 13 new products in the last financial year in Australian alone. | SunRice asks shareholders for...  | Rice price enticer 
IN a bid to secure as much Australian grown rice as possible, SunRice intends to increase the paddy price return to its growers.
31 Aug 15 IN a bid to secure as much Australian grown rice as possible, SunRice intends to increase the paddy price return to its growers.
QUEENSLAND LNP MP Ken O’Dowd has hit back at union attacks on the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement after his Gladstone office was picketed by protesting trade unions earlier this month.
31 Aug 15  1 QUEENSLAND LNP MP Ken O’Dowd has hit back at union attacks on the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement after his Gladstone office was picketed by protesting trade unions earlier this month. | Farmers gear up for FTA fight  | Union targets China FTA 
THE NFF has teamed up with two big industry groups to defend the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).
30 Aug 15  2 THE NFF has teamed up with two big industry groups to defend the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). | Union targets China FTA  | NFF musters support online 
WITH Australian farm productivity
30 Aug 15  16 WITH Australian farm productivity "flat-lining", a new report looks at the development of an index to measure performance. | GRDC to stay in Canberra  | Embrace farmer co-ops: RIRDC 
A SENATE inquiry is underway into the Murray Darling Basin Plan’s implementation and the impact of removing water entitlements.
29 Aug 15  4 A SENATE inquiry is underway into the Murray Darling Basin Plan’s implementation and the impact of removing water entitlements. | Water buybacks in Senate spotlight  | Buyback cap will avoid unrest: NFF 
BELEAGUERED supermarket giant Woolworths has suffered a 12.5 per cent slump in its full-year net profit.
28 Aug 15 BELEAGUERED supermarket giant Woolworths has suffered a 12.5 per cent slump in its full-year net profit. | Squeeze on supermarket giants  | Prices could go lower: Coles 
US agribusiness leader Monsanto has abandoned pursuit of Swiss rival Syngenta.
28 Aug 15 US agribusiness leader Monsanto has abandoned pursuit of Swiss rival Syngenta. | Hybrid crops making a mark  | Support for Syngenta's Monsanto... 
THE Abbott Government has released its Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Rebate Discussion Paper aimed at pruning market distorting wine industry subsidies.
28 Aug 15 THE Abbott Government has released its Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Rebate Discussion Paper aimed at pruning market distorting wine industry subsidies. | Wine tax rorts exposed  | Wine regains some sparkle 
THE ACCC plans to exempt grain handlers Queensland Bulk Terminals (QBT) and GrainCorp from complying with parts three and six of the Wheat Code at their Brisbane bulk wheat export terminals.
27 Aug 15  2 THE ACCC plans to exempt grain handlers Queensland Bulk Terminals (QBT) and GrainCorp from complying with parts three and six of the Wheat Code at their Brisbane bulk wheat export terminals. | Why ag stocks are hot 
BEGA Cheese has reported a net profit of $22 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year, despite the downturn in global commodity prices.
27 Aug 15 BEGA Cheese has reported a net profit of $22 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year, despite the downturn in global commodity prices. | Dairy chief keen for Aus, NZ deals 
WOOLWORTHS has bowed to pressure from shareholders and is set to announce a board shake-up, clearing the way for the appointment of a new chief executive to replace outgoing CEO Grant O'Brien.
27 Aug 15 WOOLWORTHS has bowed to pressure from shareholders and is set to announce a board shake-up, clearing the way for the appointment of a new chief executive to replace outgoing CEO Grant...
THE results of an independent stocktake on the progress of environmental water flows in the MDB Plan have been released.
27 Aug 15  3 THE results of an independent stocktake on the progress of environmental water flows in the MDB Plan have been released. | Buyback cap will avoid unrest: NFF  | Water buybacks in Senate spotlight 
THE Grains Research and Development Corporation’s headquarters are set to remain in Canberra.
27 Aug 15  7 THE Grains Research and Development Corporation’s headquarters are set to remain in Canberra. | GRDC 'aligned' with relocation...  | 'Not Pol Pot': Joyce defends... 
THE NFF has launched a new website calling for public support and donations to help its campaign backing free trade agreements.
27 Aug 15  6 THE NFF has launched a new website calling for public support and donations to help its campaign backing free trade agreements. | Union targets China FTA 
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Can't you boys find another playground to occupy? Same old punters, same old tired barbs and
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Another of the sacred scare stories comes undone for the agw
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He might well be a decent bloke Chick, however Jock is right on the money regarding Sterles
RSPCA WA president Lynne Bradshaw says the message from WA lobby groups at last week's State parliamentary inquiry was ill-informed.28 Aug 15  10 RSPCA WA president Lynne Bradshaw says the message from WA lobby groups at last week's State parliamentary inquiry...
THE latest Planfarm Bankwest Benchmarks survey reveals WA's farm businesses are in strong financial shape, buoyed by good seasons, higher farm equity levels and stable land values.28 Aug 15 THE latest Planfarm Bankwest Benchmarks survey reveals WA's farm businesses are in strong financial shape, buoyed by...