Bridging the nation to its north

NORTHERN Australia’s development is not about a region, it’s about the mindset that Australia needs to grow as a whole.
NORTHERN Australia’s development is not about a region, it’s about the mindset that Australia needs to grow as a whole.
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AUSTRALIAN grain and oilseed production is forecast to rise over the next five years, but there are no spectacular price rises on the horizon. AUSTRALIAN grain and oilseed production is forecast to rise over the next five years, but there are no spectacular price rises on the horizon.
IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not, it is all our doing. IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not, it is all our doing.
RURAL doctors have welcomed today’s dropping of the Medicare co-payment, but it wants the patient rebate freeze removed. RURAL doctors have welcomed today’s dropping of the Medicare co-payment, but it wants the patient rebate freeze removed.
AUSTRALIA'S run of abnormally warm weather has continued with the country recording its second-hottest February since 1910. AUSTRALIA'S run of abnormally warm weather has continued with the country recording its second-hottest February since 1910.
GRAINCORP boss Mark Palmquist says the company is making strong gains, but another profit downgrade is on the way for 2014-15.
2:00 AM GRAINCORP boss Mark Palmquist says the company is making strong gains, but another profit downgrade is on the way for 2014-15. | Further GrainCorp losses forecast  | Goodman takeover edges closer 
THIS year’s federal budget must commit resources to implement the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, according to the NFF.
2:00 AM THIS year’s federal budget must commit resources to implement the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, according to the NFF. | NFF's long, hard look at itself  | New Grocery Code takes force 
FARMERS and producers have failed to sway Treasurer Joe Hockey on the takeover of Primo by beef giant JBS Holdings.
04 Mar 15 FARMERS and producers have failed to sway Treasurer Joe Hockey on the takeover of Primo by beef giant JBS Holdings.  | JBS call angers stakeholders  | Wacka confronts ACCC on JBS 
WARREN Truss has outlined the importance of infrastructure to farm sector profitability at the annual ABARES Outlook conference in Canberra.
04 Mar 15 WARREN Truss has outlined the importance of infrastructure to farm sector profitability at the annual ABARES Outlook conference in Canberra. | Fletcher's freight expectations 
BARNABY Joyce has defended the government’s new tighter foreign investment regime before key agricultural industry stakeholders.
04 Mar 15 BARNABY Joyce has defended the government’s new tighter foreign investment regime before key agricultural industry stakeholders. | Outrage over PM's property hit  | FDI crackdown a 'shambles' 
NATIONAL standards for agriculture education have been developed to address industry needs and produce more skilled graduates.
04 Mar 15 NATIONAL standards for agriculture education have been developed to address industry needs and produce more skilled graduates. | Ag still waiting for its workforce  | Long-haul hunt for ag workers 
SUNRICE is looking at opening up a restricted ASX listing to potentially extra investment capital from outside the farm sector.
04 Mar 15 SUNRICE is looking at opening up a restricted ASX listing to potentially extra investment capital from outside the farm sector. | SunRice makes a meal of it  | Aerobic cropping a good fit 
CHINESE interest in Australian farms and processing assets is surging, despite the Abbott government's crackdown.
04 Mar 15 CHINESE interest in Australian farms and processing assets is surging, despite the Abbott government's crackdown. | Family farms underpin economy:...  | Farm production value on the rise 
DESPITE rampant demand and an export-friendly dollar, the total value of Australian farm production and exports is actually slipping.
04 Mar 15 DESPITE rampant demand and an export-friendly dollar, the total value of Australian farm production and exports is actually slipping. | Lamb to rise, wool to slump: ABARES  | Farm production value on the rise 
MURRAY Goulburn says it will ride out the current global dairy price slump to post profits similar to last year.
04 Mar 15 MURRAY Goulburn says it will ride out the current global dairy price slump to post profits similar to last year. | MG expands in Tasmania  | MG defends performance record 
KEY rural skills shortages continue in agronomy and advisory service jobs,
04 Mar 15  1 KEY rural skills shortages continue in agronomy and advisory service jobs, "but in the end we do find the right people", says Ray Johnson. | Ag still waiting for its workforce  | Sanity returns to food wages talks 
THE world sugar glut will push down mill-gate returns to Australian cane growers by 1pc to $36/t this year, the lowest since 2007-08.
03 Mar 15 THE world sugar glut will push down mill-gate returns to Australian cane growers by 1pc to $36/t this year, the lowest since 2007-08. | Cows v sugar in WA grazing...  | US sugar deal sprinkled with... 
GOODMAN Fielder has suspended share trading pending the company's takeover by Wilmar and First Pacific.
03 Mar 15 GOODMAN Fielder has suspended share trading pending the company's takeover by Wilmar and First Pacific.
BARNABY Joyce has endorsed Australian agriculture as a critical moral and economic activity that underpins the national interest.
03 Mar 15  9 BARNABY Joyce has endorsed Australian agriculture as a critical moral and economic activity that underpins the national interest. | Primary producers, have your say  | Ag could fill mining gap: Twiggy 
AUSTRALIA'S breakfast cereal market has shrunk by 0.5pc annually for the past five years, and one of the seeds of its decline is chia.
03 Mar 15 AUSTRALIA'S breakfast cereal market has shrunk by 0.5pc annually for the past five years, and one of the seeds of its decline is chia. | Aussie liquid brekkie for UK 
BRUCE Billson has won support for the grocery industry code of conduct from Aldi but Metcash has only agreed to elements.
03 Mar 15 BRUCE Billson has won support for the grocery industry code of conduct from Aldi but Metcash has only agreed to elements. | New Grocery Code takes force  | CoOL red tape 'business... 
AGRICULTURE is still struggling to find the staff it needs.
03 Mar 15  8 AGRICULTURE is still struggling to find the staff it needs. | Orchard gate open for more...  | Backpackers thwart guest worker... 
THE gross value of farm production is forecast to increase by 5.3 per cent to around $54.4 billion next financial year.
02 Mar 15  3 THE gross value of farm production is forecast to increase by 5.3 per cent to around $54.4 billion next financial year. | Fairer trade for Aus farmers  | Who's growing our food? 
GROWERS and landholders across Australia are invited to contribute to three major ABARES farm surveys now underway.
02 Mar 15 GROWERS and landholders across Australia are invited to contribute to three major ABARES farm surveys now underway. | Farm production value on the rise  | 2014: Opening gates on rural debt 
MURRAY Goulburn co-op has bought farm services business AgriCorp Pacific's stores in Smithton and Deloraine, Tasmania.
02 Mar 15 MURRAY Goulburn co-op has bought farm services business AgriCorp Pacific's stores in Smithton and Deloraine, Tasmania. | MG defends performance record  | WCB to buy Lion cheese 
DAIRY company Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) is set to buy out the cheese business of rival and shareholder Lion Dairy.
02 Mar 15 DAIRY company Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) is set to buy out the cheese business of rival and shareholder Lion Dairy. | New Hope targets Moxey dairy  | Bega reports a profit bite 
THE federal government's final Food and Grocery Industry Code of Conduct will be tabled in parliament and takes force from tomorrow.
02 Mar 15 THE federal government's final Food and Grocery Industry Code of Conduct will be tabled in parliament and takes force from tomorrow. | Coles, Woolies 'too big to care'  | Who's growing our food? 
THE imported fruit contamination scare is a stark reminder of how much supermarket food no longer originates from Australian farms.
02 Mar 15  15 THE imported fruit contamination scare is a stark reminder of how much supermarket food no longer originates from Australian farms. | Around the traps: weekly news wrap  | Careful about CoOL changes: Colbeck 
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Yes but Ted to openly admit that doesn't further their extreme events AGW cult theory now does it.
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Err excuse me Nico but Max's question is far from silly. A cooling of the temperature would be
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Usually, Malcolm, when the competition is cheaper then you have to match their price to retain
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