Debt roundtable set for spring

A RURAL debt roundtable will be held in Canberra on September 23, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce announced today.
A RURAL debt roundtable will be held in Canberra on September 23, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce announced today.
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ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade. ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade.
REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today. REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today.
MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital. MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital.
TAKE a look at the latest technology and innovation at the Mallee's premier field day with GREGOR HEARD. TAKE a look at the latest technology and innovation at the Mallee's premier field day with GREGOR HEARD.
FONTERRA has announced a partnership with a Chinese baby food manufacturer to seize more of the lucrative infant formula market.
12:37 PM FONTERRA has announced a partnership with a Chinese baby food manufacturer to seize more of the lucrative infant formula market.
WHILE rivals have posted significant lifts, Murray Goulburn's expansion push has resulted in a 16pc profit drop despite record revenue.
9:30 AM WHILE rivals have posted significant lifts, Murray Goulburn's expansion push has resulted in a 16pc profit drop despite record revenue. | Down, down goes milk value  | MG's next generation push 
ICONIC brands King Gee, Stubbies and Hard Yakka will remain in Australian hands after Wesfarmers agreed to pay $180 million for Pacific Brands' struggling workwear business.
7:00 AM ICONIC brands King Gee, Stubbies and Hard Yakka will remain in Australian hands after Wesfarmers agreed to pay $180 million for Pacific Brands' struggling workwear business.
WA grain growers will see a new player in the grain marketing space in the 2014-15 season in US-based co-op CHS Trading Company Australia.
2:00 AM WA grain growers will see a new player in the grain marketing space in the 2014-15 season in US-based co-op CHS Trading Company Australia.
A SPECIAL business forum in Melbourne in October will give women the chance to share ideas and network with ag industry leaders.
2:00 AM A SPECIAL business forum in Melbourne in October will give women the chance to share ideas and network with ag industry leaders.
WHEN Andrew Ferguson began work on his father’s fishing boat, rock lobster exports from SA were limited to tails packed off to the US.
2:00 AM WHEN Andrew Ferguson began work on his father’s fishing boat, rock lobster exports from SA were limited to tails packed off to the US.
SENATOR David Leyonhjelm has postponed a vote on his controversial disallowance motion that aims to reverse increases to ag levies.
26 Aug 14  1 SENATOR David Leyonhjelm has postponed a vote on his controversial disallowance motion that aims to reverse increases to ag levies. | Levy spat moves to the streets  | Ag at levy crossroads 
WAFARMERS will launch its own brand of milk in conjunction with supermarket giant Coles and multinational dairy processor Parmalat.
26 Aug 14 WAFARMERS will launch its own brand of milk in conjunction with supermarket giant Coles and multinational dairy processor Parmalat.
AUSTRALIA needs to cut its grape ­production by about 15 per cent, wine industry veteran Bruce Tyrrell says.
26 Aug 14 AUSTRALIA needs to cut its grape ­production by about 15 per cent, wine industry veteran Bruce Tyrrell says. | Bright Foods rules out Treasury bid  | Grange match: Treasury battle... 
A SCANDINAVIAN pension fund has poured $20 million into Australian dairy farms to help lift stagnant local milk production.
25 Aug 14 A SCANDINAVIAN pension fund has poured $20 million into Australian dairy farms to help lift stagnant local milk production.
AUSTRALIAN Vintage has sealed a distribution deal with China's largest food processor and trader, the state-owned COFCO.
25 Aug 14 AUSTRALIAN Vintage has sealed a distribution deal with China's largest food processor and trader, the state-owned COFCO. | Former Penfolds boss slates...  | Maggie Beer's state of origin... 
ACTING chief executive officer Alicia Garden has been officially appointed CEO of GrainGrowers.
25 Aug 14  1 ACTING chief executive officer Alicia Garden has been officially appointed CEO of GrainGrowers. | Eastburn leaves GrainGrowers...  | Changing of the guard at GGL 
TANDOU has reported a 45pc jump in total income to $8.7 million, but NPAT of just $200,000 after a series of significant purchases.
25 Aug 14  1 TANDOU has reported a 45pc jump in total income to $8.7 million, but NPAT of just $200,000 after a series of significant purchases. | Tandou downgrades profit forecast 
THE woes Alison Watkins is dealing with at Coca-Cola Amatil must be music to Lion dairy and drinks boss Peter West's ears.
25 Aug 14 THE woes Alison Watkins is dealing with at Coca-Cola Amatil must be music to Lion dairy and drinks boss Peter West's ears. | Investors queueing for elusive...  | FY14 takes $405m bite from GFF 
ANOTHER large Queensland farm has gone into receivership and is up for sale either as an individual farm, or four separate properties.
25 Aug 14  8 ANOTHER large Queensland farm has gone into receivership and is up for sale either as an individual farm, or four separate properties. | Rural debt stoush heats up  | Face-to-face with rural debt 
CLOSE to 60 per cent of ­farmers in a major new survey still believe there should be less foreign investment in Australian farms.
25 Aug 14  4 CLOSE to 60 per cent of ­farmers in a major new survey still believe there should be less foreign investment in Australian farms.
TRADE Minister Andrew Robb has warned that Clive Palmer's anti-China outburst could threaten a lucrative free trade deal.
25 Aug 14  5 TRADE Minister Andrew Robb has warned that Clive Palmer's anti-China outburst could threaten a lucrative free trade deal.
SEARCHING for a better way of farming, Euan Beamont has turned to bio-energy.
24 Aug 14 SEARCHING for a better way of farming, Euan Beamont has turned to bio-energy.
GOOD weather has made for a ­perfect storm of woe for agribusinesses, with the prices of most farm commodities nose-diving.
22 Aug 14  17 GOOD weather has made for a ­perfect storm of woe for agribusinesses, with the prices of most farm commodities nose-diving. | GrainCorp looks to global growth  | Growers, processors fight levy... 
WESFARMERS shares have been hit with multiple downgrades and analysts look to the tough operating environment.
21 Aug 14  1 WESFARMERS shares have been hit with multiple downgrades and analysts look to the tough operating environment. | It's not all about Coles and...  | Farm produce in privacy front line 
WHILE there are more opportunities to trade commodities investors remain reluctant to jump on board, citing lack of understanding.
21 Aug 14 WHILE there are more opportunities to trade commodities investors remain reluctant to jump on board, citing lack of understanding. | Wesfarmers pays special $1 dividend  | White meat still Australia's choice 
SOLID earnings growth has lifted Wesfarmers’ full year underlying net profit by 6.1 per cent to $2.39 billion.
20 Aug 14  3 SOLID earnings growth has lifted Wesfarmers’ full year underlying net profit by 6.1 per cent to $2.39 billion. | Banking in the grocery aisles  | Flavour fizzes in dairy war 
WARRNAMBOOL Cheese & Butter chief executive officer David Lord has told the company today that he will step down from the top position.
20 Aug 14 WARRNAMBOOL Cheese & Butter chief executive officer David Lord has told the company today that he will step down from the top position.
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only one from Tassie? c'mon ladies there are a bunch of extraordinary women down here
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An interesting development. A computer scientist in charge of $100m dollars of farmers money?
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Plenty of money in that study Mug, similar. To a study someone did a couple of years ago, they
WA grain growers will see a new player in the grain marketing space in the 2014-15 season in US-based co-op CHS Trading Company Australia.2:00 AM WA grain growers will see a new player in the grain marketing space in the 2014-15 season in US-based co-op CHS...
DEVELOPING the AEGIC strategy and building on its history of innovation is a key priority for newly appointed CEO David Feinberg.2:00 AM DEVELOPING the AEGIC strategy and building on its history of innovation is a key priority for newly appointed CEO...