Ag sector starts 2016 in upbeat mood

The mood in the bush is remarkably upbeat say increasing numbers of farmers and leading service providers.
The mood in the bush is remarkably upbeat say increasing numbers of farmers and leading service providers.
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NEW stresses will appear for the Australian beef industry over the next 12 months, although the general outlook remains upbeat. NEW stresses will appear for the Australian beef industry over the next 12 months, although the general outlook remains upbeat.
FORMER cabinet minister Ian Macfarlane’s defection to the National party has been blocked by the Queensland executive of the LNP. FORMER cabinet minister Ian Macfarlane’s defection to the National party has been blocked by the Queensland executive of the LNP.
PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull will stand with Australian farm leaders today to launch the NFF's ambitious online transformation strategy. PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull will stand with Australian farm leaders today to launch the NFF's ambitious online transformation strategy.
WOOL rose four cents this week, with the AWEX EMI finishing at 1251 cents a kilogram.
WOOL rose four cents this week, with the AWEX EMI finishing at 1251 cents a kilogram.
Grain Growers Limited director John Eastburn has returned to the position of chairman following the sudden resignation Narrabri farmer Andrew Carberry.
05 Feb 16 Grain Growers Limited director John Eastburn has returned to the position of chairman following the sudden resignation Narrabri farmer Andrew Carberry.
The TPP will remove tariff barriers on US$9 billion of Australia’s dutiable exports to the 12 countries, including $4.3b worth of agricultural goods with new levels of access for beef, dairy, sugar, rice, grains and wine, says Trade Minister Andrew Robb.
05 Feb 16 The TPP will remove tariff barriers on US$9 billion of Australia’s dutiable exports to the 12 countries, including $4.3b worth of agricultural goods with new levels of access for beef,...
Cheaper sea freight and mining costs, courtesy of lower global energy prices, have changed global price fundamentals for fertiliser
05 Feb 16 Cheaper sea freight and mining costs, courtesy of lower global energy prices, have changed global price fundamentals for fertiliser
Record high cattle prices combined with questions and answers on National Party leadership in a typically unique and informative media conference starring Barnaby Joyce in Canberra.
04 Feb 16 Record high cattle prices combined with questions and answers on National Party leadership in a typically unique and informative media conference starring Barnaby Joyce in Canberra.
Farm industry frustrations are mounting as the Agricultural Commissioner announced in last year's Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper remains in limbo.
04 Feb 16 Farm industry frustrations are mounting as the Agricultural Commissioner announced in last year's Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper remains in limbo.
ChemChina known in Australia through its Adama business, is making an $A60 billion bid for Syngenta.
04 Feb 16 ChemChina known in Australia through its Adama business, is making an $A60 billion bid for Syngenta.
One of agriculture's most fundamental input costs - fuel - is looking relatively modest compared to years ago.
04 Feb 16 One of agriculture's most fundamental input costs - fuel - is looking relatively modest compared to years ago.
While millions of Australians tucked into traditional servings of ham and poultry over Christmas, one of the fastest growing inclusions in our summer holiday season diet in the past decade has been salmon.
04 Feb 16  2 While millions of Australians tucked into traditional servings of ham and poultry over Christmas, one of the fastest growing inclusions in our summer holiday season diet in the past...
The Coalition government isn't budging on a new backpacker tax regime, despite an industry campaign warning about potential job and economic losses.
02 Feb 16 The Coalition government isn't budging on a new backpacker tax regime, despite an industry campaign warning about potential job and economic losses.
American fast-food chain, Carl's Jr, noted for its raunchy ads will launch a front in Australia's burger wars on Tuesday.
02 Feb 16 American fast-food chain, Carl's Jr, noted for its raunchy ads will launch a front in Australia's burger wars on Tuesday.
Bega Cheese is facing a revenue hole of more than $100 million after Coles ditched the dairy company to supply its private-label cheeses.
02 Feb 16 Bega Cheese is facing a revenue hole of more than $100 million after Coles ditched the dairy company to supply its private-label cheeses.
SunRice is battening down the hatches and planning job cuts less than two months out from a critical shareholder vote on plans to list part of the food business on the Australian Securities Exchange
02 Feb 16  1 SunRice is battening down the hatches and planning job cuts less than two months out from a critical shareholder vote on plans to list part of the food business on the Australian...
Farm groups have ignited a new public campaign aimed at the Coalition government caused by fears a pending increase in the backpacker tax will cause a dangerous loss in overseas workers.
01 Feb 16 Farm groups have ignited a new public campaign aimed at the Coalition government caused by fears a pending increase in the backpacker tax will cause a dangerous loss in overseas workers.
National party senior MP Michael McCormack - the Assistant Minister to leader and deputy-PM and Infrastructure and Regional Development Minister Warren Truss - faced media questioning today in Canberra about the party's leadership battle when launching a new regional policy initiative.
28 Jan 16  1 National party senior MP Michael McCormack - the Assistant Minister to leader and deputy-PM and Infrastructure and Regional Development Minister Warren Truss - faced media questioning...
THE maker of the Chiko roll and big food brands such as Birds Eye, Edgell, John West, Lean Cuisine and Leggo's has tripled its annual profit to $91 million, thanks to heavy cost-cutting and the sharp slide in the Australian dollar.
27 Jan 16 THE maker of the Chiko roll and big food brands such as Birds Eye, Edgell, John West, Lean Cuisine and Leggo's has tripled its annual profit to $91 million, thanks to heavy cost-cutting...
Listed agribusinesses are handling the slump in share market values better than many big corporates.
27 Jan 16 Listed agribusinesses are handling the slump in share market values better than many big corporates.
The $3b Linfox family run private logistics company is looking to bid for the iconic Kidman & Co cattle business to keep it in Australian hands and under the current operating structure.
26 Jan 16 The $3b Linfox family run private logistics company is looking to bid for the iconic Kidman & Co cattle business to keep it in Australian hands and under the current operating structure.
The federal government is poised to wave through the high-profile sale of Australia's largest private landholding, the S. Kidman & Co farm portfolio, after blocking the deal in November on national security grounds.
25 Jan 16  1 The federal government is poised to wave through the high-profile sale of Australia's largest private landholding, the S. Kidman & Co farm portfolio, after blocking the deal in November...
National milk processor Lion Dairy and Drinks is to spend $40 million in the next three years on upgrades at its Perth plant to underpin its dairy growth plans in Western Australia.
20 Jan 16 National milk processor Lion Dairy and Drinks is to spend $40 million in the next three years on upgrades at its Perth plant to underpin its dairy growth plans in Western Australia.
The farmer-owned Northern Co-operative Meat Company has a line-up of upgrades under way for 2016, all aimed at future growth.
19 Jan 16 The farmer-owned Northern Co-operative Meat Company has a line-up of upgrades under way for 2016, all aimed at future growth.
A windfall in farm sector export earnings in the past two years is set to slip towards more modest gains in 2016 as the US dollar starts an expected flattening trend.
18 Jan 16 A windfall in farm sector export earnings in the past two years is set to slip towards more modest gains in 2016 as the US dollar starts an expected flattening trend.
West Australian farmers will reiterate their opposition to Brookfield Infrastructure's $9 billion plan to acquire ports and rail group Asciano when they make fresh submissions to the competition watchdog this week.
18 Jan 16 West Australian farmers will reiterate their opposition to Brookfield Infrastructure's $9 billion plan to acquire ports and rail group Asciano when they make fresh submissions to the...
Four'N Twenty pie maker, Patties Foods, is exploring merger and acquisition deals to beef up its savoury business and further distance itself from last year's tainted berries scandal.
17 Jan 16  1 Four'N Twenty pie maker, Patties Foods, is exploring merger and acquisition deals to beef up its savoury business and further distance itself from last year's tainted berries scandal.
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Experienced grains industry operator Richard Simonaitis has been appointed as the new CEO of the AEGIC.05 Feb 16 Experienced grains industry operator Richard Simonaitis has been appointed as the new CEO of the AEGIC.
AUSTRALIAN livestock exporter Wellard's vessel, the M/V Ocean Outback, is destined for Singapore to repair a malfunction to one of its two engines, after last year being marooned off Perth's coast.05 Feb 16 AUSTRALIAN livestock exporter Wellard's vessel, the M/V Ocean Outback, is destined for Singapore to repair a...