Navigating the levy labyrinth

OPINION: AUSTRALIA’S rural levies system and the structures that underpin it are complex, convoluted and difficult to penetrate.
OPINION: AUSTRALIA’S rural levies system and the structures that underpin it are complex, convoluted and difficult to penetrate.
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AUSTRALIA and 11 other nations have failed to clinch an ambitious Pacific free trade deal. AUSTRALIA and 11 other nations have failed to clinch an ambitious Pacific free trade deal.
JERVOIS, SA, has long been known for its ties to dairy farming, but last week the small town witnessed a rarity in the industry. JERVOIS, SA, has long been known for its ties to dairy farming, but last week the small town witnessed a rarity in the industry.
GRASSFED beef represents a growing niche market for Aus exports into large US market, where lamb and beef sales have surged significantly. GRASSFED beef represents a growing niche market for Aus exports into large US market, where lamb and beef sales have surged significantly.
IT IS India's time to shine in world grain markets, according to Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) international guest speaker. IT IS India's time to shine in world grain markets, according to Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) international guest speaker.
OPINION: WATCHING the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement has reminded me how important FTAs are but how difficult they are to conclude.
21 Jul 15 OPINION: WATCHING the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement has reminded me how important FTAs are but how difficult they are to conclude. | China FTA a big win for ag 
OPINION: When the Abbott government used the May budget to celebrate the role of trade agreements, Indonesia was a glaring absence.
16 Jul 15 OPINION: When the Abbott government used the May budget to celebrate the role of trade agreements, Indonesia was a glaring absence. | Buyers tipped to take rejected...  | 'Grave concern' at Jakarta's... 
INDONESIA'S new move to self-sufficiency will be still be doomed to failure as people suffer from high meat prices, says GREG EARL.
15 Jul 15  4 INDONESIA'S new move to self-sufficiency will be still be doomed to failure as people suffer from high meat prices, says GREG EARL. | Indonesia's cattle quota shock  | 'Grave concern' at Jakarta's... 
OPINION: Abbott picks his fights on the basis of the enemies he will enrage. His decision to love coal mining has enraged key sections of the National Party.
14 Jul 15  12 OPINION: Abbott picks his fights on the basis of the enemies he will enrage. His decision to love coal mining has enraged key sections of the National Party. | Shenhua mine start may clash...  | Shenhua's Watermark gets green... 
THE Ag White Paper was good in parts but focused on symptoms rather than solutions, writes AFI executive director MICK KEOGH.
07 Jul 15  8 THE Ag White Paper was good in parts but focused on symptoms rather than solutions, writes AFI executive director MICK KEOGH. | Ag White Paper falls short,...  | Ag White Paper finally here 
THE farming sector is set to take off, we must help, not hinder it, says MP ANGUS TAYLOR.
29 Jun 15  3 THE farming sector is set to take off, we must help, not hinder it, says MP ANGUS TAYLOR.
AS THE ChAFTA was ratified, we found out that in 2014, China’s millionaire population had jumped from three million to four million.
29 Jun 15  1 AS THE ChAFTA was ratified, we found out that in 2014, China’s millionaire population had jumped from three million to four million. | China FTA a big win for ag  | China backs northern Australia plan 
THE parliamentary inquiry loan foreclosures is shaping as an exciting event, judging by the anecdotal evidence of the banks bully-boy tactics.
23 Jun 15  1 THE parliamentary inquiry loan foreclosures is shaping as an exciting event, judging by the anecdotal evidence of the banks bully-boy tactics.
OPINION: THE Agriculture Department, with its deep understanding of the sector, can't afford to be sidelined at this crucial time.
19 Jun 15 OPINION: THE Agriculture Department, with its deep understanding of the sector, can't afford to be sidelined at this crucial time. | Quinlivan new Ag Dept secretary 
THANKS to the PM's views on wind farms, we're having our first national debate on aesthetics - but we're having the wrong one.
18 Jun 15  4 THANKS to the PM's views on wind farms, we're having our first national debate on aesthetics - but we're having the wrong one. | Abbott slams wind farms  | Hot air over wind farms 
WHAT precisely is it that causes animal rights activists so much distress and consternation in relation to the live export industry?
13 Jun 15  11 WHAT precisely is it that causes animal rights activists so much distress and consternation in relation to the live export industry?
GETTING caught up in the hype surrounding the declaration of an El Nino event can result in poor decision-making and lost opportunities for farmers.
10 Jun 15 GETTING caught up in the hype surrounding the declaration of an El Nino event can result in poor decision-making and lost opportunities for farmers.

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What a waste of taxpayers money - properly grazed pastures sequest much more carbon than a few
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We in the horticulture industry have for a long time suffered under the mendacity of DAFF (now
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Hi Jock. I think it benefits from a Chinese interest by being able to access that export market.
THE total WA sheep turn-off is projected to reach 5.4 million in 2014/15, easing pressure on the flock.2:00 AM THE total WA sheep turn-off is projected to reach 5.4 million in 2014/15, easing pressure on the flock.
WHEATBELT farmers are over the moon today after significant rainfall fell throughout the region yesterday and last night.31 Jul 15 WHEATBELT farmers are over the moon today after significant rainfall fell throughout the region yesterday and last...