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WHIPPING up a tirade about Greens holding producers to “ransom” over live ex does nothing to address the needs of rural communities, says LEE RHIANNON.
WHIPPING up a tirade about Greens holding producers to “ransom” over live ex does nothing to address the needs of rural communities, says LEE RHIANNON.
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SOUTHERN beef enterprise profits might have lagged other sectors over the first 12 years of the century, but that’s not cause for alarm. SOUTHERN beef enterprise profits might have lagged other sectors over the first 12 years of the century, but that’s not cause for alarm.
AUSTRALIA needs to revitalise rail and port infrastructure or else agriculture will literally miss the boat to booming export markets. AUSTRALIA needs to revitalise rail and port infrastructure or else agriculture will literally miss the boat to booming export markets.
MEAT & Livestock Australia is seeking researchers to devise ways of improving outcomes in three key aspects of safeguarding the welfare of Australian export livestock. MEAT & Livestock Australia is seeking researchers to devise ways of improving outcomes in three key aspects of safeguarding the welfare of Australian export livestock.
THE Australian wool market experienced its largest weekly rise in seven months this week. THE Australian wool market experienced its largest weekly rise in seven months this week.
THE Global Rountable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) spells pain for cattle producers, writes SENATOR RON BOSWELL.
19 Apr 14 THE Global Rountable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) spells pain for cattle producers, writes SENATOR RON BOSWELL.
THE characterisation of GRSB as a plot by radical environmentalists to put beef producers out of business is wrong, writes RUARAIDH PETRE.
15 Apr 14  9 THE characterisation of GRSB as a plot by radical environmentalists to put beef producers out of business is wrong, writes RUARAIDH PETRE. | Mixed response to GRSB draft  | Sustainable beef draft opens 
THE way Australian agribusiness is structured leaves us highly fragmented and new business models are needed, says MURRAY FEATHERSTONE.
13 Apr 14  1 THE way Australian agribusiness is structured leaves us highly fragmented and new business models are needed, says MURRAY FEATHERSTONE. | Beef exports to Japan ease  | Door ajar for China state... 
AN uneven playing field still remains despite the spin over the alleged benefits of this week's free trade deals, writes JAN DAVIS.
12 Apr 14  5 AN uneven playing field still remains despite the spin over the alleged benefits of this week's free trade deals, writes JAN DAVIS. | Japan accord 'a bloody disgrace'  | Beef's 'nick of time' deal 
VIDEO: MAKE no mistake, Japan is the big winner from the slight reduction in agricultural trade barriers - and that's a very desirable thing says MICHAEL PASCOE.
09 Apr 14  2 VIDEO: MAKE no mistake, Japan is the big winner from the slight reduction in agricultural trade barriers - and that's a very desirable thing says MICHAEL PASCOE. | Japan accord 'a bloody disgrace'  | Beef's 'nick of time' deal 
09 Apr 14  1 DESPITE what the government press releases say, it is cheap imports, not exports, that make free trade deals worth having, says ALAN MITCHELL. | Japan accord 'a bloody disgrace'  | Not 'free trade': producers 
THIS is the Asian Century, I tell my family at the dinner table. They just look at me. Or rather my Korean-born wife looks at me.
09 Apr 14 THIS is the Asian Century, I tell my family at the dinner table. They just look at me. Or rather my Korean-born wife looks at me. | Green light for $1bn China deals  | KAFTA deal sealed 
IN ITS rush to conclude FTAs the Abbott government risks compromising Australia's national interests, say GREG WOOD.
03 Apr 14 IN ITS rush to conclude FTAs the Abbott government risks compromising Australia's national interests, say GREG WOOD. | Foreign investment built...  | 'Tough' talks over Japan FTA 
SINCE the First Fleet, Australia has been a country unashamedly reliant on foreign investment, says Trade and Investment Minister ANDREW ROBB.
29 Mar 14  4 SINCE the First Fleet, Australia has been a country unashamedly reliant on foreign investment, says Trade and Investment Minister ANDREW ROBB. | Ag's star to rise as mining fades  | Time to beef up trade: Robb 
A DRAFT of a global system for sustainable beef was released for comment this week – and on FarmOnline plenty didn’t hesitate to do just that.
22 Mar 14 A DRAFT of a global system for sustainable beef was released for comment this week – and on FarmOnline plenty didn’t hesitate to do just that.
DUSK at Wambiana Station is all kinds of beautiful: the sky fills with colour as cockatoos shriek like a bunch of injured banshees.
21 Mar 14 DUSK at Wambiana Station is all kinds of beautiful: the sky fills with colour as cockatoos shriek like a bunch of injured banshees.
IT IS heartening for all of us in agriculture to see the increasing interest in our industry, says Dr YASMIN CHALMERS.
21 Mar 14 IT IS heartening for all of us in agriculture to see the increasing interest in our industry, says Dr YASMIN CHALMERS.
GROUNDWATER is our main water bank: yet we do not fully know the balance, the deposits or the withdrawals, says hydrogeologist CRAIG SIMMONS.
18 Mar 14  2 GROUNDWATER is our main water bank: yet we do not fully know the balance, the deposits or the withdrawals, says hydrogeologist CRAIG SIMMONS. | Qld drought hits record 79pc  | CSIRO chief's parting makeover 
THE bravery of Kojonup farmer Mike Baxter in defending his right to grow GM canola is admirable, writes JOHN SNOOKE.
18 Mar 14  21 THE bravery of Kojonup farmer Mike Baxter in defending his right to grow GM canola is admirable, writes JOHN SNOOKE. | Activists 'hijacked' GM case  | GM case could set new rules:... 
LOCAL investors cannot begin to supply the capital needs of our agriculture sector, says Member for Wannon DAN TEHAN.
17 Mar 14  1 LOCAL investors cannot begin to supply the capital needs of our agriculture sector, says Member for Wannon DAN TEHAN. | FDI key to food security 
THE major hurdle for Marsh’s GM canola case is that the conduct of his neighbour, Baxter, has been hard to fault, says agribusiness lawyer TRENT THORNE.
12 Mar 14  13 THE major hurdle for Marsh’s GM canola case is that the conduct of his neighbour, Baxter, has been hard to fault, says agribusiness lawyer TRENT THORNE. | ATO eyes anti-GM groups  | GM case could set new rules:... 
THE future of farm lobby groups stirred up plenty of debate on FarmOnline this week.
08 Mar 14  2 THE future of farm lobby groups stirred up plenty of debate on FarmOnline this week.
MANUFACTURING closures are not due to high labour costs, but because we are throwing away our major advantage of cheap energy, writes PAUL HOWES.
04 Mar 14  7 MANUFACTURING closures are not due to high labour costs, but because we are throwing away our major advantage of cheap energy, writes PAUL HOWES. | SPCA pushed to slash wages  | Fonterra calls for workplace review 
WORK on the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper must result in real action, and not be another talkfest, writes JAN DAVIS.
03 Mar 14 WORK on the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper must result in real action, and not be another talkfest, writes JAN DAVIS. | Focus turns to long-term policy  | Ag White Paper's gaping hole 
NOT surprisingly, drought and a new package of drought support dominated discussion on FarmOnline this week.
01 Mar 14  4 NOT surprisingly, drought and a new package of drought support dominated discussion on FarmOnline this week.
DAIRY must act now to seize the opportunities that will define the industry’s future for decades to come, says ADIC chair NOEL CAMPBELL.
01 Mar 14 DAIRY must act now to seize the opportunities that will define the industry’s future for decades to come, says ADIC chair NOEL CAMPBELL. | Dairy co-op's big plans  | Fonterra calls for workplace review 
READING about the farmer in mediation, we felt we were reading our story. We are writing to let that farmer know that he is not alone.
20 Feb 14  14 READING about the farmer in mediation, we felt we were reading our story. We are writing to let that farmer know that he is not alone. | Cost-cutting reaches limit  | Help for farmers will benefit... 
AUSTRALIA'S new FTA with South Korea has been judged a triumph for exporters. But that's a seriously outdated measure, says ALAN MITCHELL.
19 Feb 14 AUSTRALIA'S new FTA with South Korea has been judged a triumph for exporters. But that's a seriously outdated measure, says ALAN MITCHELL.

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Emily, have U seen what is happening to Chinas peasant farmers in their country? Cleared out and
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Hey it is pretty dumb all unifying together to make good progress if you are headed in the wrong
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jillaroo, how right you are. In fact Australian farmers still supply the lowest priced food
FROM a food producer to a lifestyle sanctuary, an infrastructure hub to a significant driver of State revenue, the Wheatbelt is your oyster.19 Apr 14 FROM a food producer to a lifestyle sanctuary, an infrastructure hub to a significant driver of State revenue, the...
FOOD safety is on the top of the list of concerns for the Chinese.17 Apr 14 FOOD safety is on the top of the list of concerns for the Chinese.