So the taxpayers are paying for a Chinese company to grow sugar! Seems pretty dumb to me - no net benefit to Australia - and where's the 'food bowl of Asia' in growing sugar?
The Ord River development has been a folly since its inception - relying on taxpayers to fund much of it with the main beneficiaries to date possibly being promoters of taxpayer supported managed investment fund sandalwood plantings.
Why are we so obsessed with 'Northern Development' with schemes that will never be self sustaining without continuing injections of public funds?
WA Farmers is rapidly losing members and the reason is simple; when they occasionally enter the public space and comment on policy they are consistently wrong. Shut the doors boys, it will look better to do it voluntarily than have the situation forced upon you.
He also said once debt rises faster than production, a sector becomes unviable.
The US of A ?
It seems to be the transparency that is gaining Aldi respect with suppliers and consumers.
I do not want to buy free range eggs thank you. We need barn/cage eggs so that our egg industry is kept safe and clean.
Britain can buy in eggs easily, we can't.
Can't imagine the price we would have to pay to buy eggs flown in from somewhere.
Our pensions who have worked for Au for all their lives deserve to buy a cheap safe form of protein.
Note to all the naysayers of deregulation - the more buyers you have for your product, the higher price you will receive.
All the claptrap that gets peddled by conspiracy nuts on these forums is just that - uneducated diatribe. The reality of real world markets is they are far better than the alternative of governmnet over-regulation.
Some of you can now get paid overnight for your sold grain. Wake up and smell the roses. Deregultion is the only path forward.
How fortunate and astute are the Western Australian grain growers for maintaining their co operative structure through their grower owned CBH.
In the East we are at the absolute mercy of the mega merchants and middlemen.
Monsanto owns the patent on those trace levels of GM canola. They own it & should come and get it and leave the non-GM clean. Or are they going to wait until GM contamination is worse, then come and claim it and sue you for unpaid royalties on the whole lot?
Great to see some smiling cockies . When they smile you know things are not too bad.
Ok so why invest in this venture now everyone has ditched lupins to grow canola?
Waste of money ... again! How about a canola crushing plant CBH?
While there are GM varieties to choose from fewer and fewer growers will choose to stick with the white flowered crop
Seems pretty simple,they should have their doors shut.
Just like the wheat industry and the beef industry.
The future of our industry is in great hands with the likes of Anika steering the ship. An agvocate to be proud of!
I'm a victim of the managed investment scheme, I have invested over $ 300 thousand in this, us investors, landholders, and share holders are victims of the biggest corporate theft in Australian history, now I'm getting treated like a criminal and getting dragged through the courts, when the people responsible for this crime are getting slaps on the wrist. What about us victims? When are you guys going to report about the thousands upon thousands of victims of the schemes and the billions of dollars that have gone missing. now I'm the one getting sued, and never get anything in return. Great
Great start Ladies & Gents.
May success build on success. Keep going while you're on a role & tidy up lots of Labor's bloody minded goof ups.
What worries me is that Andrew Robb was working for the NFF at about the time that they developed their policy of Unilteral Trade Reform.
Did he contribute to the introduction of that policy?
If he did, Has Andrew got any smarter since then?
2030 is a long time away.
300km north of adelaide, a long way to hall perishable produce to the people.to save a bit of energy growing the stuff.
Practical reasons why I wouldnt and hope the feds wouldnt either.
WA consumers have finally been able to afford table grapes with the introduction of imports. I Will be interesting to see what happens to consumption and demand if grapes are finally allowed in from Sunraysia and western Qld production regions.
From the HAL website 'Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) is a not-for-profit, industry-owned company.' , makes you wonder why a multinational chemical and biotech company can or wants to become a member.
Plant & Food Research Australia? you sure this isnt Australian vegetable growers money paying NZ companies?
As President of this year's National Cherry Festival I am very proud of our Cherry Queen Entrants. Cherry time is a vibrant time for Young which is situated in south west NSW,& the town & surrounding villiages are a buzz all getting ready for the Festival Weekend being held on 6th, 7th & 8th December. Our Queen Entrants are beautiful girls & are great ambassadors for our region.
Congratulations girls on a great job representing Young at the Sydney Markets.
I lost my horse in 2006 to Hendra virus when few in the horse industry knew about the virus and there was no vaccine. I wrote of my terrible experience in Spillover: A Memoir as a way to increase awareness of the virus. Now more people know of Hendra virus, what is does and the precautions to take and there is a vaccine to support those precautions. The interview with Natalie and DR. Deb Middleton I found very moving, having met them both and like Natalie, Dr Deb Middleton is also my hero in this Hendra virus debate.
Cruel, inhumane and unnecessary. The sooner this practice stops the better it will be for all sentient beings involved. Humans don't need to eat the flesh of other animals, and we certainly don't need the animal to be tortured before it is murdered.
Not knowing exactly what this group has achieved but the ongoing progress of livestock welfare issues is a must both here and internationally. $1m - Instead of the divisive rubbish they pass of as welfare action now, a genuinely arms length donation by Animals Australia would see this group continue their work and by the reported account, success!
Fantastic start. Heaps more to go including AHA, Austrade, and overhaul of APVMA ...
I think our dogs are worth far more than that- they have saved my husband from divorce- the corrective advice used in the yards is far better tolerated by the dogs than me, they work astonishing hours for a bowl of dog chow and a few bones and a good pat and praise- our dogs are worth their weight in gold- and are very warm on a cold winters morning checking lambing ewes, snuggled in the ute with me!
OK now how about a improved track track idler wheel. one with more oil capacity .
Case rocks...Dad and I have worn out three.
The last thing I want is to put these blokes down as they are
" having a go ". Yes ,it is ancient technology and if maintained properly and consistent fuel type is used it works fine.
HOWEVER this is the tip of the iceberg. Try generating more power say 100 / 200 Kw for sale and see the results.
The bureaucracy will stop you in your tracks. It is a minefield to negotiate. I have been told that black coal power sells for as low as 3 to 4 cents/Kwh. The "extra" charges all being manipulated to cover " private enterprise " resale / distribution / maintenance enterprises.
A biodynamic farm becomes a gas farm - I don't blame Shane for selling but it would have been good to go to another farmer
Fair enough, if Aussies do not want to buy them. It is, or should be, a free market.
People must be happy that a director of a company that has spent 232 million,is optimistic.
Congratulations to all at Project Warm Heart. Great to see young people engaged in doing things to help others.
Going to need elephant juice, some peptides, & stimulants according to the Bombers.