NFF Congress 2014: live feed

THE National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) National Congress 2014 is a biennial event for the Australian agricultural sector to meet and discuss the sector's position nationally and globally. If you can't be there, follow the conversation here... Read more

Infrastructure dollars failing farmers

PRESENT spending on transport infrastructure is doing little for farmers, says national freight specialist, Luke Fraser, who, told the NFF Congress on Monday the key to reducing farm freight costs and streamlining exports was to significantly boost spending on mainline rail... Read more

Green Paper finally on the table

FEDERAL Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce released the much-delayed Green Paper for the government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, placing farmgate returns at the forefront of its policy objectives, at the National Farmers’ Federation 2014 Congress in Canberra... Read more

Producers in power push

SUPERMARKET power over suppliers and farmers is set to become a political flashpoint as the Agriculture Competitiveness Green Paper, released by Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce on Monday, canvasses much tougher action against the market giants... Read more

Shorten remembers Whitlam at NFF

OPPOSITION leader Bill Shorten has opened his speech at the NFF Congress by paying heartfelt respects to former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam... Read more

Ag Green Paper 'against govt grain'

A RAFT of proposals including tax breaks, permanent cheap loans and a clamp down on supermarket dominance contained in a paper commissioned by Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they are either unaffordable or conflict with government philosophy... Read more

'Golden era' for ag - if we play fair

THE potential of Indonesia as an export market for Australian farm produce mustn’t be submerged under the constant hype around China, says new NFF chief executive Simon Talbot... Read more

United we stand, says NFF

THE National Farmers' Federation is considering moving towards a new “unified model” that would remove duplicative state structures and streamline resources to operate under a single brand... Read more

A dangerous complacency

A CARGO-cult belief that rising demand from Asia is about to sweep farmgate prices to record levels is encouraging many producers to ignore the need to lift on-farm profit margins... Read more

Palmer prods pollies' panel

THE NFF needs to start “shirtfronting” the federal government to squeeze a better deal for farmers from the current round of free trade agreements, says PUP leader, Clive Palmer... Read more


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