Ag White Paper finally here

THE long-awaited and much-heralded Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper has finally been launched, more than six months after it was initially promised … >>>More ...


Blueprint set path for White Paper

WITH the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper finally set to be released today near Warrnambool in Victoria, it’s worth reconnecting with the most recent high-level vision put forward for the Australian farm sector … >>>More ...


Ag White Paper falls short, says NFF

THE National Farmers' Federation (NFF) has rated the government’s long overdue Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper "seven or eight out of 10" … >>>More ...


Loan relief in White Paper detail

REDUCED interest rates for farmers receiving concessional drought support loans were announced today by federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce … >>>More ...


Bipartisan barney bubbles up

BIPARTISAN brinkmanship has come to the fore following the long-awaited release of the Abbott government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper … >>>More ...


White Paper: symptoms not solutions

OPINION: AFTER an extended gestation, the Australian government release its Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper on Saturday, giving effect to the government's stated vision of building a more profitable, more resilient and more sustainable agriculture sector to help drive a stronger Australian economy … >>>More ...


White paper lacks vision: Godfrey

WITH morale low in south-west Queensland, people have been looking towards the agricultural white paper to deliver a visionary statement for rural and regional Queensland … >>>More ...


White Paper a market toolkit: Colbeck

A SIGNIFICANT step forward for Australian agriculture, backed by serious money, is how Parliamentary Secretary to the Agriculture Minister Richard Colbeck describes the Abbott government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper … >>>More ...


Be a part of the White Paper process: Joyce

FARM Weekly journalist JACINTA BOLSENBROEK had a one-on-one interview with federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce following the launch of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper and how it might influence the WA rural sector … >>>More ...


Mixed bag of reactions from industry

THE long-awaited $4 billion Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper was finally launched – more than six months later than originally scheduled – by federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce and Prime Minister Tony Abbott at a Victorian dairy farm on Saturday… >>>More ...


Paper thin or solid start?

TODAY is Friday and no doubt the media pack will be lamenting the demise of Shadow Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon’s weekly media release asking, "Where’s the Abbott government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper?" … >>>More ...


White Paper brings ag to fore

THERE has been a lot of analysis and opinion splashed across the media in the days following the Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister officially launching the White Paper for Agricultural Competitiveness at a Victorian dairy farm last weekend … >>>More ...


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My total income is from livestock production in WA as a 1 man operation and I agree completely I
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i was 15 years old when I went up to liveringa station in 1961.with j.drakebrockman . the old
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