Debate on foreign investment of Australian farmland is ignited every time an overseas buyer purchases agricultural land, particularly if it is a property of scale or for a substantial price.
Twelve Tongan contractors have started working at Beaufort River Meats after they applied for a Temporary Work (International Relations) visa through the Federal government's new Pacific Islands Scheme to work in Australia.
Industry peak body, the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) will receive $2.5 million in government funding to help grow and develop the co-operative model in Australia, particularly within the agriculture sector.
Australian beef and sheepmeat prices are set to remain strong in 2020, as African swine fever (ASF) continues to grip the global animal protein sector and pull down overall sectoral growth, according to Rabobank's just-released Global Animal Protein Outlook 2020.
The big Rabobank Leadership Awards event has celebrated its 20-year history with a NZ dinner, where locals scooped the pool.
Dairy farmers in WA received 1.2 cents a litre more on average for their milk last financial year, but paid out the equivalent of 4.9c/l more - mostly for stock feed - to achieve it.
"IT's better sold than not," was the reaction of WAFarmers dairy section president Mike Partridge to the proposed sale of Lion Dairy and Drinks (LDD) to China Mengniu Dairy Company Ltd.