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LAST week's milk oversupply has prompted the question: has Murray Goulburn underestimated the flood likely to flow into its milk plants?
LAST week's milk oversupply has prompted the question: has Murray Goulburn underestimated the flood likely to flow into its milk plants?
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TEACHERS across Australia are about to receive new resources aimed at encouraging primary and secondary schools to introduce agriculture in the classroom - and right across the curriculum. TEACHERS across Australia are about to receive new resources aimed at encouraging primary and secondary schools to introduce agriculture in the classroom - and right across the curriculum.
ONE couple's ambitions to get a foothold in the northern beef industry has been helped by investor Brett Blundy. ONE couple's ambitions to get a foothold in the northern beef industry has been helped by investor Brett Blundy.
IT'S “business as usual” for the farm machinery market with sales across most product sectors showing only a slight decline after three strong years. IT'S “business as usual” for the farm machinery market with sales across most product sectors showing only a slight decline after three strong years.
ANIMAL activists are harming the hard-earned reputation of the RSPCA by clouding community perception, says NSW CEO Steve Coleman. ANIMAL activists are harming the hard-earned reputation of the RSPCA by clouding community perception, says NSW CEO Steve Coleman.
FARMERS are price takers but consumers will also pay a hefty price if retailer behaviour isn't addressed, writes JAN DAVIS.
4:00 AM FARMERS are price takers but consumers will also pay a hefty price if retailer behaviour isn't addressed, writes JAN DAVIS. | Competition keeps suppliers alert  | Coles admits to threatening... 
EXPERTS say the Carbon Farming Initiative has fallen well short of reaching its key objectives, despite surviving the carbon tax axing.
4:00 AM EXPERTS say the Carbon Farming Initiative has fallen well short of reaching its key objectives, despite surviving the carbon tax axing. | Carbon tax repeal passes Senate  | Engaging ag with climate policy 
SUPERMARKET giant Woolworths is expected to release a premium local milk brand in WA in coming months, but won't confirm if it has signed up any WA producers to supply the range.
4:00 AM SUPERMARKET giant Woolworths is expected to release a premium local milk brand in WA in coming months, but won't confirm if it has signed up any WA producers to supply the range.
IT can be truly called “diversification” when a portfolio built on bras, jewellery and home decor starts investing in the beef industry.
4:00 AM IT can be truly called “diversification” when a portfolio built on bras, jewellery and home decor starts investing in the beef industry. | Blundy backs northern beef  | SLM's holistic hook nabs investors 
Cattle - Beef
RIVERINA farmer and contractor Rick Harper and his father Ross have achieved input savings and greater seed placement accuracy with the purchase last year of a 15-metre, Seed Hawk 45 series airseeder.
4:00 AM RIVERINA farmer and contractor Rick Harper and his father Ross have achieved input savings and greater seed placement accuracy with the purchase last year of a 15-metre, Seed Hawk 45... | 3D prints revolutionise design  | 360-degree tech boosts safety 
JO Newton says farmers should push their boundaries and embrace technology that's at the ready.
4:00 AM JO Newton says farmers should push their boundaries and embrace technology that's at the ready. | MLA launches market info app  | App puts LEM at fingertips 
Sheep - R & D
CAPILANO Honey has finished the fiscal year on a sweet note, reporting a net profit of $4.61m, up 34pc on the previous period.
25 Jul 14 CAPILANO Honey has finished the fiscal year on a sweet note, reporting a net profit of $4.61m, up 34pc on the previous period. | Bees hit in canola virus fight  | A 'net' gain for pollination 
UPDATE: THE Jordanian-owned Livestock Shipping Services (LSS) could come un-stuck, when it comes to getting another export licence.
25 Jul 14 UPDATE: THE Jordanian-owned Livestock Shipping Services (LSS) could come un-stuck, when it comes to getting another export licence.
GROWER-owned food processor and marketer SunRice is to buy the Blue Ribbon Rice Group's North Queensland mill and related assets.
25 Jul 14 GROWER-owned food processor and marketer SunRice is to buy the Blue Ribbon Rice Group's North Queensland mill and related assets. | 'Give us more water,' urges...  | SunRice revenue up as profit dips 
THE banking regulator is being urged to take tougher action on big companies that flout the rules on use of the word
25 Jul 14 THE banking regulator is being urged to take tougher action on big companies that flout the rules on use of the word "bank", after Woolworths was revealed to have used the term for more... | Aldi's European rivals eye...  | Milk's local brand push 
ONE of Australia’s largest beef processing companies says the union representing meat workers is blocking a company bonus for its employees.
25 Jul 14  2 ONE of Australia’s largest beef processing companies says the union representing meat workers is blocking a company bonus for its employees.  | Teys buys Elders feedlot  | Teys calls for greater IR reform 
Cattle - Beef
KIWI dairy exporters are struggling with the high New Zealand dollar.
25 Jul 14 KIWI dairy exporters are struggling with the high New Zealand dollar. | Infant products are dairy 'stars'  | Milk's local brand push 
DEMAND across all sectors of the cattle market generally improved this week, with the EYCI up 5.75c to 339.25c/kg cwt.
25 Jul 14 DEMAND across all sectors of the cattle market generally improved this week, with the EYCI up 5.75c to 339.25c/kg cwt.  | China lifts ban on Brazilian beef  | Eastern States beef hurting WA 
Cattle - Beef
THE benefits of hybrid vigour are well known in the beef industry, but one dairy farming family at Forbes is now also reaping the rewards of extra performance due to crossbreeding.
25 Jul 14  1 THE benefits of hybrid vigour are well known in the beef industry, but one dairy farming family at Forbes is now also reaping the rewards of extra performance due to crossbreeding.
WESTERN Queensland graziers have questioned their industry lobby group’s commitment to fencing as a wild dog containment strategy.
25 Jul 14 WESTERN Queensland graziers have questioned their industry lobby group’s commitment to fencing as a wild dog containment strategy.
GRAZIERS up against one of nature’s smartest hunters may now be able to enlist a new age in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technology to help them combat the threat of wild dogs.
25 Jul 14  2 GRAZIERS up against one of nature’s smartest hunters may now be able to enlist a new age in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technology to help them combat the threat of wild dogs.
PEEL Valley irrigators have branded the State government’s latest move to decrease water costs a “joke”, saying a trading trial announced by water minister Kevin Humphries would have little impact on skyrocketing water use charges.
25 Jul 14 PEEL Valley irrigators have branded the State government’s latest move to decrease water costs a “joke”, saying a trading trial announced by water minister Kevin Humphries would have...
NEAR contract wheat prices slipped to four year lows last week, and even the increased geopolitical risk in Ukraine has not pushed prices up.
25 Jul 14  8 NEAR contract wheat prices slipped to four year lows last week, and even the increased geopolitical risk in Ukraine has not pushed prices up. | Bees hit in canola virus fight  | Stripe rust adapting to Aus heat 
WAMMCO chairman of directors Dawson Bradford says he has never seen the lamb industry in a more positive position than what it is in today.
25 Jul 14  1 WAMMCO chairman of directors Dawson Bradford says he has never seen the lamb industry in a more positive position than what it is in today.
Sheep - Meat
FARM groups have welcomed the carbon tax repeal as an economic win to ease pressure on input costs.
25 Jul 14  14 FARM groups have welcomed the carbon tax repeal as an economic win to ease pressure on input costs. | Production up, emissions down  | Carbon tax repeal passes Senate 
THE peat soil on Sam Croser’s farm near Millicent, SA grows excellent crops but is not without its challenges.
25 Jul 14 THE peat soil on Sam Croser’s farm near Millicent, SA grows excellent crops but is not without its challenges. | Farm chemical changes welcomed  | Emerald plans $3m Elmore upgrade 
ONE couple's ambitions to get a foothold in the northern beef industry has been helped by investor Brett Blundy.
25 Jul 14 ONE couple's ambitions to get a foothold in the northern beef industry has been helped by investor Brett Blundy. | Farmgate needs fixing: Warriner  | SLM's holistic hook nabs investors 
Cattle - Beef
IT'S “business as usual” for the farm machinery market with sales across most product sectors showing only a slight decline after three strong years.
25 Jul 14 IT'S “business as usual” for the farm machinery market with sales across most product sectors showing only a slight decline after three strong years. | 3D prints revolutionise design  | Polaris calls for market audit 
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Taxpayer, so why wouldn't that logic equally apply to unreasonably charging everyone via a
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"Taxpayer", don't talk to farmers about hand outs. Look in your own back yard first. The
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Geronimo, diversity is a business survival technique, the problem that faces victims of
TEACHERS across Australia are about to receive new resources aimed at encouraging primary and secondary schools to introduce agriculture in the classroom - and right across the curriculum.25 Jul 14 TEACHERS across Australia are about to receive new resources aimed at encouraging primary and secondary schools to...
THE saga on Murray Goulburn employees striking over a pay dispute continued last week when the dairy co-operative took the issue to the Fair Work Commission.25 Jul 14 THE saga on Murray Goulburn employees striking over a pay dispute continued last week when the dairy co-operative...