Barney backs down on funding figures

JOEL Fitzgibbon is claiming a salutary political victory over his National rival Barnaby Joyce, after a vocal debate over drought support payments.
JOEL Fitzgibbon is claiming a salutary political victory over his National rival Barnaby Joyce, after a vocal debate over drought support payments.
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A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable. A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable.
FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders. A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders.
AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring. AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring.
THE green paper produced by Barnaby Joyce is more about confirming his existing prejudices than forming good policy.
10:02 AM  1 THE green paper produced by Barnaby Joyce is more about confirming his existing prejudices than forming good policy. | Green Paper finally on the table  | Ag Green Paper 'against govt grain' 
DATA analyst Jelle de Jong says telling a food and grocery supplier their trade spend is out of control is like telling them they are overweight.
8:27 AM DATA analyst Jelle de Jong says telling a food and grocery supplier their trade spend is out of control is like telling them they are overweight. | Woolies, Coles slash sliced...  | Grocery investments in the bag? 
BARNABY Joyce has publicly argued against his ­colleague Scott Morrison wresting from him responsibility for quarantine.
7:56 AM  2 BARNABY Joyce has publicly argued against his ­colleague Scott Morrison wresting from him responsibility for quarantine. | Joyce, Morrison in portfolio spat  | Ag green paper rejects ARDB push 
I AM en route to Shenyang, a city of 12 million people, in north-east China. En route at about 300km/h, that is.
7:47 AM I AM en route to Shenyang, a city of 12 million people, in north-east China. En route at about 300km/h, that is. | Twiggy bets on China food boom  | Squeezing the most from Chinese... 
VIDEO: THE live export industry is bracing for more controversy with cruelty footage supplied by Animals Australia aired on ABC television.
22 Oct 14  11 VIDEO: THE live export industry is bracing for more controversy with cruelty footage supplied by Animals Australia aired on ABC television. | New lease on life for live ex  | Beef middle men on notice: Twiggy 
THE federal government’s Ag Competitiveness Green Paper has rejected the Australian Reconstruction and Development Board proposal.
22 Oct 14  2 THE federal government’s Ag Competitiveness Green Paper has rejected the Australian Reconstruction and Development Board proposal.
IN the space of just six months, the ACCC has launched two major cases against Coles for alleged unconscionable conduct against suppliers.
22 Oct 14  3 IN the space of just six months, the ACCC has launched two major cases against Coles for alleged unconscionable conduct against suppliers. | Aldi prepares for competition,...  | Watchdog hits Coles' 'perfect... 
BILL Shorten and former Ag Minister Tony Burke have scotched suggestions biosecurity should be moved from the agriculture portfolio to immigration.
22 Oct 14 BILL Shorten and former Ag Minister Tony Burke have scotched suggestions biosecurity should be moved from the agriculture portfolio to immigration. | Not happy on biosecurity inequity  | Barney's biosecurity battle 
NAMOI Cotton has posted a $3.2 million lift in net profit after tax to $15.7m for the half year to August 31 and will pay its capital stock holders 0.5c a share.
22 Oct 14 NAMOI Cotton has posted a $3.2 million lift in net profit after tax to $15.7m for the half year to August 31 and will pay its capital stock holders 0.5c a share. | Cotton set to slump as demand drops  | Resource protection wins for cotton 
GLOBAL private equity giant TPG is seeking to refinance poultry producer Inghams Enterprises, calling lenders to back the deal at three-and-a-half times forecast earnings.
22 Oct 14 GLOBAL private equity giant TPG is seeking to refinance poultry producer Inghams Enterprises, calling lenders to back the deal at three-and-a-half times forecast earnings.
A PROPOSAL to allow court-ordered carve-ups of supermarket chains as a penalty for abusing market power is unlikely to become reality.
22 Oct 14  3 A PROPOSAL to allow court-ordered carve-ups of supermarket chains as a penalty for abusing market power is unlikely to become reality.
AGRICULTURE Minister Barnaby Joyce is resisting a push by Immigration Minister Scott Morrison to take over a key section of his portfolio.
22 Oct 14  3 AGRICULTURE Minister Barnaby Joyce is resisting a push by Immigration Minister Scott Morrison to take over a key section of his portfolio. | Roundworms found in imported...  | Barney's biosecurity battle 
GOUGH Whitlam was remembered yesterday as not only a political legend but also a towering figure in the country's social landscape.
22 Oct 14  10 GOUGH Whitlam was remembered yesterday as not only a political legend but also a towering figure in the country's social landscape. | Tributes flow for Gough Whitlam  | Shorten remembers Whitlam at NFF 
THE NFF needs to
21 Oct 14 THE NFF needs to "shirtfront" the government for a better deal for farmers from the current free trade agreements, says Clive Palmer. | 'Golden era' for ag - if we...  | United we stand, says NFF 
PRESENT spending on transport infrastructure is doing little for farmers, says national freight specialist, Luke Fraser.
21 Oct 14 PRESENT spending on transport infrastructure is doing little for farmers, says national freight specialist, Luke Fraser. | Green Paper finally on the table  | NFF Congress 2014: live feed 
JOE Hockey will seek to have Beijing reverse its decision to slap tariffs on coal imports when he meets his Chinese counterpart this week.
21 Oct 14 JOE Hockey will seek to have Beijing reverse its decision to slap tariffs on coal imports when he meets his Chinese counterpart this week. | Abbott's line in sand on China FTA  | FTA compromise part of the deal 
A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable.
21 Oct 14  12 A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable. | 'Golden era' for ag - if we...  | NFF Congress 2014: live feed 
NOVEL tax incentives to boost the cash flow of struggling farmers, including allowing them to trade their tax losses, deserve consideration.
21 Oct 14  1 NOVEL tax incentives to boost the cash flow of struggling farmers, including allowing them to trade their tax losses, deserve consideration. | 'Golden era' for ag - if we...  | NFF Congress 2014: live feed 
A CARGO-cult belief that Asian demand is about to skyrocket farmgate is encouraging producers to ignore the need to lift margins, says David Sackett, managing director of Growth Farms.
21 Oct 14  13 A CARGO-cult belief that Asian demand is about to skyrocket farmgate is encouraging producers to ignore the need to lift margins, says David Sackett, managing director of Growth Farms. | Green Paper finally on the table  | NFF Congress 2014: live feed 
THE NFF is considering moving towards a new “unified model” removing duplicative state structures and streamlining resources to operate under a single brand.
20 Oct 14  7 THE NFF is considering moving towards a new “unified model” removing duplicative state structures and streamlining resources to operate under a single brand.
THE potential of Indonesia as an export market for Australian produce mustn’t be submerged under the hype around China, says Simon Talbot.
20 Oct 14  7 THE potential of Indonesia as an export market for Australian produce mustn’t be submerged under the hype around China, says Simon Talbot. | NFF's sweet choice for new CEO  | NFF Congress 2014: live feed 
IF YOU can't be at the NFF National Congress 2014 in Canberra on Monday and Tuesday, follow the conversation here.
20 Oct 14  1 IF YOU can't be at the NFF National Congress 2014 in Canberra on Monday and Tuesday, follow the conversation here. | Representation on NFF congress...  | Producers in power push 
BARNABY Joyce will today release the Green Paper for the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, focusing on improving farmgate returns.
20 Oct 14  7 BARNABY Joyce will today release the Green Paper for the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, focusing on improving farmgate returns. | NFF Congress 2014: live feed  | Joyce test for Harper shake-up 
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IBeef I don't believe you hire contractors unless it is for a one off, but agree you hire
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When considering Barnaby and Fitzgibbon there would be no doubt at all about who cares the most
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Byron, looking at the Clear Grain site, it states that anecdotally, each tonne of grain is
ACCESS to export markets and a transport system able to deliver agricultural goods are among the key election issues affecting Victorian agricultural industries, Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh said at a Rural Press Club event in Melbourne last week.21 Oct 14 ACCESS to export markets and a transport system able to deliver agricultural goods are among the key election issues...
A state-of-the art hydroponics facility, growing leafy vegetables such a spinach and rocket, will be built at Bunyip, creating 40 new local jobs.20 Oct 14 A state-of-the art hydroponics facility, growing leafy vegetables such a spinach and rocket, will be built at...