ChAFTA campaign hits overdrive

THE National Farmers' Federation has teamed up with the Minerals Council of Australia and Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to fight for ratification of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, without delay.
THE National Farmers' Federation has teamed up with the Minerals Council of Australia and Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to fight for ratification of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, without delay.
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THE Grains Research and Development Corporation’s headquarters are set to remain in Canberra. THE Grains Research and Development Corporation’s headquarters are set to remain in Canberra.
LUCRATIVE lamb and mutton prices are tipped to clip the national wool cut forecast back to 332 million kilograms greasy for the 2015-16 season. LUCRATIVE lamb and mutton prices are tipped to clip the national wool cut forecast back to 332 million kilograms greasy for the 2015-16 season.
CALLS to impose a voluntary industry suspension on Australia's live cattle trade to Vietnam have been roundly rejected. CALLS to impose a voluntary industry suspension on Australia's live cattle trade to Vietnam have been roundly rejected.
AUSTRALIA'S top butchers are sharpening their skills ahead of the TriNations international butchery competition in September. 
AUSTRALIA'S top butchers are sharpening their skills ahead of the TriNations international butchery competition in September.
WITH Australian farm productivity
30 Aug 15 WITH Australian farm productivity "flat-lining", a new report looks at the development of an index to measure performance. | GRDC to stay in Canberra  | Embrace farmer co-ops: RIRDC 
A SENATE inquiry is underway into the Murray Darling Basin Plan’s implementation and the impact of removing water entitlements.
29 Aug 15 A SENATE inquiry is underway into the Murray Darling Basin Plan’s implementation and the impact of removing water entitlements. | Water buybacks in Senate spotlight  | Buyback cap will avoid unrest: NFF 
BELEAGUERED supermarket giant Woolworths has suffered a 12.5 per cent slump in its full-year net profit.
28 Aug 15 BELEAGUERED supermarket giant Woolworths has suffered a 12.5 per cent slump in its full-year net profit. | Squeeze on supermarket giants  | Prices could go lower: Coles 
US agribusiness leader Monsanto has abandoned pursuit of Swiss rival Syngenta.
28 Aug 15 US agribusiness leader Monsanto has abandoned pursuit of Swiss rival Syngenta. | Hybrid crops making a mark  | Support for Syngenta's Monsanto... 
THE Abbott Government has released its Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Rebate Discussion Paper aimed at pruning market distorting wine industry subsidies.
28 Aug 15 THE Abbott Government has released its Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Rebate Discussion Paper aimed at pruning market distorting wine industry subsidies. | Wine tax rorts exposed  | Wine regains some sparkle 
THE ACCC plans to exempt grain handlers Queensland Bulk Terminals (QBT) and GrainCorp from complying with parts three and six of the Wheat Code at their Brisbane bulk wheat export terminals.
27 Aug 15  2 THE ACCC plans to exempt grain handlers Queensland Bulk Terminals (QBT) and GrainCorp from complying with parts three and six of the Wheat Code at their Brisbane bulk wheat export terminals. | Gauging GrainCorp's global targets  | Why ag stocks are hot 
BEGA Cheese has reported a net profit of $22 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year, despite the downturn in global commodity prices.
27 Aug 15 BEGA Cheese has reported a net profit of $22 million for the 2014-15 fiscal year, despite the downturn in global commodity prices. | Dairy chief keen for Aus, NZ deals 
WOOLWORTHS has bowed to pressure from shareholders and is set to announce a board shake-up, clearing the way for the appointment of a new chief executive to replace outgoing CEO Grant O'Brien.
27 Aug 15 WOOLWORTHS has bowed to pressure from shareholders and is set to announce a board shake-up, clearing the way for the appointment of a new chief executive to replace outgoing CEO Grant...
THE results of an independent stocktake on the progress of environmental water flows in the MDB Plan have been released.
27 Aug 15  3 THE results of an independent stocktake on the progress of environmental water flows in the MDB Plan have been released. | Buyback cap will avoid unrest: NFF  | Water buybacks in Senate spotlight 
THE Grains Research and Development Corporation’s headquarters are set to remain in Canberra.
27 Aug 15  3 THE Grains Research and Development Corporation’s headquarters are set to remain in Canberra. | GRDC 'aligned' with relocation...  | 'Not Pol Pot': Joyce defends... 
THE NFF has launched a new website calling for public support and donations to help its campaign backing free trade agreements.
27 Aug 15  5 THE NFF has launched a new website calling for public support and donations to help its campaign backing free trade agreements. | Union targets China FTA 
FARMERS are set to launch a vigorous defence of the ChAFTA to counter-attack a union-driven campaign against the deal.
27 Aug 15  5 FARMERS are set to launch a vigorous defence of the ChAFTA to counter-attack a union-driven campaign against the deal. | Union targets China FTA  | NFF musters support online 
A MIX of family interests and large corporations have been shortlisted as interested parties in the sale of S.Kidman & Co.
26 Aug 15  1 A MIX of family interests and large corporations have been shortlisted as interested parties in the sale of S.Kidman & Co.
THE NFF wants water buybacks limited to 1500 gigalitres in the Murray Darling Basin Plan.
26 Aug 15  4 THE NFF wants water buybacks limited to 1500 gigalitres in the Murray Darling Basin Plan. | Water buybacks in Senate spotlight 
MEETING the demands of
26 Aug 15 MEETING the demands of "choosier" customers is one of five megatrends facing Australian agriculture. | Farmer confidence rebounds  | Sustainable ag must pay 
SOILS for Life Chairman Major-General Michael Jeffery would have started with a different premise if he was writing the federal government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper.
25 Aug 15  10 SOILS for Life Chairman Major-General Michael Jeffery would have started with a different premise if he was writing the federal government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper. | Ag White Paper finally here  | Sustainable ag must pay 
AUSTRALIAN farmers must be paid fairly for sustainably producing food and fibre or risk pushing resources too far.
25 Aug 15  13 AUSTRALIAN farmers must be paid fairly for sustainably producing food and fibre or risk pushing resources too far. | White Paper 'missing' soil health  | Farmer confidence rebounds 
AN outbreak of hepatitis A linked to packets of Nanna's frozen mixed berries and subsequent product recall has blown 88 per cent off Patties Foods' full year net profit.
24 Aug 15 AN outbreak of hepatitis A linked to packets of Nanna's frozen mixed berries and subsequent product recall has blown 88 per cent off Patties Foods' full year net profit.
PRICE outlooks for beef, sheep and grain producers has seen Australian rural confidence rebound to a four-year high.
24 Aug 15 PRICE outlooks for beef, sheep and grain producers has seen Australian rural confidence rebound to a four-year high. | Wheat crop revised up  | Bullish outlook for beef to China 
THE Abbott government’s push to cap commonwealth water buybacks at 1500 gigalitres under the Murray Darling Basin Plan will be placed under the microscope at public hearings this week.
24 Aug 15  5 THE Abbott government’s push to cap commonwealth water buybacks at 1500 gigalitres under the Murray Darling Basin Plan will be placed under the microscope at public hearings this week.
THE $53 billion First State Super is looking to make further purchases of agricultural land after its acquisition of Select Harvests' almond plantations, joining other large superannuation funds that have started to open their door to the agricultural sector.
24 Aug 15  1 THE $53 billion First State Super is looking to make further purchases of agricultural land after its acquisition of Select Harvests' almond plantations, joining other large... | Canada cracks almond deal  | Blooming almonds help SHV flourish 
THE A2 Milk Company is aiming to lift revenue 70 per cent to $267 million this financial year.
21 Aug 15 THE A2 Milk Company is aiming to lift revenue 70 per cent to $267 million this financial year. | A2 milk rejects takeover offer 
WESFARMERS chief Richard Goyder has ramped up the price war with arch rival Woolworths, vowing to keep cutting prices.
21 Aug 15  1 WESFARMERS chief Richard Goyder has ramped up the price war with arch rival Woolworths, vowing to keep cutting prices. | Squeeze on supermarket giants  | Wesfarmers' net profit rises 8.3pc 
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Pleased that common sense has prevailed. Being close to the policy makers cannot be underestimated
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JohnCarpenter, The lamb and mutton job is going okay- we must be doing some things right.
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Spot on X. Let the Chinese buy as long as we can buy freely in China
ANIMALS have been front and centre of Wendy Parish's life since she was a child growing up on her parents' dairy farm near Colac in south-west Victoria.27 Aug 15 ANIMALS have been front and centre of Wendy Parish's life since she was a child growing up on her parents' dairy...
AN equine influenza outbreak in 2007 triggered Rebecca Stacey to kick-start a career in agriculture.27 Aug 15 AN equine influenza outbreak in 2007 triggered Rebecca Stacey to kick-start a career in agriculture.