Baking merger the right ingredient

GEORGE Weston Foods has merged its Weston Milling business with AB Mauri's Australia and NZ operations.
GEORGE Weston Foods has merged its Weston Milling business with AB Mauri's Australia and NZ operations.
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KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence. KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence.
FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia. FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia.
KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand. KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand.
RUSSIA is hoping to permanently quit itself of reliance on Western meat imports by importing meat from China and India. RUSSIA is hoping to permanently quit itself of reliance on Western meat imports by importing meat from China and India.
FALLOUT over ag levy increases spilled into Senate question time last week, with the government declaring support for a review.
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LANDCARE Australia chief executive Tessa Jakszewicz faces challenges on several fronts with optimism and a strong vision.
4:00 AM  2 LANDCARE Australia chief executive Tessa Jakszewicz faces challenges on several fronts with optimism and a strong vision.
FARMERS, exporters and investors need to think more like Asian businesses, says long-serving agribusiness banker Ian Perry.
4:00 AM  2 FARMERS, exporters and investors need to think more like Asian businesses, says long-serving agribusiness banker Ian Perry. | Farmers pay the price for...  | FTAs key for Aus agribusiness: Rabo 
THE results of a survey completed recently reveal Australian farmer confidence has slipped since the year's start.
01 Sep 14  2 THE results of a survey completed recently reveal Australian farmer confidence has slipped since the year's start. | Banks must 'back human capital'  | Farming loans revisited 
FREEDOM Foods is looking for Asian partners to launch its allergy-free cereal business to bolster exports in the region.
01 Sep 14 FREEDOM Foods is looking for Asian partners to launch its allergy-free cereal business to bolster exports in the region. | Bright Foods rules out Treasury bid 
RESURGENT demand from farmers to refinance their businesses with new banks has not convinced ANZ head of agribusiness Mark Bennett .
01 Sep 14  8 RESURGENT demand from farmers to refinance their businesses with new banks has not convinced ANZ head of agribusiness Mark Bennett . | Drought forces Qld farmers into...  | Taking the debt message to Canberra 
GLOBAL agriculture requires a radical shift sooner than people realise in order to feed an exploding population nutritiously, says Rachel Kyte.
01 Sep 14  17 GLOBAL agriculture requires a radical shift sooner than people realise in order to feed an exploding population nutritiously, says Rachel Kyte. | Russian ban unnerves Aus farmers 
LNP MP Bruce Scott has called for investment in “human capital” to help resolve the drought crisis faced by northern cattle graziers.
01 Sep 14  5 LNP MP Bruce Scott has called for investment in “human capital” to help resolve the drought crisis faced by northern cattle graziers. | Face-to-face with rural debt  | Rural debt stoush heats up 
29 Aug 14  5 WOOLWORTHS' net profit rose 8.5 per cent to $2.45 billion in 2014 as higher food and liquor margins offset wider than expected losses from home improvement and weaker earnings at Big W.
THE federal government is facing pressure to overhaul the foreign investment review system as it tries to deal with Chinese trade demands.
29 Aug 14  2 THE federal government is facing pressure to overhaul the foreign investment review system as it tries to deal with Chinese trade demands. | 'Protectionists' stifling ag...  | Farmers still not sold on... 
INTENSIFYING drought sparked a heated debate in Canberra this week about escalating rural debt and calls for an overhaul of bank lending.
29 Aug 14  12 INTENSIFYING drought sparked a heated debate in Canberra this week about escalating rural debt and calls for an overhaul of bank lending. | Face-to-face with rural debt  | Taking the debt message to Canberra 
THE boss of Australia's biggest dairy company is forecasting more consolidation, saying there
28 Aug 14  3 THE boss of Australia's biggest dairy company is forecasting more consolidation, saying there "isn't enough money to be made" for all players. | Dairy industry eyes Russia  | Lion roars in with health pitch 
FOOD labelling laws need an urgent overhaul, says the head of Tasmania's peak agricultural group.
28 Aug 14  2 FOOD labelling laws need an urgent overhaul, says the head of Tasmania's peak agricultural group. | Maggie Beer's state of origin... 
WHEN live cattle exports to Indonesia were suspended in June 2011, industry representatives spoke at the time of dire and far-reaching consequences.
28 Aug 14  5 WHEN live cattle exports to Indonesia were suspended in June 2011, industry representatives spoke at the time of dire and far-reaching consequences.
NICK Minchin has been roundly panned for encouraging ADM to have another tilt at GrainCorp, Australia’s largest listed grains business.
28 Aug 14  4 NICK Minchin has been roundly panned for encouraging ADM to have another tilt at GrainCorp, Australia’s largest listed grains business. | ADM talks 'just business':...  | Ellerston pushes GrainCorp... 
LAST minute amendments to plans for a “one-stop shop” on environmental legislation could see “water trigger” legislation saved.
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A RURAL debt roundtable will be held in Canberra on September 23, Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce announced today.
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FONTERRA has announced a partnership with a Chinese baby food manufacturer to seize more of the lucrative infant formula market.
27 Aug 14  3 FONTERRA has announced a partnership with a Chinese baby food manufacturer to seize more of the lucrative infant formula market.
WHILE rivals have posted significant lifts, Murray Goulburn's expansion push has resulted in a 16pc profit drop despite record revenue.
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ICONIC brands King Gee, Stubbies and Hard Yakka will remain in Australian hands after Wesfarmers agreed to pay $180 million for Pacific Brands' struggling workwear business.
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WA grain growers will see a new player in the grain marketing space in the 2014-15 season in US-based co-op CHS Trading Company Australia.
27 Aug 14  2 WA grain growers will see a new player in the grain marketing space in the 2014-15 season in US-based co-op CHS Trading Company Australia.
A SPECIAL business forum in Melbourne in October will give women the chance to share ideas and network with ag industry leaders.
27 Aug 14 A SPECIAL business forum in Melbourne in October will give women the chance to share ideas and network with ag industry leaders.
WHEN Andrew Ferguson began work on his father’s fishing boat, rock lobster exports from SA were limited to tails packed off to the US.
27 Aug 14 WHEN Andrew Ferguson began work on his father’s fishing boat, rock lobster exports from SA were limited to tails packed off to the US.
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You bloody bewdy Barnaby/another cost & time saving gone.
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Dean Smith is obviously more interested in pandering to an ideologically radical, myopic
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Does not forward selling using basis premiums give end users (be they actual or traders) more
CONCERNS have arisen that the Tasmanian government’s anti-protest legislation could see farmers arrested for holding ‘‘Lock The Gate’’ style protests against gas exploration on their own land.01 Sep 14 CONCERNS have arisen that the Tasmanian government’s anti-protest legislation could see farmers arrested for holding...
FOOD labelling laws need an urgent overhaul, says the head of Tasmania's peak agricultural group.28 Aug 14  2 FOOD labelling laws need an urgent overhaul, says the head of Tasmania's peak agricultural group.