US sugar moves sour TPP for Australia

AMERICAN sugar growers are donating millions of dollars to presidential candidates including Jeb Bush and influential Congress members, as part of an aggressive lobbying campaign to shut out Australian cane growers under a planned Pacific Rim trade accord.
AMERICAN sugar growers are donating millions of dollars to presidential candidates including Jeb Bush and influential Congress members, as part of an aggressive lobbying campaign to shut out Australian cane growers under a planned Pacific Rim trade accord.
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AUSTRALIA and 11 other nations have failed to clinch an ambitious Pacific free trade deal. AUSTRALIA and 11 other nations have failed to clinch an ambitious Pacific free trade deal.
JERVOIS, SA, has long been known for its ties to dairy farming, but last week the small town witnessed a rarity in the industry. JERVOIS, SA, has long been known for its ties to dairy farming, but last week the small town witnessed a rarity in the industry.
GRASSFED beef represents a growing niche market for Aus exports into large US market, where lamb and beef sales have surged significantly. GRASSFED beef represents a growing niche market for Aus exports into large US market, where lamb and beef sales have surged significantly.
IT IS India's time to shine in world grain markets, according to Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) international guest speaker. IT IS India's time to shine in world grain markets, according to Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) international guest speaker.
MID-sized farming enterprises frustrated by their diminishing marketing clout should look to co-operatives.
4:00 AM  7 MID-sized farming enterprises frustrated by their diminishing marketing clout should look to co-operatives. | Ag White Paper finally here  | SunRice asks shareholders for... 
XENOPHOBIC scare-mongering is motivating a union inspired political campaign against free-trade with China that could see Australian farmers pay millions of dollars in additional tariffs, says Liberal MP Angus Taylor.
4:00 AM  3 XENOPHOBIC scare-mongering is motivating a union inspired political campaign against free-trade with China that could see Australian farmers pay millions of dollars in additional... | China FTA a big win for ag  | Don't unpick China FTA 
THE 'Masterchef effect' is not just reserved for pork belly and macaroons – the dairy industry is also reaping the benefits.
4:00 AM THE 'Masterchef effect' is not just reserved for pork belly and macaroons – the dairy industry is also reaping the benefits. | Feed focus fires up production  | Funds water Monteith irrigation... 
AUSTRALIA'S biggest dairy processor, Murray Goulburn, has hit the skids on the Australian Securities Exchange as world milk prices continue to plummet.
04 Aug 15  1 AUSTRALIA'S biggest dairy processor, Murray Goulburn, has hit the skids on the Australian Securities Exchange as world milk prices continue to plummet.  | JD.com's Liu buys into MG  | MG listing worth the journey 
DESPITE drought and debt, many farmers are salting away record amounts in preparation for further tough times.
03 Aug 15  2 DESPITE drought and debt, many farmers are salting away record amounts in preparation for further tough times. | Budget boost pushes farm spending  | Reining in farm debt 
THE Sino-Australian milk processing and farming consortium has completed its acquisition of the $100m Moxey Farms business.
03 Aug 15  6 THE Sino-Australian milk processing and farming consortium has completed its acquisition of the $100m Moxey Farms business. | Gerry follows Gina into dairy 
COLLIERS International has secured a major hiring coup by luring rural property veteran Shane McIntyre from Elders to head up its national agribusiness and rural division.
03 Aug 15 COLLIERS International has secured a major hiring coup by luring rural property veteran Shane McIntyre from Elders to head up its national agribusiness and rural division. | Rural property on the boil 
VICTORIA'S farmers will have access to a pool of $200 million as the Andrews government tries to convince farmers they will not be worse off when the Port of Melbourne is sold.
03 Aug 15  6 VICTORIA'S farmers will have access to a pool of $200 million as the Andrews government tries to convince farmers they will not be worse off when the Port of Melbourne is sold.
AUSTRALIA and 11 other nations have failed to clinch an ambitious Pacific free trade deal.
02 Aug 15  5 AUSTRALIA and 11 other nations have failed to clinch an ambitious Pacific free trade deal. | TPP standstill at US dairy hurdle  | US sees value of TPP 
OPINION: THE opposition to free (more correctly, freer) trade deals is getting much noisier. How destructive this will turn out to be is an open question.
02 Aug 15  5 OPINION: THE opposition to free (more correctly, freer) trade deals is getting much noisier. How destructive this will turn out to be is an open question. | TPP standstill at US dairy hurdle  | Robb warned on TPP outcomes 
WASHINGTON DC lobbyist Scott Shearer says trade is “absolutely critical” to US ag, with the TPP the local industry’s biggest current issue.
01 Aug 15 WASHINGTON DC lobbyist Scott Shearer says trade is “absolutely critical” to US ag, with the TPP the local industry’s biggest current issue. | Big wins for US ag in TPP  | Ag protectionism blocking TPP 
PROGRESS on a potential major Pacific Rim trade and investment agreement appears to be stumbling as the US holds out on opening up its dairy sector
31 Jul 15  2 PROGRESS on a potential major Pacific Rim trade and investment agreement appears to be stumbling as the US holds out on opening up its dairy sector | Big wins for US ag in TPP  | TPP negotiations at pointy end 
GROCERY wholesaler Metcash has been accused of organising a supplier campaign to oppose Coles' $100m acquisition of independent SupaBarn.
31 Jul 15 GROCERY wholesaler Metcash has been accused of organising a supplier campaign to oppose Coles' $100m acquisition of independent SupaBarn. | Price war trigger for grocery...  | Metcash chain sees light in tunnel 
A TRAP 10 years in the making is set to spring on wild dogs and foxes.
31 Jul 15  11 A TRAP 10 years in the making is set to spring on wild dogs and foxes.
When overseas demand plummeted for Australian dairy products in 2008, Will Ryan's family dairy farm suffered a huge blow.
31 Jul 15  1 When overseas demand plummeted for Australian dairy products in 2008, Will Ryan's family dairy farm suffered a huge blow.
SYNGENTA'S European bosses used informal discussions with Aus farmers to help reinforce their argument against rival Monsanto's merger bid.
31 Jul 15  1 SYNGENTA'S European bosses used informal discussions with Aus farmers to help reinforce their argument against rival Monsanto's merger bid. | Syngenta's top croppers 
AUSTRALIAN farmland and related investment opportunities will be promoted in China during August at a major event in Shanghai.
31 Jul 15  2 AUSTRALIAN farmland and related investment opportunities will be promoted in China during August at a major event in Shanghai. | Aus ag ripe for foreign investment  | Ag investment needs transparency 
DAIRY, livestock, fruit and veg and processed food products exported from the US will be the TPP's big winners, says USDA's Sharon Sydow.
31 Jul 15  1 DAIRY, livestock, fruit and veg and processed food products exported from the US will be the TPP's big winners, says USDA's Sharon Sydow. | TPP negotiations at pointy end  | Robb warned on TPP outcomes 
AUSTRALIA'S biggest livestock exporter Wellard Group is preparing for a run at the ASX boards.
30 Jul 15 AUSTRALIA'S biggest livestock exporter Wellard Group is preparing for a run at the ASX boards. | Brinkworth may beef up holding  | Trade deals need more debate 
TRADE Minister Andrew Robb has been cautioned against delivering poor outcomes for Australian agriculture and farmers during TPP negotiations.
30 Jul 15  9 TRADE Minister Andrew Robb has been cautioned against delivering poor outcomes for Australian agriculture and farmers during TPP negotiations. | TPP negotiations at pointy end  | Trade deals need more debate 
VICTORIAN small producers have cautiously welcomed a review into the state's meat and seafood regulator, PrimeSafe.
29 Jul 15  2 VICTORIAN small producers have cautiously welcomed a review into the state's meat and seafood regulator, PrimeSafe.
NFF president Brent Finlay wants Australian negotiators to aim high and enhance outcomes for ag exports when talks recommence on the TPP this week.
29 Jul 15  4 NFF president Brent Finlay wants Australian negotiators to aim high and enhance outcomes for ag exports when talks recommence on the TPP this week. | Surprise wins in TPP deal: Robb  | Ag protectionism blocking TPP 
ARCHER Capital is seeking to capitalise on merger and acquisition interest in the dairy sector, hiring Luminis Partners to sell Brownes Dairy.
28 Jul 15 ARCHER Capital is seeking to capitalise on merger and acquisition interest in the dairy sector, hiring Luminis Partners to sell Brownes Dairy. | Dairy industry faces tough year  | Milk sours New Zealand's economy 
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Someone has really lost their mind with this greenhouse gas emission global warming thing and
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Lots of negatives here from the replies.....so what structures do you all think should be looked
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Well HELOOOO!. Some 'expert' has come up with a brilliant Idea. I recall some time in the past
VICTORIAN farmers have said changing the name of National Party will make little difference - the party would still be judged on its actions.12:15 PM VICTORIAN farmers have said changing the name of National Party will make little difference - the party would still...
THE state's peak agricultural lobby group is in favour of the delayed new Melbourne Market opening.30 Jul 15 THE state's peak agricultural lobby group is in favour of the delayed new Melbourne Market opening.