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ALTHOUGH the stakes are getting higher, WA farmers continue to roll the dice each growing season.
ALTHOUGH the stakes are getting higher, WA farmers continue to roll the dice each growing season.
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SOUTHERN beef enterprise profits might have lagged other sectors over the first 12 years of the century, but that’s not cause for alarm. SOUTHERN beef enterprise profits might have lagged other sectors over the first 12 years of the century, but that’s not cause for alarm.
AUSTRALIA needs to revitalise rail and port infrastructure or else agriculture will literally miss the boat to booming export markets. AUSTRALIA needs to revitalise rail and port infrastructure or else agriculture will literally miss the boat to booming export markets.
MEET Anna. This young Ayrshire cow is a pin-up girl for modern dairying. MEET Anna. This young Ayrshire cow is a pin-up girl for modern dairying.
MEAT & Livestock Australia is seeking researchers to devise ways of improving outcomes in three key aspects of safeguarding the welfare of Australian export livestock. MEAT & Livestock Australia is seeking researchers to devise ways of improving outcomes in three key aspects of safeguarding the welfare of Australian export livestock.
AUSTRALIA needs to revitalise rail and port infrastructure or else agriculture will literally miss the boat to booming export markets.
18 Apr 14 AUSTRALIA needs to revitalise rail and port infrastructure or else agriculture will literally miss the boat to booming export markets. | GrainCorp clears port hurdle  | Not 'free trade': producers 
ALMAS Almonds has launched legal action against ASX-listed almond company Select Harvests in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
17 Apr 14 ALMAS Almonds has launched legal action against ASX-listed almond company Select Harvests in the Supreme Court of Victoria. | Ag stocks on the rise  | Profit jump for Select Harvests 
A TASMANIAN dairy manufacturer is hoping a new rebate package will play a big role in lifting milk production.
16 Apr 14 A TASMANIAN dairy manufacturer is hoping a new rebate package will play a big role in lifting milk production.
LATEST figures on Australia's wine export performance show a steep 12 per cent decline in sales to China.
16 Apr 14 LATEST figures on Australia's wine export performance show a steep 12 per cent decline in sales to China. | EFF red-hot in China  | Chinese FDI 'puzzle' unlocked 
FONTERRA is to overhaul its Australian milk pricing structure.
16 Apr 14  2 FONTERRA is to overhaul its Australian milk pricing structure. | Woolies signs three-year bread deal  | Woolies, Fonterra, Parmalat in... 
WOOLWORTH'S strategy of signing longer-term supply contracts has shifted from milk into the highly competitive $2 billion bread category.
16 Apr 14 WOOLWORTH'S strategy of signing longer-term supply contracts has shifted from milk into the highly competitive $2 billion bread category. | Woolies expands milk brand  | $1 milk here to stay 
FARM businesses are being reminded the deadline for applications for Farm Finance concessional loans for this financial year is looming.
16 Apr 14  1 FARM businesses are being reminded the deadline for applications for Farm Finance concessional loans for this financial year is looming. | $320m for drought-hit farmers  | Farm Finance delays 'normal' 
JAPANESE businesses will only have to outlay $15 million on land to trigger FIRB scrutiny, and $53 million on agribusiness investments.
16 Apr 14 JAPANESE businesses will only have to outlay $15 million on land to trigger FIRB scrutiny, and $53 million on agribusiness investments.  | China wants to import workers...  | Japan accord 'a bloody disgrace' 
IT IS crucial a national food plan comes together now - over and above political interests.
15 Apr 14  5 IT IS crucial a national food plan comes together now - over and above political interests.
NUFARM will close a New Zealand manufacturing plant and further consolidate activity at its existing Laverton facilities in Victoria.
15 Apr 14 NUFARM will close a New Zealand manufacturing plant and further consolidate activity at its existing Laverton facilities in Victoria. | Ag stocks on the rise  | Brazil sales drive up Nufarm... 
THE federal government is facing demands from China that it be allowed to import workers for projects funded by Chinese investors as part of the free-trade agreement.
15 Apr 14  34 THE federal government is facing demands from China that it be allowed to import workers for projects funded by Chinese investors as part of the free-trade agreement. | Forrest urges China ag partnership  | Door ajar for China state... 
IN the past seven years Elders Fine Foods has grown to now distribute about 50 tonnes a month of Australian red meat throughout China.
15 Apr 14  1 IN the past seven years Elders Fine Foods has grown to now distribute about 50 tonnes a month of Australian red meat throughout China. | Door ajar for China state...  | China a test for PM's FTA hat trick 
WHILE it's yet to finalise a new managing director and CEO, Elders has two new faces on its board.
14 Apr 14  2 WHILE it's yet to finalise a new managing director and CEO, Elders has two new faces on its board. | Elders homes in on new chief  | Elders in name and nature 
FORMER PrimeAg Australia chief ­executive Peter Corish is sounding out investors for a new $50 million rural land venture.
14 Apr 14  2 FORMER PrimeAg Australia chief ­executive Peter Corish is sounding out investors for a new $50 million rural land venture. | Call for farm debt survey  | Door ajar for China state... 
MINING billionaire Andrew Forrest has proposed a 100-year agricultural partnership between China and Australia to Chinese premier Li Keqiang.
14 Apr 14  11 MINING billionaire Andrew Forrest has proposed a 100-year agricultural partnership between China and Australia to Chinese premier Li Keqiang. | Door ajar for China state...  | Chinese FDI 'puzzle' unlocked 
AMY Fay is focused not just on spreading the message of sustainable agriculture but developing resilient farming industries that can adapt to consumer demands.
14 Apr 14  2 AMY Fay is focused not just on spreading the message of sustainable agriculture but developing resilient farming industries that can adapt to consumer demands.
WOOLWORTHS' trial of its premium house brand milk range, Farmers' Own, is set to expand.
14 Apr 14  3 WOOLWORTHS' trial of its premium house brand milk range, Farmers' Own, is set to expand.  | $1 milk here to stay  | Coles milked the figures: ACCC 
CHINESE government-owned companies would be given preferential treatment on foreign investment scrutiny if they invested in new agricultural and infrastructure projects that would develop Australia's north, under exemptions being canvassed inside the Abbott government.
11 Apr 14  31 CHINESE government-owned companies would be given preferential treatment on foreign investment scrutiny if they invested in new agricultural and infrastructure projects that would... | Chinese FDI 'puzzle' unlocked  | China a test for PM's FTA hat trick 
SENATOR Barry O'Sullivan says banks are deliberately stonewalling farm sector efforts to release figures on Australia's rural debt problem.
11 Apr 14  19 SENATOR Barry O'Sullivan says banks are deliberately stonewalling farm sector efforts to release figures on Australia's rural debt problem. | Farm debt pressure builds  | 'Get big or get out' backfires 
AN interactive website cataloguing Chinese investment in Australia has been launched today with the aim of
10 Apr 14  3 AN interactive website cataloguing Chinese investment in Australia has been launched today with the aim of "demystifying" the issue. | Green light for $1bn China deals  | FDI key to food security 
GRAINCORP hopes to have approval to establish a
10 Apr 14  4 GRAINCORP hopes to have approval to establish a "level playing field" for port access arrangements at Newcastle in the new financial year. | Door open for ADM on GrainCorp  | Qube scores with Quattro Grain deal 
PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has raised the prospect of China ­investing heavily in Australian ­infrastructure during a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
10 Apr 14  3 PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has raised the prospect of China ­investing heavily in Australian ­infrastructure during a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. | Green light for $1bn China deals  | KAFTA deal sealed 
THE United States is ­irritated Australia sealed a bilateral trade deal with Japan at a time when American trade officials are in Tokyo trying to iron out differences to progress the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
10 Apr 14  1 THE United States is ­irritated Australia sealed a bilateral trade deal with Japan at a time when American trade officials are in Tokyo trying to iron out differences to progress the... | Japan accord 'a bloody disgrace'  | Aus 'undercutting TPP': US farmers 
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Emily, have U seen what is happening to Chinas peasant farmers in their country? Cleared out and
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Hey it is pretty dumb all unifying together to make good progress if you are headed in the wrong
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jillaroo, how right you are. In fact Australian farmers still supply the lowest priced food
Alister Purbrick from Nagambie will be recognised at the prestigious Parade of Champions at this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show.
17 Apr 14 Alister Purbrick from Nagambie will be recognised at the prestigious Parade of Champions at this year’s Sydney Royal...
A TASMANIAN dairy manufacturer is hoping a new rebate package will play a big role in lifting milk production.16 Apr 14 A TASMANIAN dairy manufacturer is hoping a new rebate package will play a big role in lifting milk production.