Finding meaning in the marketplace

FORMER ad man Craig Davis reckons there's a massive gap between the perception and the reality of Australian agribusiness.
FORMER ad man Craig Davis reckons there's a massive gap between the perception and the reality of Australian agribusiness.
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A FARM boy from Beeac in Western Victoria has grown up to try his luck at managing an agricultural venture near the Italian city of Perugia, north of Rome. A FARM boy from Beeac in Western Victoria has grown up to try his luck at managing an agricultural venture near the Italian city of Perugia, north of Rome.
FEATURE breeder's lines of steers and heifers aided a strong sale at Pakenham yesterday. FEATURE breeder's lines of steers and heifers aided a strong sale at Pakenham yesterday.
THE Tasmanian government has moved to extend its ban on fracking for another five years. THE Tasmanian government has moved to extend its ban on fracking for another five years.
A FUNDING submission for a proposed $1.4 million new multi-species abattoir on King Island has been knocked back by a Federal Government committee. A FUNDING submission for a proposed $1.4 million new multi-species abattoir on King Island has been knocked back by a Federal Government committee.
THE kerfuffle over imported berries contaminated with Hepatitis A has put the spotlight on Australian ag’s case for consumer favour.
28 Feb 15 THE kerfuffle over imported berries contaminated with Hepatitis A has put the spotlight on Australian ag’s case for consumer favour. | Careful about CoOL changes: Colbeck  | CoOL submission fast-tracked 
CONTROL and efficiency will give hydroponic production the edge over traditional farming this year, says a new report.
28 Feb 15 CONTROL and efficiency will give hydroponic production the edge over traditional farming this year, says a new report. | Farming's billion-dollar dream  | Benefits of eco business model 
AS broadacre agriculture becomes more challenging by the year, one of farming's biggest growth sectors in 2015 will be hydroponics.
28 Feb 15 AS broadacre agriculture becomes more challenging by the year, one of farming's biggest growth sectors in 2015 will be hydroponics.
WEBSTER Ltd has made a bold $200m move into broadacre cropping, bidding for Tandou and former PrimeAg operation Bengarang.
27 Feb 15 WEBSTER Ltd has made a bold $200m move into broadacre cropping, bidding for Tandou and former PrimeAg operation Bengarang.
IT'S been a volatile six months for dairy but big co-op Murray Goulburn is sticking to its promise of a $6/kg MS farmgate payment.
27 Feb 15 IT'S been a volatile six months for dairy but big co-op Murray Goulburn is sticking to its promise of a $6/kg MS farmgate payment. | Co-op inquiry one step closer  | MG defends performance record 
RETAIL giant Woolworths has bitten the bullet and cut its full-year profit guidance, after reporting
27 Feb 15 RETAIL giant Woolworths has bitten the bullet and cut its full-year profit guidance, after reporting "unsatisfying" first-half sales results. | Coles, Woolies 'too big to care' 
A SMALLER winter crop and the smallest export crop in five years mean GrainCorp is tipping another profit slump of at least 30 per cent.
27 Feb 15 A SMALLER winter crop and the smallest export crop in five years mean GrainCorp is tipping another profit slump of at least 30 per cent. | GrainCorp pay deal queried  | GNC bonuses 'too lenient': ASA 
THE Abbott government's foreign investment crackdown looks shaky after Labor reserved judgment on whether it will support the plan.
27 Feb 15  4 THE Abbott government's foreign investment crackdown looks shaky after Labor reserved judgment on whether it will support the plan. | Outrage over PM's property hit  | More rules for agricultural FDI 
CHANGING labelling laws for food made in Australia but not for imported products could price locals out of the market.
27 Feb 15  1 CHANGING labelling laws for food made in Australia but not for imported products could price locals out of the market. | Ag set to drive CoOL review  | CoOL submission fast-tracked 
AUDIO: Catch up on the week's news, from CoOL law reform to calls from one MP for farmers to sue an animal rights group.
27 Feb 15 AUDIO: Catch up on the week's news, from CoOL law reform to calls from one MP for farmers to sue an animal rights group. | AUDIO: The weekly wrap
AG LEADERS will play a central role in moves to finally enact unambiguous country of origin food labelling standards.
27 Feb 15  2 AG LEADERS will play a central role in moves to finally enact unambiguous country of origin food labelling standards. | Pollies short on food safety...  | Renewed push for CoOL change 
ASBESTOS from damaged buildings at JBS Swift in central Queensland could see the meat processing plant closed indefinitely.
26 Feb 15  1 ASBESTOS from damaged buildings at JBS Swift in central Queensland could see the meat processing plant closed indefinitely.  | Producers call for processing...  | Teys looks at closing abattoirs 
FOOD waste is increasingly being seen as a serious environmental and economic issue.
26 Feb 15  3 FOOD waste is increasingly being seen as a serious environmental and economic issue.  | Food labelling reform starting...  | Careful about CoOL changes: Colbeck 
AT THE National Press Club Dr Aalt Dijkhuizen is speaking on: 'Globalisation of Agriculture and Food'. Follow the discussion here.
26 Feb 15  2 AT THE National Press Club Dr Aalt Dijkhuizen is speaking on: 'Globalisation of Agriculture and Food'. Follow the discussion here.
GOODMAN Fielder shareholders overwhelmingly said yes to the $1.3 billion Asian takeover proposal offered by Wilmar and First Pacific.
26 Feb 15 GOODMAN Fielder shareholders overwhelmingly said yes to the $1.3 billion Asian takeover proposal offered by Wilmar and First Pacific. | Goodman Fielder profits flat  | Goodman hedged bets to pay off 
SENATOR John 'Wacka' Williams has maintained his attack on the ACCC over its decision to green light the JBS takeover of Primo.
26 Feb 15  7 SENATOR John 'Wacka' Williams has maintained his attack on the ACCC over its decision to green light the JBS takeover of Primo. | ACCC 'out of touch' on JBS,...  | ACCC green lights JBS takeover 
NSW's grower-owned sugar co-op is considering selling to Manildra Group half of its milling operations.
26 Feb 15 NSW's grower-owned sugar co-op is considering selling to Manildra Group half of its milling operations.
DESPITE the rise in dairy commodity prices, Fonterra today maintained its forecast farmgate milk price at NZD$4.70 per kgMS.
26 Feb 15 DESPITE the rise in dairy commodity prices, Fonterra today maintained its forecast farmgate milk price at NZD$4.70 per kgMS. | Bega reports a profit bite  | Farm fortunes hinge on five factors 
THE federal government faces a backlash from the property sector over plans to charge foreign buyers a tax of up to one per cent.
26 Feb 15  9 THE federal government faces a backlash from the property sector over plans to charge foreign buyers a tax of up to one per cent. | More rules for agricultural FDI  | FDI changes conditionally welcomed 
CALIFORNIA-BASED Finistere Ventures is in Australia speaking to potential backers and scouring for investment opportunities.
26 Feb 15 CALIFORNIA-BASED Finistere Ventures is in Australia speaking to potential backers and scouring for investment opportunities. | Oilseed: high risk, high reward  | Aerobic cropping a good fit 
SOUTH Australian Liberal MP Rowan Ramsey says moves to implement food labelling reforms have gained positive momentum.
26 Feb 15  3 SOUTH Australian Liberal MP Rowan Ramsey says moves to implement food labelling reforms have gained positive momentum. | Renewed push for CoOL change  | Berry scare hits home for Patties 
RICHARD Colbeck has warned against making changes to food labelling laws that impose costs on farmers and the food processing sector.
26 Feb 15  8 RICHARD Colbeck has warned against making changes to food labelling laws that impose costs on farmers and the food processing sector. | Pattie's profits slip on berry...  | PM pledges stricter labelling 
A SUBMISSION on new Country of Origin Labelling laws will be presented to federal cabinet within the next month.
25 Feb 15  1 A SUBMISSION on new Country of Origin Labelling laws will be presented to federal cabinet within the next month. | Renewed push for CoOL change  | Pollies short on food safety... 
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I think it is very wrong that Greg misfud thinks that some of us doggers fraud the system maybe
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Sounds like you may have some median, mode, mean shoppers over your way Bushie Bill. A few
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So the man who has never run a business in his life condescendingly says that new red tape will
THE Tasmanian government has moved to extend its ban on fracking for another five years.26 Feb 15 THE Tasmanian government has moved to extend its ban on fracking for another five years.
For Australian agriculture to meets its enormous potential, the government must play a key role in supporting research and development, and collaboration, an international expert has said.26 Feb 15 For Australian agriculture to meets its enormous potential, the government must play a key role in supporting...