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A matter of opinion
A selection of editorials from around the Fairfax Agricultural Media group covering the issues of the week.
Agribuzz with David Leyonhjelm
Commentary, news and analysis with agribusiness consultant David Leyonhjelm. Email David at reclaimfreedom@gmail.com
Better Backyards with Gherkin Jarvis
Self-proclaimed gardening expert and carpet enthusiast, Gherkin Jarvis, brings you his thoughts on Australia’s great lifestyle tradition, the backyard.
Burrs under my saddle
Pete Mailler is a farmer on the Queensland/NSW border. His perspective and opinions are borne from seeing more than one side of many problems in his various farm leadership roles and in wanting to ensure a future for his children in agriculture.
Canberra Comment
Fairfax Agricultural Media Canberra correspondent Colin Bettles tackles the big national rural and agricultural issues which will impact regional and rural Australians.
Comments of the week
A selection of the comments that made us think - and, in some cases, chuckle.
Future Farmers Network
Young people creating prosperous futures in rural industry
Get Muddy
To think clearly in farming and about farming, you need to get muddy - commit, roll up your sleeves and get involved. SAM TRETHEWEY gets stuck into some of the issues facing those on the land.
Grain of Truth
Rural Press grains writer Gregor Heard on the big issues facing the broadacre farmers today.
India with Sally Cripps
QCL's Sally Cripps is visiting Indian horticultural and agricultural regions to talk with some of the farmers who are faced with the challenge of sustainably feeding a growing population, and the companies supporting them with their expertise.
Ireland farm tour 2013
Join QCL journalist Penelope Arthur as she heads off for the Alltech Global 500 conference in Dublin, Ireland, visiting some of Ireland's most progressive beef and dairy operations.
A blog to introduce our intrepid journalists and editors and follow them as they make their way through the big and not so big stories of rural Australia.
MLA Challenge
Meet the participants in Meat and Livestock Australia's Challenge, where producers identify how much their business is returning, what's driving profit and how to put a plan in place to capture the business' potential over a 12-month program.
Online Melody
QCL's digital doctor Melody Labinsky has her say.
The Iceberg Letters
Dear readers - the majority of an iceberg sits below the surface, and it may just take one special letter to see what else lurks under the tip of a topic.
Trading places
Track the latest moves and appointments in the agribusiness sector. Send your news to editorial.farmonline@fairfaxmedia.com.au

COMMENTS

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Well said David. The industry should give WWF a wide berth, they cannot be trusted.
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bring on an Agricultural Bank controlled by government with realistic interest rates. Totally
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Corporate greed plain and simple
17 Apr 14 Farmers welcome new interactive weather service.
17 Apr 14 International agricultural consultants to speak in Brisbane.