Bids from foreign investors for Australian farmland should have a strike against them when considered by the Foreign Investment Review Board if there is a comparable Australian bid, says Senator Nick Xenophon.
Investors who put $6 million into DomaCom’s now abandoned crowdfunding bid for S.Kidman and Company are being urged to re-direct their funds towards a smaller North Queensland pastoral target.
Agricultural minister Leanne Donaldson has come up swinging after shadow minister Dale Last cast doubt over the future of the Emerald and Longreach agricultural college boards.
Farmers have welcomed a government safety campaign aimed at making the agricultural workplace safer.
Sugar Research Australia has announced the appointment of one new board member and the re-election of two existing directors.
An unusually wet spring, plus low farmgate milk prices and a rush of suppliers quitting its ranks have hit Murray Goulburn co-operative.
Some of Australia's largest grazing families are today set to trump a bid by Gina Rinehart and a Chinese investor for S. Kidman and Company by going to Canberra to announce a $375 million unconditional bid.
Billionaire Gina Rinehart is quite likely to take ownership of S. Kidman and Company’s historic 10.1 million hectare outback beef business by Christmas - but don’t bank on it.
The Maranoa Regional Council will continue charging a $1.40/head buyers fee despite a growing backlash over the implementation.
Dutch Royals, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, will be headline guests at the Farm2Fork agricultural innovation summit in Sydney next month.