Farmers challenge processors' power

OVER 200 producers gathered at Barnawartha today in a push for a Senate inquiry into the power of processors in the red meat industry.
OVER 200 producers gathered at Barnawartha today in a push for a Senate inquiry into the power of processors in the red meat industry.
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THE Brangus breed claimed the top price honours at the recent February All Breeds bull sale held at CQLX, Gracemere. THE Brangus breed claimed the top price honours at the recent February All Breeds bull sale held at CQLX, Gracemere.
MARCIA is one super storm that caught Bureau of Meteorology forecasters by surprise. MARCIA is one super storm that caught Bureau of Meteorology forecasters by surprise.
A NEW regime for reporting live export ESCAS breach investigation results has been adopted by the Department of Agriculture. A NEW regime for reporting live export ESCAS breach investigation results has been adopted by the Department of Agriculture.
WOOLGROWERS, classers and industry bodies already voicing their concerns to the AWI Wool Selling Systems Review panel. WOOLGROWERS, classers and industry bodies already voicing their concerns to the AWI Wool Selling Systems Review panel.
GROWERS and landholders across Australia are invited to contribute to three major ABARES farm surveys now underway.
3:11 PM GROWERS and landholders across Australia are invited to contribute to three major ABARES farm surveys now underway. | 2014: Opening gates on rural debt  | 2014: Food on China's plate 
CONCERNS over the livestock processing market are gaining national traction after a rally in Victoria and closures in central Queensland.
12:00 PM  3 CONCERNS over the livestock processing market are gaining national traction after a rally in Victoria and closures in central Queensland. | Cyclone keeps export processors...  | Producers call for processing... 
Cattle - Beef
MURRAY Goulburn co-op has bought farm services business AgriCorp Pacific's stores in Smithton and Deloraine, Tasmania.
10:55 AM MURRAY Goulburn co-op has bought farm services business AgriCorp Pacific's stores in Smithton and Deloraine, Tasmania. | MG defends performance record  | WCB to buy Lion cheese 
THE closure of two meat processing plants in Rockhampton following cyclone damage paints a grim outlook for local cattle producers.
9:30 AM  1 THE closure of two meat processing plants in Rockhampton following cyclone damage paints a grim outlook for local cattle producers. | ACCC green lights JBS takeover  | Producers call for processing... 
Cattle - Beef
DAIRY company Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) is set to buy out the cheese business of rival and shareholder Lion Dairy.
8:30 AM DAIRY company Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) is set to buy out the cheese business of rival and shareholder Lion Dairy. | New Hope targets Moxey dairy  | Bega reports a profit bite 
THE federal government's final Food and Grocery Industry Code of Conduct will be tabled in parliament and takes force from tomorrow.
8:20 AM THE federal government's final Food and Grocery Industry Code of Conduct will be tabled in parliament and takes force from tomorrow. | Coles, Woolies 'too big to care'  | Who's growing our food? 
HINDU nationalists in India have stepped up attacks on the country's beef industry, seizing trucks and blockading meat processing plants.
8:10 AM HINDU nationalists in India have stepped up attacks on the country's beef industry, seizing trucks and blockading meat processing plants. | Indian food demand to boom  | India trade ag's next focus 
Cattle - Beef
ANDREW Forrest will take personal control of exploration applications over his Pilbara pastoral station to prevent rivals digging up his childhood home.
8:00 AM ANDREW Forrest will take personal control of exploration applications over his Pilbara pastoral station to prevent rivals digging up his childhood home. | Nicoletti to sell WA farms  | Ag could fill mining gap: Twiggy 
Cattle - Beef
WESTERN Australia's biggest grain grower John Nicoletti is downsizing in a radical business transformation.
7:15 AM  1 WESTERN Australia's biggest grain grower John Nicoletti is downsizing in a radical business transformation. | CBH takeover could solve Tier 3...  | WA drags national crop up 
NATIONALS Senator John Williams and Labor Senator Sam Dastyari have become a bête noire for banks and their regulators.
7:10 AM NATIONALS Senator John Williams and Labor Senator Sam Dastyari have become a bête noire for banks and their regulators. | Leasebacks release agribusiness...  | Rate cuts a bonus for farmers 
THE importance of farmers using neo-nicotinoid insecticides according to instructions has been made clearer than ever before.
3:00 AM  1 THE importance of farmers using neo-nicotinoid insecticides according to instructions has been made clearer than ever before.
THE imported fruit contamination scare is a stark reminder of how much supermarket food no longer originates from Australian farms.
3:00 AM  10 THE imported fruit contamination scare is a stark reminder of how much supermarket food no longer originates from Australian farms. | Around the traps: weekly news wrap  | Careful about CoOL changes: Colbeck 
AGRICULTURE’S prerogative to replace mining as our future boom export industry will be on the agenda when Andrew Forrest speaks at ABARES.
3:00 AM  8 AGRICULTURE’S prerogative to replace mining as our future boom export industry will be on the agenda when Andrew Forrest speaks at ABARES.
IN the year of the sheep, five designers from around the world will compete for the coveted International Woolmark Prize (IWP) in Beijing in March.
3:00 AM IN the year of the sheep, five designers from around the world will compete for the coveted International Woolmark Prize (IWP) in Beijing in March.  | Japan's Grace-ful IWP inspiration  | Aus wool hits global stage again 
Sheep - Wool
THE benefits of a break from wheat in low rainfall Mallee environments has been proven in a joint crop sequencing trial.
01 Mar 15  1 THE benefits of a break from wheat in low rainfall Mallee environments has been proven in a joint crop sequencing trial. | Aerobic cropping a good fit  | AGT enters barley space 
FORMER ad man Craig Davis reckons there's a massive gap between the perception and the reality of Australian agribusiness.
01 Mar 15  2 FORMER ad man Craig Davis reckons there's a massive gap between the perception and the reality of Australian agribusiness. | Searching for 'Brand Australia'  | Food labelling reform starting... 
A SERIES of extracts from Stephen Martyn's book on the history of Australian meat processing: World on a Plate.
01 Mar 15  2 A SERIES of extracts from Stephen Martyn's book on the history of Australian meat processing: World on a Plate. | Darwin rebellion remembered 
Cattle - Beef
A WEBSITE born out of feelings of isolation is back and ready to bring people together in 2015.
28 Feb 15 A WEBSITE born out of feelings of isolation is back and ready to bring people together in 2015.
DURING the 2000s the cereals fungal disease focus has firmly been on rust, but in recent years other diseases have crept up.
28 Feb 15 DURING the 2000s the cereals fungal disease focus has firmly been on rust, but in recent years other diseases have crept up. | AGT enters barley space  | Oilseed: high risk, high reward 
THE kerfuffle over imported berries contaminated with Hepatitis A has put the spotlight on Australian ag’s case for consumer favour.
28 Feb 15  2 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.
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There is a dearth of leadership at all levels of government and those who should be leaders are
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Investigations into processing, fertiliser, supermarkets,etc etc. Nothing ever gets found
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As we can see from the comments, the Gas Industry simply doesn't understand that it has lost
27 Feb 15  1 THE federal government is throwing $53.36 million at Queensland to fix 17 bridges across the state.
CANEGROWERS CEO Brendan Stewart has resigned.
24 Feb 15 CANEGROWERS CEO Brendan Stewart has resigned.