AGIC reaches out with trade focus

TRADE was the focus at AGIC on Tuesday, from the official opening by the Shadow Minister for Trade, Senator Penny Wong, to the FTA panel session.
TRADE was the focus at AGIC on Tuesday, from the official opening by the Shadow Minister for Trade, Senator Penny Wong, to the FTA panel session.
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WITH lamb prices at record highs more Australian sheep producers are adopting NZ technology to ensure progeny not only survive but also thrive. WITH lamb prices at record highs more Australian sheep producers are adopting NZ technology to ensure progeny not only survive but also thrive.
AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers will barely break even this year amid a collapse in global milk prices, the industry's peak body says. AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers will barely break even this year amid a collapse in global milk prices, the industry's peak body says.
THE opening of a live export cattle trade from to China, signed off in Canberra on Monday, has the potential to underpin cattle industry prosperity. THE opening of a live export cattle trade from to China, signed off in Canberra on Monday, has the potential to underpin cattle industry prosperity.
THE peak NSW farm lobby group has shifted its climate change policy stance and has called on governments to back THE peak NSW farm lobby group has shifted its climate change policy stance and has called on governments to back "the transition from fossil fuels".
A CURRENT bill before the New South Wales Parliament proposes to end the use of sow stalls, and if passed will become Australia's second ban.
4:00 AM A CURRENT bill before the New South Wales Parliament proposes to end the use of sow stalls, and if passed will become Australia's second ban.
NFF president Brent Finlay wants Australian negotiators to aim high and enhance outcomes for ag exports when talks recommence on the TPP this week.
4:00 AM NFF president Brent Finlay wants Australian negotiators to aim high and enhance outcomes for ag exports when talks recommence on the TPP this week. | Surprise wins in TPP deal: Robb  | Ag protectionism blocking TPP 
OPINION: AUSTRALIA’S rural levies system and the structures that underpin it are complex, convoluted and difficult to penetrate.
4:00 AM OPINION: AUSTRALIA’S rural levies system and the structures that underpin it are complex, convoluted and difficult to penetrate. | Red tape is strangling our future  | Report calls for ag levy database 
In a coup for the dairy industry, senior farmhands have been recognised as skilled workers and are now, for the first time, eligible for 457 visas.
28 Jul 15 In a coup for the dairy industry, senior farmhands have been recognised as skilled workers and are now, for the first time, eligible for 457 visas.
A NEW report published by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research aims to better understand the health issues facing rural and regional populations.
28 Jul 15 A NEW report published by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research aims to better understand the health issues facing rural and regional populations. | Kid 'doctors' bridging health gaps  | Timely tests help close the gap 
POLICE have confirmed three people are dead after a gas explosion in a caravan in Mount Isa this morning.
28 Jul 15 POLICE have confirmed three people are dead after a gas explosion in a caravan in Mount Isa this morning.
AUSTRALIAN grain stocks are extremely tight, particularly on the east coast, which means local prices could remain volatile until harvest.
28 Jul 15  1 AUSTRALIAN grain stocks are extremely tight, particularly on the east coast, which means local prices could remain volatile until harvest. | Growers kick off AGIC  | Australia's changing grain role 
ARCHER Capital is seeking to capitalise on merger and acquisition interest in the dairy sector, hiring Luminis Partners to sell Brownes Dairy.
28 Jul 15 ARCHER Capital is seeking to capitalise on merger and acquisition interest in the dairy sector, hiring Luminis Partners to sell Brownes Dairy. | Dairy industry faces tough year  | Milk sours New Zealand's economy 
THE Viterra grains handling group, owned by Swiss commodities and mining giant Glencore, is rationalising its property holdings in Adelaide.
28 Jul 15 THE Viterra grains handling group, owned by Swiss commodities and mining giant Glencore, is rationalising its property holdings in Adelaide. | ACCC rejects Viterra port plan 
GETTING 58 shareholders on board for the sale of 11 million hectares of cattle stations was never going to be easy.
28 Jul 15 GETTING 58 shareholders on board for the sale of 11 million hectares of cattle stations was never going to be easy. | Aussie farms for Aussie... 
Cattle - Beef
BOWRAVILLE'S Billie McKay has been crowned Australia’s MasterChef, narrowly beating Queenslander Georgia Barnes in a gripping TV finale.
28 Jul 15 BOWRAVILLE'S Billie McKay has been crowned Australia’s MasterChef, narrowly beating Queenslander Georgia Barnes in a gripping TV finale.
CHINA will be able to apply tariffs on some imported fresh and frozen beef when imports reach a trigger point embedded in the China-Australia FTA.
28 Jul 15 CHINA will be able to apply tariffs on some imported fresh and frozen beef when imports reach a trigger point embedded in the China-Australia FTA. | China FTA a big win for ag 
Cattle - Beef
BARNABY Joyce has brought the issue of class to Australia's ice problem.
28 Jul 15  1 BARNABY Joyce has brought the issue of class to Australia's ice problem.
FARM opportunities look to be
28 Jul 15  6 FARM opportunities look to be "outstanding" from the Trans Pacific Partnership, which enters its final round of talks today. | Ag protectionism blocking TPP  | Malaysia and Canada resist TPP deal 
RESISTANCE from a stubborn Canada and protectionist Malaysia is emerging as the biggest hurdle ahead of a crucial Trans-Pacific Partnership meeting starting in Hawaii today.
28 Jul 15  4 RESISTANCE from a stubborn Canada and protectionist Malaysia is emerging as the biggest hurdle ahead of a crucial Trans-Pacific Partnership meeting starting in Hawaii today.  | Sugar farmers push for TPP...  | Ag protectionism blocking TPP 
CASE IH has launched its new data system AFS Connect which allows for clear and efficient access to farm equipment information for users.
28 Jul 15 CASE IH has launched its new data system AFS Connect which allows for clear and efficient access to farm equipment information for users. | Precision seeder helps harvest...  | Next-gen Axial-Flow harvesters 
CUMMINS graingrower Jarrod Phelps supports the proposed EP infrastructure fund because it accounts for those who participate.
28 Jul 15 CUMMINS graingrower Jarrod Phelps supports the proposed EP infrastructure fund because it accounts for those who participate. | EP farmers push for grain fund  | EP survey results questioned 
THE Wrangler Feedyard in Texas is a mighty food-production machine. A staggering 650 tonnes of feed is mixed each and every day to feed the 46,000 cattle that call Wrangler home for 100 to 400 days on grain, depending on the requirements of the customer.
28 Jul 15  3 THE Wrangler Feedyard in Texas is a mighty food-production machine. A staggering 650 tonnes of feed is mixed each and every day to feed the 46,000 cattle that call Wrangler home for 100...
Cattle - Beef
BUSINESS profitability and success is not just based on favourable seasons and commodity prices – it’s about strategically focusing on the core business and identifying the key opportunities to boost returns, says North Queensland canegrower Chris Lyne.
28 Jul 15 BUSINESS profitability and success is not just based on favourable seasons and commodity prices – it’s about strategically focusing on the core business and identifying the key...
MORE than 200 delegates attended the inaugural GRDC Growers' Day ahead of the Australian Grains Industry Conference.
27 Jul 15 MORE than 200 delegates attended the inaugural GRDC Growers' Day ahead of the Australian Grains Industry Conference. | Grain leaders back best practice  | Why losing bees will sting 
SHEEP CRC says genetic gain is key for the future of livestock industries and its new online tool aims to simplify producers' genetic selection.
27 Jul 15 SHEEP CRC says genetic gain is key for the future of livestock industries and its new online tool aims to simplify producers' genetic selection.
AUSTRALIA’S grain leaders have backed a new guide to on-farm best management practice for the country’s grain growers.
27 Jul 15  3 AUSTRALIA’S grain leaders have backed a new guide to on-farm best management practice for the country’s grain growers. | Grains market needs Chinese data  | 'Hybrid option' for GRDC move 
LAMB slaughter has kept pace with last year's record supply, forcing MLA to revise it's forecast to match the 2014 record.
27 Jul 15  2 LAMB slaughter has kept pace with last year's record supply, forcing MLA to revise it's forecast to match the 2014 record.
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too much negativity and fact free zone. Standing commitees examine all treaties and they had a
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Well said Senator Sullivan and it is no surprise the nay sayers and negative minded were out
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Where is the Australian economic analysis on previous ftas and this secret deal to prove they
THE planets have aligned for avocado growers, with some receiving the best prices they've seen in 40 years.27 Jul 15 THE planets have aligned for avocado growers, with some receiving the best prices they've seen in 40 years.
Nestled in the Glasshouse Mountains in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the Fullerton family of macadamia growers are finally beginning to reap the benefits of the seeds they sowed almost 20 years ago.13 Jul 15 Nestled in the Glasshouse Mountains in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, the Fullerton family of macadamia growers are...