NFF cautious on Climate Roundtable

THE NFF has played down concerns about its absence from membership of the newly announced Australian Climate Roundtable.
THE NFF has played down concerns about its absence from membership of the newly announced Australian Climate Roundtable.
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BARRY O’Sullivan will have a singular focus when he spearheads a trade delegation to China to seal the deal on kangaroo meat exports. BARRY O’Sullivan will have a singular focus when he spearheads a trade delegation to China to seal the deal on kangaroo meat exports.
FARMERS are calling on the Liberal Party to kill off a push to derail Australia making commitments at upcoming climate talks. FARMERS are calling on the Liberal Party to kill off a push to derail Australia making commitments at upcoming climate talks.
SANTA Gertrudis, Charolais and Belmont Red steers lead the way in the first leg of the RNA's innovative four part Paddock and Palate competition. SANTA Gertrudis, Charolais and Belmont Red steers lead the way in the first leg of the RNA's innovative four part Paddock and Palate competition.
THE price of Australian young cattle continues to gallop upwards, closing Thursday's markets at 513c/kg, up 177.75 on last year. THE price of Australian young cattle continues to gallop upwards, closing Thursday's markets at 513c/kg, up 177.75 on last year.
BILLIONAIRE Chinese internet entrepreneur Richard Liu is in talks to buy a strategic stake in takeover target a2 Milk.
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THE Australian operations of Sumitomo have suffered heavy losses of $56m, going deep into the red for a second year.
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ENERGY use is a major cost for the agricultural sector and, unless addressed, could adversely affect our economic competitiveness.
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FURORE has erupted over a letter sent by 11 farmers, warning the Liberal party against delaying global action on climate change.
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Cattle - Beef
GRAINCORP'S roots are deep in eastern Australia's cropping belt, but new boss Mark Palmquist has been charged with diversifing its exposure.
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WHEN Andrew Down sold his family's dairy farm six years ago, he pledged to never sell to wholesale markets again.
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Cattle - Beef
CBH has invested more than $40 million to buy an Eastern State's oat processor just weeks after it announced a new venture into WA's fertiliser market.
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JAMBEROO farmer Lynne Strong has become the first woman to win the Howard W Yelland Award.
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AFTER busting through the 520c/kg mark yesterday, the EYCI has surged another 10c/kg to hit 530.25c/kg on Tuesday.
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Cattle - Beef
AT the close of Monday’s markets, the eastern states restocker lamb indicator was up 9 cents on 567c a kilogram carcase weight.
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A SENATE report has recommended databases be created for all agricultural levies to improve transparency for levy payers.
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“SEND money, not stuff” is the mantra developed by the Queensland Country Women’s Association to help people respond to the drought gripping many of its people, and it’s been reinforced by a bus tour this week through some of the hardest-hit regions in the state.
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COLES must refund more than $12 million to suppliers as part of a court-ordered ACCC undertaking, says Jeff Kennett.
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PLANTATION investment and wood product consumption might be weak, but Australia's forestry sector showed signs of improvement in 2013–14.
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CASH income of Australian grain farms has declined to $171,000 per farm - around 24pc higher than the 10-year average, ABARES says.
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CLOUD building over western Queensland is causing rain to develop but is little more than a tease for drought-affected farmers.
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WOOLWORTHS has started selling non-core assets, offering its Thomas Dux stores for sale less than a year after it became profitable.
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GRAIN growers from across Australia are invited to the first ever GRDC Growers’ Day at this year’s Australian Grains Industry Conference.
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WEATHER watchers will now know if the northern rainfall onset will occur earlier than normal.
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COMPLICATED but not dormant, is Senator Barry O’Sullivan's definition of the government’s response to the grassfed beef cattle levy report.
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Cattle - Beef
SOUTH Australian farmer Clinton Tiller’s new 440kW Challenger E Series tractor is already proving an asset to his family cropping operation.
30 Jun 15 SOUTH Australian farmer Clinton Tiller’s new 440kW Challenger E Series tractor is already proving an asset to his family cropping operation.
SOME of Australia’s best agricultural investment opportunities are set to be showcased in China next month.
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This is bizarre!- "It said the total investment of $1.09 million would produce total gross
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11 whole farmers signed a letter? Wow.
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Surely Mr Palmquist doesn't believe that Graincorp has behaved like a co op! It has been a
AWARD-winning Ipswich butcher Barney Nolan says the secret to a good bacon starts with the pig itself. Then it's all down to the curing and smoking process.25 Jun 15 AWARD-winning Ipswich butcher Barney Nolan says the secret to a good bacon starts with the pig itself. Then it's all...
THE Palaszczuk Government's refusal to sell state owned assets appears set to stall the development of Northern Australia.22 Jun 15  1 THE Palaszczuk Government's refusal to sell state owned assets appears set to stall the development of Northern...