Levy inquiry no witch hunt

THE first hearing of the inquiry into agricultural levies won’t become a subversive push to scrap the entire system, says Senator Glenn Sterle.
THE first hearing of the inquiry into agricultural levies won’t become a subversive push to scrap the entire system, says Senator Glenn Sterle.
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PHILLIP Hughes was a grounded young man, who never lost his passion for life on the land as his cricketing career took off. PHILLIP Hughes was a grounded young man, who never lost his passion for life on the land as his cricketing career took off.
THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools. THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools.
SPECULATION on Barnaby Joyce’s potential elevation to Deputy PM due to Warren Truss’ ill health has been dismissed by party sources. SPECULATION on Barnaby Joyce’s potential elevation to Deputy PM due to Warren Truss’ ill health has been dismissed by party sources.
ANIMAL cruelty charges in the high profile NSW case against Wally’s Piggery have been dismissed. ANIMAL cruelty charges in the high profile NSW case against Wally’s Piggery have been dismissed.
WA's CBH Group has received national recognition as the premier co-operative in Australia.
3:00 AM WA's CBH Group has received national recognition as the premier co-operative in Australia.
CO-OPERATIVES like Western Australia's CBH will not be treated any differently under a new disallowance motion introduced by Senator David Leyonhjelm.
3:00 AM CO-OPERATIVES like Western Australia's CBH will not be treated any differently under a new disallowance motion introduced by Senator David Leyonhjelm. | Growers need to speak up on...  | Expansion a must for GrainCorp 
JBS says it will be business as usual, but speculation is mounting about the impact of its acquisition of smallgoods company Primo.
3:00 AM JBS says it will be business as usual, but speculation is mounting about the impact of its acquisition of smallgoods company Primo. | Bringing home the bacon: JBS... 
ANTI-GM cropping farmers have joined to form the GM-Free Farmers group, a united voice opposed to GM food production.
3:00 AM ANTI-GM cropping farmers have joined to form the GM-Free Farmers group, a united voice opposed to GM food production.
QUEENSLAND could become a bigger player in the stonefruit market with the release of seven new low chill varieties.
3:00 AM QUEENSLAND could become a bigger player in the stonefruit market with the release of seven new low chill varieties. | Mosaic virus hits NT pumpkins  | Fenthion ruling bitter sweet 
TWO technical innovation awards headlined a comprehensive showing by Kuhn at EIMA, Europe’s largest ag machinery expo.
3:00 AM TWO technical innovation awards headlined a comprehensive showing by Kuhn at EIMA, Europe’s largest ag machinery expo. | Machinery key to feeding the world  | New sprayer has farmers going Dutch 
PHILLIP Hughes was a grounded young man, who never lost his passion for life on the land as his cricketing career took off.
27 Nov 14  1 PHILLIP Hughes was a grounded young man, who never lost his passion for life on the land as his cricketing career took off. | Phillip Hughes: a love of the land  | Vale Phillip Hughes 
CHANGES will be made to improve the competitiveness of Murray Goulburn Trading, the company’s Melbourne annual general meeting has been told.
27 Nov 14 CHANGES will be made to improve the competitiveness of Murray Goulburn Trading, the company’s Melbourne annual general meeting has been told.
ONE of the first stories former FarmOnline editor MITCHELL VLEESKENS wrote was about Macksville farm boy, Phillip Hughes.
27 Nov 14 ONE of the first stories former FarmOnline editor MITCHELL VLEESKENS wrote was about Macksville farm boy, Phillip Hughes. | Vale Phillip Hughes 
GRAIN marketer Southern Ag Grain is set to become a full subsidiary of expanding Japanese-owned Emerald Grain.
27 Nov 14 GRAIN marketer Southern Ag Grain is set to become a full subsidiary of expanding Japanese-owned Emerald Grain. | Big boom for Incitec explosives 
CRICKET Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said Phillip Hughes was not in pain before he died and was surrounded by family and friends.
27 Nov 14 CRICKET Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said Phillip Hughes was not in pain before he died and was surrounded by family and friends.
THE passing of water reforms in Queensland parliament is yet another step in the over-empowerment of resource industries over agriculture, according to Dalby-based lawyer Peter Shannon.
27 Nov 14 THE passing of water reforms in Queensland parliament is yet another step in the over-empowerment of resource industries over agriculture, according to Dalby-based lawyer Peter Shannon.
MALCOLM Turnbull reiterated the importance of the NBN for regional and rural Australia in an address last week.
27 Nov 14 MALCOLM Turnbull reiterated the importance of the NBN for regional and rural Australia in an address last week.
FOR Carboor Valley graziers Harry and Nicola Bussell, much of what they do comes down to a simple equation:
27 Nov 14 FOR Carboor Valley graziers Harry and Nicola Bussell, much of what they do comes down to a simple equation: "It's 80 per cent feed and 20pc breed, that's something we have known and...
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BOB Katter has rejected suggestions he’s attempting to woo the vote of disgruntled PUP Senator Jacqui Lambie.
27 Nov 14 BOB Katter has rejected suggestions he’s attempting to woo the vote of disgruntled PUP Senator Jacqui Lambie. | No confidence in PUP: Barry...  | Senator Dio Wang, the quiet PUP... 
ACCC CHAIRMAN Rod Sims has staunchly defended the regulator against plans to split its functions into a separate agency.
27 Nov 14 ACCC CHAIRMAN Rod Sims has staunchly defended the regulator against plans to split its functions into a separate agency. | Retail slams Harper review  | Coles v ACCC: finding the balance 
IF the pun weren't so corny, you'd call the work groundbreaking. Suffice to say, a gargantuan effort headed by the CSIRO to map the state of Australia's soil is unique.
27 Nov 14  5 IF the pun weren't so corny, you'd call the work groundbreaking. Suffice to say, a gargantuan effort headed by the CSIRO to map the state of Australia's soil is unique. | Insecticide under the microscope  | Man in the middle on climate, GM 
WOOLWORTHS directors are steeling themselves for a fiery annual meeting today when shareholders are expected to grill the retailer over a 14 per cent fall in its shares.
27 Nov 14  2 WOOLWORTHS directors are steeling themselves for a fiery annual meeting today when shareholders are expected to grill the retailer over a 14 per cent fall in its shares. | Woolies cuts prices of grocery...  | Supermarket growth strategy:... 
THE last cane of the Burdekin’s 2014 crushing season was crushed on Wednesday, November 25 while the last Herbert region’s crush was completed on Saturday morning, November 23.
27 Nov 14 THE last cane of the Burdekin’s 2014 crushing season was crushed on Wednesday, November 25 while the last Herbert region’s crush was completed on Saturday morning, November 23.
BENCHMARKING productivity across the farming enterprises helps ensure Nimmitabel graziers, the Taylor family, reap the full potential from each hectare.
27 Nov 14 BENCHMARKING productivity across the farming enterprises helps ensure Nimmitabel graziers, the Taylor family, reap the full potential from each hectare.
FOR 10 years Sam Kekovich's annual rants have pushed up lamb consumption, but 2015 could see a new voice of lamb.
27 Nov 14 FOR 10 years Sam Kekovich's annual rants have pushed up lamb consumption, but 2015 could see a new voice of lamb.
THE VFF is confident a Coalition commitment to an inquiry into grain marketer insolvencies will lead to real action on the thorny issue.
27 Nov 14 THE VFF is confident a Coalition commitment to an inquiry into grain marketer insolvencies will lead to real action on the thorny issue.
WOOLGROWERS are closer to finding out the hidden costs they are being charged in the auction room.
27 Nov 14  2 WOOLGROWERS are closer to finding out the hidden costs they are being charged in the auction room. | Woolmark spices up awards  | Young blood absent at AWI AGM 
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RIP Phillip Hughes. I am sure Phillip would not want the bowler's name mentioned in this most
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/2 Unless & until someone comes up with- economic unsubsidise storage to allow 24/7 availability
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Max, read the International Energy Agency's report on fossil fuel subsidies, just one among many
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