Around the traps: weekly news wrap

FARMING forecasts and processing problems were in focus this week, with the annual ABARES Outlook held in Canberra and the Treasurer approving the sale of Primo.
FARMING forecasts and processing problems were in focus this week, with the annual ABARES Outlook held in Canberra and the Treasurer approving the sale of Primo.
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STOIC dairy producer Andrew Burnett is still feeling the impact of Cyclone Marcia after flood waters tore through his property two weeks ago. STOIC dairy producer Andrew Burnett is still feeling the impact of Cyclone Marcia after flood waters tore through his property two weeks ago.
AUSTRALIAN grain and oilseed production is forecast to rise over the next five years, but there are no spectacular price rises on the horizon. AUSTRALIAN grain and oilseed production is forecast to rise over the next five years, but there are no spectacular price rises on the horizon.
IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not, it is all our doing. IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not, it is all our doing.
RURAL doctors have welcomed today’s dropping of the Medicare co-payment, but it wants the patient rebate freeze removed. RURAL doctors have welcomed today’s dropping of the Medicare co-payment, but it wants the patient rebate freeze removed.
AMERICAN Mark Palmquist was well aware of what he was taking on as GrainCorp's new CEO.
3:00 AM AMERICAN Mark Palmquist was well aware of what he was taking on as GrainCorp's new CEO. | GrainCorp losses: Investors warned  | Further GrainCorp losses forecast 
ANDREW 'Twiggy' Forrest wants to attract Chinese investment to use aquifers in Australia to irrigate and drought-proof land for ag.
06 Mar 15 ANDREW 'Twiggy' Forrest wants to attract Chinese investment to use aquifers in Australia to irrigate and drought-proof land for ag. | Ag could fill mining gap: Twiggy 
MCDONALD'S restaurants in the United States will begin serving meat from chickens that are not raised with antibiotics used to treat humans.
06 Mar 15 MCDONALD'S restaurants in the United States will begin serving meat from chickens that are not raised with antibiotics used to treat humans. | Renewing our license to dairy 
THE Australian supermarket industry is at a tipping point.
06 Mar 15  3 THE Australian supermarket industry is at a tipping point. | Aldi leads way on grocery code  | Aldi sales growth triple that... 
NOT everyone is impressed by the new Food and Grocery Industry Code of Conduct's capacity to hold big retailers to account.
06 Mar 15 NOT everyone is impressed by the new Food and Grocery Industry Code of Conduct's capacity to hold big retailers to account. | New Grocery Code takes force  | Coles, Woolies 'too big to care' 
NEW Country of Origin Labelling proposals are designed to avoid the “weasel words” of current food labels, says Barnaby Joyce.
06 Mar 15 NEW Country of Origin Labelling proposals are designed to avoid the “weasel words” of current food labels, says Barnaby Joyce. | CoOL submission fast-tracked  | Searching for 'Brand Australia' 
NORTHERN Australia’s development is not about a region, it’s about the mindset that Australia needs to grow as a whole.
05 Mar 15 NORTHERN Australia’s development is not about a region, it’s about the mindset that Australia needs to grow as a whole. | Darwin rebellion remembered  | Top End beef back in business 
GRAINCORP boss Mark Palmquist says the company is making strong gains, but another profit downgrade is on the way for 2014-15.
05 Mar 15 GRAINCORP boss Mark Palmquist says the company is making strong gains, but another profit downgrade is on the way for 2014-15. | Further GrainCorp losses forecast  | Goodman takeover edges closer 
THIS year’s federal budget must commit resources to implement the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, according to the NFF.
05 Mar 15  2 THIS year’s federal budget must commit resources to implement the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, according to the NFF. | NFF's long, hard look at itself  | New Grocery Code takes force 
FARMERS and producers have failed to sway Treasurer Joe Hockey on the takeover of Primo by beef giant JBS Holdings.
04 Mar 15  8 FARMERS and producers have failed to sway Treasurer Joe Hockey on the takeover of Primo by beef giant JBS Holdings.  | JBS call angers stakeholders  | Wacka confronts ACCC on JBS 
WARREN Truss has outlined the importance of infrastructure to farm sector profitability at the annual ABARES Outlook conference in Canberra.
04 Mar 15  1 WARREN Truss has outlined the importance of infrastructure to farm sector profitability at the annual ABARES Outlook conference in Canberra. | Fletcher's freight expectations 
BARNABY Joyce has defended the government’s new tighter foreign investment regime before key agricultural industry stakeholders.
04 Mar 15 BARNABY Joyce has defended the government’s new tighter foreign investment regime before key agricultural industry stakeholders. | Outrage over PM's property hit  | FDI crackdown a 'shambles' 
NATIONAL standards for agriculture education have been developed to address industry needs and produce more skilled graduates.
04 Mar 15 NATIONAL standards for agriculture education have been developed to address industry needs and produce more skilled graduates. | Ag still waiting for its workforce  | Long-haul hunt for ag workers 
SUNRICE is looking at opening up a restricted ASX listing to potentially extra investment capital from outside the farm sector.
04 Mar 15 SUNRICE is looking at opening up a restricted ASX listing to potentially extra investment capital from outside the farm sector. | SunRice makes a meal of it  | Aerobic cropping a good fit 
CHINESE interest in Australian farms and processing assets is surging, despite the Abbott government's crackdown.
04 Mar 15 CHINESE interest in Australian farms and processing assets is surging, despite the Abbott government's crackdown. | Family farms underpin economy:...  | Farm production value on the rise 
DESPITE rampant demand and an export-friendly dollar, the total value of Australian farm production and exports is actually slipping.
04 Mar 15 DESPITE rampant demand and an export-friendly dollar, the total value of Australian farm production and exports is actually slipping. | Lamb to rise, wool to slump: ABARES  | Farm production value on the rise 
MURRAY Goulburn says it will ride out the current global dairy price slump to post profits similar to last year.
04 Mar 15 MURRAY Goulburn says it will ride out the current global dairy price slump to post profits similar to last year. | MG expands in Tasmania  | MG defends performance record 
KEY rural skills shortages continue in agronomy and advisory service jobs,
04 Mar 15  1 KEY rural skills shortages continue in agronomy and advisory service jobs, "but in the end we do find the right people", says Ray Johnson. | Ag still waiting for its workforce  | Sanity returns to food wages talks 
THE world sugar glut will push down mill-gate returns to Australian cane growers by 1pc to $36/t this year, the lowest since 2007-08.
03 Mar 15 THE world sugar glut will push down mill-gate returns to Australian cane growers by 1pc to $36/t this year, the lowest since 2007-08. | Cows v sugar in WA grazing...  | US sugar deal sprinkled with... 
GOODMAN Fielder has suspended share trading pending the company's takeover by Wilmar and First Pacific.
03 Mar 15 GOODMAN Fielder has suspended share trading pending the company's takeover by Wilmar and First Pacific.
BARNABY Joyce has endorsed Australian agriculture as a critical moral and economic activity that underpins the national interest.
03 Mar 15  10 BARNABY Joyce has endorsed Australian agriculture as a critical moral and economic activity that underpins the national interest. | Primary producers, have your say  | Ag could fill mining gap: Twiggy 
AUSTRALIA'S breakfast cereal market has shrunk by 0.5pc annually for the past five years, and one of the seeds of its decline is chia.
03 Mar 15 AUSTRALIA'S breakfast cereal market has shrunk by 0.5pc annually for the past five years, and one of the seeds of its decline is chia. | Aussie liquid brekkie for UK 
BRUCE Billson has won support for the grocery industry code of conduct from Aldi but Metcash has only agreed to elements.
03 Mar 15 BRUCE Billson has won support for the grocery industry code of conduct from Aldi but Metcash has only agreed to elements. | New Grocery Code takes force  | CoOL red tape 'business... 
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Qlander, drag your head out from where you are hiding it and READ THE ARTICLE. It refers to an
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Great to hear the Caboolture River one is being replaced, but they really need to raise the road
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Jeffito, the issue is not - have convictions being recorded, the issue is, CAN they prosecute
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