Webster broadens the horizons

SHARES in both Webster and Tandou rallied sharply when Webster announced plans to significantly expand into more broadacre cropping
SHARES in both Webster and Tandou rallied sharply when Webster announced plans to significantly expand into more broadacre cropping
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BRAHMAN females were keenly sought after at the inaugural Rocky All Stars Elite Brahman female sale. BRAHMAN females were keenly sought after at the inaugural Rocky All Stars Elite Brahman female sale.
THIS season's sorghum crops are set to go down to the wire for central Queensland sharefarmer and contract sprayer Bevan Beer. THIS season's sorghum crops are set to go down to the wire for central Queensland sharefarmer and contract sprayer Bevan Beer.
AT Tooroora, south-west of Dirranbandi, cotton bolls are bursting open and picking of the Sullivan's best crop to date is less than three weeks away. AT Tooroora, south-west of Dirranbandi, cotton bolls are bursting open and picking of the Sullivan's best crop to date is less than three weeks away.
WESTERN Queensland drought conditions are now at the stage where Exceptional Circumstance relief measures need to be enacted, according to the Member for Gregory, Lachlan Millar. WESTERN Queensland drought conditions are now at the stage where Exceptional Circumstance relief measures need to be enacted, according to the Member for Gregory, Lachlan Millar.
CATCH up with the ag news of the week in our weekly wrap: glypho cancer claims; cattle outlook; ag's underbelly; White Paper woes.
28 Mar 15 CATCH up with the ag news of the week in our weekly wrap: glypho cancer claims; cattle outlook; ag's underbelly; White Paper woes.  | Black market in farm labour  | Exposing hort's 'underbelly' 
THE ACCC is keeping an eye on a proposed mega-deal that would create the world's fifth-largest food and beverage company.
27 Mar 15  1 THE ACCC is keeping an eye on a proposed mega-deal that would create the world's fifth-largest food and beverage company. | Blurred lines leave egg on...  | Kraft and Heinz a super blend 
AN egg producer has gained strong backing from federal senators in his attempt to postpone legal action over “free-range” claims.
27 Mar 15 AN egg producer has gained strong backing from federal senators in his attempt to postpone legal action over “free-range” claims. | Maccas not too chicken to change  | Bacon and eggs, together at last 
OUTSIDE investors are inquiring about SunRice's equity fund, but it may be some time before the company opens its gates.
27 Mar 15  5 OUTSIDE investors are inquiring about SunRice's equity fund, but it may be some time before the company opens its gates. | SunRice looks beyond ag for...  | SunRice outlines capital... 
TWO years of tough seasons have created a sticky situation for the honey industry, but Capilano has kept Australian honey buzzing.
27 Mar 15 TWO years of tough seasons have created a sticky situation for the honey industry, but Capilano has kept Australian honey buzzing.
LANDCARE funding cuts and environmental threats linked to farm production were raised in an explosive Senate committee report.
26 Mar 15  3 LANDCARE funding cuts and environmental threats linked to farm production were raised in an explosive Senate committee report.
KRAFT Foods Group will merge with HJ Heinz in a deal creating the third-largest food and beverage company in North America.
26 Mar 15 KRAFT Foods Group will merge with HJ Heinz in a deal creating the third-largest food and beverage company in North America. | Asian foodies dip into Aussie...  | Paddock-to-plate: swallow the cost 
RAY White Real Estate chairman Brian White has urged calm in response to fears Chinese buyers are pushing up prices.
26 Mar 15  9 RAY White Real Estate chairman Brian White has urged calm in response to fears Chinese buyers are pushing up prices. | FDI fees to boost FIRB resources  | Joyce stands up for FDI changes 
FONTERRA should be ready to launch a new equity fund, providing patient third-party capital for farm investment by the end of the year.
26 Mar 15 FONTERRA should be ready to launch a new equity fund, providing patient third-party capital for farm investment by the end of the year. | Chinese line up for 'My Cow in... 
A REPORT from the International Agency for Research on Cancer has assessed glyphosate as being ‘probably carcinogenic’.
26 Mar 15  13 A REPORT from the International Agency for Research on Cancer has assessed glyphosate as being ‘probably carcinogenic’.
ORANGE-JUICE futures surged into a bull market after posting the biggest three-day rally in 16 years amid mounting concerns over crops in Florida.
25 Mar 15 ORANGE-JUICE futures surged into a bull market after posting the biggest three-day rally in 16 years amid mounting concerns over crops in Florida.  | It never rains in California  | Cyclones causing banana jitters 
25 Mar 15 PETER Skillern will step into the chief executive position of the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) following former CEO Jan Davis’ decision not to seek reappointment.
NUFARM finally had good news for shareholders today, reporting a 41pc lift in underlying net profit after tax in the past six months.
25 Mar 15 NUFARM finally had good news for shareholders today, reporting a 41pc lift in underlying net profit after tax in the past six months.  | Rathbone quits Nufarm  | Nufarm slashes Euro operations 
AUSTRALIA is set to lock horns with New Zealand in the burgeoning market of providing Western-standard milk and dairy products to middle-class Asian consumers, especially in China.
25 Mar 15 AUSTRALIA is set to lock horns with New Zealand in the burgeoning market of providing Western-standard milk and dairy products to middle-class Asian consumers, especially in China. | NZ thrives on Chinese taste for...  | NZ dairy in damage control mode 
DEATH threats, kidnappings, sexual favours, violence: not the next Mario Puzo screenplay but Australia’s farm labour 'underbelly'.
25 Mar 15 DEATH threats, kidnappings, sexual favours, violence: not the next Mario Puzo screenplay but Australia’s farm labour 'underbelly'. | Exposing hort's 'underbelly' 
AG exports to China now directly sustain about 18,000 jobs in Australia as the dragon economy grows ever more integral to our farm sector's success.
24 Mar 15 AG exports to China now directly sustain about 18,000 jobs in Australia as the dragon economy grows ever more integral to our farm sector's success. | TPP 'critical' for Australian...  | Asian opportunities need more work 
THE increasing focus on the provenance of ingredients in Australia's top restaurants is prompting owners to absorb extra costs or banish menus.
24 Mar 15  2 THE increasing focus on the provenance of ingredients in Australia's top restaurants is prompting owners to absorb extra costs or banish menus. | Asian foodies dip into Aussie...  | GM crops back in the spotlight 
AIRLINE passengers, cargo and meat inspections face disruption after Department of Ag employees voted to join industrial action.
24 Mar 15  6 AIRLINE passengers, cargo and meat inspections face disruption after Department of Ag employees voted to join industrial action. | Ag needs capital, not debt  | TPP 'critical' for Australian... 
WHEN Ian Harper sends his report on his wide-reaching competition policy, he should include a warning notice to the Abbott government.
23 Mar 15  5 WHEN Ian Harper sends his report on his wide-reaching competition policy, he should include a warning notice to the Abbott government. | Farmer confidence at four-year high  | Coalition split on grocery code 
MORE multimillion-dollar deals are likely as cashed-up Asian food companies search for new business opportunities.
23 Mar 15  1 MORE multimillion-dollar deals are likely as cashed-up Asian food companies search for new business opportunities. | Asian opportunities need more work  | Shareholders approve sale of... 
CONFIDENCE among farmers has jumped as solid January rains, the falling $A and soaring beef prices bolster sentiment in the bush.
23 Mar 15  2 CONFIDENCE among farmers has jumped as solid January rains, the falling $A and soaring beef prices bolster sentiment in the bush. | Farmers' fortunes faring well  | Market forces crushing farmers 
SHOPPERS are fed up with confusing food labels and want honest descriptions on their groceries, but that goal may not be simple.
23 Mar 15 SHOPPERS are fed up with confusing food labels and want honest descriptions on their groceries, but that goal may not be simple. | Searching for 'Brand Australia'  | Pop go the weasel words 
POTENTIALLY lucrative Asian markets are not there for the taking, says Alan Oxley - they need to be developed.
23 Mar 15 POTENTIALLY lucrative Asian markets are not there for the taking, says Alan Oxley - they need to be developed. | Who's growing our food?  | Chinese undeterred by new FDI rules 
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So if monitoring for standards wasn't working before to protect animals, how come you think they
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The NFF seems to follow popular mantras of drought subsidies etc with out ever achieving
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The problem since Landcare started is the bureaucracy that was built up to form Catchment
QUEENSLAND Country Life catches up with the growers who help produce the state's top 10 commodity crops.25 Mar 15 QUEENSLAND Country Life catches up with the growers who help produce the state's top 10 commodity crops.
MEETINGS are set to be held in the north to gauge interest in a collective bargaining approach to maintaining viable grazing operations.25 Mar 15 MEETINGS are set to be held in the north to gauge interest in a collective bargaining approach to maintaining viable...