Gauging GrainCorp's global targets

LANGUAGE barriers and business habits could pose challenges, but South America and Russia are obvious future targets for GrainCorp.
LANGUAGE barriers and business habits could pose challenges, but South America and Russia are obvious future targets for GrainCorp.
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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.
ONIONS Australia is unconcerned about the Senate inquiry into agricultural levies.
01 Jul 15 ONIONS Australia is unconcerned about the Senate inquiry into agricultural levies.
BILLIONAIRE Chinese internet entrepreneur Richard Liu is in talks to buy a strategic stake in takeover target a2 Milk.
01 Jul 15  1 BILLIONAIRE Chinese internet entrepreneur Richard Liu is in talks to buy a strategic stake in takeover target a2 Milk. | Freedom on cards for A2  | Periches up Freedom Food stake 
THE Australian operations of Sumitomo have suffered heavy losses of $56m, going deep into the red for a second year.
01 Jul 15 THE Australian operations of Sumitomo have suffered heavy losses of $56m, going deep into the red for a second year. | Palmquist's plan to grow GrainCorp 
ENERGY use is a major cost for the agricultural sector and, unless addressed, could adversely affect our economic competitiveness.
01 Jul 15  1 ENERGY use is a major cost for the agricultural sector and, unless addressed, could adversely affect our economic competitiveness.
GRAINCORP'S roots are deep in eastern Australia's cropping belt, but new boss Mark Palmquist has been charged with diversifing its exposure.
01 Jul 15  2 GRAINCORP'S roots are deep in eastern Australia's cropping belt, but new boss Mark Palmquist has been charged with diversifing its exposure. | GrainCorp lays out El Niño plan  | GrainCorp eyes global position 
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.
01 Jul 15  2 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.
A SENATE report has recommended databases be created for all agricultural levies to improve transparency for levy payers.
30 Jun 15  2 A SENATE report has recommended databases be created for all agricultural levies to improve transparency for levy payers. | Levy inquiry sees Leyonhjelm's... 
COLES must refund more than $12 million to suppliers as part of a court-ordered ACCC undertaking, says Jeff Kennett.
30 Jun 15  1 COLES must refund more than $12 million to suppliers as part of a court-ordered ACCC undertaking, says Jeff Kennett.
WOOLWORTHS has started selling non-core assets, offering its Thomas Dux stores for sale less than a year after it became profitable.
30 Jun 15 WOOLWORTHS has started selling non-core assets, offering its Thomas Dux stores for sale less than a year after it became profitable. | Why shoppers turned on Woolies  | New threat for big food retailers 
THE reappointment of Dr Michael Bond as interim inspector-general of biosecurity will continue the independent oversight of Australia's biosecurity system.
29 Jun 15 THE reappointment of Dr Michael Bond as interim inspector-general of biosecurity will continue the independent oversight of Australia's biosecurity system. | Snakes on a plain ... package  | Hendra kills NSW horse 
FREEDOM Foods signalled it wanted to sell its a2 Milk stake less than four months before lobbing a takeover bid for the company.
29 Jun 15 FREEDOM Foods signalled it wanted to sell its a2 Milk stake less than four months before lobbing a takeover bid for the company. | Freedom on cards for A2  | a2 Milk receives takeover offer 
TERTIARY agriculture students are entering jobs with starting salaries equivalent to lawyers.
29 Jun 15  9 TERTIARY agriculture students are entering jobs with starting salaries equivalent to lawyers.
MEDIA magnate Kerry Stokes has increased his Kangaroo Island holdings, purchasing ‘Woodlana Station’ for $4.7 million.
29 Jun 15 MEDIA magnate Kerry Stokes has increased his Kangaroo Island holdings, purchasing ‘Woodlana Station’ for $4.7 million. | Gipps dairy farm sells for $8m  | Young rich-lister in SA dairy... 
THERE is high confidence in the dairy industry's future amongst farmers and Dairy Australia predicts production of about 2.5 per cent.
29 Jun 15 THERE is high confidence in the dairy industry's future amongst farmers and Dairy Australia predicts production of about 2.5 per cent.
AUDIO: CATCH up with the ag news of the week in our weekly audio wrap: EYCI lift; EMI fall; hit and miss rain; grain cost crunch.
27 Jun 15  1 AUDIO: CATCH up with the ag news of the week in our weekly audio wrap: EYCI lift; EMI fall; hit and miss rain; grain cost crunch. | High-cost crunch for Aussie grain  | Heavy rains lift season 
A PIVOTAL meeting between sugar cane growers and millers on Thursday failed to dissolve an impasse over industry marketing.
26 Jun 15 A PIVOTAL meeting between sugar cane growers and millers on Thursday failed to dissolve an impasse over industry marketing. | Sugar code jeopardises trade:...  | Sugar factions' bitter battle 
A GLOBAL investment consortium cited the return of certainty in the renewable energy market as the trigger to build a $450m wind farm in Victoria.
26 Jun 15  5 A GLOBAL investment consortium cited the return of certainty in the renewable energy market as the trigger to build a $450m wind farm in Victoria. | Windmills can’t blow away a...  | Farmers call climate sceptics'... 
FRANK Costa and his family are set to make about $158 million when their namesake fruit and vegetable company lists on the ASX.
26 Jun 15 FRANK Costa and his family are set to make about $158 million when their namesake fruit and vegetable company lists on the ASX. | Technology focus for Costa float  | Costa framed as defensive earner 
WOOLWORTHS' sliding sales, falling share price and earnings pressure are testament to the fact that the customers are ultimately right.
26 Jun 15  1 WOOLWORTHS' sliding sales, falling share price and earnings pressure are testament to the fact that the customers are ultimately right. | Why shoppers turned on Woolies  | New threat for big food retailers 
DIRECTORS of farmer-owned SunRice have dismissed a simplified capital restructure proposal to the company's dual shareholder concept.
26 Jun 15 DIRECTORS of farmer-owned SunRice have dismissed a simplified capital restructure proposal to the company's dual shareholder concept. | SunRice posts 47pc profit lift  | SunRice plan rings true for Bell 
THE fate of the nation’s fractured sugar marketing plans are set to hinge on the outcome of a critical meeting in Queensland today.
25 Jun 15 THE fate of the nation’s fractured sugar marketing plans are set to hinge on the outcome of a critical meeting in Queensland today. | Sugar code jeopardises trade:...  | Sugar code result sweet for growers 
THE Perich family increased its controlling stake in Freedom Foods just before the company revealed its interest in taking over a2 Milk.
25 Jun 15 THE Perich family increased its controlling stake in Freedom Foods just before the company revealed its interest in taking over a2 Milk. | a2 bid paves path to US  | Freedom on cards for A2 
SUPERMARKET chains could soon be facing competition from an unlikely source – the South African owner of department store chain David Jones.
25 Jun 15 SUPERMARKET chains could soon be facing competition from an unlikely source – the South African owner of department store chain David Jones. | Aldi says tax claim misinformed  | Coles, Woolies urged to target Aldi 
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Can someone explain to me why those perhaps most exposed to climate risk [farmers] are often
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Matt if that's your best analogy to support the AGW THEORY then you are struggling. I'm sure the
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Wow this article and proposal has the green latte sipping brigade choking on their coffees while
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...