Levy inquiry grills HIAL chief

EVIDENCE of “shocking” accounts mismanagement by an unnamed peak horticultural body was aired at last week’s Senate inquiry into ag levies.
EVIDENCE of “shocking” accounts mismanagement by an unnamed peak horticultural body was aired at last week’s Senate inquiry into ag levies.
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LAST week's correction of the wool price was short-lived, with the AWEX EMI closing on 1242 cents, a seven-cent lift. LAST week's correction of the wool price was short-lived, with the AWEX EMI closing on 1242 cents, a seven-cent lift.
IN spite of a report issued by the USDA that was widely interpreted as bearish for wheat prices, international values have spiked in the past week. IN spite of a report issued by the USDA that was widely interpreted as bearish for wheat prices, international values have spiked in the past week.
FARMERS have been urged to keep children off quad bikes and never let quad riders carry a passenger to reduce the risk of deaths and serious injuries on farms.
FARMERS have been urged to keep children off quad bikes and never let quad riders carry a passenger to reduce the risk of deaths and serious injuries on farms.
THE world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures. THE world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures.
ELDERS' share price leapt this week as the company backed up a $15.9m half-year profit by confirming plans to expand.
22 May 15  2 ELDERS' share price leapt this week as the company backed up a $15.9m half-year profit by confirming plans to expand. | Elders stays on improvement track  | Farming the ASX 
AFTER saying Coles could drive revenue higher by lifting fresh produce quality, MD John Durkan was asked how he would manage the move.
21 May 15  1 AFTER saying Coles could drive revenue higher by lifting fresh produce quality, MD John Durkan was asked how he would manage the move. | Duopoly on notice over grocery code  | Wesfarmers keeps pressure on... 
WHEN Australia concluded its trade agreements last year with three north Asian countries, a curious and little-appreciated split occurred.
21 May 15  3 WHEN Australia concluded its trade agreements last year with three north Asian countries, a curious and little-appreciated split occurred. | Beijing rides to Brazil's rescue  | India set to outpace China 
CHINESE Premier Li Keqiang came to the rescue of Brazil's slumping economy on Tuesday with trade, finance and investment deals.
21 May 15 CHINESE Premier Li Keqiang came to the rescue of Brazil's slumping economy on Tuesday with trade, finance and investment deals. | Beefed-up Brazil's feedlot focus  | Feedlot figures up in Brazil,... 
GRAINCORP is relying on expanding trading business in Europe and North America while dry seasons erode its eastern Australian export crop.
21 May 15  7 GRAINCORP is relying on expanding trading business in Europe and North America while dry seasons erode its eastern Australian export crop. | GrainCorp's $50m oilseed upgrade  | GrainCorp expands US malt... 
NATIONALS Senators have called for an ombudsman to be appointed under the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct.
21 May 15 NATIONALS Senators have called for an ombudsman to be appointed under the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct. | Duopoly on notice over grocery code  | Producers need an ombudsman 
SINGLE collection points and online administration would improve the transparency of ag levies, says the federal Department of Agriculture.
21 May 15  7 SINGLE collection points and online administration would improve the transparency of ag levies, says the federal Department of Agriculture.
FORMER Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy says Woolworths should not attempt to compete on price alone with discounter Aldi.
20 May 15  2 FORMER Tesco CEO Sir Terry Leahy says Woolworths should not attempt to compete on price alone with discounter Aldi. | Duopoly on notice over grocery code  | Woolies plan to take on rivals 
GRAINCORP is to spend $50 million on extra oilseed crushing capacity at its big Numurkah plant in northern Victoria.
20 May 15 GRAINCORP is to spend $50 million on extra oilseed crushing capacity at its big Numurkah plant in northern Victoria. | Big dry squeezes GrainCorp profits  | Emerald, GrainCorp exemption on... 
AFTER four years and $150 million, Lion's Heritage plant at Burnie is the largest specialty cheese facility in the southern hemisphere.
20 May 15 AFTER four years and $150 million, Lion's Heritage plant at Burnie is the largest specialty cheese facility in the southern hemisphere. | Dairy fund to snap up $16m Vic...  | Bega Cheese slices earnings... 
A WEAKER recovery in the global dairy market has forced Bega Cheese to shave $4m from its full-year earnings expectations.
20 May 15 A WEAKER recovery in the global dairy market has forced Bega Cheese to shave $4m from its full-year earnings expectations. | Fonterra CEO looks to boom 
NEGLECTED treasure Australian agriculture is touted as a food basket for emerging economies, but super funds largely ignore agribusiness opportunities, reports JAMES DUNN.
20 May 15 NEGLECTED treasure Australian agriculture is touted as a food basket for emerging economies, but super funds largely ignore agribusiness opportunities, reports JAMES DUNN.
THE Australian stockmarket's agri-food sector is small, but it hosts stocks that are involved in country's food exports, particularly into Asia.
20 May 15 THE Australian stockmarket's agri-food sector is small, but it hosts stocks that are involved in country's food exports, particularly into Asia. | Elders stays on improvement track  | Big dry hits rural economy 
AGRICULTURE is fast waking up to the realisation bank loans are no longer the only way to fund farm expansion initiatives.
20 May 15  6 AGRICULTURE is fast waking up to the realisation bank loans are no longer the only way to fund farm expansion initiatives. | Farm tax breaks fast-tracked  | Big dry hits rural economy 
RURALCO has reported a $10.5m record half-year net profit after tax for the six months to March 31 - more than double the same period last year.
19 May 15 RURALCO has reported a $10.5m record half-year net profit after tax for the six months to March 31 - more than double the same period last year. | Maher quits Ruralco days after CFO  | Ruralco CFO moves on 
GRAINCORP is significantly expanding US malt production capacity at its Great Western Malting facility in Pocatello, Idaho.
19 May 15  5 GRAINCORP is significantly expanding US malt production capacity at its Great Western Malting facility in Pocatello, Idaho. | Emerald, GrainCorp exemption on...  | Big dry squeezes GrainCorp profits 
INDIA is on track to overtake China with annual growth of more than 8pc as the government speeds up plans for economic reform.
19 May 15 INDIA is on track to overtake China with annual growth of more than 8pc as the government speeds up plans for economic reform. | Sky's the limit for ag trade  | Beef looks to the ASEAN horizon 
SIX billion dollars in investment in wind and solar power will be lost as a result of a compromise deal on the renewable energy target.
19 May 15  5 SIX billion dollars in investment in wind and solar power will be lost as a result of a compromise deal on the renewable energy target. | RET deal, with sticking points  | Hunt's 'credible' carbon targets 
COLES and Woolworths may have to answer to a grocery industry ombudsman in three years if they fail to embrace a voluntary code of conduct.
19 May 15 COLES and Woolworths may have to answer to a grocery industry ombudsman in three years if they fail to embrace a voluntary code of conduct. | Code read: 'it’s not rocket...  | Producers need an ombudsman 
A MULTI-AGENCY taskforce to tackle exploitation of workers in the agriculture sector will be set up by the Abbott government.
18 May 15  2 A MULTI-AGENCY taskforce to tackle exploitation of workers in the agriculture sector will be set up by the Abbott government. | Duopoly should act on 'slave'...  | Black market in farm labour 
NEW school resources will boost student learning in agriculture, says Education Minister Christopher Pyne.
18 May 15  3 NEW school resources will boost student learning in agriculture, says Education Minister Christopher Pyne.  | Broadening student horizons...  | ANZ upskilling women farmers 
A JUMP in livestock prices has helped Elders post a half year NPAT of $15.9 million - a turnaround from a $10.2m loss for the same period last year.
18 May 15 A JUMP in livestock prices has helped Elders post a half year NPAT of $15.9 million - a turnaround from a $10.2m loss for the same period last year. | Stripped-back Elders turns a profit  | Big dry hits rural economy 
THE hard-hit rural economy braces itself for more misery as big agribusinesses report profit drops and an event El Niño looms.
18 May 15 THE hard-hit rural economy braces itself for more misery as big agribusinesses report profit drops and an event El Niño looms. | IPL profit jumps 27pc to $146.4m  | Big dry squeezes GrainCorp profits 
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Barnaby must be the world's first Agriculture Minister to make the US's Entertainment Tonight!
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Curious that Rob Moore thinks that scientist = money. He should have a look in the nearest CSIRO
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AUSVEG, between the supermarkets screaming in their ears and the public servants resisting
THE reputation of Australia’s cattle industry as a whole and the live export sector in particular came in for scrutiny by CPC CEO Troy Setter.07 May 15  1 THE reputation of Australia’s cattle industry as a whole and the live export sector in particular came in for...
MORE than 300 jobs could be created on the Darling Downs if local company FK Gardner and Sons' plan to build a new abattoir is approved. 
30 Apr 15  2 MORE than 300 jobs could be created on the Darling Downs if local company FK Gardner and Sons' plan to build a new...