'Golden era' for ag - if we play fair

THE potential of Indonesia as an export market for Australian produce mustn’t be submerged under the hype around China, says Simon Talbot.
THE potential of Indonesia as an export market for Australian produce mustn’t be submerged under the hype around China, says Simon Talbot.
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THE drought-enforced gap in Droughtmaster bull supplies in western Queensland this year brought a lot of new buyers to the Artesian Droughtmaster sale at Blackall on Monday. THE drought-enforced gap in Droughtmaster bull supplies in western Queensland this year brought a lot of new buyers to the Artesian Droughtmaster sale at Blackall on Monday.
THE last month of winter saw another month of high lamb production in Australia, at 40,459 tonnes cwt – an increase of 7pc on year-ago levels according to MLA. THE last month of winter saw another month of high lamb production in Australia, at 40,459 tonnes cwt – an increase of 7pc on year-ago levels according to MLA.
RECEIVERS for 10 financially distressed rural properties in central and southern Queensland have achieved well over $12 million in sales. RECEIVERS for 10 financially distressed rural properties in central and southern Queensland have achieved well over $12 million in sales.
AUSMEAT CEO Ian King is adamant there is a robust audit system in place to ensure processors are compliant when it comes to grading meat.

AUSMEAT CEO Ian King is adamant there is a robust audit system in place to ensure processors are compliant when it comes to grading meat.
IF YOU can't be at the NFF National Congress 2014 in Canberra on Monday and Tuesday, follow the conversation here.
8:30 AM IF YOU can't be at the NFF National Congress 2014 in Canberra on Monday and Tuesday, follow the conversation here. | Representation on NFF congress...  | Producers in power push 
BARNABY Joyce will today release the Green Paper for the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, focusing on improving farmgate returns.
7:45 AM  3 BARNABY Joyce will today release the Green Paper for the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, focusing on improving farmgate returns. | NFF Congress 2014: live feed  | Joyce test for Harper shake-up 
THE founders of Huon Aquaculture in southern Tasmania are likely to join the ranks of the next BRW Rich 200 thanks to their farming success.
7:30 AM  1 THE founders of Huon Aquaculture in southern Tasmania are likely to join the ranks of the next BRW Rich 200 thanks to their farming success. | Salmon producer Huon plans growth 
SINGAPOREAN QAF, ­formerly known as Bunge, has sold out its last dairy farm in Australia to the European ACE Farming for close to $5m.
7:30 AM SINGAPOREAN QAF, ­formerly known as Bunge, has sold out its last dairy farm in Australia to the European ACE Farming for close to $5m. | Dairy giant launches funding fix  | NZ dairy winner an also-ran here 
BENGERANG Ltd, the newly named PrimeAg Australia, has contracted to buy Darling Farms in Bourke, NSW, for less than $40 million.
6:45 AM BENGERANG Ltd, the newly named PrimeAg Australia, has contracted to buy Darling Farms in Bourke, NSW, for less than $40 million. | Debt-distressed rural Qld...  | Macquarie spinoff targets agri 
SUPERMARKETS may be forced to negotiate prices with new farmer-owned co-operatives, with the Ag Green Paper seeking to tilt the balance of market power to farmers.
6:40 AM  2 SUPERMARKETS may be forced to negotiate prices with new farmer-owned co-operatives, with the Ag Green Paper seeking to tilt the balance of market power to farmers. | Representation on NFF congress...  | Ag green paper still MIA 
A NEW publication urges Canberra to address the rural debt crisis before more farmers are forced off the land.
1:00 AM A NEW publication urges Canberra to address the rural debt crisis before more farmers are forced off the land. | Joyce commits to rural debt...  | Crunch time for ag's green paper 
LABOR’S bush strategy is loaded with genuine intent, says Bill Shorten, by aiming to put complacent government rural MPs on notice.
18 Oct 14  4 LABOR’S bush strategy is loaded with genuine intent, says Bill Shorten, by aiming to put complacent government rural MPs on notice. | 'Palmer's piggy bank' under...  | Australia Fund a drought solution? 
A LONG-RUNNING deadlock over joint funding arrangements between State governments for shared Murray River programs has been resolved.
17 Oct 14 A LONG-RUNNING deadlock over joint funding arrangements between State governments for shared Murray River programs has been resolved. | City bloke who 'got' the country  | Knowles to quit MDBA 
A FEDERAL Court judge will decide if ­grocery retailer Coles acted unconscionably by forcing suppliers to plug gaps in its profits.
17 Oct 14 A FEDERAL Court judge will decide if ­grocery retailer Coles acted unconscionably by forcing suppliers to plug gaps in its profits. | ACCC defines 'free range' for...  | ACCC, supermarkets still at odds 
DUSTY stock camps don't share much in common with qualifications in molecular science, but they've provided a stellar career for Anna Speer.
17 Oct 14 DUSTY stock camps don't share much in common with qualifications in molecular science, but they've provided a stellar career for Anna Speer. | WIAA 2014 conference  | Recognising women in leadership 
RELEASE of the federal government’s Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper continues to be delayed.
17 Oct 14 RELEASE of the federal government’s Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper continues to be delayed. | Joyce test for Harper shake-up  | Crunch time for ag's green paper 
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16 Oct 14  5 AN "unsung hero" and founding father of the Australian Farm Institute, Mick Keogh has won the 2014 Rabobank Leadership Award.
AUSTRALIAN superannuation fund managers should
16 Oct 14  7 AUSTRALIAN superannuation fund managers should "show some leadership" and invest in ag, says Victorian Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh. | Alltech: we can lift ailing Lienert  | $100m extra for ag research 
IN A win for landholders across the Great Artesian Basin, the federal government has resurrected the popular Cap and Pipe the Bores Scheme after four months in limbo.
16 Oct 14  1 IN A win for landholders across the Great Artesian Basin, the federal government has resurrected the popular Cap and Pipe the Bores Scheme after four months in limbo.
THE Elders
16 Oct 14 THE Elders "turnaround story" attracted a strong response from investors keen to snap up an extra $9.6m in shares offered in a new capital raising initiative. | Ruralco sells Elders stake  | Elders takeover risk recedes 
WHAT 23 Australian citrus growers learned on a trip to China is illustrative of the challenges China presents for the Australian ag sector.
16 Oct 14 WHAT 23 Australian citrus growers learned on a trip to China is illustrative of the challenges China presents for the Australian ag sector. | China's Aussie milk thirst  | China's appetite for Aussie... 
OUTGOING Murray–Darling Basin Authority chairman Craig Knowles has earned begrudging respect from one of his organisation’s biggest critics.
15 Oct 14  1 OUTGOING Murray–Darling Basin Authority chairman Craig Knowles has earned begrudging respect from one of his organisation’s biggest critics. | National Water Commission to be...  | Just add water: roundtable... 
IT was the softest of soft launches, because Barnaby Joyce neglected to mention it on cue, but the ag research community now has an extra $100m in funding.
15 Oct 14  6 IT was the softest of soft launches, because Barnaby Joyce neglected to mention it on cue, but the ag research community now has an extra $100m in funding. | Beef, grains levies under...  | Ag levy motions withdrawn from... 
CHAIRMAN Craig Knowles, who steered the MDBA through a tumultuous Basin Plan process, will leave the role in 2015.
15 Oct 14 CHAIRMAN Craig Knowles, who steered the MDBA through a tumultuous Basin Plan process, will leave the role in 2015. | National Water Commission to be...  | Representation on NFF congress... 
THE Coalition is set to announce details this morning of the $100m allocation to R&D in last year’s agricultural election policy commitment.
15 Oct 14  4 THE Coalition is set to announce details this morning of the $100m allocation to R&D in last year’s agricultural election policy commitment. | Not happy on biosecurity inequity  | Investigating regional growth 
THE difficulties of repeating New Zealand's dairy success warns of the weakness in the Abbott government's industry strategy, says ALAN MITCHELL.
15 Oct 14  2 THE difficulties of repeating New Zealand's dairy success warns of the weakness in the Abbott government's industry strategy, says ALAN MITCHELL. | Co-operation key to dairy recovery  | Dairy national champ idea shot down 
THE Australian Made Campaign is calling on consumers to get behind ‘our Aussie logo’ – the green-and-gold kangaroo.
15 Oct 14  12 THE Australian Made Campaign is calling on consumers to get behind ‘our Aussie logo’ – the green-and-gold kangaroo.
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And what return will they get ? perhaps 2% on capital invested , there are a lot of better
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Property prices should really be in respect of what they(the property) produces as a business,
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Bushie, did you see the comments by JT about big mouth farmer haters who cant substantiate their
The state government has announced a long awaited bypass for Beaudesert.16 Oct 14 The state government has announced a long awaited bypass for Beaudesert.
THREE federal government MPs took to the skies this morning from Rockhampton Airport to inspect prospective infrastructure projects in the region.

09 Oct 14 THREE federal government MPs took to the skies this morning from Rockhampton Airport to inspect prospective...