Woolworths must prove it can deliver

THE case for abolishing annual general meetings was strengthened by the quality of the questions coming from the floor of the Woolworth's shareholder gathering yesterday.
THE case for abolishing annual general meetings was strengthened by the quality of the questions coming from the floor of the Woolworth's shareholder gathering yesterday.
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PHILLIP Hughes was a grounded young man, who never lost his passion for life on the land as his cricketing career took off. PHILLIP Hughes was a grounded young man, who never lost his passion for life on the land as his cricketing career took off.
BIOTECH company ART and Chinese dairy giant Shanghai Dairy are setting up a lab near Shanghai to accelerate herd growth using IVF technology. BIOTECH company ART and Chinese dairy giant Shanghai Dairy are setting up a lab near Shanghai to accelerate herd growth using IVF technology.
THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools. THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools.
ALTHOUGH global confidence in ag machinery has weakened, no-one visiting the EIMA expo in Italy could come away with a negative view. ALTHOUGH global confidence in ag machinery has weakened, no-one visiting the EIMA expo in Italy could come away with a negative view.
BARNABY Joyce is running out of time to deliver on the “golden opportunity” outlined in the report on the grassfed cattle levy inquiry, according to Senator Glenn Sterle.
28 Nov 14  6 BARNABY Joyce is running out of time to deliver on the “golden opportunity” outlined in the report on the grassfed cattle levy inquiry, according to Senator Glenn Sterle. | Cattle markets: the bad news...  | Coles develops grassfed strategy 
LONG-serving rice industry leader and SunRice chairman Gerry Lawson is to retire from the company's board next month.
28 Nov 14 LONG-serving rice industry leader and SunRice chairman Gerry Lawson is to retire from the company's board next month. | SunRice closes Coleambally mill 
THE first hearing of the inquiry into agricultural levies won’t become a subversive push to scrap the entire system, says Senator Glenn Sterle.
28 Nov 14  6 THE first hearing of the inquiry into agricultural levies won’t become a subversive push to scrap the entire system, says Senator Glenn Sterle.
JBS says it will be business as usual, but speculation is mounting about the impact of its acquisition of smallgoods company Primo.
28 Nov 14  3 JBS says it will be business as usual, but speculation is mounting about the impact of its acquisition of smallgoods company Primo. | Bringing home the bacon: JBS... 
GRAIN marketer Southern Ag Grain is set to become a full subsidiary of expanding Japanese-owned Emerald Grain.
27 Nov 14  1 GRAIN marketer Southern Ag Grain is set to become a full subsidiary of expanding Japanese-owned Emerald Grain. | Big boom for Incitec explosives 
ACCC CHAIRMAN Rod Sims has staunchly defended the regulator against plans to split its functions into a separate agency.
27 Nov 14 ACCC CHAIRMAN Rod Sims has staunchly defended the regulator against plans to split its functions into a separate agency. | Retail slams Harper review  | Coles v ACCC: finding the balance 
WOOLWORTHS directors are steeling themselves for a fiery annual meeting today when shareholders are expected to grill the retailer over a 14 per cent fall in its shares.
27 Nov 14  4 WOOLWORTHS directors are steeling themselves for a fiery annual meeting today when shareholders are expected to grill the retailer over a 14 per cent fall in its shares. | Woolies cuts prices of grocery...  | Supermarket growth strategy:... 
AFTER 14 years as CEO for R.M.Williams, Hamish Turner is leaving the company, and will be replaced by Levi Strauss' Raju Vuppalapati.
26 Nov 14 AFTER 14 years as CEO for R.M.Williams, Hamish Turner is leaving the company, and will be replaced by Levi Strauss' Raju Vuppalapati.
SINGAPORE based shipping service Swire has emerged as the front-runner in operating a direct international service from Tasmania.
26 Nov 14 SINGAPORE based shipping service Swire has emerged as the front-runner in operating a direct international service from Tasmania.
THE $A has shed more than 1pc overnight, hammered by RBA deputy governor Philip Lowe's comments on its value.
26 Nov 14 THE $A has shed more than 1pc overnight, hammered by RBA deputy governor Philip Lowe's comments on its value.
THE Australian Made, Australian Grown logo is making its mark in Asia, with the green-and-gold kangaroo now registered in Singapore.
26 Nov 14 THE Australian Made, Australian Grown logo is making its mark in Asia, with the green-and-gold kangaroo now registered in Singapore. | Backing an Aussie icon to...  | CoOL change for Aussie consumers 
SHRINKING water allocations and crop competition have forced the Coleambally mill back into mothballs, just two years after re-opening.
26 Nov 14 SHRINKING water allocations and crop competition have forced the Coleambally mill back into mothballs, just two years after re-opening. | 'Golden' opportunity or Trojan...  | Water plan no dam good for ag 
OUR biosecurity is at risk from what the CSIRO has called
25 Nov 14  2 OUR biosecurity is at risk from what the CSIRO has called "the efficiency era", which could hit the country's ability to protect itself from external threats such as highly contagious... | Not happy on biosecurity inequity  | Biosecurity barney still... 
THE State Government's alpine cattle grazing policy is again under the legal spotlight, with a hearing in Victoria's Supreme Court this week.
25 Nov 14  2 THE State Government's alpine cattle grazing policy is again under the legal spotlight, with a hearing in Victoria's Supreme Court this week.
THE proposed investments in the dairy industry in Western Victoria by groups including Chinese investors has generated much interest as has the China Free Trade Agreement, which is seen by many dairy politicians as having significant benefits for the industry.
25 Nov 14  5 THE proposed investments in the dairy industry in Western Victoria by groups including Chinese investors has generated much interest as has the China Free Trade Agreement, which is seen...
BIG wins under the China-Australia free trade agreement include ag exports with considerable growth potential, according to National Australia Bank.
25 Nov 14  1 BIG wins under the China-Australia free trade agreement include ag exports with considerable growth potential, according to National Australia Bank. | Aus-China FTA ag outcomes at a...  | Robb chuffed with ChAFTA 
PRIVATE investment group TPG has raised a record haul of more than $550 million from the sale of Inghams chicken production facilities.
25 Nov 14 PRIVATE investment group TPG has raised a record haul of more than $550 million from the sale of Inghams chicken production facilities. | Inghams dividend recap to...  | Rock chicks in excess 
SUGAR markets will be disadvantaged by the US proposal to subsidise Mexican sugar, according to the Australian Sugar Industry Alliance.
24 Nov 14 SUGAR markets will be disadvantaged by the US proposal to subsidise Mexican sugar, according to the Australian Sugar Industry Alliance. | Commodities left out of FTA party  | Crush will be sweet if prices hold 
YOUNG producers are using home loans to buy their first farm because financing for agriculture has become too difficult in Australia.
24 Nov 14  54 YOUNG producers are using home loans to buy their first farm because financing for agriculture has become too difficult in Australia. | Coulton pushes for more drought...  | Big four's $107b farming debt 
A BUSINESS does not have to be the biggest to be viable, according to Coopers Brewery chairman Glenn Cooper.
24 Nov 14  1 A BUSINESS does not have to be the biggest to be viable, according to Coopers Brewery chairman Glenn Cooper. | Beer cheer at Wilkadene brewery 
ASIAN consumers expect Australia will strive to double food export values by 2050, but the nation is ill-prepared says Don McGauchie.
24 Nov 14  4 ASIAN consumers expect Australia will strive to double food export values by 2050, but the nation is ill-prepared says Don McGauchie. | F20 Summit: as it happened  | Focus on farming's potential 
LNP MP BRUCE Scott has added to a growing chorus of critics demanding an overhaul of the federal government’s drought policy.
22 Nov 14  2 LNP MP BRUCE Scott has added to a growing chorus of critics demanding an overhaul of the federal government’s drought policy. | Water plan no dam good for ag  | Shorten calls for drought help... 
RETAIL shareholders baulk at the loss of Australian company Goodman Fielder to foreign ownership at AGM.
21 Nov 14 RETAIL shareholders baulk at the loss of Australian company Goodman Fielder to foreign ownership at AGM.
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Who decides what is illtreatment of animals? Most people eat meat,except for a few anaemic
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THE exclusion of the Australian sugar industry from the Australia-China free trade agreement has left industry stakeholders bitterly disappointed.18 Nov 14 THE exclusion of the Australian sugar industry from the Australia-China free trade agreement has left industry...
FOUR years ago Burdekin farmer David Cox bought country to expand his cane growing business, but these days he plans to produce Australian beef to feed the growing demand in China.13 Nov 14 FOUR years ago Burdekin farmer David Cox bought country to expand his cane growing business, but these days he plans...