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LAST week's milk oversupply has prompted the question: has Murray Goulburn underestimated the flood likely to flow into its milk plants?
LAST week's milk oversupply has prompted the question: has Murray Goulburn underestimated the flood likely to flow into its milk plants?
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DEEP in concentration and moving as one with her Connemara/Thoroughbred-cross horse, Feldale Mouse, Isabel English makes equestrian sport look easy. DEEP in concentration and moving as one with her Connemara/Thoroughbred-cross horse, Feldale Mouse, Isabel English makes equestrian sport look easy.
QUEENSLAND'S vegetation management system will be further relaxed in August with the introduction of six new self-assessable codes by the Queensland Government. QUEENSLAND'S vegetation management system will be further relaxed in August with the introduction of six new self-assessable codes by the Queensland Government.
ONE couple's ambitions to get a foothold in the northern beef industry has been helped by investor Brett Blundy. ONE couple's ambitions to get a foothold in the northern beef industry has been helped by investor Brett Blundy.
IT'S “business as usual” for the farm machinery market with sales across most product sectors showing only a slight decline after three strong years. IT'S “business as usual” for the farm machinery market with sales across most product sectors showing only a slight decline after three strong years.
EXPERTS say the Carbon Farming Initiative has fallen well short of reaching its key objectives, despite surviving the carbon tax axing.
4:00 AM EXPERTS say the Carbon Farming Initiative has fallen well short of reaching its key objectives, despite surviving the carbon tax axing. | Carbon tax repeal passes Senate  | Engaging ag with climate policy 
CAPILANO Honey has finished the fiscal year on a sweet note, reporting a net profit of $4.61m, up 34pc on the previous period.
25 Jul 14 CAPILANO Honey has finished the fiscal year on a sweet note, reporting a net profit of $4.61m, up 34pc on the previous period. | Bees hit in canola virus fight  | A 'net' gain for pollination 
GROWER-owned food processor and marketer SunRice is to buy the Blue Ribbon Rice Group's North Queensland mill and related assets.
25 Jul 14 GROWER-owned food processor and marketer SunRice is to buy the Blue Ribbon Rice Group's North Queensland mill and related assets. | 'Give us more water,' urges...  | SunRice revenue up as profit dips 
THE banking regulator is being urged to take tougher action on big companies that flout the rules on use of the word
25 Jul 14 THE banking regulator is being urged to take tougher action on big companies that flout the rules on use of the word "bank", after Woolworths was revealed to have used the term for more... | Aldi's European rivals eye...  | Milk's local brand push 
KIWI dairy exporters are struggling with the high New Zealand dollar.
25 Jul 14 KIWI dairy exporters are struggling with the high New Zealand dollar. | Infant products are dairy 'stars'  | Milk's local brand push 
FARM groups have welcomed the carbon tax repeal as an economic win to ease pressure on input costs.
25 Jul 14  14 FARM groups have welcomed the carbon tax repeal as an economic win to ease pressure on input costs. | Production up, emissions down  | Carbon tax repeal passes Senate 
TRADE Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at fresh criticism of the outcomes for agriculture in the Japan-Australia trade agreement.
24 Jul 14  1 TRADE Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at fresh criticism of the outcomes for agriculture in the Japan-Australia trade agreement. | 'Protectionists' stifling ag...  | Japan trade deal sealed 
ELDERS has sold its 776-hectare feedlot and cropping property at Charlton in Victoria to beef processor Teys for $10m.
24 Jul 14  6 ELDERS has sold its 776-hectare feedlot and cropping property at Charlton in Victoria to beef processor Teys for $10m.
COLES is considering membership of the powerful Financial Services Council, giving it a seat at the table among the nation's leading wealth managers.
24 Jul 14 COLES is considering membership of the powerful Financial Services Council, giving it a seat at the table among the nation's leading wealth managers. | Coles admits to threatening...  | Milk's local brand push 
THE pathway towards a solution for the sugar industry is still unclear, as stakeholders put forward their own marketing models.
24 Jul 14  7 THE pathway towards a solution for the sugar industry is still unclear, as stakeholders put forward their own marketing models.
ANIMAL activists are harming the hard-earned reputation of the RSPCA by clouding community perception, says NSW CEO Steve Coleman.
24 Jul 14  36 ANIMAL activists are harming the hard-earned reputation of the RSPCA by clouding community perception, says NSW CEO Steve Coleman. | Activist attacks 'un-Australian'  | Back pushes anti-trespass Bill 
AUSTRALIA'S mushroom, onion and mango industries have joined forces to push for compulsory levies to be retained.
24 Jul 14  9 AUSTRALIA'S mushroom, onion and mango industries have joined forces to push for compulsory levies to be retained. | Losing count of levies  | Farmers not sold on levy value 
TWO iconic names from Queensland’s rural fabric have been inducted into the 2014 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame.
23 Jul 14 TWO iconic names from Queensland’s rural fabric have been inducted into the 2014 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame.
GRAINCORP says talks in Sydney between its chairman Don Taylor and powerful ADM boss Patricia Woertz are
23 Jul 14  9 GRAINCORP says talks in Sydney between its chairman Don Taylor and powerful ADM boss Patricia Woertz are "nothing unusual". | ADM buys flavor giant  | GrainCorp buys into Egyptian mill 
THE government remains under pressure to implement an effective climate change policy that can successfully engage farmers.
23 Jul 14  4 THE government remains under pressure to implement an effective climate change policy that can successfully engage farmers. | Carbon tax strain takes toll  | Carbon tax repeal passes Senate 
LIBERAL Democratic Party Senator David Leyonhjelm is urging the federal government to conduct a “serious review” of all agricultural R&D and marketing levies.
23 Jul 14  27 LIBERAL Democratic Party Senator David Leyonhjelm is urging the federal government to conduct a “serious review” of all agricultural R&D and marketing levies. | We want more say: producers  | Losing count of levies 
TODAY'S NFF members’ council meeting will table a critical document recommending significant structural reforms.
23 Jul 14  5 TODAY'S NFF members’ council meeting will table a critical document recommending significant structural reforms. | NFF needs one voice: Cobb  | Divided on representation 
DEVONDALE Murray Goulburn has announced a $5 million partnership with CowBank to help young farmers entering the dairy industry establish a commercial dairy herd.
22 Jul 14 DEVONDALE Murray Goulburn has announced a $5 million partnership with CowBank to help young farmers entering the dairy industry establish a commercial dairy herd. | Soft outlook for dairy prices: Rabo  | Milk's local brand push 
PACIFIC Equity Partners has sold New Zealand's largest biscuit and snack foods maker to Universal Robina for $NZ700 million ($645 million).
22 Jul 14 PACIFIC Equity Partners has sold New Zealand's largest biscuit and snack foods maker to Universal Robina for $NZ700 million ($645 million). | Kiwis bullish - and it's more...  | NZ's new cash cows 
THE arrival of an Archer Daniels Midland private jet in Sydney last Wednesday is a strong signal ADM has unfinished business in Australia.
21 Jul 14  29 THE arrival of an Archer Daniels Midland private jet in Sydney last Wednesday is a strong signal ADM has unfinished business in Australia. | GrainCorp still in ADM's sights  | 'Protectionists' stifling ag... 
AUSTRALIA has contributed an extra $1 million to efforts to ratify a trade ­facilitation agreement as some poorer countries feel they are not being accommodated.
21 Jul 14 AUSTRALIA has contributed an extra $1 million to efforts to ratify a trade ­facilitation agreement as some poorer countries feel they are not being accommodated. | Locking in China deals  | North's 20-year investment 'window' 
WA PORK processor Craig Mostyn may sell a stake in the family-owned agribusiness.
21 Jul 14 WA PORK processor Craig Mostyn may sell a stake in the family-owned agribusiness. | Back on track for bacon week 
LEGENDARY logistics businessman Chris Corrigan has become a director and investor in PrimeAg Australia.
21 Jul 14  6 LEGENDARY logistics businessman Chris Corrigan has become a director and investor in PrimeAg Australia. | Undabri sold to new Chinese buyer 
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Taxpayer, so why wouldn't that logic equally apply to unreasonably charging everyone via a
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"Taxpayer", don't talk to farmers about hand outs. Look in your own back yard first. The
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QUEENSLAND Agriculture Minister John McVeigh’s letter to Federal Treasurer Hockey, formally requesting action under the Federal Competition and Consumer Act, is yet to reach Canberra.24 Jul 14 QUEENSLAND Agriculture Minister John McVeigh’s letter to Federal Treasurer Hockey, formally requesting action under...
THE pathway towards a solution for the sugar industry is still unclear, as stakeholders put forward their own marketing models.24 Jul 14  7 THE pathway towards a solution for the sugar industry is still unclear, as stakeholders put forward their own...