Sanctions the least of ag's problems

RUSSIA'S targeting of $A400 million of Australian food exports and the government’s muddled response are just the latest setback for a sector struggling under failed policy approaches.
RUSSIA'S targeting of $A400 million of Australian food exports and the government’s muddled response are just the latest setback for a sector struggling under failed policy approaches.
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DARLING Downs grain grower Murray Wise is more than just a little invested in this year's winter crop after scorching summer heat fried his sorghum. DARLING Downs grain grower Murray Wise is more than just a little invested in this year's winter crop after scorching summer heat fried his sorghum.
WHEN live cattle exports to Indonesia were suspended in June 2011, industry representatives spoke at the time of dire and far-reaching consequences. WHEN live cattle exports to Indonesia were suspended in June 2011, industry representatives spoke at the time of dire and far-reaching consequences.
Rob and Ainsley McArthur, Mystery Park, St Lawrence, are completely sold on the virtues of cell grazing. Rob and Ainsley McArthur, Mystery Park, St Lawrence, are completely sold on the virtues of cell grazing.
FABA bean crops on the Darling Downs have come under pressure from helicoverpa larvae this season, potentially slashing returns if grain does not meet stringent quality standards. FABA bean crops on the Darling Downs have come under pressure from helicoverpa larvae this season, potentially slashing returns if grain does not meet stringent quality standards.
AS MORE and more people go online, social channels have become the norm in talking to rural and regional Australians.
27 Aug 14 AS MORE and more people go online, social channels have become the norm in talking to rural and regional Australians.
NSW Farmers is in the middle of two key opportunities on native vegetation reform.
27 Aug 14 NSW Farmers is in the middle of two key opportunities on native vegetation reform.
OPINION: AGRICULTURAL organisations remain concerned by the threat of political intervention in the national RDC levy system.
20 Aug 14  10 OPINION: AGRICULTURAL organisations remain concerned by the threat of political intervention in the national RDC levy system. | In the dark on mushroom levy 
NO DAIRY farmer wanted to hear news that Russia had imposed sanctions on Australian dairy products, says ADF president NOEL CAMPBELL.
19 Aug 14  2 NO DAIRY farmer wanted to hear news that Russia had imposed sanctions on Australian dairy products, says ADF president NOEL CAMPBELL. | Market fallout from Russian...  | Politics muddle global grain market 
NEW CEO of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation MATT LINNEGAR reflects on the the three Rs of Australia – Rural, Regional and Remote.
15 Aug 14 NEW CEO of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation MATT LINNEGAR reflects on the the three Rs of Australia – Rural, Regional and Remote.
POKE a Russian bear with a stick and he will retaliate. That’s the lesson facing Australian exporters today.
13 Aug 14  19 POKE a Russian bear with a stick and he will retaliate. That’s the lesson facing Australian exporters today. | G20 ban for Putin only answer  | Putin bans US food and EU... 
MANY of the budget's biggest impacts will come in regional areas. A mutiny by the Nationals could be the killer blow for it.
12 Aug 14  5 MANY of the budget's biggest impacts will come in regional areas. A mutiny by the Nationals could be the killer blow for it. | Lessons from the Kimberley  | Mavericks are top guns in new... 
HARD-nosed economists would have us believe if we’ve got enough money, we’ll be able to buy whatever food we want from producers in other countries.
12 Aug 14  1 HARD-nosed economists would have us believe if we’ve got enough money, we’ll be able to buy whatever food we want from producers in other countries.
FOR two decades, farmers have screamed at the State government to fix this broken piece of legislation: the Native Vegetation Act.
07 Aug 14  29 FOR two decades, farmers have screamed at the State government to fix this broken piece of legislation: the Native Vegetation Act.
IF the federal government wants its Northern Australia plan to succeed, it should start with greater talks with Indigenous land owners writes JESSICA MCLEAN.
02 Aug 14 IF the federal government wants its Northern Australia plan to succeed, it should start with greater talks with Indigenous land owners writes JESSICA MCLEAN. | Unlocking the north's potential 
PETA Australia responds to RSPCA NSW claims that PETA undermined animal welfare by allegedly failing to supply adequate detail with a cruelty complaint.
29 Jul 14  17 PETA Australia responds to RSPCA NSW claims that PETA undermined animal welfare by allegedly failing to supply adequate detail with a cruelty complaint. | Welfare work undermined: RSPCA  | PETA targets Aus woolgrowers 
FARMERS are price takers but consumers will also pay a hefty price if retailer behaviour isn't addressed, writes JAN DAVIS.
26 Jul 14  2 FARMERS are price takers but consumers will also pay a hefty price if retailer behaviour isn't addressed, writes JAN DAVIS. | Milk's local brand push 
DIALOGUE between apiarists, orchardists, distributors, retailers and consumers is vital for ag's future, says Christian Farrington.
21 Jul 14 DIALOGUE between apiarists, orchardists, distributors, retailers and consumers is vital for ag's future, says Christian Farrington. | Bees hit in canola virus fight 
CAMERON BLEWETT is a vegan who wants a mature conversation about animal welfare issues - and he’s not impressed by by Aussie Farms.
17 Jul 14  3 CAMERON BLEWETT is a vegan who wants a mature conversation about animal welfare issues - and he’s not impressed by by Aussie Farms. | Back pushes anti-trespass Bill  | Activist's anti-farm mission 
AUSTRALIA'S livestock industries need to adopt two main strategies to address issues raised by animal rights activists, writes MICK KEOGH.
15 Jul 14  11 AUSTRALIA'S livestock industries need to adopt two main strategies to address issues raised by animal rights activists, writes MICK KEOGH. | Joyce stands by wool industry  | PETA targets Aus woolgrowers 
PROTESTERS and activists who paint all farmers with the same brush and seek to demonise them are on the wrong track, writes JAN DAVIS.
05 Jul 14  3 PROTESTERS and activists who paint all farmers with the same brush and seek to demonise them are on the wrong track, writes JAN DAVIS.

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The RSPCA (NSW) should use some of the reported $50 millkion it has in investment accounts to do
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I'm convinced now Bushie Bill lives in Glebe. I don't think he has a clue as to what happens in
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govt has to stop expecting agriculture to sell on a world market income, yet buy on a
Up to 100 young farmer and agribusiness professionals are expected to attend the free GEN XY Farmers Workshop in Goondiwindi on September 10.
01 Sep 14 Up to 100 young farmer and agribusiness professionals are expected to attend the free GEN XY Farmers Workshop in...
THE hurt and pain of northern beef producers watching generations of assets being eroded by the perfect storm of drought, oversupply and poor prices is driving some of Australia’s most enquiring minds after leaving Longreach last week, determined to find long-term solutions to the ogre of non-viability.30 Aug 14 THE hurt and pain of northern beef producers watching generations of assets being eroded by the perfect storm of...