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WHIPPING up a tirade about Greens holding producers to “ransom” over live ex does nothing to address the needs of rural communities, says LEE RHIANNON.
WHIPPING up a tirade about Greens holding producers to “ransom” over live ex does nothing to address the needs of rural communities, says LEE RHIANNON.
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AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations. AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations.
FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at the farm sector’s criticism of the Australia-Japan trade agreement. FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at the farm sector’s criticism of the Australia-Japan trade agreement.
MOST northern beef businesses are currently not economically sustainable, a new analysis of the sector has found. MOST northern beef businesses are currently not economically sustainable, a new analysis of the sector has found.
HIGH oleic oil canola, which is prized by end-users for its healthy oil profile, is finding a wider fit across Australia. HIGH oleic oil canola, which is prized by end-users for its healthy oil profile, is finding a wider fit across Australia.
THE decision by AgForce to sit at the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) is a carefully considered one, writes IAN BURNETT.
2:47 PM THE decision by AgForce to sit at the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) is a carefully considered one, writes IAN BURNETT. | Industry to drive verification:...  | 'Sustainable beef' marches on 
THE Global Rountable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) spells pain for cattle producers, writes SENATOR RON BOSWELL.
19 Apr 14  10 THE Global Rountable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) spells pain for cattle producers, writes SENATOR RON BOSWELL.
THE characterisation of GRSB as a plot by radical environmentalists to put beef producers out of business is wrong, writes RUARAIDH PETRE.
15 Apr 14  9 THE characterisation of GRSB as a plot by radical environmentalists to put beef producers out of business is wrong, writes RUARAIDH PETRE. | Mixed response to GRSB draft  | Sustainable beef draft opens 
THE way Australian agribusiness is structured leaves us highly fragmented and new business models are needed, says MURRAY FEATHERSTONE.
13 Apr 14  1 THE way Australian agribusiness is structured leaves us highly fragmented and new business models are needed, says MURRAY FEATHERSTONE. | Beef exports to Japan ease  | Door ajar for China state... 
AN uneven playing field still remains despite the spin over the alleged benefits of this week's free trade deals, writes JAN DAVIS.
12 Apr 14  5 AN uneven playing field still remains despite the spin over the alleged benefits of this week's free trade deals, writes JAN DAVIS. | Japan accord 'a bloody disgrace'  | Beef's 'nick of time' deal 
VIDEO: MAKE no mistake, Japan is the big winner from the slight reduction in agricultural trade barriers - and that's a very desirable thing says MICHAEL PASCOE.
09 Apr 14  2 VIDEO: MAKE no mistake, Japan is the big winner from the slight reduction in agricultural trade barriers - and that's a very desirable thing says MICHAEL PASCOE. | Japan accord 'a bloody disgrace'  | Beef's 'nick of time' deal 
09 Apr 14  1 DESPITE what the government press releases say, it is cheap imports, not exports, that make free trade deals worth having, says ALAN MITCHELL. | Japan accord 'a bloody disgrace'  | Not 'free trade': producers 
THIS is the Asian Century, I tell my family at the dinner table. They just look at me. Or rather my Korean-born wife looks at me.
09 Apr 14 THIS is the Asian Century, I tell my family at the dinner table. They just look at me. Or rather my Korean-born wife looks at me. | Green light for $1bn China deals  | KAFTA deal sealed 
IN ITS rush to conclude FTAs the Abbott government risks compromising Australia's national interests, say GREG WOOD.
03 Apr 14 IN ITS rush to conclude FTAs the Abbott government risks compromising Australia's national interests, say GREG WOOD. | Foreign investment built...  | 'Tough' talks over Japan FTA 
SINCE the First Fleet, Australia has been a country unashamedly reliant on foreign investment, says Trade and Investment Minister ANDREW ROBB.
29 Mar 14  4 SINCE the First Fleet, Australia has been a country unashamedly reliant on foreign investment, says Trade and Investment Minister ANDREW ROBB. | Ag's star to rise as mining fades  | Time to beef up trade: Robb 
A DRAFT of a global system for sustainable beef was released for comment this week – and on FarmOnline plenty didn’t hesitate to do just that.
22 Mar 14 A DRAFT of a global system for sustainable beef was released for comment this week – and on FarmOnline plenty didn’t hesitate to do just that.
DUSK at Wambiana Station is all kinds of beautiful: the sky fills with colour as cockatoos shriek like a bunch of injured banshees.
21 Mar 14 DUSK at Wambiana Station is all kinds of beautiful: the sky fills with colour as cockatoos shriek like a bunch of injured banshees.
IT IS heartening for all of us in agriculture to see the increasing interest in our industry, says Dr YASMIN CHALMERS.
21 Mar 14 IT IS heartening for all of us in agriculture to see the increasing interest in our industry, says Dr YASMIN CHALMERS.
GROUNDWATER is our main water bank: yet we do not fully know the balance, the deposits or the withdrawals, says hydrogeologist CRAIG SIMMONS.
18 Mar 14  2 GROUNDWATER is our main water bank: yet we do not fully know the balance, the deposits or the withdrawals, says hydrogeologist CRAIG SIMMONS. | Qld drought hits record 79pc  | CSIRO chief's parting makeover 
THE bravery of Kojonup farmer Mike Baxter in defending his right to grow GM canola is admirable, writes JOHN SNOOKE.
18 Mar 14  21 THE bravery of Kojonup farmer Mike Baxter in defending his right to grow GM canola is admirable, writes JOHN SNOOKE. | Activists 'hijacked' GM case  | GM case could set new rules:... 
LOCAL investors cannot begin to supply the capital needs of our agriculture sector, says Member for Wannon DAN TEHAN.
17 Mar 14  1 LOCAL investors cannot begin to supply the capital needs of our agriculture sector, says Member for Wannon DAN TEHAN. | FDI key to food security 
THE major hurdle for Marsh’s GM canola case is that the conduct of his neighbour, Baxter, has been hard to fault, says agribusiness lawyer TRENT THORNE.
12 Mar 14  13 THE major hurdle for Marsh’s GM canola case is that the conduct of his neighbour, Baxter, has been hard to fault, says agribusiness lawyer TRENT THORNE. | ATO eyes anti-GM groups  | GM case could set new rules:... 
THE future of farm lobby groups stirred up plenty of debate on FarmOnline this week.
08 Mar 14  2 THE future of farm lobby groups stirred up plenty of debate on FarmOnline this week.
MANUFACTURING closures are not due to high labour costs, but because we are throwing away our major advantage of cheap energy, writes PAUL HOWES.
04 Mar 14  7 MANUFACTURING closures are not due to high labour costs, but because we are throwing away our major advantage of cheap energy, writes PAUL HOWES. | Fonterra calls for workplace review 
WORK on the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper must result in real action, and not be another talkfest, writes JAN DAVIS.
03 Mar 14 WORK on the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper must result in real action, and not be another talkfest, writes JAN DAVIS. | Focus turns to long-term policy  | Ag White Paper's gaping hole 
NOT surprisingly, drought and a new package of drought support dominated discussion on FarmOnline this week.
01 Mar 14  4 NOT surprisingly, drought and a new package of drought support dominated discussion on FarmOnline this week.
DAIRY must act now to seize the opportunities that will define the industry’s future for decades to come, says ADIC chair NOEL CAMPBELL.
01 Mar 14 DAIRY must act now to seize the opportunities that will define the industry’s future for decades to come, says ADIC chair NOEL CAMPBELL. | Dairy co-op's big plans  | Fonterra calls for workplace review 

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This is absolutely the best result for a top cow in the breed. It is a record price.
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So we have spilled our blood and now sell that very land to pay for planes that no one else buys
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Spot on Pepper - wholesale is code for farmgate to secondary commerce. Exactly what you say is
12:35 PM BRISBANE will host the official launch of beef's biggest celebration next month.
17 Apr 14  1 Farmers welcome new interactive weather service.