One year in: where we stand

THIS government’s promise to rural Australia was to reinvigorate our agricultural sector – and we are delivering on that promise, says BARNABY JOYCE.
THIS government’s promise to rural Australia was to reinvigorate our agricultural sector – and we are delivering on that promise, says BARNABY JOYCE.
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WHEN Keith and Bev Lacey bought the property they had managed for 23 years in 1999, they realised they needed something to round out their Droughtmaster/Brahman herd. WHEN Keith and Bev Lacey bought the property they had managed for 23 years in 1999, they realised they needed something to round out their Droughtmaster/Brahman herd.
NSW dairy co-operative Norco will more than double sales of fresh milk to China, a sign of how Australia's reputation for high-quality and safe food is helping it sell produce at premium prices overseas. NSW dairy co-operative Norco will more than double sales of fresh milk to China, a sign of how Australia's reputation for high-quality and safe food is helping it sell produce at premium prices overseas.
THE 2014 Queensland bull selling season hit a new high of $45,000 on Thursday. THE 2014 Queensland bull selling season hit a new high of $45,000 on Thursday.
INSIDE a small white house, surrounded by bright yellow fields of canola, police found a short, scribbled note. INSIDE a small white house, surrounded by bright yellow fields of canola, police found a short, scribbled note.
MY earliest memories of paddock work involve dog drives with my Dad and a heap of neighbours, inside and outside the fence.
14 Sep 14  3 MY earliest memories of paddock work involve dog drives with my Dad and a heap of neighbours, inside and outside the fence. | Dogged by apathy: plan's call...  | Targeting wild dogs - together 
AG needs to listen more to consumers. This in an uncomfortable phrase to most farmers, but it's a conversation that must be had to take the industry forward.
10 Sep 14 AG needs to listen more to consumers. This in an uncomfortable phrase to most farmers, but it's a conversation that must be had to take the industry forward.
LIKE clearing landmines in Cambodia, new farming areas for sheep will not be safe nor profitable until the feral problem is removed completely.
06 Sep 14 LIKE clearing landmines in Cambodia, new farming areas for sheep will not be safe nor profitable until the feral problem is removed completely. | Dogged by apathy: plan's call...  | Rise of the guardians 
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.
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.
15 Aug 14  4 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. | Joyce shrugs off Russian ban  | Russian sanctions a cheap shot 
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  | Welfare 'myths' damaging ag 
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 

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If biosecurity is important why is it so badly funded?
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And thirdly Jeffito: most credible scholars don't play 'old man kangaroo' and spray their
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CBH's only business strategy is to hide behind statutory privileges,in this case exemption from
THEY'RE bright red, shiny and hard to miss. At least, they were when they first arrived at Burnett Youth Learning Centre (BYLC) three months ago. 
14 Sep 14 THEY'RE bright red, shiny and hard to miss. At least, they were when they first arrived at Burnett Youth Learning...
Member for Warrego Howard Hobbs has announced he is quitting state politics.05 Sep 14  2 Member for Warrego Howard Hobbs has announced he is quitting state politics.