Leadership needed in farming sector

THE farming sector is set to take off, we must help, not hinder it, says MP ANGUS TAYLOR.
THE farming sector is set to take off, we must help, not hinder it, says MP ANGUS TAYLOR.
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BARRY O’Sullivan will have a singular focus when he spearheads a trade delegation to China to seal the deal on kangaroo meat exports. BARRY O’Sullivan will have a singular focus when he spearheads a trade delegation to China to seal the deal on kangaroo meat exports.
FARMERS are calling on the Liberal Party to kill off a push to derail Australia making commitments at upcoming climate talks. FARMERS are calling on the Liberal Party to kill off a push to derail Australia making commitments at upcoming climate talks.
SANTA Gertrudis, Charolais and Belmont Red steers lead the way in the first leg of the RNA's innovative four part Paddock and Palate competition. SANTA Gertrudis, Charolais and Belmont Red steers lead the way in the first leg of the RNA's innovative four part Paddock and Palate competition.
THE price of Australian young cattle continues to gallop upwards, closing Thursday's markets at 513c/kg, up 177.75 on last year. THE price of Australian young cattle continues to gallop upwards, closing Thursday's markets at 513c/kg, up 177.75 on last year.
AS THE ChAFTA was ratified, we found out that in 2014, China’s millionaire population had jumped from three million to four million.
29 Jun 15  1 AS THE ChAFTA was ratified, we found out that in 2014, China’s millionaire population had jumped from three million to four million. | China FTA a big win for ag  | China backs northern Australia plan 
THE parliamentary inquiry loan foreclosures is shaping as an exciting event, judging by the anecdotal evidence of the banks bully-boy tactics.
23 Jun 15 THE parliamentary inquiry loan foreclosures is shaping as an exciting event, judging by the anecdotal evidence of the banks bully-boy tactics.
OPINION: THE Agriculture Department, with its deep understanding of the sector, can't afford to be sidelined at this crucial time.
19 Jun 15 OPINION: THE Agriculture Department, with its deep understanding of the sector, can't afford to be sidelined at this crucial time. | Quinlivan new Ag Dept secretary 
THANKS to the PM's views on wind farms, we're having our first national debate on aesthetics - but we're having the wrong one.
18 Jun 15  3 THANKS to the PM's views on wind farms, we're having our first national debate on aesthetics - but we're having the wrong one. | Unpacking wind farm impacts  | Abbott slams wind farms 
WHAT precisely is it that causes animal rights activists so much distress and consternation in relation to the live export industry?
13 Jun 15  11 WHAT precisely is it that causes animal rights activists so much distress and consternation in relation to the live export industry? | Leyonhjelm backs anti-trespass Bill  | Voiceless 'unclear' on factory... 
GETTING caught up in the hype surrounding the declaration of an El Nino event can result in poor decision-making and lost opportunities for farmers.
10 Jun 15 GETTING caught up in the hype surrounding the declaration of an El Nino event can result in poor decision-making and lost opportunities for farmers.
SECRECY is poisoning public support for the Abbott government's trade negotiations, says economics editor ALAN MITCHELL.
03 Jun 15  1 SECRECY is poisoning public support for the Abbott government's trade negotiations, says economics editor ALAN MITCHELL. | Tariffs going, going, gone 
OPINION: LARGE numbers of empty plane seats fly between Australian cities, robbing regional cities of connections they could have.
26 May 15 OPINION: LARGE numbers of empty plane seats fly between Australian cities, robbing regional cities of connections they could have.
OPINION: GOVERNMENTS of all stripes talk about developing our north, with the latest effort being a $5b development fund revealed in the budget.
22 May 15 OPINION: GOVERNMENTS of all stripes talk about developing our north, with the latest effort being a $5b development fund revealed in the budget. | Kimberley region hosts rural...  | Australia stuck in superpower... 
IN the past few years, the less agriculture is mentioned in budgets the better, because any mention of ag invariably meant a budget cut.
13 May 15 IN the past few years, the less agriculture is mentioned in budgets the better, because any mention of ag invariably meant a budget cut. | Budget delivers $70m for farmers  | Ag holds its ground in budget: NFF 
HERE'S a little story about Jack and Diane. Two young farmers doing as best as they can, with help from BARNABY JOYCE.
13 May 15  14 HERE'S a little story about Jack and Diane. Two young farmers doing as best as they can, with help from BARNABY JOYCE. | Drought support comes 'at...  | Budget will test govt's... 
OPINION: SOME of the big challenges agriculture faces as an industry include unity and sustainability, says BRENT FINLAY.
13 May 15  3 OPINION: SOME of the big challenges agriculture faces as an industry include unity and sustainability, says BRENT FINLAY. | Budget will test govt's...  | Drought support comes 'at... 

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Look no matter who's in charge or who's proposing cuts, it's going to sound scary and radical
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J Carpenter, you have an odd idea about how science operates, and the role (in particular) of
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The Reserve price scheme would have continued had they set a figure at cost of production not at
A SPANISH consortium has been awarded the tender for the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TRSC) project, outbidding two largely-Australian groups.03 Jul 15 A SPANISH consortium has been awarded the tender for the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TRSC) project, outbidding...
AWARD-winning Ipswich butcher Barney Nolan says the secret to a good bacon starts with the pig itself. Then it's all down to the curing and smoking process.25 Jun 15 AWARD-winning Ipswich butcher Barney Nolan says the secret to a good bacon starts with the pig itself. Then it's all...