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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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MANY major grain producing regions in Australia are enjoying their best autumn break since the 1990s. MANY major grain producing regions in Australia are enjoying their best autumn break since the 1990s.
JAPANESE businesses will only have to outlay $15 million on land to trigger FIRB scrutiny, and $53 million on agribusiness investments.
JAPANESE businesses will only have to outlay $15 million on land to trigger FIRB scrutiny, and $53 million on agribusiness investments.
IT IS 11 months today since Anne and Michael Rayner left Oakland Station, St George, and took to the road to keep their Shorthorn breeders and progeny alive. IT IS 11 months today since Anne and Michael Rayner left Oakland Station, St George, and took to the road to keep their Shorthorn breeders and progeny alive.
AN idea to set up an online offer board for selling cattle has gained cautious support from growers in the state’s north west, tempered with pessimism about the likelihood of enough political will to make it happen. AN idea to set up an online offer board for selling cattle has gained cautious support from growers in the state’s north west, tempered with pessimism about the likelihood of enough political will to make it happen.
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  8 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. | SPCA pushed to slash wages  | 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 
READING about the farmer in mediation, we felt we were reading our story. We are writing to let that farmer know that he is not alone.
20 Feb 14  14 READING about the farmer in mediation, we felt we were reading our story. We are writing to let that farmer know that he is not alone. | Cost-cutting reaches limit  | 'Get big or get out' backfires 
AUSTRALIA'S new FTA with South Korea has been judged a triumph for exporters. But that's a seriously outdated measure, says ALAN MITCHELL.
19 Feb 14 AUSTRALIA'S new FTA with South Korea has been judged a triumph for exporters. But that's a seriously outdated measure, says ALAN MITCHELL. | Push for Japan, China FTAs  | South Korea FTA details to be... 
DO Australians need to rethink which areas of our country are actually viable for farming?
18 Feb 14  17 DO Australians need to rethink which areas of our country are actually viable for farming? | Govt must resist farm 'handouts'  | Drought akin to natural... 

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Good and after all the highly regulated labor supply chain and middlemen costs and other fees
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Can i get a Chinese shearing team working for their money ?So if O.S protection is a subsidy to
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You get the feeling that a whole lot of foreign investors in that part of the world, the great
FELLOWSHIP – the support of mates – it’s a key ingredient in improving mental health outcomes for men everywhere and one of the rewards offered for the people who will be taking part in a 1200km bike ride from Brisbane to Longreach in early May.
15 Apr 14 FELLOWSHIP – the support of mates – it’s a key ingredient in improving mental health outcomes for men everywhere and...
SANDS of Anzac biscuits and fruit cakes have made their way around drought affected Queensland and into the mailboxes of farming families. 
15 Apr 14 SANDS of Anzac biscuits and fruit cakes have made their way around drought affected Queensland and into the...