Exposing hort's 'underbelly'

OPINION: THERE'S a deeply disturbing, yet widely accepted, culture of serious exploitation in some farm labour sectors, says KEITH PITT.
OPINION: THERE'S a deeply disturbing, yet widely accepted, culture of serious exploitation in some farm labour sectors, says KEITH PITT.
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IN January 2014, trade weight lambs averaged 402c/kg cwt - fast forward one year and NSW trade lambs were 138c/kg cwt dearer. IN January 2014, trade weight lambs averaged 402c/kg cwt - fast forward one year and NSW trade lambs were 138c/kg cwt dearer.
THE new Qld Labor government has honoured an agreement with Gina Rinehart to buy land in the Mary Valley for dairy production. THE new Qld Labor government has honoured an agreement with Gina Rinehart to buy land in the Mary Valley for dairy production.
VIDEO: AUSTRALIAN woolgrowers now have access to a hand-held, real-time tool to measure their wool micron diameter on-farm. VIDEO: AUSTRALIAN woolgrowers now have access to a hand-held, real-time tool to measure their wool micron diameter on-farm.
PREPARE for price volatility ahead in beef cattle markets, with the spikes pointing mostly upwards, says market analyst Tim McRae. PREPARE for price volatility ahead in beef cattle markets, with the spikes pointing mostly upwards, says market analyst Tim McRae.
KATTER'S Australian Party's continued fence sitting has almost certainly guaranteed that Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk will form government.
13 Feb 15  5 KATTER'S Australian Party's continued fence sitting has almost certainly guaranteed that Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk will form government.
THIS alarming headline from the ABC: 'Pesticide banned worldwide still used on Australian strawberries', was shocking - but misleading.
01 Apr 15  1 THIS alarming headline from the ABC: 'Pesticide banned worldwide still used on Australian strawberries', was shocking - but misleading.
OPINION: IT’S true that alcohol and tobacco take a greater toll on our health system, but the use of 'ice' is an acute public health issue.
20 Mar 15  1 OPINION: IT’S true that alcohol and tobacco take a greater toll on our health system, but the use of 'ice' is an acute public health issue.
A GERMAN supermarket chain has introduced a supply-chain policy on animal welfare that may be the most progressive in the world.
18 Mar 15  3 A GERMAN supermarket chain has introduced a supply-chain policy on animal welfare that may be the most progressive in the world. | Abattoir surveillance lifts...  | Greens launch 'factory farm'... 
NZ Prime Minister John Key gets a black mark for his bungling of the criminal threat to the nation's milk industry, says TONY BOYD.

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11 Mar 15  1 NZ Prime Minister John Key gets a black mark for his bungling of the criminal threat to the nation's milk industry, says TONY BOYD. xxx | New Hope targets our greener...  | Lion's WCB share out on a limb 
THE linkage between food, diet and global sustainability has not had the attention that it deserves, say researchers from UTS.
10 Mar 15  6 THE linkage between food, diet and global sustainability has not had the attention that it deserves, say researchers from UTS. | Toxic food: who’s really to blame?  | Food waste costs $500b a year 
GOOD businesses regularly review their operations to reset their objectives.We’ve been doing that too in the farm representation sector.
10 Mar 15  1 GOOD businesses regularly review their operations to reset their objectives.We’ve been doing that too in the farm representation sector.  | Fund white paper policies: NFF  | FDI 'on our terms', says NFF 
MARKETS opened up by FTAs will simply go to rivals if we allow land clearing and water use rules to kill productivity growth on our farms.
05 Mar 15  7 MARKETS opened up by FTAs will simply go to rivals if we allow land clearing and water use rules to kill productivity growth on our farms.
THE local post office plays an important role in the life of hundreds of country towns, but its core business is in decline.
04 Mar 15  2 THE local post office plays an important role in the life of hundreds of country towns, but its core business is in decline. | Russians hold NBN Co to ransom  | The country towns selling to... 
IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not, it is all our doing.
04 Mar 15  7 IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not, it is all our doing.
AS ag welcomes ChAFTA, thoughts turn to how businesses can make sure that they are best placed to take advantage of its opportunities.
03 Mar 15 AS ag welcomes ChAFTA, thoughts turn to how businesses can make sure that they are best placed to take advantage of its opportunities.
CHINESE demand, both real and imagined, is doing to the global milk industry what it has already done to iron ore: increase production.
26 Feb 15 CHINESE demand, both real and imagined, is doing to the global milk industry what it has already done to iron ore: increase production. | Bega reports a profit bite  | MG defends performance record 
GOVERNMENTS are right to support freedom of expression, but it is another thing to allocate public money to an anti-industry campaign.
26 Feb 15  16 GOVERNMENTS are right to support freedom of expression, but it is another thing to allocate public money to an anti-industry campaign.
THE signing of the TPP - potentially a huge boost to Australia's integration with the Asia-Pacific region - could be two months away.
25 Feb 15  3 THE signing of the TPP - potentially a huge boost to Australia's integration with the Asia-Pacific region - could be two months away. | US within reach of TPP prize 
FORMER Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath was on the receiving end of an unprecedented verbal barrage at the weekend.
23 Feb 15  13 FORMER Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath was on the receiving end of an unprecedented verbal barrage at the weekend.
THE greyhound racing industry exposé would not have been possible without trespassing, says SIOBHAN O'SULLIVAN.
18 Feb 15  5 THE greyhound racing industry exposé would not have been possible without trespassing, says SIOBHAN O'SULLIVAN. | Country greyhound cruelty alleged  | Greens launch 'factory farm'... 
GM CROPS are critical to the national conversation about Australia’s future prosperity, says Monsanto Australia MD Daniel Kruithoff.
14 Feb 15  7 GM CROPS are critical to the national conversation about Australia’s future prosperity, says Monsanto Australia MD Daniel Kruithoff.
WAS that blood seeping out from under the door at Nufarm, or was Doug Rathbone just sharing a farewell red with Donald McGauchie?
05 Feb 15 WAS that blood seeping out from under the door at Nufarm, or was Doug Rathbone just sharing a farewell red with Donald McGauchie? | Rathbone quits Nufarm 
DON McGauchie has allowed at least three chief executives to stay in the job too long, says TONY BOYD.
05 Feb 15 DON McGauchie has allowed at least three chief executives to stay in the job too long, says TONY BOYD. | Rathbone quits Nufarm 
SETTING a regulated levy to ‘correctly’ recover the cost of broadband to the bush is a costly approach - and doomed to failure.
02 Feb 15  1 SETTING a regulated levy to ‘correctly’ recover the cost of broadband to the bush is a costly approach - and doomed to failure.
ARROGANCE, or at least the perception of arrogance, destroyed the Newman Government.
02 Feb 15  10 ARROGANCE, or at least the perception of arrogance, destroyed the Newman Government.

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According to the urban political elite that run Australia, we ordinary locals are not capable of
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I know nothing about the risk management skills of Mr Dixon. What I do know is that farmers in
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Now Mario Munro just proves that Jock Munro knows what he is talking about and those traders
QUEENSLAND Country Life catches up with the growers who help produce the state's top 10 commodity crops.25 Mar 15 QUEENSLAND Country Life catches up with the growers who help produce the state's top 10 commodity crops.
MEETINGS are set to be held in the north to gauge interest in a collective bargaining approach to maintaining viable grazing operations.25 Mar 15  1 MEETINGS are set to be held in the north to gauge interest in a collective bargaining approach to maintaining viable...