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OPINION: ANTI-ANIMAL ag campaigns usually incite feelings of stress and dread, not confidence and victory. So what is different now?
OPINION: ANTI-ANIMAL ag campaigns usually incite feelings of stress and dread, not confidence and victory. So what is different now?
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MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW. MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW.
AFTER years in the doldrums, beef is back on the property investor's shopping list and farmland price signals are showing signs of revival. AFTER years in the doldrums, beef is back on the property investor's shopping list and farmland price signals are showing signs of revival.
AUSTRALIAN commodity prices are being buffered by the falling Australian dollar to an extent not seen since 2008, says the NAB. AUSTRALIAN commodity prices are being buffered by the falling Australian dollar to an extent not seen since 2008, says the NAB.
FARMERS have lodged a written complaint about PETA's latest campaign which features a fake lamb covered in blood and cuts. FARMERS have lodged a written complaint about PETA's latest campaign which features a fake lamb covered in blood and cuts.
WE don't need to love our NZ neighbours, but if we are going to borrow or do business with them then we must do our homework.
24 Apr 15 WE don't need to love our NZ neighbours, but if we are going to borrow or do business with them then we must do our homework.
VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews is proceeding with the privatisation of the Port of Melbourne, and it's shaping up to be messy.
23 Apr 15 VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews is proceeding with the privatisation of the Port of Melbourne, and it's shaping up to be messy. | ACCC looks at Viterra's port push  | VFF opposes southern port... 
OPINION: STEELY determination is what is required to win the GM debate, as the agricultural sector cannot allow the fear mongers to win the day.
21 Apr 15  25 OPINION: STEELY determination is what is required to win the GM debate, as the agricultural sector cannot allow the fear mongers to win the day. | Chief scientist calls for GM debate  | Baxters' defence funded by Monsanto 
OPINION: TRADE and investment agreements can be quite esoteric things until you distil them down to specific areas of benefit.
20 Apr 15  8 OPINION: TRADE and investment agreements can be quite esoteric things until you distil them down to specific areas of benefit.  | TPP trade deal needs transparency  | TPP 'critical' for Australian... 
OPINION: WHAT has just happened with the biggest trade deal Australia is likely to join in a generation?
16 Apr 15 OPINION: WHAT has just happened with the biggest trade deal Australia is likely to join in a generation? | Obama scrambles for TPP deal  | TPP 'critical' for Australian... 
OPINION: THE style in which Richie Benaud executed his basic cricketing craft is integral to how he became such an icon.
10 Apr 15 OPINION: THE style in which Richie Benaud executed his basic cricketing craft is integral to how he became such an icon. | Voice of cricket falls silent 
DISTANCE education via two-way radio has long been replaced by broadband internet, but there is more to do to improve the experience.
07 Apr 15  3 DISTANCE education via two-way radio has long been replaced by broadband internet, but there is more to do to improve the experience. | Tackling ice 'hot spots' in the...  | Lambie registers new political... 
IF I were a fruit, I wouldn't be deemed trolley-worthy. Not in a popular supermarket chain anyway.
06 Apr 15  1 IF I were a fruit, I wouldn't be deemed trolley-worthy. Not in a popular supermarket chain anyway.
IT is a remarkable piece of spin for the Harper commission to suggest consumer interests should be omnipotent in Australia's economy.
02 Apr 15 IT is a remarkable piece of spin for the Harper commission to suggest consumer interests should be omnipotent in Australia's economy. | Coles, Woolies fight 'effects test'  | Duopoly tops Harper review concerns 
LAST month Mark Latham saw Frackman at his local municipal hall, but all he found in the film was a
02 Apr 15  11 LAST month Mark Latham saw Frackman at his local municipal hall, but all he found in the film was a "fracking false alarm". | Taxman's role in Frackman film  | CSG water issue blows up 
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: THERE'S a deeply disturbing, yet widely accepted, culture of serious exploitation in some farm labour sectors, says KEITH PITT.
25 Mar 15  2 OPINION: THERE'S a deeply disturbing, yet widely accepted, culture of serious exploitation in some farm labour sectors, says KEITH PITT. | Black market in farm labour  | Ag still waiting for its workforce 
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. | Back's bill battles perception...  | Maccas not too chicken to change 
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  | Grocery Code faces its critics 
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.
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. | Fonterra sticks by slashed milk... 
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  17 GOVERNMENTS are right to support freedom of expression, but it is another thing to allocate public money to an anti-industry campaign.

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When private funds are given to universities for research it is naive to think there is not a
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114 Super Funds surveyed thousands of self managed super funds ignored ,
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If Agriculture has such a difficult history as stated by Ms Vamos of the ASFA, how come RaboBank
CENTRAL Queensland is already an agricultural powerhouse valued at more than $1 billion, but imagine if more water from the Fitzroy River Catchment area could be captured and stored.23 Apr 15 CENTRAL Queensland is already an agricultural powerhouse valued at more than $1 billion, but imagine if more water...
THE Palaszczuk government has axed a program designed to look at rising farm electricity costs, before the group could even meet.21 Apr 15 THE Palaszczuk government has axed a program designed to look at rising farm electricity costs, before the group...