Sanctions the least of ag's problems

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.
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.
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“A TRAIN wreck, acid bath for the rights of landholders” is how rural consultant George Houen described proposed mining legislation changes on Tuesday. “A TRAIN wreck, acid bath for the rights of landholders” is how rural consultant George Houen described proposed mining legislation changes on Tuesday.
AUSTRALIAN live cattle exporters have warmly welcomed news today that Cambodia is now open for Australian live cattle exports. AUSTRALIAN live cattle exporters have warmly welcomed news today that Cambodia is now open for Australian live cattle exports.
PINATA Farms will use Queensland's Granite Belt to provide year-round strawberry production. PINATA Farms will use Queensland's Granite Belt to provide year-round strawberry production.
REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today. REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today.
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.
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  | The Kimberley's megalopolis site 
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  15 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  | PETA targets Aus woolgrowers 
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. | Coles admits to threatening...  | 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  | Little mite a big worry 
CAMERON BLEWETT is a vegan who wants a mature conversation about animal welfare issues - and he’s not impressed by by Aussie Farms.
17 Jul 14  3 CAMERON BLEWETT is a vegan who wants a mature conversation about animal welfare issues - and he’s not impressed by by Aussie Farms. | Back pushes anti-trespass Bill  | Activist's anti-farm mission 
AUSTRALIA'S livestock industries need to adopt two main strategies to address issues raised by animal rights activists, writes MICK KEOGH.
15 Jul 14  11 AUSTRALIA'S livestock industries need to adopt two main strategies to address issues raised by animal rights activists, writes MICK KEOGH. | Joyce stands by wool industry  | PETA targets Aus woolgrowers 
PROTESTERS and activists who paint all farmers with the same brush and seek to demonise them are on the wrong track, writes JAN DAVIS.
05 Jul 14  3 PROTESTERS and activists who paint all farmers with the same brush and seek to demonise them are on the wrong track, writes JAN DAVIS.
THE trouble with the latest round of government privatisations is that those who oppose them do so for the wrong reasons, says ROSS GITTINS.
30 Jun 14 THE trouble with the latest round of government privatisations is that those who oppose them do so for the wrong reasons, says ROSS GITTINS.
JUST like any successful sporting team, active, inclusive and responsive communication is key when running a family farming business.
28 Jun 14 JUST like any successful sporting team, active, inclusive and responsive communication is key when running a family farming business. | Capitalising on trust in farmers 
BARNABY Joyce waved the white flag on his own job when he said, “I don’t really get myself involved in foreign affairs and trade, it’s all vastly too complicated for me.”
25 Jun 14  11 BARNABY Joyce waved the white flag on his own job when he said, “I don’t really get myself involved in foreign affairs and trade, it’s all vastly too complicated for me.”
THERE'LL be a significant shift in agri-politics with the departure of the almost irrepressible Ron Boswell, says BARRY O'SULLIVAN.
25 Jun 14 THERE'LL be a significant shift in agri-politics with the departure of the almost irrepressible Ron Boswell, says BARRY O'SULLIVAN. | Boswell bids Senate farewell 
AUSTRALIAN farmers have again been ranked in the top ten of the Australian Readers Digest’s annual survey of most trusted professions.
22 Jun 14  8 AUSTRALIAN farmers have again been ranked in the top ten of the Australian Readers Digest’s annual survey of most trusted professions.
TO say that livestock producers have had a rocky ride over the past financial year may be something of an understatement.
22 Jun 14  1 TO say that livestock producers have had a rocky ride over the past financial year may be something of an understatement.

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Fred- they're not interested in your input - they take their orders from Ausveg. They used your
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My goodness, the slave traders are very vocal, aren't they?
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This article just shows how far out of touch MLA and "industry" is - its not R&D that we need
MEDICATION is meant to help people in times of illness.
But, unfortunately if used incorrectly, medication can have the opposite effect.07 Aug 14 MEDICATION is meant to help people in times of illness. But, unfortunately if used incorrectly, medication can have...
CATTLE judging at the 2014 Royal Queensland Show open led steer and heifer competition kicked off.06 Aug 14 CATTLE judging at the 2014 Royal Queensland Show open led steer and heifer competition kicked off.