Debt gulf widens

WHEN live cattle exports to Indonesia were suspended in June 2011, industry representatives spoke at the time of dire and far-reaching consequences.
WHEN live cattle exports to Indonesia were suspended in June 2011, industry representatives spoke at the time of dire and far-reaching consequences.
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KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence. KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence.
FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia. FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia.
KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand. KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand.
DARLING Downs grain grower Murray Wise is more than just a little invested in this year's winter crop after scorching summer heat fried his sorghum. DARLING Downs grain grower Murray Wise is more than just a little invested in this year's winter crop after scorching summer heat fried his sorghum.
Up to 100 young farmer and agribusiness professionals are expected to attend the free GEN XY Farmers Workshop in Goondiwindi on September 10.
01 Sep 14 Up to 100 young farmer and agribusiness professionals are expected to attend the free GEN XY Farmers Workshop in Goondiwindi on September 10.
THE hurt and pain of northern beef producers watching generations of assets being eroded by the perfect storm of drought, oversupply and poor prices is driving some of Australia’s most enquiring minds after leaving Longreach last week, determined to find long-term solutions to the ogre of non-viability.
30 Aug 14  1 THE hurt and pain of northern beef producers watching generations of assets being eroded by the perfect storm of drought, oversupply and poor prices is driving some of Australia’s most...
A PROJECT designed to increase the number of organically certified beef businesses is on track to draw an extra 100 producers and an additional 30,000 certified organic carcases into the growing market.
28 Aug 14  1 A PROJECT designed to increase the number of organically certified beef businesses is on track to draw an extra 100 producers and an additional 30,000 certified organic carcases into the...
A TASTE for growth has seen Adelaide-based company Drakes Supermarkets buy out one of its long-term suppliers of fruit and vegetables, Wilson's Fresh Produce.
25 Aug 14 A TASTE for growth has seen Adelaide-based company Drakes Supermarkets buy out one of its long-term suppliers of fruit and vegetables, Wilson's Fresh Produce.
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 the opposite effect.
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.
QUEENSLAND'S home-grown coffee industry continues to brew nicely, according to Australia's oldest coffee plantation owner.
04 Aug 14 QUEENSLAND'S home-grown coffee industry continues to brew nicely, according to Australia's oldest coffee plantation owner.
THE construction of the Wellcamp Airport at Toowoomba and plans to upgraded inland rail infrastructure is helping to drive enthusiasm for a proposal to build a beef, sheep and game meat abattoir at Roma.
01 Aug 14 THE construction of the Wellcamp Airport at Toowoomba and plans to upgraded inland rail infrastructure is helping to drive enthusiasm for a proposal to build a beef, sheep and game meat...
THE State government’s pledge to make agriculture one of the four pillars of the economy appear to have fallen by the wayside if its Queensland Plan is anything to go by.
31 Jul 14 THE State government’s pledge to make agriculture one of the four pillars of the economy appear to have fallen by the wayside if its Queensland Plan is anything to go by.
MORE than 600 beef producers across northern Australia have been invited to join a voluntary rural debt survey as grazing industry leaders look to ramp up efforts to address the escalating rural debt crisis.
31 Jul 14  3 MORE than 600 beef producers across northern Australia have been invited to join a voluntary rural debt survey as grazing industry leaders look to ramp up efforts to address the...
HELPING draw attention to declining terms of trade and finding ways of improving on-farm profitability is the name of the game for Longreach grazier and agribusiness webpage developer James Walker.
28 Jul 14  1 HELPING draw attention to declining terms of trade and finding ways of improving on-farm profitability is the name of the game for Longreach grazier and agribusiness webpage developer...
QUEENSLAND Agriculture Minister John McVeigh’s letter to Federal Treasurer Hockey, formally requesting action under the Federal Competition and Consumer Act, is yet to reach Canberra.
24 Jul 14 QUEENSLAND Agriculture Minister John McVeigh’s letter to Federal Treasurer Hockey, formally requesting action under the Federal Competition and Consumer Act, is yet to reach Canberra.
THE pathway towards a solution for the sugar industry is still unclear, as stakeholders put forward their own marketing models.
24 Jul 14  7 THE pathway towards a solution for the sugar industry is still unclear, as stakeholders put forward their own marketing models.
TWO iconic names from Queensland’s rural fabric have been inducted into the 2014 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame.
23 Jul 14 TWO iconic names from Queensland’s rural fabric have been inducted into the 2014 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame.
QUEENSLAND Nationals Senator Barry O'Sullivan has invited Australian Bankers Association (ABA) chief executive officer Steven Munchenberg to
18 Jul 14  4 QUEENSLAND Nationals Senator Barry O'Sullivan has invited Australian Bankers Association (ABA) chief executive officer Steven Munchenberg to "roll out his swag for a couple of days" and...
BRISBANE carbon champion Alan Lauder is hoping it will be a case of “second time lucky” now that he has once again paid to put a billboard with a message about carbon flows up in Premier Campbell Newman’s electorate.
18 Jul 14  1 BRISBANE carbon champion Alan Lauder is hoping it will be a case of “second time lucky” now that he has once again paid to put a billboard with a message about carbon flows up in Premier...
A SERIES of ‘nuclear bombs’ have been dropped on the Australian sugar industry, according to QSL CEO Greg Beashel.
17 Jul 14  5 A SERIES of ‘nuclear bombs’ have been dropped on the Australian sugar industry, according to QSL CEO Greg Beashel.
THE notion that production equals profit is a misconception, says independent farm-management contractor Bruce Gardiner.
14 Jul 14  6 THE notion that production equals profit is a misconception, says independent farm-management contractor Bruce Gardiner.

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On the topic of blame, I do not blame Bushie for the other day texting a reply I got hopelessly
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Gerry Atric, Obviously you've not been growing/selling wheat for long. AWB pool wheat
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Well, farmed, exactly what is your moan, if you are intelligent enough to articulate it?
Up to 100 young farmer and agribusiness professionals are expected to attend the free GEN XY Farmers Workshop in Goondiwindi on September 10.
01 Sep 14 Up to 100 young farmer and agribusiness professionals are expected to attend the free GEN XY Farmers Workshop in...
THE hurt and pain of northern beef producers watching generations of assets being eroded by the perfect storm of drought, oversupply and poor prices is driving some of Australia’s most enquiring minds after leaving Longreach last week, determined to find long-term solutions to the ogre of non-viability.30 Aug 14  1 THE hurt and pain of northern beef producers watching generations of assets being eroded by the perfect storm of...