TPP = "Australia do what we say, sit down and shut up". The others will decide on what will, or want be "free trade".
NFF does nor represent me nor many others in Ag, only their small and diminishing SFO membership. The NFF " is out of touch and out of date.
BJ is on the money and Eastlake and Fitzgibbon are the ones missing the point here. Fancy comparing the retail sector with farming. Have you city slickers noticed that the corporates have had every opportunity to grow in farming but have not mirrored the retail industry corporate growth? This is no accident. Farming does not fit the corporate model. It is done too well by family farmers. They are too efficient and corporates cant get the regular and even cash flow they need or the flexible labor. Leave it to Barnaby and get out of the way. You had your chance Joel and fluffed it.
A lot of BS is being put forward via many quotes in this article. If ADM announced it was building export terminals (like Bunge in WA) and up country silos in this country and setting up an associated grain accumulation business it would have got full support. But that is not what they did. They tried to con us into handing them control of Australia's eastern grain industry by taking out our largest grain handler/trader/marketer. You do not need any political analysis ADM. Don't blame us, you tried to take us over and we saw you coming. It is as simple as that. There's your past record too.
At last we have a Minister for Ag who cares whether farmers are making any money.
Well done Barnaby -you are a breath of fresh air.
If this enquiry gets up, they should also look into the threat of old and inferior varieties grown by organic farmers contaminating the high performing new varieties that plant breeders have spent so much money on and that are currently grown by sensible farmers.
Graincorps storage assets were designed for the single desk not for the current shambles.
For graincorp to close state of the art storage facilities to remain competitive is to throw away its assets, which cant be sold to their competition to use against them so they will simply sit and decay once closed.
The government created this farce by ending the single desk, they frankly should resolve it by buying graincorp and selling off all its assets piecemeal to as many different buyers as possible creating real competition and ending the spectre of one big fat pig holding the circus to ransom
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What howes and Fitzgibbon are talking about are ginat monoculture farms. And when it comes to a showdown between monoculture and nature, there's only one winner.
It is amazing how truly luddite the anti GrainCorp sale the Nationals and farm lobby groups have been. $500 million plus $50 - 60 million maintenance to tweak efficiencies plus 3.4000 million for shareholders and Australia.
best policy in life is to never trust anything a politician says or does! they want to lead us all back to the socialist state which for farmers means we'll all be peasants again working for the 'greater good'. free market the better alternative to big governmnet
These Companies come along to carry out activities on private land to profit out of it, sometimes very handsomely. Any costs that thy impose on ANYBODY are their costs - nobody else's and therefore they are obliged to pay. If you are a Landholder, I recommend drawing up your own Costs Agreement just as Lawyers, Financial Planners and other entities have to do by law. Present this to them, preferably at the initial contact and do not co-operate with them until they have signed in Agreement. Then, everybody knows where they stand right from the start.
Please Tony, give the side a go, just remember where you started in politics and of course where you ended.
An ETS is the mature approach to deal with climate change, which is happening, marked by extreme weather events within cycles and more chaotic spirals within cycles. Doing nothing, the sum of Direct Action, is a wilful act of stupidity. Our children and grandchildren will bear the cost of inaction, costs that will far outweigh an ETS with investment in the technologies associated with renewable energies.
Great start Ladies & Gents.
May success build on success. Keep going while you're on a role & tidy up lots of Labor's bloody minded goof ups.
'Biodegradable plastics contain starch and polyesters, and can be synthesised from renewable resources such as vegetable oils or petro-chemicals.' Renewable?
As President of this year's National Cherry Festival I am very proud of our Cherry Queen Entrants. Cherry time is a vibrant time for Young which is situated in south west NSW,& the town & surrounding villiages are a buzz all getting ready for the Festival Weekend being held on 6th, 7th & 8th December. Our Queen Entrants are beautiful girls & are great ambassadors for our region.
Congratulations girls on a great job representing Young at the Sydney Markets.
Plant & Food Research Australia? you sure this isnt Australian vegetable growers money paying NZ companies?
From the HAL website 'Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) is a not-for-profit, industry-owned company.' , makes you wonder why a multinational chemical and biotech company can or wants to become a member.
300km north of adelaide, a long way to hall perishable produce to the people.to save a bit of energy growing the stuff.
Practical reasons why I wouldnt and hope the feds wouldnt either.
I think our dogs are worth far more than that- they have saved my husband from divorce- the corrective advice used in the yards is far better tolerated by the dogs than me, they work astonishing hours for a bowl of dog chow and a few bones and a good pat and praise- our dogs are worth their weight in gold- and are very warm on a cold winters morning checking lambing ewes, snuggled in the ute with me!
Fantastic start. Heaps more to go including AHA, Austrade, and overhaul of APVMA ...
Not knowing exactly what this group has achieved but the ongoing progress of livestock welfare issues is a must both here and internationally. $1m - Instead of the divisive rubbish they pass of as welfare action now, a genuinely arms length donation by Animals Australia would see this group continue their work and by the reported account, success!
The difference between, a genius & an idiot, on remote properties, is a couple of inches of rain, manage accordingly, I know plenty of cockies, who had it all handed to them, at no cost, & still cant make a living, ??????, I would have loved an opportunity like that, I am a worker.
Good stuff, I hope it slows to a walk, producers need to get our market up and back were it was, maybe we can make a bob out of the cattle job.
The last thing I want is to put these blokes down as they are
" having a go ". Yes ,it is ancient technology and if maintained properly and consistent fuel type is used it works fine.
HOWEVER this is the tip of the iceberg. Try generating more power say 100 / 200 Kw for sale and see the results.
The bureaucracy will stop you in your tracks. It is a minefield to negotiate. I have been told that black coal power sells for as low as 3 to 4 cents/Kwh. The "extra" charges all being manipulated to cover " private enterprise " resale / distribution / maintenance enterprises.
Case rocks...Dad and I have worn out three.
OK now how about a improved track track idler wheel. one with more oil capacity .
People must be happy that a director of a company that has spent 232 million,is optimistic.
Well isn't it quite ridiculous for the Government to allow this to be happening,
Fair enough, if Aussies do not want to buy them. It is, or should be, a free market.
A biodynamic farm becomes a gas farm - I don't blame Shane for selling but it would have been good to go to another farmer
Going to need elephant juice, some peptides, & stimulants according to the Bombers.
Congratulations to all at Project Warm Heart. Great to see young people engaged in doing things to help others.