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A matter of opinion
A selection of editorials from around the Fairfax Agricultural Media group covering the issues of the week.
Agribuzz with David Leyonhjelm
Commentary, news and analysis with agribusiness consultant David Leyonhjelm. Email David at reclaimfreedom@gmail.com
Better Backyards with Gherkin Jarvis
Self-proclaimed gardening expert and carpet enthusiast, Gherkin Jarvis, brings you his thoughts on Australia’s great lifestyle tradition, the backyard.
Burrs under my saddle
Pete Mailler is a farmer on the Queensland/NSW border. His perspective and opinions are borne from seeing more than one side of many problems in his various farm leadership roles and in wanting to ensure a future for his children in agriculture.
Canberra Comment
Fairfax Agricultural Media Canberra correspondent Colin Bettles tackles the big national rural and agricultural issues which will impact regional and rural Australians.
Comments of the week
A selection of the comments that made us think - and, in some cases, chuckle.
Congress Conversations
The North Queensland Register's Jim Pola is in South Africa for the 17th World Brahman Congress. Congress Conversations is his on-the-road reporting on the ABBA tour.
Future Farmers Network
Young people creating prosperous futures in rural industry
Get Muddy
To think clearly in farming and about farming, you need to get muddy - commit, roll up your sleeves and get involved. SAM TRETHEWEY gets stuck into some of the issues facing those on the land.
Grain of Truth
Rural Press grains writer Gregor Heard on the big issues facing the broadacre farmers today.
Kamawa Tales
GEOFF Butler is a Santa Gertrudis breeder who left Australia at the age of 20 to become a plantation manager in New Guinea. He recounts tales of his time in both PNG and back in Australia.
A blog to introduce our intrepid journalists and editors and follow them as they make their way through the big and not so big stories of rural Australia.
MLA Challenge
Meet the participants in Meat and Livestock Australia's Challenge, where producers identify how much their business is returning, what's driving profit and how to put a plan in place to capture the business' potential over a 12-month program.
Silks and Saddles
Terry Butt's weekly opinion piece covering all the latest happenings and news in the Queensland racing community, and beyond.
The Iceberg Letters
Dear readers - the majority of an iceberg sits below the surface, and it may just take one special letter to see what else lurks under the tip of a topic.
The Reggietorial
The North Queensland Register team are an opinionated bunch and the Reggietorial gives us an opportunity to express our opinions both positive and negative. We encourage you, the reader, to reply to these pieces - whether you agree with us or not.
Trading places
Track the latest moves and appointments in the agribusiness sector. Send your news to editorial.farmonline@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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Sorry Chops, but the reality is already here, we have been relegated to a nation of price takers
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I am in Dubai at the moment staggered by the price for Australian beef at any one of hundreds
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Rob an underpinning principle of a spot market that needs to be embedded is that the producers
TIME is running out for cane toads living the good life in the Burdekin with the region’s annual Toad Day Out being held this weekend.03 Apr 14 TIME is running out for cane toads living the good life in the Burdekin with the region’s annual Toad Day Out being...
TABLELANDS resident Keith Gould will be awarded Barron Catchment Care’s prestigious ‘Helen Adams Memorial Award’ on March 18.13 Mar 14 TABLELANDS resident Keith Gould will be awarded Barron Catchment Care’s prestigious ‘Helen Adams Memorial Award’ on...