Truss greenlights FIRB monitoring

A REGISTER to monitor foreign ownership of Australian agricultural land and agribusiness assets is complicated, says Warren Truss.
A REGISTER to monitor foreign ownership of Australian agricultural land and agribusiness assets is complicated, says Warren Truss.
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AFTER a difficult 18 months dealing with pricing wars and trade deals, Australian dairy farmers will welcome a report on income increases. AFTER a difficult 18 months dealing with pricing wars and trade deals, Australian dairy farmers will welcome a report on income increases.
THE launch of a new macadamia milk product is an indicator of the nut’s diverse potential and golden future. THE launch of a new macadamia milk product is an indicator of the nut’s diverse potential and golden future.
WITH the supply of rural properties on the market still outstripping demand, prices are likely to have stabilised, rather than risen. WITH the supply of rural properties on the market still outstripping demand, prices are likely to have stabilised, rather than risen.
ANGER among National Party MPs at banks' treatment of drought-stricken farmers is creating dangerous divisions in Cabinet. ANGER among National Party MPs at banks' treatment of drought-stricken farmers is creating dangerous divisions in Cabinet.
AMID the flurry of battery-powered toys and technology, are kids connecting with agriculture? George the Farmer is here to help.
11:30 AM AMID the flurry of battery-powered toys and technology, are kids connecting with agriculture? George the Farmer is here to help. | 'Health halo' hides labelling sins 
IMPLEMENTATION of the controversial GP co-payment will be the challenge for Australia's new Health Minister, country MP Sussan Ley.
8:57 AM IMPLEMENTATION of the controversial GP co-payment will be the challenge for Australia's new Health Minister, country MP Sussan Ley.
CONJECTURE over consumer acceptance of a new genetically modified potato product has pro-biotech campaigners spitting chips.
3:00 AM  8 CONJECTURE over consumer acceptance of a new genetically modified potato product has pro-biotech campaigners spitting chips. | GM potatoes give fries with...  | Tassie spud growers try Emblem 
NATIONAL Party MPs have returned fire at controversial claims broadcast in the recent ABC doco detailing the party’s history.
3:00 AM  4 NATIONAL Party MPs have returned fire at controversial claims broadcast in the recent ABC doco detailing the party’s history. | Truss back in the saddle  | Vic loss not fed's fault: Abbott 
FORMER Elders boss David Goodfellow's new project is to build a livestock property portfolio on a similar scale to Paraway Pastoral.
3:00 AM  1 FORMER Elders boss David Goodfellow's new project is to build a livestock property portfolio on a similar scale to Paraway Pastoral. | China signs $400m NZ dairy deal  | ChAFTA a win for the bush: Robb 
HIS header driving career started 12 years ago, yet long-distance harvesting contractor Peter Stephens is just 22 years old.
21 Dec 14 HIS header driving career started 12 years ago, yet long-distance harvesting contractor Peter Stephens is just 22 years old. | Diving into grain pools  | Aussie wheat undervalued 
THE Northern Territory played host to the recent unveiling of the Strategic Export Plan for the Australian Mango Industry.
21 Dec 14 THE Northern Territory played host to the recent unveiling of the Strategic Export Plan for the Australian Mango Industry. | More markets for massive Aus...  | Secret weapon for NT mangoes 
THE intensifying heat from the farm debt debate has prompted a flurry of activity from bankers trying to quell foreclosure fears.
20 Dec 14  15 THE intensifying heat from the farm debt debate has prompted a flurry of activity from bankers trying to quell foreclosure fears. | Betting on the farm pays off...  | 'No need for ­moratorium', say... 
MLA boss Richard Norton is already wondering whether he should allocate more resources towards South East Asia.
20 Dec 14  3 MLA boss Richard Norton is already wondering whether he should allocate more resources towards South East Asia. | Aussie cattle on a Thai beef roll  | MLA avoiding 'key-man risk' 
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BEEKEEPERS are being urged to consider the use of screened hive bottom boards to provide a potential varroa management option.
20 Dec 14 BEEKEEPERS are being urged to consider the use of screened hive bottom boards to provide a potential varroa management option. | World-first data on bee health... 
AN independent review of the Water Act has focused on cutting red tape and improving Basin Plan performance.
19 Dec 14  1 AN independent review of the Water Act has focused on cutting red tape and improving Basin Plan performance. | Changing climate to hit water...  | ACF flags Basin concerns 
VIDEO: LOOKING for the best festive recipe for your baked ham this Christmas? The Land has put together this guide for you.
19 Dec 14 VIDEO: LOOKING for the best festive recipe for your baked ham this Christmas? The Land has put together this guide for you.
AFTER years of turmoil, the Elders AGM in Adelaide yesterday carried a more comfortable and confident tone.
19 Dec 14  2 AFTER years of turmoil, the Elders AGM in Adelaide yesterday carried a more comfortable and confident tone. | GALLERY: Yankee Shout turns 81
THE last week of sheep and lamb sales for the year saw mixed yardings and dearer trends across the country.
19 Dec 14 THE last week of sheep and lamb sales for the year saw mixed yardings and dearer trends across the country. | Breeders flocking to genetic tool  | Sheepmeat rosy, but not wool:... 
THE 175-year-old agribusiness group Elders will shift headquarters from its historic building in the Adelaide CBD next year.
19 Dec 14 THE 175-year-old agribusiness group Elders will shift headquarters from its historic building in the Adelaide CBD next year. | Elders sure of better times  | Elders getting back on track 
WOOLWORTHS suppliers' products could be pulled days before Christmas if they refuse to fund the Cheap Cheap campaign.
19 Dec 14  5 WOOLWORTHS suppliers' products could be pulled days before Christmas if they refuse to fund the Cheap Cheap campaign. | Woolies accused of bullying...  | Woolies goes to town on city sites 
THE Coalition has watered down claims it has slashed water infrastructure funding by half, calling them “completely wrong”.
19 Dec 14 THE Coalition has watered down claims it has slashed water infrastructure funding by half, calling them “completely wrong”. | Water plan no dam good for ag  | Running the well dry for coal 
WARREN Truss is expected to assume the traditional role of acting PM over the festive period as he recovers from a recent illness.
19 Dec 14  2 WARREN Truss is expected to assume the traditional role of acting PM over the festive period as he recovers from a recent illness. | Heat on cabinet over drought...  | Joyce as Deputy PM - a thought... 
THE outlook for pulses is positive for next year, in spite of this year’s poor spring in key pulse growing regions of southern Australia.
19 Dec 14  2 THE outlook for pulses is positive for next year, in spite of this year’s poor spring in key pulse growing regions of southern Australia. | Aussie fabas risk becoming 'has...  | Pulse FTA benefits down the track 
CHANGES to MLA's international team are “head count neutral, revenue neutral” but should deliver long-term efficiencies.
19 Dec 14 CHANGES to MLA's international team are “head count neutral, revenue neutral” but should deliver long-term efficiencies. | Global team restructure for MLA  | MLA's transformation begins at AGM 
Cattle - Beef
WITH earnings from this season's grain harvest dwindling badly, GrainCorp is again on the lookout for more diversification options.
18 Dec 14  4 WITH earnings from this season's grain harvest dwindling badly, GrainCorp is again on the lookout for more diversification options. | ADM ups Wilmar stake  | Dry bites hard at GrainCorp 
PRICE declines for dairy products have slowed while export volume clearances have soared, according to Rabobank's latest report.
18 Dec 14 PRICE declines for dairy products have slowed while export volume clearances have soared, according to Rabobank's latest report. | Dairy incomes on the rise  | Gina's Qld dairy push for G20 
FORECASTS suggest Christmas Day will be typically hot in the north, windy in the south, wet in the southeast and dry on the west coast.
18 Dec 14 FORECASTS suggest Christmas Day will be typically hot in the north, windy in the south, wet in the southeast and dry on the west coast. | Changing climate to hit water...  | El Nino taunts, records tumble 
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Oh Bush Basher Bill, you are so knowledgeable and so self-righteous - would you care to set out
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Rearview, my claims are plagiarised, go to criticisms of FRB at the Ludwig Von Mises institute
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Does this mean you don't bother talking to yourself in the mirror any more, Bill?
THE sad passing of Susan Whitehead known to most as Sue or Susie will be hard felt by her family and the Nebo Community. 
16 Dec 14 THE sad passing of Susan Whitehead known to most as Sue or Susie will be hard felt by her family and the Nebo...
THE proposed Fitzroy Gap dam is not the priority for Central Queensland, Senator Matt Canavan said today. 
'Dreaming is nice but doing is better.08 Dec 14 THE proposed Fitzroy Gap dam is not the priority for Central Queensland, Senator Matt Canavan said today....