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Robb defends Japan trade deal

TRADE Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at fresh criticism of the outcomes for agriculture in the Japan-Australia trade agreement.
TRADE Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at fresh criticism of the outcomes for agriculture in the Japan-Australia trade agreement.
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ANIMAL activists are harming the hard-earned reputation of the RSPCA by clouding community perception, says NSW CEO Steve Coleman. ANIMAL activists are harming the hard-earned reputation of the RSPCA by clouding community perception, says NSW CEO Steve Coleman.
“NOT my problem” is a line landholders can't afford to take on predation, says the National Wild Dog Action team. “NOT my problem” is a line landholders can't afford to take on predation, says the National Wild Dog Action team.
GREATER areas of Australia’s wheat belt may become susceptible to stripe rust as the disease continues to evolve and adapt to warmer climates. GREATER areas of Australia’s wheat belt may become susceptible to stripe rust as the disease continues to evolve and adapt to warmer climates.
A NEW survey has found 77 per cent of city teenagers know little or nothing about farming and food production in Australia. A NEW survey has found 77 per cent of city teenagers know little or nothing about farming and food production in Australia.
ELDERS has sold its 776-hectare feedlot and cropping property at Charlton in Victoria to beef processor Teys for $10m.
4:14 PM  1 ELDERS has sold its 776-hectare feedlot and cropping property at Charlton in Victoria to beef processor Teys for $10m.
LNP SENATOR for Queensland Matt Canavan has thrown his support behind a proposal to make live cattle exports from Port Alma a reality within the next three months.
1:14 PM LNP SENATOR for Queensland Matt Canavan has thrown his support behind a proposal to make live cattle exports from Port Alma a reality within the next three months. | Port Alma gains momentum 
Cattle - Beef
COLES is considering membership of the powerful Financial Services Council, giving it a seat at the table among the nation's leading wealth managers.
8:30 AM COLES is considering membership of the powerful Financial Services Council, giving it a seat at the table among the nation's leading wealth managers. | Coles admits to threatening...  | Milk's local brand push 
THE three-month national rainfall outlook released today by the Bureau of Meteorology has revealed a mixed forecast across the country.
7:13 AM  1 THE three-month national rainfall outlook released today by the Bureau of Meteorology has revealed a mixed forecast across the country. | South shivers through cold snap  | Dry continues to bite 
AUSTRALIA remained the largest supplier of beef to Korea during the first half of 2014, with its market share rising slightly to 54 per cent.
6:48 AM AUSTRALIA remained the largest supplier of beef to Korea during the first half of 2014, with its market share rising slightly to 54 per cent. | Beef exports hit record high  | Beef's new brand in Korea 
Cattle - Beef
NATIONAL lamb supply increased 11 per cent week-on-week, with larger yardings reported across most centres.
6:29 AM  1 NATIONAL lamb supply increased 11 per cent week-on-week, with larger yardings reported across most centres. | US taste for lamb growing  | Record May for lamb exports 
THE pathway towards a solution for the sugar industry is still unclear, as stakeholders put forward their own marketing models.
4:00 AM  4 THE pathway towards a solution for the sugar industry is still unclear, as stakeholders put forward their own marketing models.
BUNGE Australia farewelled its first grain shipment from Bunbury last Saturday.
4:00 AM  5 BUNGE Australia farewelled its first grain shipment from Bunbury last Saturday.
ANIMAL activists are harming the hard-earned reputation of the RSPCA by clouding community perception, says NSW CEO Steve Coleman.
4:00 AM  30 ANIMAL activists are harming the hard-earned reputation of the RSPCA by clouding community perception, says NSW CEO Steve Coleman. | Activist attacks 'un-Australian'  | Back pushes anti-trespass Bill 
THE National Wild Dog Action plan launch brought hope to producers – but a collective approach is needed. That’s where we come in.
4:00 AM THE National Wild Dog Action plan launch brought hope to producers – but a collective approach is needed. That’s where we come in. | Gotcha! Traps snap suspects  | Bait options on the way 
“NOT my problem” is a line landholders can't afford to take on predation, says the National Wild Dog Action team.
4:00 AM  2 “NOT my problem” is a line landholders can't afford to take on predation, says the National Wild Dog Action team. | Targeting wild dogs - together  | Wild dog fight personal for NFF... 
EASTERN States beef is flooding the WA market and putting pressure on WA processors.
4:00 AM  3 EASTERN States beef is flooding the WA market and putting pressure on WA processors.
Cattle - Beef
VIDEO: FROM Royal ram to sporting fan, Fred
4:00 AM VIDEO: FROM Royal ram to sporting fan, Fred "the people's ram" brought his A-game to the Australian Sheep and Wool Show. | Design duo wins wool double  | China wants wool's 'back story' 
Sheep - Wool
AUSTRALIA'S mushroom, onion and mango industries have joined forces to push for compulsory levies to be retained.
4:00 AM  8 AUSTRALIA'S mushroom, onion and mango industries have joined forces to push for compulsory levies to be retained. | Losing count of levies  | Farmers not sold on levy value 
GREATER areas of Australia’s wheat belt may become susceptible to stripe rust as the disease continues to evolve and adapt to warmer climates.
4:00 AM GREATER areas of Australia’s wheat belt may become susceptible to stripe rust as the disease continues to evolve and adapt to warmer climates. | GrainCorp closures stir silo stress  | Grain updates to look at robots 
EMERALD Grain will invest $3 million upgrading its site at Elmore, Victoria, in time for this year's harvest.
23 Jul 14 EMERALD Grain will invest $3 million upgrading its site at Elmore, Victoria, in time for this year's harvest. | Grain venture boosts buying clout 
NORTH of the border smashed the major titles during the Poll Dorset judging at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show.
23 Jul 14 NORTH of the border smashed the major titles during the Poll Dorset judging at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show.
INVERELL will be home to Australia's first meat processing biodigester under plans from processor Bindaree Beef.
23 Jul 14  1 INVERELL will be home to Australia's first meat processing biodigester under plans from processor Bindaree Beef.
Cattle - Beef
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.
A NEW survey has found 77 per cent of city teenagers know little or nothing about farming and food production in Australia.
23 Jul 14  4 A NEW survey has found 77 per cent of city teenagers know little or nothing about farming and food production in Australia. | Connecting consumers to market  | Ag goes back to school 
GRAINCORP says talks in Sydney between its chairman Don Taylor and powerful ADM boss Patricia Woertz are
23 Jul 14  7 GRAINCORP says talks in Sydney between its chairman Don Taylor and powerful ADM boss Patricia Woertz are "nothing unusual". | ADM buys flavor giant  | GrainCorp buys into Egyptian mill 
JOKO Widodo has been confirmed as Indonesia’s new president but any ramifications for Australian cattle exports are still unclear.
23 Jul 14 JOKO Widodo has been confirmed as Indonesia’s new president but any ramifications for Australian cattle exports are still unclear. | Indo beef goal 'unsurprising': NTCA  | Live ex reliant on good will 
THE government remains under pressure to implement an effective climate change policy that can successfully engage farmers.
23 Jul 14  3 THE government remains under pressure to implement an effective climate change policy that can successfully engage farmers. | Carbon tax strain takes toll  | Carbon tax repeal passes Senate 
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The sad fact is that the RSPCA is so underfunded and so undermined by the lack of legislation to
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You are all class Bushie. Is CBH a socialism system? If so, you can count me in as a socialist.
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Deregular, You cannot possible be a farmer-are you talking about your uncle's farm? A good
SINCE its inception in 1990, Emerald’s Ag Grow Field-Days has gone from strength to strength.
Over time, it has survived droughts, floods, industry downturn and whatever the world economy had to throw at it.
18 Jul 14 SINCE its inception in 1990, Emerald’s Ag Grow Field-Days has gone from strength to strength. Over time, it has...
MARKETS and economics as a driver of northern agricultural development is a key focus of Northern Australia Food Futures conference being held at Darwin from November 3-5.03 Jul 14  1 MARKETS and economics as a driver of northern agricultural development is a key focus of Northern Australia Food...