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Rising exports the end of $1 milk?

AGRICULTURE Minister Barnaby Joyce has weighed into Coles and Woolworths' $1-a-litre milk battle, saying
AGRICULTURE Minister Barnaby Joyce has weighed into Coles and Woolworths' $1-a-litre milk battle, saying "what was a great trick for a few years will turn into a very bad business plan".
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AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets. AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets.
MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders. MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders.
GLOBAL food shortages are being exacerbated by countries trying to achieve self sufficiency according to MLA's Peter Barnard. GLOBAL food shortages are being exacerbated by countries trying to achieve self sufficiency according to MLA's Peter Barnard.
IT'S “business as usual” for the farm machinery market with sales across most product sectors showing only a slight decline after three strong years. IT'S “business as usual” for the farm machinery market with sales across most product sectors showing only a slight decline after three strong years.
AS farmers of all types feel the cost-price squeeze, modern agricultural co-operatives could be the answer to boosting producer power.
4:00 AM AS farmers of all types feel the cost-price squeeze, modern agricultural co-operatives could be the answer to boosting producer power. | Fonterra pursues China dairy hub  | NZ's new cash cows 
THERE may have been a marked drop in cereal prices over the past six months, but for pulse producers it's the opposite.
4:00 AM THERE may have been a marked drop in cereal prices over the past six months, but for pulse producers it's the opposite. | SunRice's Blue Ribbon purchase  | Ag's place in global food waste 
AN ancient Italian breed of guardian dog has been a saving grace for Queensland woolgrower Karen Huskisson.
4:00 AM AN ancient Italian breed of guardian dog has been a saving grace for Queensland woolgrower Karen Huskisson. | Dog losses hit balance sheet  | Wild dog fight personal for NFF... 
BUILDING a competitive supply chain, improving infrastructure and meeting customer demands were key themes at the AGIC final day.
29 Jul 14 BUILDING a competitive supply chain, improving infrastructure and meeting customer demands were key themes at the AGIC final day. | Wheat outlook more upbeat: NAB  | US storm over GM labelling 
ENVIRONMENTAL groups say the Coalition's approved Queensland Carmichael coalmine will contribute to a “carbon bomb”.
29 Jul 14 ENVIRONMENTAL groups say the Coalition's approved Queensland Carmichael coalmine will contribute to a “carbon bomb”.  | Fiery exchange over rural rights  | Carbon tax strain takes toll 
VOLATILITY in international dairy markets has prompted Fonterra to reduce its forecast farmgate milk price in New Zealand for the 2014/15 season.
29 Jul 14 VOLATILITY in international dairy markets has prompted Fonterra to reduce its forecast farmgate milk price in New Zealand for the 2014/15 season. | Fonterra's NZ milk collection rises  | Fonterra inks deal with UK firm 
TREASURY Wine Estates CEO Mike Clarke’s high-stakes promotional gamble appears to have paid off.
29 Jul 14 TREASURY Wine Estates CEO Mike Clarke’s high-stakes promotional gamble appears to have paid off. | TWE shifts Penfolds release  | New wine authority uncorked 
PETA Australia responds to RSPCA NSW claims that PETA undermined animal welfare by allegedly failing to supply adequate detail with a cruelty complaint.
29 Jul 14  2 PETA Australia responds to RSPCA NSW claims that PETA undermined animal welfare by allegedly failing to supply adequate detail with a cruelty complaint. | Welfare work undermined: RSPCA  | PETA targets Aus woolgrowers 
DESPITE Australia’s cotton crop forecast to drop to 3.7 million bales for the 2014 season, Namoi Cotton Co-operative is predicting a profit lift.
29 Jul 14 DESPITE Australia’s cotton crop forecast to drop to 3.7 million bales for the 2014 season, Namoi Cotton Co-operative is predicting a profit lift. | Southern cotton boosts crop  | Namoi buys out Hillston gin 
RURAL women have until Thursday to apply for a scholarship offered by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) in partnership with the federal government.
29 Jul 14 RURAL women have until Thursday to apply for a scholarship offered by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) in partnership with the federal government.
AUSTRALIA should consider emulating New Zealand's decision to overlook competition concerns and create a dairy monopoly like Fonterra, ­consulting firm McKinsey & Company says.
29 Jul 14  1 AUSTRALIA should consider emulating New Zealand's decision to overlook competition concerns and create a dairy monopoly like Fonterra, ­consulting firm McKinsey & Company says. | MG's next generation push  | Down, down goes milk value 
THE solar power industry should be treated differently to wind in the review process of the Renewable Energy ­Target, says Liberal MP Angus Taylor.
29 Jul 14 THE solar power industry should be treated differently to wind in the review process of the Renewable Energy ­Target, says Liberal MP Angus Taylor. | Ag groups look for carbon clarity  | Carbon Farming Initiative falls... 
THE Barossa Valley's Schild Estate is the latest winery business to go on the block, as it seeks to tap the growing investor interest in a sector long dogged by oversupply and low prices.
29 Jul 14 THE Barossa Valley's Schild Estate is the latest winery business to go on the block, as it seeks to tap the growing investor interest in a sector long dogged by oversupply and low prices. | Chinese explore Van Diemen farm  | Top cropping potential 
AUSTRALIANS' growing appetite for chicken is driving up investor interest in poultry farms, according to the latest rural and agribusiness outlook report by Colliers International.
29 Jul 14  1 AUSTRALIANS' growing appetite for chicken is driving up investor interest in poultry farms, according to the latest rural and agribusiness outlook report by Colliers International. | Private equity targets Aus food... 
THE WA Government will investigate water and land resources, alternative land tenure options and approvals resolution on pastoral stations in an effort to unlock potential for food production in the north.
29 Jul 14  1 THE WA Government will investigate water and land resources, alternative land tenure options and approvals resolution on pastoral stations in an effort to unlock potential for food...
THE US state of Vermont has introduced a new law requiring food be labelled if it contains genetically modified (GM) material.
29 Jul 14  6 THE US state of Vermont has introduced a new law requiring food be labelled if it contains genetically modified (GM) material. | Renewed push for GM wheat  | GM canola plantings to rise 
A CHANGE in marketing direction is proving a successful formula for Roma district cattle producers Craig and Carolyn Coomber.
29 Jul 14 A CHANGE in marketing direction is proving a successful formula for Roma district cattle producers Craig and Carolyn Coomber.
Cattle - Beef
AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets.
29 Jul 14 AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets. | Grass-fed beef carves US niche  | Selling the sustainable story 
Cattle - Beef
MP Tony Pasin has launched a stinging attack on extreme animal rights activists for repeated trespassing and illegal video capture.
29 Jul 14  19 MP Tony Pasin has launched a stinging attack on extreme animal rights activists for repeated trespassing and illegal video capture. | Welfare work undermined: RSPCA  | Activist attacks 'un-Australian' 
THERE are high hopes for quinoa to be the next 'big thing' in the health food market.
29 Jul 14 THERE are high hopes for quinoa to be the next 'big thing' in the health food market.
ASTUTE plant breeding and natural isolation have helped Australia avoid some of the worst cereal rust disease outbreaks.
29 Jul 14  7 ASTUTE plant breeding and natural isolation have helped Australia avoid some of the worst cereal rust disease outbreaks. | Stripe rust adapting to Aus heat 
SEVERAL Australian dairy companies have changed hands over the past year, with the swing towards mergers and acquisitions appearing to be a wide-reaching and global trend.
28 Jul 14 SEVERAL Australian dairy companies have changed hands over the past year, with the swing towards mergers and acquisitions appearing to be a wide-reaching and global trend.
THREATENING El Niño conditions following a bumper autumn and winter has National Grass Seed Action Plan head co-ordinator Geoff Duddy concerned about a major seed contamination season looming.
28 Jul 14  1 THREATENING El Niño conditions following a bumper autumn and winter has National Grass Seed Action Plan head co-ordinator Geoff Duddy concerned about a major seed contamination season...
Sheep - Meat
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Issues in the workplace have always been dealt with by the person in charge.In the shearing
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Rick Wilson, PGA and supporters, where are you? Here is your chance to prove how relaxed you are
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Leon the WQA passed a change to the guidelines that allowed even worse quality to enter WA APW.
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...