Farmers take to Twitter with FTA fight

DAIRY farmers fought hard this week for a level playing field in free trade negotiations with China, launching a social media campaign yesterday that reached 1.6 million Twitter users.
DAIRY farmers fought hard this week for a level playing field in free trade negotiations with China, launching a social media campaign yesterday that reached 1.6 million Twitter users.
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KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence. KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence.
FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia. FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia.
KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand. KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand.
RUSSIA is hoping to permanently quit itself of reliance on Western meat imports by importing meat from China and India. RUSSIA is hoping to permanently quit itself of reliance on Western meat imports by importing meat from China and India.
POP artist Andy Warhol is credited with the expression
02 Sep 14 POP artist Andy Warhol is credited with the expression "in the future, everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes". | Woolly walkabout wows the world 
Sheep - Wool
The Queensland Cattle Market Indicator (QCMI) exceeded 200 points last week for the first time since March 2012.
02 Sep 14 The Queensland Cattle Market Indicator (QCMI) exceeded 200 points last week for the first time since March 2012. | Rabobank backs a Challenge  | Josh a ‘natural’ cattle handler 
Cattle - Beef
QUEENSLAND'S strawberry and banana growers have been hit hard with extreme recent weather conditions.
02 Sep 14 QUEENSLAND'S strawberry and banana growers have been hit hard with extreme recent weather conditions. | Strawberry yields forever  | Vegies on verge of 'extinction' 
WITH little notice to the ALP and none to the Greens, the Coalition today secured crossbench support to repeal the mining tax.
02 Sep 14 WITH little notice to the ALP and none to the Greens, the Coalition today secured crossbench support to repeal the mining tax. | FTA on track despite Clive's...  | Mandatory reporting... 
PLANS to use the Great Barrier Reef as a dumping site for dredge spoil will be abandoned by a multinational consortium.
02 Sep 14 PLANS to use the Great Barrier Reef as a dumping site for dredge spoil will be abandoned by a multinational consortium. | Galilee coalmine 'carbon bomb'... 
THE CBH Group has launched its Grower Patronage Rebate Program, with many growers set to receive $4.55/t credit this harvest.
02 Sep 14  2 THE CBH Group has launched its Grower Patronage Rebate Program, with many growers set to receive $4.55/t credit this harvest.
LAMB consignments at Dubbo and Bendigo declined significantly this week, although price averages eased only slightly.
02 Sep 14 LAMB consignments at Dubbo and Bendigo declined significantly this week, although price averages eased only slightly. | Woolly walkabout wows the world  | Lambs improve national sheep... 
FEDERAL Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has claimed a $1 million victory for the cattle industry.
02 Sep 14  2 FEDERAL Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has claimed a $1 million victory for the cattle industry. | Northern beef industry gets...  | Semen machine that goes ping 
Cattle - Beef
ABOVE-AVERAGE temperatures and rain deficits mean population centres can expect a more active than usual bushfire season.
02 Sep 14 ABOVE-AVERAGE temperatures and rain deficits mean population centres can expect a more active than usual bushfire season. | Drought bites deeper across... 
A WINTRY blast is about to drop temperatures by as much as 10 degrees and bring snow across the eastern ranges.
02 Sep 14  2 A WINTRY blast is about to drop temperatures by as much as 10 degrees and bring snow across the eastern ranges. | Frosty mornings break records  | South shivers through cold snap 
THE Eastern Young Cattle Indicator has traditional peaks and troughs, however, there are variables which may impact the market.
02 Sep 14 THE Eastern Young Cattle Indicator has traditional peaks and troughs, however, there are variables which may impact the market. | Cattle numbers up at eastern sales  | US cattle price decline slowing 
Cattle - Beef
PUBLIC support for the Renewable Energy Target has surged, underscoring the ­difficulties in scaling back or ending the scheme.
02 Sep 14  1 PUBLIC support for the Renewable Energy Target has surged, underscoring the ­difficulties in scaling back or ending the scheme. | 'Doom' scenarios for green energy  | Renewable energy target to... 
AUSTRALIA will impose further sanctions on Russia to punish Moscow for
02 Sep 14  2 AUSTRALIA will impose further sanctions on Russia to punish Moscow for "flagrantly breaching Ukraine's sovereignty". | Russia hungry to punish the West  | Russian sanctions a cheap shot 
THE federal Coalition is poised for a stoush over wheat deregulation that will pit WA Liberal MPs against their east coast counterparts.
02 Sep 14  7 THE federal Coalition is poised for a stoush over wheat deregulation that will pit WA Liberal MPs against their east coast counterparts. | Grain price to stay subdued  | Co-ops in line for ports exemption 
GEORGE Weston Foods has merged its Weston Milling business with AB Mauri's Australia and NZ operations.
02 Sep 14 GEORGE Weston Foods has merged its Weston Milling business with AB Mauri's Australia and NZ operations. | Woolworths posts $2.45b profit  | Banks must 'back human capital' 
FALLOUT over ag levy increases spilled into Senate question time last week, with the government declaring support for a review.
02 Sep 14  6 FALLOUT over ag levy increases spilled into Senate question time last week, with the government declaring support for a review. | Levies disallowance motion...  | Levy stoush ramps up 
RESEARCHERS are excited about the prospects of a new barley variety set to be commercialised next year.
02 Sep 14 RESEARCHERS are excited about the prospects of a new barley variety set to be commercialised next year.
LANDCARE Australia chief executive Tessa Jakszewicz faces challenges on several fronts with optimism and a strong vision.
02 Sep 14  2 LANDCARE Australia chief executive Tessa Jakszewicz faces challenges on several fronts with optimism and a strong vision.
PULSE producers across south eastern Australia looking to protect their crops are being warned to stick to officially sanctioned products.
02 Sep 14 PULSE producers across south eastern Australia looking to protect their crops are being warned to stick to officially sanctioned products. | Wet winter takes faba farther  | Pulse quality testing revolution 
FARMERS, exporters and investors need to think more like Asian businesses, says long-serving agribusiness banker Ian Perry.
02 Sep 14  2 FARMERS, exporters and investors need to think more like Asian businesses, says long-serving agribusiness banker Ian Perry. | Farmers pay the price for...  | FTAs key for Aus agribusiness: Rabo 
TAKING a selfie could assist the Australian dairy industry get a free trade agreement with China.
01 Sep 14 TAKING a selfie could assist the Australian dairy industry get a free trade agreement with China. | A2 milk holds consumers' hearts  | Dairy fights for trade rights 
WATER authorities should throw the door wide open to private investors by moving to 'hybrid' business models, a new study has found.
01 Sep 14  1 WATER authorities should throw the door wide open to private investors by moving to 'hybrid' business models, a new study has found. | Trigger-happy on CSG plans  | Mongolia reclaims desert for... 
THE results of a survey completed recently reveal Australian farmer confidence has slipped since the year's start.
01 Sep 14  2 THE results of a survey completed recently reveal Australian farmer confidence has slipped since the year's start. | Banks must 'back human capital'  | Farming loans revisited 
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I would like to see weather prediction policy BAN the word 'event' when forecasting. Once rain
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Competition- CBH is currently wearing competition provision costs of above $2 mill . As a WA
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Can we believe a word they say ?
THE inaugural Northern Territory Field Days being held at the Katherine Research Station on September 18-19 continues to expand in scope with the 100 exhibitor mark firmly in sight.
03 Aug 14 THE inaugural Northern Territory Field Days being held at the Katherine Research Station on September 18-19...
BEING an international supplier and distributor of animal health products in Australia, Bayer HealthCare Animal Health projected a major presence at the World Buiatrics Conference (WBC) at the Cairns Convention Centre last week.02 Aug 14 BEING an international supplier and distributor of animal health products in Australia, Bayer HealthCare Animal...