Flaming hoops of drought assistance

QUEENSLAND Nationals MP Bruce Scott has blasted a key pillar of the Coalition government’s drought response package.
QUEENSLAND Nationals MP Bruce Scott has blasted a key pillar of the Coalition government’s drought response package.
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REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today. REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today.
MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital. MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital.
TAKE a look at the latest technology and innovation at the Mallee's premier field day with GREGOR HEARD. TAKE a look at the latest technology and innovation at the Mallee's premier field day with GREGOR HEARD.
FALLOUT continues to escalate over the Abbott government budget's potential to impact rural and regional Australians disproportionately. FALLOUT continues to escalate over the Abbott government budget's potential to impact rural and regional Australians disproportionately.
A BID to vote down the agriculture levy system now looks doomed to fail, with the Greens announcing they will support an industry campaign to keep it.
21 Aug 14 A BID to vote down the agriculture levy system now looks doomed to fail, with the Greens announcing they will support an industry campaign to keep it.
THE Tasmanian Farmers and Growers Association welcomes the State government’s continued GMO moratorium.
21 Aug 14 THE Tasmanian Farmers and Growers Association welcomes the State government’s continued GMO moratorium.
WESFARMERS shares have been hit with multiple downgrades and analysts look to the tough operating environment.
21 Aug 14 WESFARMERS shares have been hit with multiple downgrades and analysts look to the tough operating environment. | It's not all about Coles and...  | Farm produce in privacy front line 
DECREASES in the national lamb and sheep supply were offset by a growth in new season lambs in southern markets.
21 Aug 14  1 DECREASES in the national lamb and sheep supply were offset by a growth in new season lambs in southern markets. | Hides trade vulnerable to...  | Genetics a 'game-changer' for wool 
WHILE there are more opportunities to trade commodities investors remain reluctant to jump on board, citing lack of understanding.
21 Aug 14 WHILE there are more opportunities to trade commodities investors remain reluctant to jump on board, citing lack of understanding. | Wesfarmers pays special $1 dividend  | White meat still Australia's choice 
SEVEN young beef producers travel to Canberra next week to participate in the Beef Industry Rising Champions Initiative.
21 Aug 14 SEVEN young beef producers travel to Canberra next week to participate in the Beef Industry Rising Champions Initiative. | Cattle prices lift in June quarter  | Cooking friend: MLA's 'Meat... 
Cattle - Beef
THE Australian Greens have announced they will oppose  changes to ag levies when the matter comes before the Senate next week.
21 Aug 14  4 THE Australian Greens have announced they will oppose changes to ag levies when the matter comes before the Senate next week. | Levy spat moves to the streets  | Ag at levy crossroads 
RAIN across northern NSW and Queensland during the weekend has put some confidence back into the cattle market across the eastern States.
21 Aug 14 RAIN across northern NSW and Queensland during the weekend has put some confidence back into the cattle market across the eastern States.
WITH high hopes for the rain forecast at the weekend, most farmers were rewarded.
21 Aug 14 WITH high hopes for the rain forecast at the weekend, most farmers were rewarded.
POLICE have recovered almost 200 lambs but need help from readers of The Land to identify some of their owners.
21 Aug 14  1 POLICE have recovered almost 200 lambs but need help from readers of The Land to identify some of their owners.
AGRICULTURAL groups have come out swinging in a ferocious public campaign aimed at blocking changes to ag levies.
21 Aug 14  2 AGRICULTURAL groups have come out swinging in a ferocious public campaign aimed at blocking changes to ag levies. | New Senate 'better' for ag?  | Ag at levy crossroads 
WELLARD Group CEO Fred Troncone has told producers they must boost livestock numbers now, or risk missing the boat in terms of higher prices.
21 Aug 14  3 WELLARD Group CEO Fred Troncone has told producers they must boost livestock numbers now, or risk missing the boat in terms of higher prices.
A COMMERCIAL genetically modified (GM) wheat product could still be a decade away from hitting the marketplace.
21 Aug 14  6 A COMMERCIAL genetically modified (GM) wheat product could still be a decade away from hitting the marketplace.
RICHARD Norton’s MLA restructure aims to create more transparency in how industry levies, payments and funds are put to work.
21 Aug 14  3 RICHARD Norton’s MLA restructure aims to create more transparency in how industry levies, payments and funds are put to work. | Levy spat moves to the streets  | Norton announces MLA restructure 
Cattle - Beef
The interface between MLA and its levy-payers is being overhauled on several fronts by new managing director, Richard Norton.
21 Aug 14  5 The interface between MLA and its levy-payers is being overhauled on several fronts by new managing director, Richard Norton. | Levy stoush ramps up  | US demand driving Aus beef export 
Cattle - Beef
DEMAND for combine harvesters has hit a slump with sales falling by 31 per cent in 2013 after two particularly strong years.
21 Aug 14 DEMAND for combine harvesters has hit a slump with sales falling by 31 per cent in 2013 after two particularly strong years. | Mach facing new challenges  | Mallee Machinery Field Days 
USING existing infrastructure to its full capacity would be a simple way of boosting the nation's ability to move grain to port, says Jock Carter.
21 Aug 14 USING existing infrastructure to its full capacity would be a simple way of boosting the nation's ability to move grain to port, says Jock Carter. | US exec takes GrainCorp's top job  | Supply chain still grain's... 
AUSTRALIAN live cattle exporters have warmly welcomed news today that Cambodia is now open for Australian live cattle exports.
21 Aug 14  5 AUSTRALIAN live cattle exporters have warmly welcomed news today that Cambodia is now open for Australian live cattle exports. | Cattle export hits the million mark  | Breeder market opens to Egypt 
Cattle - Beef
AGRICULTURE Minister Barnaby Joyce has joined the list of critics condemning Clive Palmer’s damaging comments directed at China.
20 Aug 14  3 AGRICULTURE Minister Barnaby Joyce has joined the list of critics condemning Clive Palmer’s damaging comments directed at China. | Mavericks are top guns in new...  | Galilee coalmine 'carbon bomb'... 
THE risk of enrolling in university now, with future fee rates up in the air, is on the minds of rural and regional students.
20 Aug 14 THE risk of enrolling in university now, with future fee rates up in the air, is on the minds of rural and regional students. | Building 'three Rs' strengthens...  | Hold a barbecue to feed a farmer 
SOLID earnings growth has lifted Wesfarmers’ full year underlying net profit by 6.1 per cent to $2.39 billion.
20 Aug 14  3 SOLID earnings growth has lifted Wesfarmers’ full year underlying net profit by 6.1 per cent to $2.39 billion. | Banking in the grocery aisles  | Flavour fizzes in dairy war 
Rural Doctors have welcomed a federal government review of the administration of after-hours primary care services in Australia.
20 Aug 14 Rural Doctors have welcomed a federal government review of the administration of after-hours primary care services in Australia. | Rural doctor shortage needs...  | Country to deliver budget's... 
WARRNAMBOOL Cheese & Butter chief executive officer David Lord has told the company today that he will step down from the top position.
20 Aug 14 WARRNAMBOOL Cheese & Butter chief executive officer David Lord has told the company today that he will step down from the top position.
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Watch the space after the levies report.
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Well the farmers and country people think labour are a bad party. however Labour have always
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Bushie bill, you have acknowledged that farmers pay a burden for Australia's inflated,
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...