Senate hearing to test collusion claims

The red meat processing sector inquiry Senate hearing at Albury-Wodonga today will focus on allegations of collusion involving a boycott by meat processors at the Wodonga saleyards at Barnawartha, Victoria, on February 17 this year.
The red meat processing sector inquiry Senate hearing at Albury-Wodonga today will focus on allegations of collusion involving a boycott by meat processors at the Wodonga saleyards at Barnawartha, Victoria, on February 17 this year.
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THE NFF has teamed up with two big industry groups to defend the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). THE NFF has teamed up with two big industry groups to defend the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).
LUCRATIVE lamb and mutton prices are tipped to clip the national wool cut forecast back to 332 million kilograms greasy for the 2015-16 season. LUCRATIVE lamb and mutton prices are tipped to clip the national wool cut forecast back to 332 million kilograms greasy for the 2015-16 season.
AUSTRALIA'S top butchers are sharpening their skills ahead of the TriNations international butchery competition in September. 
AUSTRALIA'S top butchers are sharpening their skills ahead of the TriNations international butchery competition in September.
THE crop protection industry is praising Australian regulatory commonsense as European canola production plummets this year. THE crop protection industry is praising Australian regulatory commonsense as European canola production plummets this year.
THE fast expanding Webster walnut and cotton cropping business has recorded a drop in net profit after tax to just $5.1 million.
4:00 AM THE fast expanding Webster walnut and cotton cropping business has recorded a drop in net profit after tax to just $5.1 million.
SHEEPMEAT Council president Jeff Murray says the ChAFTA would bring big benefits back to the farmgate for sheep producers.
4:00 AM SHEEPMEAT Council president Jeff Murray says the ChAFTA would bring big benefits back to the farmgate for sheep producers. | Union targets China FTA  | Farmers gear up for FTA fight 
THE Victorian and SA governments have backed plans to legislate a 1500 gigalitre cap on water buybacks in the MDBP.
4:00 AM THE Victorian and SA governments have backed plans to legislate a 1500 gigalitre cap on water buybacks in the MDBP. | Buyback cap will avoid unrest: NFF  | MDB water stocktake revealed 
AGRICULTURAL organisations in the US must work together as their representative workload increases dramatically in Washington DC.
4:00 AM AGRICULTURAL organisations in the US must work together as their representative workload increases dramatically in Washington DC. | US sees value of TPP  | Unity will save Farm Bill 
A DECISION on the appeal of the controversial Marsh v Baxter case outcome is expected on Thursday.
3:00 AM A DECISION on the appeal of the controversial Marsh v Baxter case outcome is expected on Thursday.
At the close of trading on Tuesday the EYCI had achieved another record price of 576.25c/kg.
01 Sep 15 At the close of trading on Tuesday the EYCI had achieved another record price of 576.25c/kg.
Cattle - Beef
STONEFRUIT representative body Summerfruit Australia has joined the National Farmers Federation as a Commodity Member.
01 Sep 15 STONEFRUIT representative body Summerfruit Australia has joined the National Farmers Federation as a Commodity Member. | NFF musters support online  | Farmers gear up for FTA fight 
ROMA agents have yarded just 5000 head for today’s Roma store sale where the short supply provided plenty of spirited buying competition.
01 Sep 15 ROMA agents have yarded just 5000 head for today’s Roma store sale where the short supply provided plenty of spirited buying competition.
Cattle - Beef
UPDATED 3:30PM METGASCO is seeking damages from the state government for the suspension of its drilling licence at Bentley on the NSW North Coast.
01 Sep 15  1 UPDATED 3:30PM METGASCO is seeking damages from the state government for the suspension of its drilling licence at Bentley on the NSW North Coast.
GLOBAL demand for almonds has seen the crop emerge as Australia's most valuable horticultural export for 2014-15.
01 Sep 15 GLOBAL demand for almonds has seen the crop emerge as Australia's most valuable horticultural export for 2014-15. | Super fund's $150m farm buy  | Blooming almonds help SHV flourish 
WOOLWORTHS shareholders have urged new chairman Gordon Cairns to appoint an experienced retailer as chief executive but have played down fears that the food and liquor group could become embroiled in a full-blown price war.
01 Sep 15 WOOLWORTHS shareholders have urged new chairman Gordon Cairns to appoint an experienced retailer as chief executive but have played down fears that the food and liquor group could become... | Prices could go lower: Coles  | Woolworths braced for board... 
THE most populous regions of Australia can expect another year of above-average fire risk.
01 Sep 15 THE most populous regions of Australia can expect another year of above-average fire risk. | Winter's highs and lows  | El Niño to stretch into 2016 
US dairy giant Dean Foods has abandoned a potential takeover of trans-Tasman dairy company a2 Milk.
01 Sep 15 US dairy giant Dean Foods has abandoned a potential takeover of trans-Tasman dairy company a2 Milk. | A2 milk rejects takeover offer  | A2 Milk looks to lift revenue 
THE term
01 Sep 15 THE term "biosecurity" may have been once perceived as an unusual catchphrase for managing disease outbreaks but it is now becoming part and parcel of everyday life for rural industries.  | Horses road test quarantine 
TASMANIAN Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson has criticised the government’s failure to reform the grassfed beef cattle levy.
01 Sep 15  2 TASMANIAN Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson has criticised the government’s failure to reform the grassfed beef cattle levy. | Beef price options shortlisted  | MLA seeks grassfed input 
Cattle - Beef
NORTH Queensland canegrowers are increasingly setting their sights on adding rice to their rotations and SunRice wants to help them produce 50,000 tonnes annually by 2020.
01 Sep 15 NORTH Queensland canegrowers are increasingly setting their sights on adding rice to their rotations and SunRice wants to help them produce 50,000 tonnes annually by 2020. | SunRice asks shareholders for...  | Rice price enticer 
A MOVE to increasing wheat fungicide sprays has seen resistance to septoria become a significant factor in Britain, according to a visiting agronomist.
01 Sep 15 A MOVE to increasing wheat fungicide sprays has seen resistance to septoria become a significant factor in Britain, according to a visiting agronomist. | KI beans broadened  | Canadian pulses key to harvest... 
GREG Hunt says farmers won’t be hindered by the government’s move to curtail activists seeking to block coal mining projects.
01 Sep 15 GREG Hunt says farmers won’t be hindered by the government’s move to curtail activists seeking to block coal mining projects. | Tensions flare over ag versus...  | 'Lawfare' risks investment: Robb 
AUSTRALIAN and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) will extend its support package for farmers in drought for another year.
31 Aug 15 AUSTRALIAN and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) will extend its support package for farmers in drought for another year. | Tax support for drought-affected  | FMDs top $4.6 billion 
YOUNG agriculture leaders from across the world have created the Canberra Youth Ag-Declaration, a global call for action.
31 Aug 15 YOUNG agriculture leaders from across the world have created the Canberra Youth Ag-Declaration, a global call for action. | Summit focuses on global megatrends  | Summit tackles ag's big challenge 
THE first legal challenge to Shenhua’s Watermark mine in the Liverpool Plains got underway in the Land and Environment Court in Sydney today.
31 Aug 15 THE first legal challenge to Shenhua’s Watermark mine in the Liverpool Plains got underway in the Land and Environment Court in Sydney today.
RESULTS released today by dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn show it has weathered ongoing tough conditions on global markets.
31 Aug 15 RESULTS released today by dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn show it has weathered ongoing tough conditions on global markets. | JD.com's Liu buys into MG  | MG listing worth the journey 
THE NSW Young Nationals have voted in favour of marriage equality at their annual conference in Corowa, NSW.
31 Aug 15  2 THE NSW Young Nationals have voted in favour of marriage equality at their annual conference in Corowa, NSW.
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Can't you boys find another playground to occupy? Same old punters, same old tired barbs and
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Another of the sacred scare stories comes undone for the agw
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He might well be a decent bloke Chick, however Jock is right on the money regarding Sterles
A STATE-of-the-art water treatment plant built in Marian will provide an increased and more reliable supply of water to Marian and Mirani residents.31 Jul 15 A STATE-of-the-art water treatment plant built in Marian will provide an increased and more reliable supply of water...
THE future is looking bright for two young Katherinites after they were announced as finalists in the Territory government’s premier training awards for 2015.03 Jul 15 THE future is looking bright for two young Katherinites after they were announced as finalists in the Territory...