More division amongst farmers.
What is wrong with joining one of the state farming organisations. Add to their strength and argue your case at their meetings and annual conference instead of being just another small advocacy group. The more we are divided the more we'll be conquered. One united voice stands to have notice taken of it.
Abbott! Hang your head in shame!
But Luv, these ain't level playing fields we are playing on , Luv!
So the totalitarian regime not only wants virtually unfettered access to our land and resources, it wants it's low wage labour to work here for it. And what exactly do we get in return? access to market for the remainder of our agricultural industries which, if they show a profit and aren't just scraping along at the bottom of the supply chain barrel will end up getting bought out anyway! Great idea!
Yes more competition will always lead to higher prices. This despite the dribble that often appears on these threads to the contrary. You only need to watch the basis. It is trading at record levels particularly for canola. Australian grain is in demand and this will only amplify as the time goes by. Its a good time to be a grain producer.
Could the mess in Canada be due to the loss of their single desk arrangements and a single body to manage the export task?
The entire area of charitable status needs a close look. To my mind far too many organisations abuse the right to it. Why should the taxpayer subsidise groups who do no actual charity work?
If rationalisation was ever needed it is in this area. I nominate Animals Australia as top of the list for removal of status as a charity. Not one cent of their 3.15 million budget is spent on actual animal welfare but taxpayers continue to support it. Something for Senator Sinodinis to look at. Perhaps a journo should ask him the question.
Brendan Stewart the CEO of Canegrowers helped spearhead the campaign to remove grower control of AWB Ltd when chair of the iconic grower marketer.
The rest is history and the company eventually fell into the hands of mega merchant Cargill.
Don' forget what China did to our wool industry in the 80s!
When the Fraser government imposed sanctions on the USSR after their invasion of Afghanistan, it was Australia's grain growers who paid the price.
If current events lead to ructions in Australia's dealings with Russia, it will again be the farm sector which suffers.
If any place that needs a good fracking, its Canberra!
This is what was said by Cattle Council "President Andrew Ogilvie said better resourcing would enable Cattle Council to undertake well-researched policy development to focus on solving problems facing the industry. “It is really difficult to come up with solutions unless you have good research to identify the problem,” 'Isn't this exactly why people are leaving farm bodies in droves. The leaders don't know what the problem is and want money to identify it!!! Goodness me!!!
It is O- week, uni challenge maybe??
So we still have to commit 0.05% of our turnover to a compulsory levy that could be contributing to paying off our debt instead of funding 'supposed' R&D?
The imported stuff, whether from Italy or Hungary or the US may be cheaper but I have never bought it, only SPC for tinned peaches or tinned tomato or baked beans.
Its like the vegetable levy. Has anyone calculated what percentage of funded projects goes to Ausveg and its strategic partners? Poor corporate governance and lack of accountability in my opinion from HAL to let this happen.
"What was in the kitchen four years ago isn’t what is there today." Mr Cameron is absolutely right.
Still, SPCA is still churning out 1950s style commodity tinned fruit, where the competition is either cheaper or better. They need a reality check before a cheque.
Here comes the watering down of a system that's better to have in place than not, but requires little more than a guarantee by importing countries to honour their obligations under OIE. The fact that every importing country are signatories to OIE makes one wonder why they bothered signing it if they had no intention of upholding it. Sadly, the animals are about to lose again, the producers will cop the blame again, and animal advocates will be sneered at again. Exporters will see it as a win, but it will be another nail in the coffin for industry. Who cares about the animals anyway? I DO.
More good work by the dept of ag, where would we be without them David leyenholm?, maybe they are EXTRA SPECIAL
A very well researched article by John Gunthorpe which hopefully every beef producer takes the time to read and digest. This is your future.
Placed extra conditions..whippeee. That will make so much difference to the poor animals.
You lot are absolutely dispicable.
Droughts Tractor pulls washed out twice , all in 2013 everything that can go wrong will go wrong in Queensland .
we plough after canola for wheat
then min till after spring crops for
canola. yields have improved,
weed control giving a better
residual chemical control.
money in bank.
Mr Lower obviously isn't qualified to talk on this issue if he believes the new bike from Polaris is a farm style quad. It isn't an active rider bike, i.e. you cannot move your weight and change the centre of gravity on the machine. This new bike has a seat like a car and steering wheel and is a fun, trail type of bike not a work bike. It's a single seat razor rzr sports bike. I cannot see many farmers purchasing this type of machine. It's not suitable for our needs.
Seeing this is a trade article it would be nice if some costs were discussed.....particularly trade-in costs on his 6 year old unit to give the costs on the upgrade.
Selling bank shares to buy property by a bank CEO, wonder what he knows?
A bonanza for overseas carpetbaggers!
US owners - that just says it all!
Would love to see it stay in aust private hands, not an overseas govt with unlimited money.
Farmers wondering what to sow in summer,try Shirhoe Millet,it can be stripped and the stubble rolled up for a huge crop of hay. The cattle love and thrive on it in dry times.
"the UN predicts that with the global population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, food production will increase by 70 per cent..." Just how are natural plant/animal physiologies, ecological systems and natural resources meant to meet this challenge? Dr Norman Borlaug, the Father of the Green Revolution in his 1970 Nobel Prize speech, warned of the "population monster", yet nothing has been done in the last 30 years to limit human fertility levels. Our reprieve is over, and the global "food security" issue is a euphemism for a looming Malthusian crisis - yet it is ignored.
Indage was the first winery in India, but the company has since folded - it's last vintage was 2010. The Tiger Hill wines you so liked are largely from bulk wine imported from Australia.
Just to clear up a small error in this advert , Calgary is nowhere near eastern Canada. Calgary is in western Canada , in the province of Alberta . Ottawa is five hours east BY PLANE !
Big surprise people are moving to the Hunter. The Hunter mines are now requiring employees to live local to avoid the FIFO/DIDO costs.
The Garden Route is wonderful. If you are looking for a nice place to stay try Lakeside Lodge http://lakesidelodge.co.za/