Having had extinsive dealing s over the last 12 months with New Hope group I can confirm there intentions .
However the snake oil salesman here Twiggy has decided to jump on the bandwagon.
His track record re Anaconda and the upcoming demise of fortescue should make people very wary .
characters like Twiggy are constantly raving about the road paved with gold in china if only it were true
19/09/14 01:57 AM
The engine room of CRCs is PhD students. The Commonwealth Government's increase in student fees is going to make PhD students hard to find. I hope that aspect is within David Miles' terms of reference.
19/09/14 12:34 AM
Really, there has been no real competition in the Australia supermarket sector for decades. If the IGA brand what's a place it has to step up its game.
18/09/14 09:14 AM
Would love to hear more stories like this!!
18/09/14 04:36 AM
How about we rediscover the 'culture' in Agriculture? the one that is based on family farmers and their local communities and a need for stability and profitability.
18/09/14 02:08 AM


These guys want to be the grain grower reps and they have these issues yeah right if they don't like you they vote you out what a joke. Seems like this guys was on the wrong side upsetting the "suits". Also means the next guy will "toe the line". Democracy at work, not.
33 degrees and 40km/hr winds in WA tomorrow (Saturday) is going to hurt.
19/09/14 12:42 AM
Dean Smith is showing his 'true blue' Liberal colours and coming out in support of his powerful merchant friends at the expense of WA growers.
In June 2008 The Liberals sat with the Rudd Government in the Federal parliament and abolished the wheat single desk and handed control of the Australian wheat industry to the merchants mostly foreign.
17/09/14 09:01 PM
There's a video from GRDC about this at
What ARE these blokes going on about? Grand dad told me to harvest just below the lower heads and to get the most grain.
GRDC and their glossy paper seem to be trying to justify their existence.
16/09/14 10:47 PM


Dead right about the goats dingos love them. Mine aren't doing a very good job with the roos at the moment, mainly because I have about 10,000 roos and about 10 dingos. While their not forming into big packs, I don't lose too much sleep over them.
17/09/14 09:32 PM
Right on the money Andrew.
14/09/14 12:02 AM
If biosecurity is important why is it so badly funded?
17/09/14 03:06 AM
How about the dollars value?, fuel prices, labour costs, interest rates, etc. this report is only a very small part of the picture.
12/09/14 08:39 AM
an old white ute? From the photos on the media it was a fairly new Colorado
This is such a heartbreaking story, I hope strictly the truth is reported....and it would appear SMH have started with not exact facts
For the sake of the community and wider family stick to the spot on facts
11/09/14 02:27 AM


Last week we had a media conference with Dick Smith and Graham Turner, both successful millionaires and both concerned about environmental issues. The problem is not only Australia's population growth, driven by high immigration, but the global rate of population growth. During the 20th century alone, the population in the world has grown from 1.65 billion to 6 billion, and roughly doubled since 1970. Feeding more people, from the tip of the food chain, on declining natural resources is a "challenge" that's not being recognised enough. "Food security" is basically a population problem.
18/08/14 08:30 PM
So much of what Craig Davis says is on the mark. While some peak bodies do a great job of engagement with the wider community too many are hamstrung by governing models which belong in the last century. If you don't engage, if you don't rebut the falsehoods, groups which at their heart are anti farming gain traction and use the available media coverage for their agenda. Too often the heavy lifting on issues such as the PETA campaigns are left to passionate individuals rather than industry having basically pre prepared responses ready to go. It is not rocket science.
05/08/14 09:45 PM


"These commonsense changes continue to provide ... assurance that our animals are humanely treated."
Right... because shipping an animal across the seas for four weeks to a terrifying, traumatic and painful death - having his or her throat cut whilst fully conscious, is the epitome of humane treatment.
17/09/14 08:21 AM
Showed isolated incidences? Seriously? What the footage showed was people, who should know better, standing around witnessing the events and doing nothing about it. This is why the RSPCA are calling for mandatory reporting from within the industry. It is quite clear this industry does need strong independent auditing and scrutiny and until that happens concerned people will continue to obtain footage in any way they can, now matter how much the industry and their political representatives cry about it.
09/09/14 08:53 PM
I wonder if Russia thinks the same of Australia.
It probably won't be too long before before we're told to put sanctions on China as well.
07/09/14 10:45 PM
Do we demand and put inspectors into piggeries in other countries that we import pork products from?
If not, why not?
24/08/14 10:28 PM
I am sick of this current obsession by fringe extremist groups to legislate people to notify of cruelty to animals as though it is widespread. So now RSPCA wants jail terms to force members of the public to come running with any half baked nonsensical beat up about animal cruelty. What about the cruelty to the farmers and stockowners who are trying to operate their business under the burdens of every half witted community demand. Most of which comes from those who have already destroyed all natural habitats for their own urban homes but expect farmers to pay the price.
22/08/14 06:57 AM


Agriculture is precisely dependent on machinery now a days. One cannot do anything without machinery. You can find more Agriculture machinery related question and answers in the following link. riculture-machinery Farming Machinery discussion forum
09/09/14 09:56 AM
The large business focussed broadacre farm focusses on timeliness and low capitalisation to reap the rewards of scale. The flipside of that is they use a plethora of contractors for sowing harvest or spraying. These contractors deliver benefits such as in 4 days spraying, quick sow or harvest which far outway any requirement for specified wheel spacing or equipment width, let alone the impracticality of ever deepening tracks
06/09/14 10:19 PM
Good information! Agriculture is precisely dependent on machinery now a days. One cannot do anything without machinery. You can find more Agriculture machinery related question and answers in the following link. riculture-machinery Agriculture Machinery discussion forum
03/09/14 06:12 AM
Biggest problem I see is as farms are getting larger and more corporate, dealers need to balance the needs of these large farms while at the same time not treating the needs of the smaller farmers as insignificant.


Gee Neil, this is a rosy outlook - totally at odds with the comprehensive Rabo bank survey. You wouldn't be hopelessly conflicted by your cosy relationship with the Banks would you?
01/09/14 09:09 PM

Rural Lifestyle

Well Bushie Bill this flies in the face of your cork swinger opinion of country folk. Guess you aren't quite as smart as you thought you were eh ?
11/09/14 07:20 AM
The first thing to do is abolish the insane policy they call UnilateralTrade Reform. Then the regions can repopulate themselves.
01/08/14 01:44 AM


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Lambs and calves to dingoes/wild dogs are the equivalent of falafel to left wing vegetarian
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Nice to see Hockey has 'compassion and empathy' for one sector of the economy, and none for
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Qlander, I am very well aware of where Angus is and runs his place and also aware of those
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