10-12-2013 12:54 PM
Australia cuts wheat export forecast
Australia reduced its wheat export forecast, even as farmers join producers from Canada to Russia in harvesting bigger crops, as lower stockpiles curb...
09-12-2013 11:09 AM
Beefing up foreign investment
Among north Australian cattle producers, 'foreign investment' is a popular concept.
Many in the game often argue the Top End beef industry was buil...
09-12-2013 10:51 AM
Government seeking support for review of agriculture industry
The Federal Government is seeking bipartisan support for a review of Australia's agriculture industry, as it aims to double the nation's food producti...
06-12-2013 10:31 AM
Farmers hail South Korea deal
WA farmers had cause for a double celebration yesterday when Australia signed a free-trade agreement with South Korea and forecasts for the State's gr...
04-12-2013 09:48 AM
WA farmers welcome eased land clearing regulation
Western Australian farmers have welcomed the State Government’s announcement to relax the controversial laws on land clearing.
Landholders have com...
02-12-2013 07:08 AM
Farm robots roll onto paddocks
World leaders will have the chance to see the latest in agricultural robotics when they head to Australia next year for the G20 summit.
02-12-2013 07:06 AM
Lack of rain adds to farmers' pain
The driest November in more than three decades has left the countryside parched and farmers thinking what could have been.
Only 5.6mm of rainfall w...
25-11-2013 01:21 AM
Cooperation versus investor returns: the future of dairy farming
The battle is heating up between Australia’s Murray Goulburn Co-operative, Bega Cheese Ltd and Canada’s Saputo Inc. over the acquisition of Warrnamboo...
25-11-2013 01:15 AM
Joyce postpones Indonesia trip
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has postponed his trip to Indonesia as the diplomatic row over Australian spying widens.
It is understood the tr...
21-11-2013 05:50 AM
Appetite for wheat but price may slip
Wheat prices have lost nearly 10 per cent over the past month and many commodity analysts are tipping the grain price will fall further over the comin...
21-11-2013 05:46 AM
Western NSW farmers grateful for drought assistance
There's a real sense of relief around the north west of New South Wales today after yesterday's announcement of $7.6 million in drought funding measur...
21-11-2013 05:41 AM
Cattle shipped to Indonesia as farm trade continues
Normal trade between Australia and Indonesia is continuing despite speculation to the contrary.
Recent diplomatic tensions between the two countrie...
19-11-2013 02:22 AM
MLA introduces new cattle condition scoring guide
Meat and Livestock Australia has introduced a new guide to assess cattle in low body condition.
Currently there are three systems used to objective...
19-11-2013 01:52 AM
Freak storm wipes out wheat crop in WA mid west
A freak storm at the weekend has damaged thousands of hectares of crop in Western Australia.
Robert Keamy farms east of Watheroo, which is about 20...
18-11-2013 01:20 AM
Global funds chase Australian farms
Global fund managers and some of the world's largest pension funds have bought more than $1.5 billion of agricultural land in Australia over the past ...
13-11-2013 02:59 AM
Dairy bidding war escalates
The three-way bidding war for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) has escalated dramatically, with Murray Goulburn now offering $505 million, well abo...
11-11-2013 01:56 AM
Forecast for better than average wheat harvest
Forecasters are predicting a slightly larger than average national wheat harvest of around 24 to 25 million tonnes.
About 20 per cent of crops have...
06-11-2013 03:03 AM
Wheat prices tipped to fall throughout harvest
Market analysts are tipping a drop in wheat prices as grain harvesting ramps up across the Victorian Mallee.
Graydon Chong from Rabobank says he's ...
04-11-2013 02:15 AM
Farmers hope bid churns up industry
The original dairy on the farm - which he established back in the 1800s - might be long gone, but the imprint of pioneering dairy farmer James Burleig...
31-10-2013 02:26 AM
Frost bites New South Wales crops
Severe and widespread frost has ruined hundred of thousands of hectares of crop across New South Wales and Victoria costing producers millions of doll...
31-10-2013 02:19 AM
Australia's small farmers struggling with low prices
A near-perfect growing season for small farmers in two of Australia's biggest food belt regions - south-east Queensland and Victoria - has produced a ...
29-10-2013 03:16 AM
Qld farmers want grazing permit extension
Earlier this month, RN Breakfast looked at the push to return cattle-grazing to Victoria's Alpine National Park since the change in Government.
25-10-2013 03:07 AM
WCB takeover won't hurt farmers, Saputo
Canadian diary giant Saputo has increased its offer for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) to $449 million, insisting its takeover of the local compa...
24-10-2013 03:32 AM
Dry weather forecast worries cattle producers
A Top End cattle producer says the latest seasonal weather outlook is worrying for those who are holding out for some decent rain.
The weather bure...
22-10-2013 07:53 AM
Farming becomes a super investment
A large agricultural investor says Australia is entering an era of institutional investment in farming.
Sustainable Agriculture Funds (SAF) has sup...
18-10-2013 05:31 AM
Local dairy giant joins takeover fight
Murray Goulburn has stepped up the takeover battle for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter, targeting the company's farmer shareholders with a $420 million ...
18-10-2013 05:28 AM
Hong Kong suspends poultry and egg imports from NSW
Hong Kong has temporarily suspended the importation of Australian poultry products after an outbreak of a strain of bird flu at an egg farm near Young...
16-10-2013 06:09 AM
Family farm 'devastated' by bird flu
Thousands of chickens could be put down after an outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) in central-west New South Wales.
The Langfield Pastoral Com...
14-10-2013 01:51 AM
Tagging a $44m source of anxiety for farmers
Farmers could be hit with a $44 million annual bill for a new mandatory electronic sheep tagging system, after a report warned a foot-and-mouth diseas...
11-10-2013 05:38 AM
Joyce making no promises on Iraqi wheat money
Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says he'll look into whether the government can pay out thousands of Australian wheat growers still owed mo...
10-10-2013 07:35 AM
Wheat farmers chase money from Iraq
Some wheat farmers are calling on the Australian Government to step in and pay out farmers who are still owed money for sales to Iraq in the 1980s.
08-10-2013 03:56 AM
Report finds moisture levels in the state's agricultural land very low
A new report has found much of the state's agricultural land had soil moisture levels well below historical levels in 2011-12.
The Bureau of Meteor...
07-10-2013 02:02 AM
Rainfall triggers crop turnaround
Recent high rainfall has triggered a big turnaround for crops across the State, with many farmers expecting a bumper harvest.
Grain Industry Associ...
07-10-2013 01:57 AM
Reviving cattle trade is a step in the right direction
The reality of politics is that you are a public figure being invited to functions by reason of your public office, and the reality of the public is t...
07-10-2013 01:49 AM
Cattle producers urge government help as drought crisis widens
As drought tightens its grip on more than half of Queensland, cattle producers say they are struggling to keep their businesses and their animals aliv...
04-10-2013 02:54 AM
Intensive chicken farmer prefers life in the 'open'
An former intensive chicken farmer who spent 26 years in factory farming is feeling "happier and healthier" having switched to 'open-range' production...
04-10-2013 02:44 AM
Dairy region mounts a comeback
Just a few years ago amidst a cruel drought many were predicting the end of irrigated dairy farming in the Murray-Darling Basin.
Farmers left the i...
02-10-2013 04:03 AM
New scheme delivers water to farmers
A $15 million irrigation scheme in Tasmania's northern midlands has started delivering water to farmers from Conara to Longford.
The lower South Es...
02-10-2013 03:34 AM
More needed to encourage live cattle trade from Australia to Indonesia
An Indonesian state-owned company is running the ruler over five big Australian cattle companies in the attempt to breed up to 500,000 head of cattle ...
30-09-2013 01:54 AM
Chinese stick to WA farm investment plan
A Chinese conglomerate has hit back at critics of its WA farming operations and vowed to press on with plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars...
30-09-2013 01:47 AM
Investors 'keen' on Australian agriculture
Hundreds of people from international pension and investment funds have attended a conference in Singapore about investing in agriculture.
27-09-2013 02:13 AM
Dairy workers told jobs are secure
More than 100 Tamar Valley Dairy Company workers were assured yesterday that their jobs should be secure.
Australian Workers Union assistant state ...
24-09-2013 08:14 AM
Storms to tease western Qld
Showers and thunderstorms will hit parts of drought-affected Queensland later this week but rainfall will barely be enough to settle the dust.
19-09-2013 03:09 AM
Flood warnings as rain forces farmers to move stock
Heavy rain in Tasmania has forced farmers to move their stock away from the North Esk River where a flood warning is in place.
The State Emergency ...
18-09-2013 02:45 AM
Australia sees live cattle exports climbing 25 pct
Australia has boosted its projection for live cattle exports by 25 percent, after key market Indonesia abandoned a quota system.
Australia, the wor...
16-09-2013 02:45 AM
Dairy appeals to young farmers
The Victorian dairy downturn has not stopped young farmers wanting to enter the industry.
Rural Finance's annual accounts show 15 people received a...
16-09-2013 02:22 AM
Beef accord may be boats payback
Efforts to expand economic ties with Indonesia could be hampered by the Coalition's hardline asylum seeker program and foreign policy, analysts say.
13-09-2013 03:06 AM
Big dairy farm expected to change hands
The Tasmanian Premier says she is not concerned about the Foreign Investment Review Board assessing the sale of the Van Diemen's Land company to forei...
12-09-2013 02:03 AM
Dairy Australia says farmers are feeling good
Australian dairy farmers are predicted to produce up to 9.5 billion litres of milk this year, up 2 per cent on last year.
The forecast is included ...
10-09-2013 03:08 AM
Wheat estimate cut by Australia as dry weather curbs harvest
Australia reduced its wheat production forecast after dry weather in the biggest producing states harmed crops, curbing supplies available for export ...