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Barnaby Joyce gives some protection on Turnbull’s vulnerable right flank

Guest Author, 07 July 2016

The Nationals will be more assertive in a new Coalition government, assuming that’s the election outcome.

Coalition fund may boost Cattle Council restructure plans

James Nason, 28 June 2016

The Federal Coalition appears set to grant the Cattle Council of Australia’s wish for funding to help pay for its restructure, if the Turnbull Government is re-elected this weekend.

Live exporters greet red tape cuts, but question claimed cost savings

Beef Central, 07 April 2016

The Federal Government says livestock exporters stand to save up to 30 percent in government charges under changes introduced today which allow them to apply for ‘approved arrangement’ status for export consignments.

Beating drought with agricultural insurance

Beef Central, 31 March 2016

The Australian Government on Wednesday announced the introduction of the “Managing Farm Risk Program” , which it says will give farm businesses a new tool to help protect against the perils of drought, frost, hail and fire.

Mick Keogh named as first ACCC agricultural commissioner

Beef Central, 24 February 2016

Well known rural academic and industry representative Mick Keogh has been named as first agriculture commissioner to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Claims Aust against foreign investment “absurd”: Joyce

James Nason, 20 November 2015

Any suggestion Australia is opposed to foreign investment after its decision to reject a Chinese bid to buy S. Kidman and Co would be an absurdity, says agriculture minister and deputy nationals leader Barnaby Joyce.

Australia sees Japanese cattle producers as ‘partners’, Barnaby tells Japanese media

Beef Central, 16 November 2015

In an interview with Japan’s Nikkei financial press, Barnaby Joyce has stressed that Australian products are complementary and “not a threat” to what Japanese farmers grow and raise.

Joyce visits China, Korea and Japan

Beef Central, 11 November 2015

The Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, has commenced a five-day visit to China, Korea and Japan today to discuss the potential for stronger trade relationships made possible through the free trade agreements reached with North Asia’s three major economies.

Boost for Indo-Aust student exchange program

Beef Central, 07 October 2015

The Indonesia-Australia Pastoral Industry Student Program received a further boost in Jakarta this morning when Minister for Agriculture and Water Barnaby Joyce launched an alumni network for students who have completed their training through the initiative.

Farmer and community leader wins 2015 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award

Beef Central, 10 September 2015

Farmer and founder of the ‘Champions Academy’, Sarah Powell, was last night honoured as the winner of the national Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award.