Committee chosen to direct annual $100m drought resilience program

A committee of five people has been named by Minister for Drought David Littleproud to help deliver $100 million in drought resilience and preparedness programs to communities every year through the Future Drought Fund…Read More

Beef Central, September 17, 2019

Farm invasion laws: Where is each State up to?

With the ink barely dry on new Federal laws passed last week to strengthen protections against illegal trespass and farm invasion, Colin Bettles looks at how moves by each State to ramp up legislative and enforcement activities are progressing. ..Read More

Colin Bettles, September 16, 2019

Ferocious debate erupts over ‘vegan terrorists’

A tempestuous political debate has zeroed-in on the rights of farmers to produce livestock for human food consumption, without suffering endangerment due to escalating threats and illegal intimidation driven by “vegan terrorists”…Read More

Colin Bettles, September 16, 2019

NT Govt plans will suffocate ag investment: NTCA

The Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association has warned changes being made by the NT Government to the Non-Pastoral Permit system will have dire consequences for future agricultural investment in the Territory…Read More

Beef Central, September 16, 2019

Farm invasion bill passes Federal Parliament

New laws that will strengthen farmer protections against escalating animal rights activism and harassment have passed the Federal Parliament, introducing tougher penalties for convictions…Read More

Colin Bettles, September 13, 2019

Elders given all clear to acquire AIRR rural wholesaler

The ACCC will not oppose the proposed acquisition of rural wholesale buying group Australian Independent Rural Retailers (AIRR) by Elders…Read More

Beef Central, September 12, 2019

Ruralco, Landmark merger approved by ACCC

The ACCC will not oppose the proposed acquisition of rural services company Ruralco by Nutrien, which operates in Australia through its wholly owned subsidiary, Landmark…Read More

Beef Central, August 22, 2019

RFF directors hit back at US short seller, increase shareholdings

Three Rural Funds Management directors have increased their individual share holdings in the listed rural property trust Rural Funds Group (RFF) as they continue to defend the company against claims by a US short seller that its stock is overvalued…Read More

Beef Central, August 9, 2019

Elders to buy rural wholesaler AIRR

As the takeover of Ruralco by Landmark-owner Nutrien moves toward creating a rural merchandise retailing and wholesaling behemoth in Australia, Elders Limited has announced an acquisition move that will extend its own competitive footprint beyond rural retailing and into wholesaling as well…Read More

Beef Central, July 15, 2019

Elders expects strong year despite challenging trading conditions

Elders Limited says it expects to record a similar net profit after tax to last year in the vicinity of $61-$64 million for the 12 months to 30 September 2019, despite the challenges of widespread drought and flooding in northern Queensland…Read More

Beef Central, March 15, 2019

Ruralco board backs Nutrien’s $469m takeover offer

Ruralco has today confirmed it has entered into an agreement with Nutrien Ltd, under which the Canadian agri-giant has agreed to acquire 100pc of Ruralco shares for a cash price of $4.40 per share…Read More

Beef Central, February 27, 2019

Royal Commission calls for national farm debt mediation scheme

Rural banks will be required to commence farm mediation processes as soon as loans become distressed, not as a ‘last measure’ before taking enforcement action, under a key recommendation from the Hayne Royal Commission into banking…Read More

Beef Central, February 5, 2019

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