The Nationals will be more assertive in a new Coalition government, assuming that’s the election outcome.
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.
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.
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.
Well known rural academic and industry representative Mick Keogh has been named as first agriculture commissioner to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.