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EU looks to impose more GIs

EU looks to impose more GIs

National Farmers Federation’s (NFF) chief executive Tony Mahar says Australian farmers, processors and consumers are at a disadvantage as the EU has added haloumi to its list of geographical indicators (GI) products. The EU voted to restrict cheese manufacturers...

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EU looks to impose more GIs

Rabo tips historic 2021/22 price

According to Rabobank’s annual Australian Dairy Seasonal Outlook the local dairy industry has “weathered the severe global storm” and is on track to exceed industry targets three years running. Rabo’s southern export region milk price forecast for the 2021/22 season...

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Dairy farms impacted by floods

Dairy farms impacted by floods

Following last weeks floods across NSW, dairy farmers are assessing damage to property, including fencing and other infrastructure costs as well as loss of livestock, swept away by the currents. Farmers on the Mid North Coast of NSW who farm on islands surrounded by...

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EU looks to impose more GIs

Australian trade with China plummets

The value of Australian trade with China is down 40% across almost all industries since the beginning of the trade dispute, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Overall trade is down 2%, saved by strong Chinese demand for Australian iron...

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La Niña retreats, but first more rain

La Niña retreats, but first more rain

The latest Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) water and climate outlook suggests that April may be the wettest of the three months ahead. Torrential rain in March affected all states and territories, causing extensive flooding across south eastern Australia with 2-3 times...

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La Niña retreats, but first more rain

Floods across NSW

Two major weather systems have collided affecting every mainland state and territory, except for Western Australia. NSW has been hardest hit, impacting agriculture from the Mid-North Coast to the Hunter. According to disaster recovery officer Simon Oliver from the...

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EU looks to impose more GIs

Freedom returns to the ASX

Shares in Freedom Foods Group resumed trading this week after a nine-month hiatus, as the troubled company aims to raise $265m in fresh capital to stabilise the group. Freedom shares last traded at $3.01 on the ASX before the suspension on 24 June 2020 as a massive...

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EU looks to impose more GIs

Review of FMD scheme

The Farm Management Deposit (FMD) scheme which allows farmers to set aside up to $800,000 of pre-tax income per year will undergo a review to consider if the scheme had made farmers more resilient or if it’s being used for tax planning. Agriculture minister David...

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