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21 January 2015
Farm Finance Debt Restructuring Loans Available in Western Australia
AUSTRALIA - Western Australian farmers can now apply for loans for debt restructuring as well as productivity enhancement activities under the Farm Finance concessional loans scheme....
08 December 2014
Australian Pig Farmers Welcome Early Start to Free Trade with Korea
AUSTRALIA - The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the announcement by Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb that Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with South Korea (KAFTA) will come...
01 December 2014
Vets Welcome New Biosecurity Bills
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has welcomed bills introduced into Parliament today (1 December) which are set to strengthen disease control measures to better manage the risk of...
24 November 2014
Farmers in Australia Welcome Government Draft Reforms
AUSTRALIA – A government draft report set to “underpin” Australian competitiveness for the coming two decades has been welcomed by farmers....
19 November 2014
Rules over Pig Registration in Western Australia Explained
AUSTRALIA - All owners of livestock within Western Australia must be registered and their stock identified in accordance with the relevant regulations. ...
04 September 2014
Five Year Plan Launched for Australia’s Pork Industry
AUSTRALIA - Australian Pork Limited’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan was launched at Parliament House last week by Barnaby Joyce, Minister for Agriculture....
25 August 2014
Pork Industry Welcomes Call for Mandatory Reporting of Animal Cruelty
AUSTRALIA - The Australian pork industry has welcomed calls by the RSPCA for states and territories to legislate mandatory reporting of animal cruelty....
11 August 2014
Australia Counts the Cost of Russian Food Import Ban
AUSTRALIA - The Government is currently assessing the likely impact of the Russian Federation ban on imports of certain agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs from Australia....
31 July 2014
New Livestock Land Transport Laws Enforced from 1 August 2014
AUSTRALIA - The six month grace period for new livestock transport requirements introduced in January expires this Friday....
22 July 2014
Carbon Tax Repeal Pleases Australian Farmers
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers have applauded the Coalition Government for delivering on its election promise to repeal the carbon tax....
23 June 2014
Pig Slaughter Levy in Australia Set to Increase
AUSTRALIA - All Australian pork producers should be aware that the second tranche increase to the Pig Slaughter Levy, collected by processors at the point of slaughter, is set to take effect on 1 July...
14 May 2014
PigGas: Environmental Winner for Australian Pork Industry
AUSTRALIA - The National PigGas Extension Project, which is helping Australian pork producers to understand and estimate their greenhouse gas emissions, is achieving excellent results on farms....
08 May 2014
Australian Pork Industry Calls for Origin Labelling Reform
AUSTRALIA - The pork industry says confusing and unfair labelling laws make it impossible for consumers to choose local ham and bacon, even if they want to....
12 March 2014
Australian Pork Limited Embarks on Performance Review
AUSTRALIA - Australian Pork Limited (APL) has commissioned ACIL Allen Consulting to undertake an independent review of APL’s performance over the past three years. This review is required under the...
28 February 2014
Australian Pork Producers Oppose Raw Pork Imports
AUSTRALIA - New Zealand has started importing raw pork into to its domestic market, but Australian producers remain implacably opposed....
20 January 2014
Australian Pork Industry Warns of Exodus of Old Piggeries
AUSTRALIA - The Australian pork industry is preparing for an exodus of old piggeries unwilling to meet the 2017 deadline for phasing out confined pens for pregnant sows, known as stalls....
17 January 2014
Reminder to Victoria's Pig Farmers about Illegal Swill Feeding
VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA - The state's Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating several cases of alleged pig swill feeding....
30 December 2013
Australian White Paper to Boost Agricultural Productivity
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government is developing a White Paper to boost agriculture’s productivity and profitability....
10 December 2013
Queensland Pork Industry Lobbies for Fairer Fees
AUSTRALIA - The Queensland pork industry is asking the State Government to adjust piggery licensing arrangements....
23 October 2013
Australian Farmers Welcome New Shadow Ministry
AUSTRALIA - The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the appointment of the new Shadow Ministry, led by Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten, and Deputy Leader, Tanya Plibersek....
28 August 2013
Last Chance for Submissions to Reduce ‘Red Tape’ in Livestock Sector
AUSTRALIA - This week is a final chance for people to have a say about reducing 'red tape' for the livestock sector....
24 July 2013
Flooded Farmers Have More Time to Apply for Assistance
AUSTRALIA - This extension on flood relief applies to Category C and D assistance under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)....
17 July 2013
Play Your Part in Reducing ‘Red Tape’ for Livestock Industries
AUSTRALIA - People connected with South Australia’s livestock industries are being urged to have their say on a plan to reduce ‘red tape’ in the livestock sector....
04 July 2013
Activists Aiming to Cripple WA Pork Industry
AUSTRALIA - Animal rights activists have been making attempts to cripple the Western Australian pork industry by approaching supermarket giant Coles with illegally filmed images after a break-in at a local...
19 June 2013
Extra Australian Agricultural Voices Deployed Across Globe
AUSTRALIA - Australian food producers and exporters will benefit from new strong Australian voices to be deployed to Viet Nam, Malaysia and China, with extra agricultural specialists being sent to gain...
14 June 2013
Row Over Pig Footage Entering 'Dangerous Territory'
AUSTRALIA - There are fears that the deadlock between farmers and animal rights activists could escalate as a result of illegal activities by the activists in piggeries across Australia....
27 May 2013
Cutting Red Tape for Australia's Food Industry
AUSTRALIA - The Productivity Commission (PC) has announced plans to review the impact of regulatory burdens across the food supply chain....
18 April 2013
Manual Helps Pig Farmers Quit Sow Stalls
AUSTRALIA - Pork industry bodies have released a new nutrition information manual for pig producers who are moving away from using sow stalls....
18 February 2013
Assistance for Flood-affected Queensland Producers
AUSTRALIA - The Federal and State Governments have announced a boost in assistance to Queensland primary producers and businesses that suffered extreme damage as a result of ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald....
05 February 2013
More Rural Investment Demanded for Western Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australian Farmers Federation (WAFarmers), as part of its 2013 State Election Key Issues, wants to see increased investment into rural and regional community services....
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