Agribusiness

Hockey slammed on ADM comments

Labor accuses Treasurer of creating confusion over foreign investment policy.

New Forests to buy Gunns for about $330m

The Sydney-based timber investment firm beat out five other final bidders for the bankrupt Tasmanian timber company

Hockey worried about ADM's character

by AAP
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Joe Hockey says GrainCorp bid blocked in part due to concerns about suitor's corporate character.

One-fifth of China's farmland polluted

by AAP
China's government says in a report that nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is polluted.

The meat and potatoes of Australia's dining boom

The difference between the meat and potatoes businesses are dramatic. But for the Thomas family, combining them made as much sense as serving the two together at the table.

As far as the eye can see: The families who own the most of Australia

Five Australian families lay claim to a combined 2.8 per cent of the country -- these power farmers have changed the landscape in their favour.

Nufarm closes NZ plant

Production will be shifted to Victoria following consolidation of Australian facilities.

Chinese pork giant plans IPO

by AAP
The world's biggest pork producer says it plans to raise up to $US5.3 billion ($A5.66 billion) in an initial public offering.

Elders taking steps to rebuild board

Elders has found reinforcements for its two-man board, news paves the way for a new chief executive.

Elders adds board members

by AAP
Agribusiness appoints two non-executive directors, still looking for new CEO.

Timbercorp appeal dismissed

The High Court has dismissed an action by aggrieved 'grower’ clients of failed group Timbercorp.

Greentree to sell $200m farm

The nation’s single biggest grain farmer, Ron Greentree, and partner Ken Harris have put their $200m farm up for sale.

GrainCorp set for regulatory reprieve

Draft ACCC decision will reduce regulation at Newcastle bulk grain facility.

WA secures China cattle trial

by AAP
Exporters in WA have agreed a trial period for live exports to China.

Cargill Q3 earnings slump 28%

Power trading loss hurts group's profit, revenue steady at $32bn.

Farmers mixed on Japan trade deal

by AAP
Dairy farmers say Australia's free trade agreement with Japan has done almost nothing for them, but fruit growers are spruiking a big win.

Treasury Wine CEO wants to lift US operations

On his second week in the job, new Treasury Wine CEO Michael Clarke says he has plans to improve the company’s struggling US wine operations.

GrainCorp seeks $100m for rail upgrade

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Taylor says $100m in federal funding for rail infrastructure will lift grower returns.

Robb warns Japan on FTA

Trade Minister says FTA with Japan may hinge on nation's TPP with US.

Food prices at 10-month high

by AFP
Global food prices forced up by Ukraine crisis, poor weather in key countries.

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