Agribusiness

China farming boom has left ecosystems in danger of total collapse

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China’s push for more intense farming has kept its city dwellers well-fed, but it has come at a cost.

Treasury Wine uncorks a premium growth strategy

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The winemaker’s program to refocus on the premium end of the market, aided by a lower Australian dollar and its cost reduction drive, should deliver better results.

Graincorp flags 50% FY profit cut

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Smaller crops and lower export volumes force Graincorp to slash FY guidance.

TFS lifts profit target after record H1

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Sandalwood producer's half year profit hits $55 million, up from $3.2 million 12 months ago.

MPs beat govt to punch on food labelling

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Independent MPs Bob Katter and Andrew Wilkie propose new food labelling rules.

PM orders foreign food labelling review

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Move follows an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to imported frozen berries.

All berries linked to Hep A to be screened

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Govt says all frozen berries from Chinese factories linked to the recent Hepatitis A scare will be screened for health risks.

Chinese dump milk as prices fall

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Farmers in other countries scale back herds, brace for lower incomes.

Demand spurs AACo selldown

Strong demand was behind the sudden selldown of a stake in the Australian Agricultural Company.

Graincorp garners takeover spotlight

Group's stock rising despite turbulent market, but fresh ADM offer not seen imminent.

Imported Chinese berries responsible for hepatitis A outbreak

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An official with Victoria's Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the contamination had been traced back to China.

Robb jostles for US sugar access

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Trade Minister puts sugar front and centre as expectations rise for deal by May.

Brother of China’s Premier steps down as deputy head of tobacco monopoly

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Li Keming’s position had been cited as a conflict of interest in world’s largest tobacco market.

Fonterra makes offer for stake in Beingmate Baby & Child Food

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Fonterra says it expects to know results of tender on March 18.

Australia's good oil takes on America

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Australia's largest olive oil producer hopes to extract profits from the US by pressing local farmers to plant olives.

FIRB to probe more land purchases

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Agricultural land buys of over $15m to attract scrutiny under foreign investment changes.

Why the government should overhaul Labor's illegal logging laws

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Government should work more closely with industry to make sure that illegal logging laws can achieve their goal without making criminals of small businesses.

ACCC clears JBS takeover of Primo

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The consumer watchdog will not prevent JBS's $1.45 billion takeover of smallgoods group.

The Kellys make hay while the sun shines

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An agricultural machinery firm that developed in ‘a place of mud’ is having global success with its adaptations of traditional farming equipment.

Nufarm chief Doug Rathbone exits

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Greg Hunt named acting CEO after Rathbone ends 41 year association with company.

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