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Below is an email I received on June 3 from Jay Horton from Strategis Partners, the company that is promoting Multi Peril Crop Insurance. I have attached a copy of the spreadsheet to the email I sent to you informing you of this article. I hope it works, if not then write me in the […]

With yet another report of Australian cattle being mistreated in a foreign slaughterhouse, this time in Israel, the question must be asked whether the export of live animals from Australia is sustainable? Not only is it sustainable as far as numbers are concerned, particularly following the dreadful drought in Queensland and New South Wales, which […]

It’s all a load of pigs.         I thought the Federal Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, might have a view, which he could share with us regarding the alarming statistic that 80% of all processed pig meat consumed in this country is imported. I was wrong. I thought he might, together with […]

  I received the following paper from Ben Rees, who is an economist and farmer, or farmer and economist, not sure which comes first these days. A man with many decades of experience in the economics of agriculture, Ben is deeply involved in the debate on the future direction of Australian agriculture. The last paragraph […]

Bob Hall is a well-known agricultural consultant based in Darkan, Western Australia. Back in the sixties Bob challenged us all about the way we managed our merino sheep. There was nothing theoretical about Bob’s challenges. They were based on sound, practical and proven experience gained through working with his clients. Bob offered solutions stretching from […]

  The Changing of the Guard. Preamble. Over recent times as Australian agriculture has endured droughts, poor prices and incompetent governments; amid the chaos there have been two major overriding topics for discussion. The first has been trying to separate the rumours, the gossip and the chit chat from the truth regarding the extent, the […]

The Chinese Century? I was reading just today that the view is commonly held in the world of Geo-politics that the 21st century is ‘The Chinese Century’ There have been numerous articles in the ‘Global Farmer’ about China and the challenges that country faces in feeding it’s people today and more importantly the problems it […]

Prologue Why are stock dying in the north of Australia from starvation when there is plenty of stock food in the country? For the same reason, I suppose, that thousands of people all over the African continent and in refugee camps in the Middle East, especially children are dying every day from starvation and deprivation […]

Why has this government inquiry never (as far as I know) been published and discussed as a matter of national importance? Because what it is really saying is the Australian processed food industry in Australia is buggered, it’s just a matter of time. If ever Australia becomes reliant on imported food then we shall have […]

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Are we starting to see, ever so gently, the beginning of the food wars, which have been talked about in recent times and none of us believed in? Are countries that cannot produce enough food for their own needs, starting to make sure they don’t go hungry in the future? Can we in Australia fill […]