Free trade's global collapse

Australian farmers might generally like the concept of free trade, but Donald Trump’s protectionist views on global trade are more likely to be the way of the future.
Australian farmers might generally like the concept of free trade, but Donald Trump’s protectionist views on global trade are more likely to be the way of the future.
Dairyfarmer confidence levels have turned around on the back of expectations that prices will increase in 2017/18, according to the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey.
14 Mar 17 Dairyfarmer confidence levels have turned around on the back of expectations that prices will increase in 2017/18, according to the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey.
WestVic Dairy and Dairy Australia will hold an open farmer forum at Camperdown, Victoria, on Friday, March 17.
13 Mar 17 WestVic Dairy and Dairy Australia will hold an open farmer forum at Camperdown, Victoria, on Friday, March 17.
Dairyfarmers have generally abandoned the idea of giving long-term loyalty to their milk processor says veteran farm sector boss, John McQueen.
13 Mar 17 Dairyfarmers have generally abandoned the idea of giving long-term loyalty to their milk processor says veteran farm sector boss, John McQueen.
Dairy production in Australia fell 5.9 per cent to the end of January compared with the previous year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
10 Mar 17 Dairy production in Australia fell 5.9 per cent to the end of January compared with the previous year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
Nominations now open for Australia’s Legendairy Capital 2017.
10 Mar 17 Nominations now open for Australia’s Legendairy Capital 2017.
Minister, Lisa Neville, has said she would continue to push for a comprehensive socio-economic review of the southern Murray-Darling Basin, at next week's Mildura ministerial council meeting.
09 Mar 17  1 Minister, Lisa Neville, has said she would continue to push for a comprehensive socio-economic review of the southern Murray-Darling Basin, at next week's Mildura ministerial council...
It's time for voters to call on their state MPs to take decisive action on giving dairy consumers clearer and simpler choice on which milk they should put in their shopping trolley to support Queensland farmers.
09 Mar 17 It's time for voters to call on their state MPs to take decisive action on giving dairy consumers clearer and simpler choice on which milk they should put in their shopping trolley to...
In an industrial kitchen in a leafy, residential suburb of central Shanghai, a quiet culinary evolution is taking place.
09 Mar 17 In an industrial kitchen in a leafy, residential suburb of central Shanghai, a quiet culinary evolution is taking place.
THE big declines in Australian milk production should turn the corner in the next financial year courtesy of improving farmgate milk prices, the trend towards low-cost grain and concentrate feeds and yield improvements.
08 Mar 17  1 THE big declines in Australian milk production should turn the corner in the next financial year courtesy of improving farmgate milk prices, the trend towards low-cost grain and...
Whole milk powder took a dive at the latest Global Dairy Trade auction overnight, taking the overall export index down with it.
08 Mar 17 Whole milk powder took a dive at the latest Global Dairy Trade auction overnight, taking the overall export index down with it.
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter will no longer be listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
06 Mar 17 Warrnambool Cheese and Butter will no longer be listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Murray Goulburn was reviewing its pricing policies after a disastrous 12 months for the dairy giant, says new general manager Ari Mervis.
06 Mar 17 Murray Goulburn was reviewing its pricing policies after a disastrous 12 months for the dairy giant, says new general manager Ari Mervis.
Farmer activist group Farmer Power has called a campaign meeting for Wednesday, March 8, at Terang, Vic, to ramp up its actions on several dairy industry issues.
03 Mar 17 Farmer activist group Farmer Power has called a campaign meeting for Wednesday, March 8, at Terang, Vic, to ramp up its actions on several dairy industry issues.
Bega Cheese is selling its relatively new Derrimut infant formula canning plant in Melbourne and one of its spray milk powder dryers to long-time nutritional formula customer, Mead Johnson.
01 Mar 17 Bega Cheese is selling its relatively new Derrimut infant formula canning plant in Melbourne and one of its spray milk powder dryers to long-time nutritional formula customer, Mead Johnson.
Retail queen Jan Cameron says her spill of the Bellamy's Australia board will be good for the troubled baby formula maker and has put it on notice that she expects a quick turnaround.
01 Mar 17 Retail queen Jan Cameron says her spill of the Bellamy's Australia board will be good for the troubled baby formula maker and has put it on notice that she expects a quick turnaround.
The milk payment system that allowed Murray Goulburn and Fonterra to last year slash prices and claw back milk payments from farmers copped a blast from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman at Warrnambool, Vic, on Monday.
01 Mar 17 The milk payment system that allowed Murray Goulburn and Fonterra to last year slash prices and claw back milk payments from farmers copped a blast from the Australian Competition and...
It's been a baptism of fire for the past 18 months for Tasmanian agribusiness TasFoods but the Launceston-based business has come out on top.
01 Mar 17 It's been a baptism of fire for the past 18 months for Tasmanian agribusiness TasFoods but the Launceston-based business has come out on top.
WAFARMERS has called for the establishment of a task force to develop a long-term plan assessing the sustainability and profitability of WA's shrinking dairy industry.
01 Mar 17 WAFARMERS has called for the establishment of a task force to develop a long-term plan assessing the sustainability and profitability of WA's shrinking dairy industry.
AGRICULTURAL related businesses are set to face upcoming legal action pushed by the competition watch-dog, for alleged breaches the Competition and Consumer Act.
28 Feb 17 AGRICULTURAL related businesses are set to face upcoming legal action pushed by the competition watch-dog, for alleged breaches the Competition and Consumer Act.
Australia appears to be falling out of love with modified milk as consumers turn back the clock in search for more straightforward dairy products.
27 Feb 17 Australia appears to be falling out of love with modified milk as consumers turn back the clock in search for more straightforward dairy products.
Murray Goulburn has lost 20.6 per cent of its milk supply and taken a hit to its profits, it announced today.
24 Feb 17  1 Murray Goulburn has lost 20.6 per cent of its milk supply and taken a hit to its profits, it announced today.
Southern NSW dairy investment newcomer, Blue River Group, has announced a farming project showcasing Israeli agricultural technology at Wagga Wagga.
24 Feb 17 Southern NSW dairy investment newcomer, Blue River Group, has announced a farming project showcasing Israeli agricultural technology at Wagga Wagga.
Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, has completed a takeover of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB).
22 Feb 17 Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, has completed a takeover of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB).
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A new definition of 'genetically modified' currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new grasses on the market within three years.
13 Nov 18 A new definition of "genetically modified" currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new...
A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it to the bloodstream.02 Nov 18 A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it...
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Olivia - what you fail to consider is that animals fed the crops you speak of aren't evolved to
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If that’s what they think the milk volume drop will be they are in for one hell of a shock. 200
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A well planned vegan diet is certainly not nutrient deficient. But aside from that, the entire
Amidst rising farm costs, Dairy Australia has developed a range of energy information resources to assist farmers to make smarter use of energy to reduce power bills.
13 Nov 18 Amidst rising farm costs, Dairy Australia has developed a range of energy information resources to assist farmers to...
Accurate and up-to-date paperwork is crucial for all dairy farmers. But as a farm manager, Allen Hook says the ability to keep precise records is what keeps him in a job.12 Nov 18 Accurate and up-to-date paperwork is crucial for all dairy farmers. But as a farm manager, Allen Hook says the...
Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.22 Sep 16 Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.
Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition opportunities.25 Sep 16 Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition...