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18 May 2020
View news from Australia Chinese commerce minister reports that Australia and China are in communications over trade dispute
China’s commerce minister Zhong Shan says the two countries are in communication amid escalating diplomatic tensions over trade and the coronavirus pandemic....
13 May 2020
View news from Australia Australia maintains call for coronavirus inquiry as China remains silent on trade talk request
China has not responded to a request for urgent trade talks after Australia’s agriculture exports were hit with suspensions and tariff threats....
View news from Australia Trade spat between China and Australia intensifies
China suspends beef imports from four Australian firms amid official disputes over the coronavirus pandemic....
12 May 2020
View news from Australia China suspends imports from four Australian slaughterhouses amid trade tensions
Australia's Minister for Trade reports that China has suspended imports from four major Australian meat processors as souring bilateral ties disrupt the trade of several major agricultural commodities. ...
11 May 2020
View news from Australia Australia releases its March 2020 Dairy Export Report
Year-to-date dairy exports contracted by over 8 percent but increased in value terms....
06 April 2020
View news from Australia Antiparasitic treatment could help battle COVID-19
Emerging research has demonstrated that Ivermectin, a widely available antiparasitic treatment for cattle, inhibits the causative virus for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) in vitro....
01 April 2020
View news from Australia Australia subsidises air freight for agriculture exports to offset pandemic
On 31 March, Australia’s government said it will spend A$110 million ($67.4 million) to subsidise air freight for exports of agricultural products like beef and dairy after flight disruptions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic....
25 March 2020
View news from Australia Australia’s livestock producers could face restocking issues as coronavirus closes borders
As Australia closes borders and moves into lockdown, farmers face an uphill battle to keep producing food....
18 March 2020
View news from Australia Dairy Australia releases March 2020 Situation and Outlook report
The latest Situation and Outlook report indicates that Australia’s national milk production has steadied, with rainfall offsetting dry conditions and helping curb higher feed costs....
17 March 2020
View news from Australia Australia announces new stimulus to shield farmers from COVID-19 fallout
Australian Government announces stimulus package to assist farm business as part of a strategy to counteract the economic shock of COVID-19. ...
13 March 2020
View news from Australia Tasmanian govt shows support for future dairy leaders
AUSTRALIA - The Tasmanian majority Liberal Government is the strongest supporter of the dairy industry, and continues to invest to help farmers grow the sector to create more jobs and to stimulate more investment in its regions, says Guy Barnett, Minister...
View news from Australia Dairy Australia coronavirus covid-19 farm business update
Dairy Australia aims to ensure farmers, their families, staff and communities are safe and well as the situation around coronavirus (Covid-19) evolves....
10 March 2020
View news from Australia Queensland dairy farmers finally being paid price that might keep them in business
AUSTRALIA - Queensland dairy farmers who have survived deregulation and dollar-a-litre milk are finally being paid closer to their break-even point by all but one major processor....
01 March 2020
View news from Australia Australia's monthly milk production report is in
Dairy Australia has filed their monthly production report for January 2020. ...
24 February 2020
View news from Australia No jail time for farm invaders in Western Australia
Australian courts have given suspended sentences to two activists who broke onto a farm and sole a calf, angering farmers. ...
10 February 2020
View news from Australia Dairy Cows Sent to Slaughter as Processors 'Fail' to Pay Enough for Milk
AUSTRALIA - Western Australia is facing an exodus of dairy farmers less than a year after the widely-celebrated end of $1-a-litre milk....
05 February 2020
View news from Australia Dairy Factory Workers to Lose Jobs as Lactalis Shuts Down Rockhampton Operation
AUSTRALIA - In what is being seen as another nail in the coffin for Queensland milk suppliers, a French-owned dairy business is shutting its Rockhampton factory at the end of the month, sacking all 47 of its workers....
29 January 2020
View news from Australia Dairy Industry Digests Plan to Consolidate Governance
AUSTRALIA - As a major restructure looms for the Australian dairy industry, some state-based advocacy organisations are concerned the proposal misses the mark....
28 January 2020
View news from Australia WA Dairy Farmers Not Getting Fair Share in 'Tough' Milk Industry
AUSTRALIA - WA’s dairy farmers have issued a dire warning saying they’ll be forced to leave the industry if they don’t get paid more for their milk....
07 January 2020
View news from Australia Supply Shortages Loom as Aussie Dairy Industry Ravaged by Bushfires
AUSTRALIA - Authorities have warned that supplies of Australian dairy products could be significantly affected by the ongoing bushfire disaster, which has already wiped out vast numbers of livestock, Xinhua news agency reported....
19 December 2019
View news from Australia Research Reveals Cows Maintain Individual Voices
AUSTRALIA - Farmers might finally be able to answer the question: How now brown cow?...
13 December 2019
View news from Australia ACCC Welcomes Mandatory Dairy Code
AUSTRALIA - The ACCC welcomes today’s announcement of the introduction of a mandatory dairy industry code by the Minister for Agriculture, Sen. The Hon. Bridget McKenzie....
09 December 2019
View news from Australia Minister Ramps Up Dairy Attack on Coles
AUSTRALIA - Drought Minister David Littleproud has doubled down on his scathing criticism of Coles, accusing the supermarket giant of greed....
05 December 2019
View news from Australia Coles to Pay A$5m to Dairy Farmers
AUSTRALIA - Coles will pay over $5 million to Norco dairy farmers after it was found it had not passed on the full amount of a milk price rise, despite claiming it did in a marketing campaign....
13 November 2019
View news from Australia Varied Conditions and Modest Prospects for Australia's Winter Crops
ABARES’s latest crop report reveals mixed prospects for Australia’s winter crop, according to ABARES acting Executive Director Peter Gooday....
08 November 2019
View news from Australia Australia's Record Farmgate Prices Weighed Down by High Costs
Dairy Australia’s October Situation and Outlook report for the first quarter of the season shows record high farmgate milk prices continue to be weighed down by high input costs and a dry weather outlook....
07 November 2019
View news from Australia Decision Making Crucial in High Milk Price Year
Farmers looking to take advantage of the high farmgate milk prices this season are being challenged by ongoing cost pressures and a dry weather outlook. ...
29 October 2019
View news from Australia RMAC Says Trade Agreements Critical to Australia and Red Meat Jobs
The Australian red meat industry has urged both sides of Parliament to proceed with ratification of two critical free trade agreements without delay, following the release of a Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) report....
 
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