• AAP7 hours ago

    Stocks to watch

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange: A2M - THE A2 MILK COMPANY - up 18 cents, or 2.4 per cent, at $7.60 Dairy producer The A2 Milk Company is dramatically expanding its business in the United ...

  • A2 Milk expands into northeast US states
    AAP12 hours ago

    A2 Milk expands into northeast US states

    Dairy producer The A2 Milk Company is dramatically expanding its business in the United States, rolling out its products across the north-east of the country to give it a presence in 5,000 stores nationwide. "Sales velocities are now achieving sustainable levels in California, the South East region

  • A2 Milk expanding US presence
    AAP13 hours ago

    A2 Milk expanding US presence

    Dairy producer The A2 Milk Company is dramatically expanding its presence in the United States, rolling out its A2 products across some 5,000 stores kicking off this month. "Sales velocities are now achieving sustainable levels in California, the South East region and select natural retail chains

  • Bega Cheese shareholders approve placement
    AAP13 days ago

    Bega Cheese shareholders approve placement

    Bega Cheese shareholders have approved the institutional placement component of last year's $160 million capital raising, giving the food and dairy firm further scope to expand. The company on Friday said 84.3 per cent of proxy votes were made in favour of the $122.5 million placement, which was

  • AAP14 days ago

    French to build Vic wind farm and battery

    A French renewable energy company has been chosen to build a huge wind farm and battery storage facility in western Victoria. The 204MW wind farm and 20MW Tesla battery will entirely power the Nectar Farms ...

  • East coast could use global warming: Trump
    AAP19 days ago

    East coast could use global warming: Trump

    US President Donald Trump says the east coast "could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming" as bitterly cold temperatures are expected to freeze large swaths of the country this holiday weekend. Trump wrote on Twitter: "In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve

  • AAP27 days ago

    Tunisia hopes olive oil surge aids economy

    Trucks loaded with boxes full of olives have been queueing at a press plant in this small Tunisian town as the North African country sees a surge in olive oil production in a badly-needed boost to its ailing economy. Tunisia, one of the world's top three olive oil producers, expects olive production

  • 28 days ago

    Major companies sign up to wind farm deal

    Telstra is leading a consortium of large energy users that will buy renewable energy from a wind farm to be built in western Victoria. The long-term deal, which also includes ANZ, Coca-Cola Amatil and the University of Melbourne, gives construction the green light on the 226-megawatt first stage of

  • Bega seals the deal with peanut grower
    AAP28 days ago

    Bega seals the deal with peanut grower

    Bega Cheese will take control of Queensland peanut grower Peanut Company of Australia (PCA) under compulsory acquisition after taking its stake past 90 per cent. Bega Cheese announced the $12 million takeover in November and on Wednesday said it now owns more than 93 per cent of PCA shares, and will

  • Bega edges closer to peanut grower buy
    AAP28 days ago

    Bega edges closer to peanut grower buy

    Bega Cheese is one step closer to buying out Queensland peanut grower Peanut Company of Australia (PCA), with the company now owning a more than 93 per cent stake. Bega announced the $12 million takeover in November and on Wednesday said it now held more than 93 per cent of shares in PCA and would proceed

  • AAP29 days ago

    BHP sticks with Minerals Council, for now

    BHP Billiton will remain a member of the Minerals Council of Australia for now but has decided to exit the World Coal Association over differences in climate and energy policy. The stance follows a push by BHP investors in September for the company to review its relationship with industry bodies advocating

  • AAPlast month

    Murray Goulburn hit with $650,000 fine

    The Federal Court has ordered Murray Goulburn to pay a $650,000 fine plus ASIC's legal costs over the embattled dairy giant's disclosure failures ahead of last year's profit downgrade. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission took Murray Goulburn to the Federal Court alleging

  • AAPlast month

    Chinese companies opting for ASX

    The number of Chinese companies listing on the Australian share market continues to grow, but they need to work hard to get investor attention. Six Chinese companies had listed on the Australian share market during 2017 by the end of November, bringing the total to 55. The Chinese companies listed

  • Jayne Hrdlicka leaves Qantas for A2 Milk
    AAPlast month

    Jayne Hrdlicka leaves Qantas for A2 Milk

    Former Jetstar chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka had been appointed the next head of The A2 Milk Company. Ms Hrdlicka will remain with Qantas until March and join the dairy company at the start of the 2018/19 financial year, taking over from current A2 Milk CEO Geoffrey Babidge, who is retiring after seven

  • Origin to halve carbon emissions by 2032
    AAPlast month

    Origin to halve carbon emissions by 2032

    Origin Energy has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2032, as part of a broader transition to a low-carbon business to help limit global warming to the 2degC set at the Paris climate agreement. It will also ensure a 25 per cent reduction in Scope 3 emissions - related to third-party

  • AAPlast month

    Jayne Hrdlicka appointed A2 Milk boss

    Qantas Loyalty boss Jayne Hrdlicka has resigned from the airline business after seven years to take up the job as chief executive and managing director of The A2 Milk Company. Ms Hrdlicka will begin her new role at the start of the 2019 financial year, taking over from current CEO Geoffrey Babidge who

  • AAPlast month

    Fonterra Aust cuts milk price forecast

    Fonterra Australia has lowered its forecast range for its farmgate milk price at the close of the current season, but also raised the current price its farmers will be paid. A rise of 10 cents per kilogram of milk solids will take the company's average farmgate milk price to $5.62 per kilogram of

  • AAPlast month

    Fonterra Australia cuts farmgate forecast

    Fonterra Australia has raised its farmgate milk price for the 2017/18 season by 10 cents per kilogram of milk solids but has also revised down its closing milk price range to reflect ongoing market volatility. Managing director Rene Dedoncker said the lift brings Fonterra Australia's average farmgate

  • AAPlast month

    Low rainfall mars Australian farm produce

    Australia's farm production is tipped to fall seven per cent from record levels after dry weather in grain-growing regions affected crops. After peaking at $63 billion in 2016-17 total production is likely to drop to $59 billion in 2017-18, according to the latest report by the federal government

  • AAPlast month

    France named best food sustainable country

    A war on waste food in France, where supermarkets are banned from throwing away unsold food and restaurants must provide doggy bags when asked, has helped it secure the top spot in a ranking of countries by their food sustainability. Japan, Germany, Spain and Sweden rounded out the top five in an index

  • AAPlast month

    Citrus disease molecule identified

    Researchers have identified the molecule that attracts the insect that transmits citrus greening disease, a development expected to help farmers control a plague that has destroyed trees in growing regions of Brazil and the United States. The scientific breakthrough is the result of six years of research

  • Farmers in tears after banks take land
    AAPlast month

    Farmers in tears after banks take land

    At the mercy of the elements Lindsay Dingle thought the life of a farmer was hard enough. Mr Dingle had a cattle, cropping and fodder property outside of Bundaberg in Queensland for 13 years. In 2011 and 2013 the property was hit with floods, and then a big dry.

  • AAPlast month

    NSW faces smallest winter crop in a decade

    NSW farmers are staring down the barrel of the smallest winter crop in a decade, but confidence in the state's agriculture sector has nevertheless rebounded from a four-year low. Recent rains came too late for crops across NSW, with a dry winter and frosts expected to see the national winter crop

  • AAPlast month

    Lower farmer income hurts Indon economy

    In trying to solve a major economic headache, large fluctuations in food prices, Indonesia may have unintentionally exacerbated another: domestic demand, the archipelago's main economic engine, which remains stubbornly sluggish. Officials in the government and at the central bank, which has surprised

  • AAP2 months ago

    Stink bug scare in western Sydney

    An invasive stink bug from east Asia may have made its way into western Sydney inside cargo from Italy. Residents in the Glendenning area were on Thursday warned to keep an eye out for brown marmorated stink bugs after the insects were detected at a warehouse. The insects are occasionally found in