• AAP2 days ago

    ACT has 'serious concerns' about NEG

    The ACT government says the federal government's National Energy Guarantee will lock in "poor outcomes" for the climate, renewable energy and electricity consumers. It was hoped energy ministers meeting in Melbourne on Friday to discuss the guarantee would be ready to sign off on it, but

  • Calls to suspend Emanuel's export licence
    AAP3 days ago

    Calls to suspend Emanuel's export licence

    Improvements to current national standards for live export will form part of the terms of reference for a "short, sharp" federal government review into the industry. Agriculture Minister David Littleproud says the review will include scientific literature and reports from independent observers

  • A2 Milk to expand into South Korea market
    AAP3 days ago

    A2 Milk to expand into South Korea market

    The A2 Milk Company is expanding into South Korea after signing a distribution deal with pharmaceutical giant Yuhan Corporation. A2 says South Korea is an attractive market because it has high per capita dairy consumption, world-class retailers and fast-growing online sales. A2 MIlk says Yuhan Corporation

  • AAP3 days ago

    A2 Milk inks deal to expand into S.Korea

    The A2 Milk Company is expanding into South Korea after signing a distribution agreement with pharmaceutical giant Yuhan. A2 says South Korea is an attractive market because it has high per capita dairy ...

  • Trump reconsiders joining TPP trade pact
    AAP6 days ago

    Trump reconsiders joining TPP trade pact

    In a striking reversal, President Donald Trump has asked trade officials to explore the possibility of the United States rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, a free trade deal he pulled out of during his first days in office as part of his "America first" agenda. Trump's

  • AAP7 days ago

    Brexit costs outweigh opportunities: CBI

    Business will be hit by greater costs rather than benefits if Brexit leads to the UK moving away from EU rules and regulations, an industry group has warned. The CBI said a study of 23 industry and service sectors showed that 18 preferred convergence or alignment for most of the important regulations

  • Trump reconsidering joining TPP trade pact
    AAP7 days ago

    Trump reconsidering joining TPP trade pact

    In a striking reversal, President Donald Trump has asked trade officials to explore the possibility of the United States rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, a free trade deal he pulled out of during his first days in office as part of his "America first" agenda. Trump's

  • Bubs charges ahead on goat milk
    AAP7 days ago

    Bubs charges ahead on goat milk

    Baby food supplier Bubs Australia's is charging ahead after the acquisition of goat milk products maker NuLac Foods helped bring about a fivefold increase in the group's latest quarterly sales figures. Bubs says third-quarter net sales grew by 422 per cent to $5.2 million, compared to a year

  • AAP7 days ago

    Mice 'plague' runs rampant on Vic farm

    A Victorian farmer making a night-time visit to a paddock has caught on camera a rodent "plague" running rampant, highlighting the level of infestation in some parts of the state. The footage, captured at an Ouyen property in Victoria's southwest, shows thousands of the pests madly scurrying

  • AAP7 days ago

    Bub's charges ahead on goat milk

    Baby food supplier Bubs Australia's is charging ahead after the acquisition of goat milk products maker NuLac Foods helped boost the group's third-quarter net sales by more than 400 per cent. The lift in revenue came from both the Bubs business and NuLac Foods, which completed its first full

  • AAP8 days ago

    Bub's goat milk deal lifts Q3 sales

    Baby food maker Bubs Australia's recent acquisition of a goat milk products maker has helped deliver a boost in third quarter sales. Bubs says third quarter net sales grew to $5.2 million, on the same ...

  • AAP8 days ago

    Global shipping aims to cut emissions

    Countries are meeting in an attempt to agree cuts to greenhouse gases from the global shipping industry, amid pressure on the sector to help tackle climate change. Shipping, like aviation, is not directly included in the Paris Agreement, the international deal on global warming which was secured in

  • Vets demand urgent action on live exports
    AAP8 days ago

    Vets demand urgent action on live exports

    Vets have called for urgent action on Australian live export ships destined for the Middle East to ensure an end to horrific cruelty. Shocking footage of sheep dying in sweltering conditions on a ship in August last year has sparked widespread calls for change in the industry. In response, Agriculture

  • Minister rejects calls to ban live exports
    AAP8 days ago

    Minister rejects calls to ban live exports

    The Turnbull government is refusing to ban live exports, despite a call from a former cabinet minister to phase out the under-fire trade. NSW Liberal MP Sussan Ley broke ranks with the government after shocking footage emerged showing sheep dying in horrific conditions on a ship to the Middle East last

  • Vic bushfire victims pursue power company
    AAP8 days ago

    Vic bushfire victims pursue power company

    A multi-million dollar class action has been launched against electricity distributor Powercor over bushfires in southwest Victoria which destroyed homes and ravaged the region's dairy farms. Lawyers on Wednesday confirmed they have begun a class action in the Supreme Court of Victoria, alleging

  • Minister rejects call to ban live exports
    AAP8 days ago

    Minister rejects call to ban live exports

    The Turnbull government is refusing to ban live exports, despite a call from a former cabinet minister to phase out the under-fire trade. NSW Liberal MP Sussan Ley broke ranks with the government after shocking footage emerged showing sheep dying in horrific conditions on a ship to the Middle East last

  • AAP9 days ago

    WA clashes with feds on sheep export ban

    WA's agriculture minister has clashed with her federal counterpart after he ruled out a ban on live summer sheep exports, warning there'll be unacceptable suffering. Federal minister David Littleproud announced in Perth on Tuesday a review of the northern summer trade but he firmly ruled out

  • Competition to boost milk price: Rabobank
    AAP9 days ago

    Competition to boost milk price: Rabobank

    Dairy farmers are set to see a boost in their income as the two overseas giants that now dominate Australia's milk industry slug it out, a new report says. Strong competition between dairy giants Saputo and Fonterra for milk supply is expected to boost the price farmers receive for their milk next

  • AAP9 days ago

    Wattle Health in new organic joint venture

    Infant formula and milk powder supplier Wattle Health Australia has entered into a new organic milk joint venture venture that will give it control of production from farm to consumer. Wattle Health, Organic Dairy Farmers of Australia (ODFA), and Niche Dairy have agreed to form a new company, Corio

  • AAP9 days ago

    Wattle Health enters organic joint venture

    Infant formula and milk powder supplier Wattle Health has formed a joint venture that will give it control of organic production from farm to consumer. Wattle Health, Organic Dairy Farmers of Australia ...

  • AAP10 days ago

    Eco-farming solves hunger: study

    Asian farmers are growing rice and rearing fish in the same fields to increase their income and reduce weeds, while Ghanaians are using crop residues as compost to boost yields. Such eco-farming techniques could deliver nutritious, environmentally friendly food for a growing world, increase farmers&

  • AAP10 days ago

    Minister in WA amid live export furore

    Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud will meet with the West Australian government and the group representing the state's farmers after video emerged showing sheep dying in extreme heat and filth on a Middle East-bound vessel. Mr Littleproud reacted angrily to the footage, which was supplied

  • AAP10 days ago

    Sheep deaths spark live export ban call

    The deaths of 2,400 sheep on a live export ship has led to renewed calls for an end to the live export trade but farmers say the trade is too important to warrant a halt. The sheep died from heat stress on the MV Awassi Express, a ship used by Western Australia-based Emanuel Exports, during a voyage

  • AAP10 days ago

    No end in sight for drought-hit NSW

    Farmers desperate for Autumn rains to keep alive their cattle, flocks and crops are struggling in the dry heat of a drought which is affecting a third of NSW. The state government announced a "drought transport fund" on Monday to assist eligible farmers pay freight costs for feed and water

  • Live export under fire after sheep footage
    AAP10 days ago

    Live export under fire after sheep footage

    Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has launched an extraordinary review of his department after shocking revelations of cruelty to sheep revived calls for Australia's live export trade to end. Mr Littleproud announced an audit of the Agriculture Department's capability, powers and culture