Industry player says Federal Water Minister's approach to Murray-Darling Basin Plan seriously flawed.
AUSTRALIA'S relationship with China, the world's most populous nation, has deteriorated even further in the past week.
I can't say I've ever dreamt of a career in politics, but this week I wanted to be in Steven Marshall and Rob Lucas's shoes even less than normal.
WHEN the state government announced its intention to scrap the moratorium on the cultivation of genetically-modified food crops on mainland SA in August last year, it could never have imagined the headaches the process would create between then and now.
FOR the second time in less than a month, we have a government unveiling its big plan to grow the value of the local agriculture sector.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg had the tough task of delivering a budget that supported struggling Australians, while also stimulating the economy.
The federal government is reportedly considering taking China to the World Trade Organisation over its decision to place tariffs on Australian agricultural produce.
Primary Industries and Regional Development Minister David Basham has rejected all 11 council applications to establish GM crop-free zones.
Many wool brokers believe producers are storing more wool from their spring shearing on-farm at the moment, with the volume flowing into wool stores lower than anticipated.
When China announced huge tariffs on Australian barley earlier this year, concerns grew about the potential impact on local pricing.