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03 July 2020
View news from Australia China puts additional tariffs on Australian beef
China has increased tariffs on Australian beef imports and hints at increased tariffs on whole milk powder later in 2020....
24 June 2020
View news from Australia RSPCA Australia's Humane Food podcast launches second season
The RSPCA hoes into the hard stuff with Season 2 of its Humane Food podcast....
19 June 2020
View news from Australia Australia makes moves to lessen reliance on China as UK free trade talks begin later this month
Free trade talks between the United Kingdom and Australia will officially begin later on 29 June as Australia looks to shore up trade relationships beyond China....
17 June 2020
View news from Australia Australia seeks other trade partners amid tiff with China
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham says Australia is actively seeking to diversify its export markets after noting measures enacted by Beijing amid an ongoing diplomatic dispute that will harm Australian farmers and Chinese producers and consumers....
16 June 2020
View news from Australia Australia lowers its forecast for beef exports to China as relations deteriorate
Australia’s chief commodity forecaster lowered its expected beef exports to China by 1.5 percent for the 2020 to 2021 season as trade ties sour between the nations....
11 June 2020
View news from Australia Australia remains firm as tensions with China persist
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison tells reporters that the country won’t trade values in response to “coercion” from China....
08 June 2020
View news from Australia Tensions between Australia and China remain
Australia says that China is unresponsive to its efforts to reduce tensions between the countries....
05 June 2020
View news from Australia Australia gives extra supports to farmers facing biosecurity threats from trespassers
The Victorian Government will continue to back farmers and protect biosecurity with strict enforcement of on-the-spot fines for those caught trespassing onto farms in the name of animal activism....
03 June 2020
View news from Australia Australia’s cattle producers await live export shutdown ruling
After Australia banned live cattle exports in 2011, hundreds of claimants pursued a class action lawsuit against the Commonwealth....
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....
03 March 2020
View news from Australia End of drought to help crop farmers, but slash beef exports
AUSTRALIA - Almost a third of Australia's broadacre farmers will endure negative incomes this year as the lingering impact of the drought drags on production, but a return of normal weather should deliver a much-needed boost for winter crops....
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....
 
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