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Basin Plan water target has disastrous consequences for dairy farmers

Basin Plan water target has disastrous consequences for dairy farmers

WHEN Murray Darling Basin ministers meet in ­Albury on Tuesday next week farmers and communities will be expecting better than yet another round of political grandstanding and demands.

By: DARYL HOEY

Source: The Weekly Times

Link: http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/opinion/basin-plan-water-target-has-disastrous-consequences-for-dairy-farmers/news-story/bddf501c5b74b062d99d319b8e371f15

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The local cheese fighting for top spot in national dairy awards

THE Marmorale family live and breathe fine cheese from the moment they wake up to the time they go to bed.

By: Cathryn McLauchlan

Source: Adelaide Now

Link: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenger/north-northeast/the-local-cheese-fighting-for-top-spot-in-national-dairy-awards/news-story/0a10b05755584b0fccbd159a4563bc79

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ACCC dairy report: Crisis recognition a step up, says farmer

SWAN Marsh farmer Chris Smith says he is pleased the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has “acknowledged there’s a crisis in the dairy industry”.

By: SIMONE SMITH

Source: The Weekly Times

Link: http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/agribusiness/dairy/accc-dairy-report-crisis-recognition-a-step-up-says-farmer/news-story/0bbed2d4a276ed68e4ebb429dc8d9d89

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A2 Milk, Lion settle dairy dispute out of court

One of the sharemarket’s best-performing stocks, A2 Milk Company, has settled out of court with Lion Dairy & Drinks over a long-running dispute about the rights to use the term “A2 protein” on labels.

By: Jemima Whyte

Source: The Australian Financial Review

Link: http://www.afr.com/business/retail/fmcg/a2-milk-lion-settle-dairy-dispute-out-of-court-20171206-h00ck8

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ACCC disappoints dairy

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Dairy Inquiry interim Report, released last week, not only disappointed Queensland dairy farmers but failed to deliver clear direction and intent to fix the mess destroying Queensland and Australian dairy farms.

By: Brian Tessmann QDO president

Source: North Queensland Register

Link: http://www.northqueenslandregister.com.au/story/5098401/accc-inquiry-report-disappoints-dairy/

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Damages payout has no impact forecast farmgate milk price, Fonterra says

FONTERRA has had to pay $NZ183 million ($163.5 million) in recall costs suffered by French food giant Danone.

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Source: The Weekly Times

Link: http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/agribusiness/dairy/damages-payout-has-no-impact-forecast-farmgate-milk-price-fonterra-says/news-story/0fc6b57cb7ba333cc47c04af05f8362e

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Dairy-farm finances healthier, FSR says

Most dairy farms are expected to be profitable in the 2017-18 season, the Reserve Bank’s latest Financial Stability Report says.
By: Sally Rae

Source: Otago Daily Times

Link: https://www.odt.co.nz/business/dairy-farm-finances-healthier-fsr-says

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ACCC dairy inquiry report calls for more power for farmers

The competition watchdog has recommended a mandatory code of conduct and changes to milk supply contracts to give farmers more power to switch processors and negotiate better deals and a bigger share of profits.

By: Warwick Long, Clint Jasper, Brett Worthington

Source: ABC Rural

Link: http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-11-30/accc-dairy-inquiry-recommends-more-power-to-farmers/9205796

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Robot dairy replaces subjectivity with data

In the statistically driven world of modern agriculture, robotic milking machines are challenging the notion of what is supposed to be a correct cow.

By: Jamie Brown

Source: The Land

Link: http://www.theland.com.au/story/5074127/robotic-dairy-makes-a-surprising-discovery/


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