TPP Negotiations

Business / Press Releases

Minister Amari’s statement in Singapore that none of Japan’s sensitive agricultural items will be fully liberalized may signal the end of hopes for the Trans-Pacific Partnership to become a truly comprehensive and forward-looking 21st century agreement. A country cannot shield ... read more

Price Plateau?

Business / Environment

 Survey suggests slowdown in land price increases. Results of an annual land values opinion survey show that land prices in Missouri have continued to climb. However, the survey suggests a slowdown in the next year. “The average value of good ... read more

Eyes on Asia

Business / Crops

Registering more orchards and packing houses with Chinese authorities is vital in opening China to Australia’s $0.5 billion citrus industry, according to Citrus Australia CEO Judith Damiani. Citrus is a staple food in China, which has imposed strict quarantine rules ... read more

New Mitas Plant in Otrokovice

Business / Press Releases

Mitas’ new plant in Otrokovice, Czech Republic, has started producing tires at full capacity. Mitas managed to build an entire new plant in less than a year. The total investment was about CZK 1 billion (about EUR 39.8 million), which ... read more

High-tech Packing Shed Leads the Way

Business / Crops

It’s an Australian first: an automated, computer-controlled citrus packing shed that can grade and pack as many as 3 million boxes of fruit a year. The Sunwest Packing Shed, at Red Cliffs in Victoria’s Sunraysia officially opened in July, creating ... read more

Eyes on the Prize

Business / Livestock

Getting the lamb industry to look further ahead than next week’s sale yards is an ambition for Sheepmeat Council of Australia Chief Ron Cullen. “The industry is driven by a focus on tomorrow’s dollars,” he says. “We need to develop ... read more

Crop Insurance Provides Peace of Mind for Growers

Business / Crops

It’s long hours, hard work, ongoing expenses, and the exact opposite of instant gratification. No doubt, farming demands great investment and nurturing patience for the anticipated reward. When all goes as planned, the end justifies the means, but throughout the ... read more