The northern pastoral industry will hear the verdict of a class action on Tuesday on the 2011 ban on live exports, which brought the cattle industry to its knees.
The world-class quality of Australia’s grain means shipments are still making it to Chinese ports with beer makers being the customers.
Rabobank says South East Asia won’t replace Chinese barley demand but could provide an alternative for some feed grade barley, while the type of wheat it’s seeking is shifting as recession looms.
The live exporter responsible for 56,000 sheep that were to be loaded aboard the Al Kuwait still wants to transport the animals to the Middle East, but the northern summer is approaching.
The Australian Border Force has withdrawn claims it did not know there were sick crew aboard the Al Kuwait livestock ship before it docked in Fremantle.
Three of Australia’s major industries are among those “most exposed” to a potential escalation in trade tensions with China, according to fresh analysis from a leading credit agency.
Danielle Le Messurier
An email has revealed exactly when WA health authorities were informed about the possibility crew members on a live-export ship berthed in Fremantle could be carrying the deadly coronavirus.
The WA Premier has been forced into an embarrassing backdown after wrongly claiming WA received no warning there were sick crew on a livestock ship later found to be infected with COVID-19.
Peter Law, Lanai Scarr & Jenne Brammer
African Swine Fever could cause major damage to the nation’s $5.3 billion pork industry if it reached Australian shores, prompting against wild pigs, which could help it spread.
Farmers north and south have seen the super storm flatten tress and pummel valuable fruit to the ground.
CBH boss Jimmy Wilson says WA’s 3000 barley growers won’t be given fee discounts to help absorb the financial impact of losing China as a key customer after it hit the sector with a new tariff.
Farmers across WA’s grainbelt are feeling the pain after losing access to their most valuable market for barley.
Cally Dupe & Jenne Brammer
Business dried up quickly in SA’s wine regions as coronavirus roared into our lives but one grower has found a novel way to keep his region in the limelight.
An interstate visitor found out there can be major consequences of bringing fruit into SA this week, as the battle against fruit-fly heats up.
There is no trade war. At least, not yet. There is a risk, though, that constant predictions of one could become a self-fulfilling prophecy. What we have is a war of words. That’s dangerous enough.
Mark RileySeven News Political Editor
Elders’ boss says China’s barley tariffs and bans on abattoirs are not revenge driven, amid Australia’s deteriorating relationship with the global economic powerhouse.
A Cunderdin farmer has ditched plans to plant barley following China’s decision to hit the grain with a tariff and warns the Federal Government needs to ‘tread carefully’ to prevent more hardship.
China is the local wine industry’s No.1 export market by value but many producers are looking to other countries.
A farm advocacy group says barley growers bearing the brunt of the trade war with China and will today flag an industry “pain sharing” proposal to soften the impact of an estimated $500 million loss.
Jenne Brammer and Rourke Walsh
Labor and Liberal MPs are turning up the heat on Victoria and say China’s new trade sanctions are in breach of its controversial Belt and Road agreement and show the deal has “failed at the first hurdle”.
Tom Minear and Kieran Rooney
Bannister Downs Dairy packages have been recognised with two gold awards in the 2020 Australasian Packaging Innovation and Design Awards.
Cattle and beef producer Australian Agricultural Company says two thirds of its exports to that country have been affected by its recent ban on beef imports.
The Federal Government was last night desperately trying to negotiate deals with six emerging barley markets outside of Beijing in a bid to salvage the livelihoods of WA farmers.
West Australian farmers say they are “paying the price” for the Federal Government’s fight with China after the Asian superpower slapped an 80 per cent tariff on local imports.
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