Trade

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Could Wagga Wagga become the next Silicon Valley?

The country town may not be as glamorous as California but it's becoming an agri-tech hub for young minds, with venture capitalists keen to invest.

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Milk wars: farmers take on dairy alternatives

Farmers believe almond and soy “milk” is unfairly trading on the nutritional benefits of cows' milk to the detriment of consumers and farmers alike.

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The blueberry farmers growing for a smoother supply chain

Mountain Blue Farms, one of Australia's biggest blueberry producers, is using innovative measures to grow their export market with the help of the CRC.

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Port of Newcastle set to be export hub for farmers

NSW Farmers is lobbying for a container terminal in Newcastle to slash farmers' transport costs and open up the global export market.

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Farmers set to benefit as new meat quality labels beef up

The MLA is pushing for an alternative labelling code for beef, and cattle farmers will be able to charge a premium – opening up export markets

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The thriving egg business that isn't too chicken to change

Molong egg farmer Rob Peffer has turned to free range eggs to keep his business growing in a challenging industry.

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Proposed unified freight rail network would slash farmers' costs

NSW Farmers is lobbying for the entire NSW rail network to be upgraded to the same TAL, which would save farmers in excess of $10 per tonne to transport grains to port.

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NSW Inland Rail route remains a hot debate

Inland Rail project linking Melbourne and Brisbane creates controversy, with conflicting opinions and farmers' properties on the line.

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Cashing in on the wool boom

Should sheep farmers pay a 2% levy or nothing at all? This and other options 
are on the table, as WoolPoll kicks off again.

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Biofuels: Australian farmers’ untapped resource

The growing biofuel industry has many benefits, including increased farm profits and reduced energy costs. How can Australian farmers cash in to turn their farm waste into biofuels?