News

Media Releases

Council funding recommendations deserve action

Posted on 12/12/2019
Productivity Commission's report doesn't go far enough but it's important the recommendations that have been made get early traction.

Feds happy to see recognition for the future of farming

Posted on 12/12/2019
We second the Primary Sector Council’s vision on the need to develop a mindset that embraces science, technology, research and development,

Getting our act together at select committee

Posted on 11/12/2019
Willingness of MPs on select committees to take industry suggestions on board has improved NAIT and Farm Debt Mediation legislation.

Be fair about passing on costs, Feds tells banks

Posted on 5/12/2019
Feds is urging banks to absorb as much as possible of the additional costs of new capital requirements rather than dump it all on customers

Opinion

Reserve Bank cautious on dairy industry recovery
By Nick Clark

The financial system is still sound but housing, dairy, and bank funding costs remain key risks, according to the Reserve Bank’s latest six-monthly Financial Stability Report. Read more

Economic Week - December 13

Posted on 13/12/2019
Higher commodity prices have boosted farmer sentiment according to Rabobank’s latest Rural Confidence Survey.

Economic Week - December 6

Posted on 6/12/2019
For the third consecutive month, farm debt has fallen - no surprise given the pressure coming from banks.

Speeches

Brian Richards - Farming with Confidence

Posted on 21/08/2018
Marketing expert Brian Richards talks to farmers at this year's national conference.