Home Policy

policy

Transparency key to maintaining confidence in Murray-Darling Basin Plan

A Royal Commission's findings have prompted political bickering over use of water in the Basin. Regardless of what industry thinks, it would be wise not to dismiss the findings out of hand.

Outlook 2019: Australian Ag caught in US-China trade crossfire

Agriculture Down Under is an export-oriented industry, with around 25% going to China and a significant chunk also heading to the US, which means it faces being caught in the middle of tensions between the two superpowers.

Outlook 2019: Singling out Australian ag

The year ahead could see a shift in how some foreign investors seek to gain exposure to agriculture Down Under.

DOWNLOAD: Banking on public bucks

For farmers in search of funding, every little helps – and when it comes to government support, it’s not so little. In this interactive presentation, we look at the most generous countries, the crops that benefit and conditionality attached to public money.

Irish farmers fret over post-Brexit subsidy cliff edge

TJ Flanagan, chief executive of the country's Co-operative Organisation Society, says a hole in the EU budget is only one of many impacts Brexit will have on the sector. He details several potential remedies in an interview with Agri Investor.

Trump’s infra plan: A game-changer for US farmers?

The administration has pledged $50bn to boost transport and connectivity across rural America, but will it make a difference? We asked insiders.

Future meat tax ‘highly probable’

An investor group vocal about environmental issues says food companies and their financial backers should use an internal ‘shadow price’ to account for future costs applied to protein production.

Red tape bogs down EU agricultural support

A simpler planning process and a greater focus on results are needed if EU rural development spending is to become more efficient and targeted, the European Court of Auditors says.

Canadian government, UBC tackle gas emissions

The government’s C$1.8m investment with the University of British Columbia is one of 20 new research projects supported by the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program aimed at emissions mitigation in the ag sector.

Syngenta, USAID partner again on food security

The Swiss agrochemicals company and the development agency have renewed their commitment to work together towards developing agriculture in Africa, Asia and Latin America, renewing a partnership that began in 2013.

Copyright PEI Media

Not for publication, email or dissemination