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Everything you need to know about the water buyback scandal

Everything you need to know about the water buyback scandal

Australia now has its own "watergate" and there are calls for a royal commission. How did we get here?

Should we treat agriculture like any other industry?

Should we treat agriculture like any other industry?

Crikey readers discuss Labor's proposed milk floor price and wage stagnation.

Labor panders to dairy farmers with ‘harebrained’ milk proposal

Labor panders to dairy farmers with ‘harebrained’ milk proposal

Labor's proposal for a floor price for milk reflects an inability to see that agriculture is an industry like any other.

A sector-by-sector guide to fixing Australia’s emissions

A sector-by-sector guide to fixing Australia’s emissions

With so much emissions reduction talk focused on renewables, are we overlooking other areas for improvement?

Trouble in strawberry fields: needles cause further pain for struggling farmers

Trouble in strawberry fields: needles cause further pain for struggling farmers

Some farmers may fear the needle attack could stop consumers buying strawberries, but the contamination crisis is unlikely to make a major on impact growers’ woes.

Canavan unleashes flood of hate on avo-munching, anti-dam hipsters

Canavan unleashes flood of hate on avo-munching, anti-dam hipsters

A report touting the benefits of building dams in Northern Australia says anything but, despite the efforts of Matt Canavan to spin it.

What drought? The relief fund that’s overflowing with farmers’ cash

What drought? The relief fund that’s overflowing with farmers’ cash

While NSW and Queensland are apparently gripped by drought, farmers are pouring billions into a taxpayer-funded drought resilience scheme.

How drought relief ends up punishing one of our most productive industries

How drought relief ends up punishing one of our most productive industries

Drought relief isn't needed by most farmers, who are prepared for drought. In fact, it discourages them from making the right decisions to achieve resilience.

Australia’s animal welfare process is broken and corrupted

Australia’s animal welfare process is broken and corrupted

The process for developing animal welfare standards for Australian industry is broken -- something the government was told a long time ago by the Productivity Commission.

Even economists think animal welfare laws need to improve

Even economists think animal welfare laws need to improve

The way we develop animal welfare standards in Australia is skewed by industry self-interest and a lack of evidence -- and the Productivity Commission wants to change it.