Month: November 2010

A Look Back at Australian Deregulation

The recent farm crises found nearly every country or economical union to be petitioned by its farmers and dairy organisations for both financial support and structural reform.  EU farmers fought its commission over the market-based pricing system it is phasing in and American groups pushed for quotas to manage future supply.  In tough circumstances, farmers Read More

Music Showcase: Six Mile Grove

Small farmers are brave, their families are brave, and it’s something I feel proud of. Brandon Sampson, Six Mile Grove In a country in which most people are three generations or more removed from the farm, song about agriculture are becoming rarer.  Music that is reflective, well-written and hits the nail on the head when Read More

Dangers of New Milk Pricing for Irish Farmers

By Ryan Dennis With the staunch resolve of the Agricultural Commission to remove all quotas by 2015, Ireland and the EU is heading towards a milk pricing structure that will likely bring new complications and possible hazards to small dairy farmers.  Deciding it will make for more efficient price determination, the EU is leaving behind Read More

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