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#1343452 - 10/10/2015 15:24 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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Our nephew has bitten the bullet and completely destocked his property near Tambo. Zero rain, no grass so he sold off the last of his herd at rock bottom prices, barely covered transportation costs. The only thing now living is his private stash of koalas a couple of emus and shed loads of pigs and kangaroos. Money in the bank so if he has some good rain he will be in a position to restock with a much smaller herd but for now zero income so back to the mines he goes.
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#1343615 - 11/10/2015 20:17 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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Yeah it starting to really get really bad out there .Hope we get some rain .
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#1345013 - 26/10/2015 11:19 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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He is lucky he owns a company that services underground mines in Central Qld so he makes enough from that to keep him and the property afloat if he minimises costs. But yeas you are right, the whole state needs a drenching over a couple of months to have any chance of recovery.
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#1352900 - 15/12/2015 09:02 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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Fingers crossed for a decent La Nina next year.

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#1372735 - 11/04/2016 09:27 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Chris Stumer]
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What is the world turning into?

Missouri family forced to destroy their home garden thanks to new city ordinance... no citizen shall be allowed to grow their own food!

http://www.naturalnews.com/053596_city_ordinance_family_garden_food_security.html
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#1372761 - 11/04/2016 13:39 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
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Originally Posted By: @_Yasified_shak
What is the world turning into?

Missouri family forced to destroy their home garden thanks to new city ordinance... no citizen shall be allowed to grow their own food!

http://www.naturalnews.com/053596_city_ordinance_family_garden_food_security.html
Hilarious. Another storm in a teacup online.

I gotta say, online pages certainly whipped up a frenzy over this one, all with pretty pictures of gardens, none of them being the actual garden in question.

The real story is that he was never in danger of losing his garden, he was however cited to clean it up & the picture showing it as a mass of weeds certainly proves he had a lot to clean up! If it were next to my place I would have mowed it down.
So he got his act together, cleaned it up & even though that law has been passed because it is an existing feature, it is safe. Apparently a city official got it wrong.

Here's a link to a REAL news site explaining the story:
Garden can stay

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#1372827 - 12/04/2016 10:40 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Kazz63]
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Originally Posted By: Kazz63
I gotta say, online pages certainly whipped up a frenzy over this one, all with pretty pictures of gardens, none of them being the actual garden in question.


No, but this is a picture of the actual garden in question....(all be it with a dangerous implement sitting on the nature strip smirk )



Originally Posted By: Kazz63
Here's a link to a REAL news site explaining the story:
Garden can stay

Seems your link is Bogus? whistle

Storm in a teacup you say? it is not the first time, and it wont be the last time...

Quote:
Unfortunately, Athans isnít the first to be subjected to harassment over growing his own food. People have been charged with crimes, threatened with jail time, and had their property destroyed for growing gardens in their own yards.

Why should people be hassled for wanting to grow food in their own yards?
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#1372832 - 12/04/2016 11:55 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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Try this one Dean...its also got photo's of the garden before cleaning up , replanting,weeding mowing,mulching etc....

http://www.examiner.net/article/20160409/NEWS/160408918

It really annoys me when extreme left wing publications make up total bullshit(or any other media)....The headline "No citizen may grow their own food" is totally false ...and they didn't have to destroy their garden...just clean it up..



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#1372884 - 12/04/2016 17:48 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12 (pogo)
It really annoys me when extreme left wing publications make up total bullshit(or any other media)....

It can be annoying that any publisher would print bullshit and not get their facts straight! It's their problem, so I figure let them sort it out!


Edited by -Cosmic- (naz) (12/04/2016 17:49)
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#1372950 - 13/04/2016 11:05 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12 (pogo)
Try this one Dean...its also got photo's of the garden before cleaning up , replanting,weeding mowing,mulching etc....

http://www.examiner.net/article/20160409/NEWS/160408918

It really annoys me when extreme left wing publications make up total bullshit(or any other media)....The headline "No citizen may grow their own food" is totally false ...and they didn't have to destroy their garden...just clean it up..


It is not exactly Bull Fecal matter as you put......Like all, news papers use poetic licence, how many times have you seen the headline "Cyclone to form off the coast by the end of the week..." when there has not even been anything out there?

As an Excerpt from the story states..

Quote:
An ordinance amendment passed March 28 by the Sugar Creek Board of Alderman prohibits food gardens within a front yard's first 30 feet from the street in areas zoned for single-family dwelling. For areas zoned residential estate, the required front yard setback is 50 feet.


Now how many suburban front yards do you know of, that has a verge/nature strip 30-50 feet from the gutter/road?
If someone wanted to plant a new garden now, they would not be able to, or if they did,they would be reduced to a smaller amount near the front of their house.
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#1372963 - 13/04/2016 13:46 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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"Missouri family forced to destroy their home garden thanks to new city ordinance... no citizen shall be allowed to grow their own food!"

That was the headline Dean..in my view it is indeed total bullshit..but I do agree that many News publications are also guilty of misleading headlines in an effort to garner higher readership..and, yes, the newly passed ordinance is indeed quite stupid ...but would you expect any less from a bunch of councilors...?

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#1373005 - 13/04/2016 19:58 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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Australia's trade relationship with China appears to be turning more towards consumption than industrials and manufacturing, according to ABC news.
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#1373346 - 18/04/2016 13:51 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Seira]
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Seems China is bit by bit, buying up Australian farm lands and the food production chain...

Chinese conglomerate buys veggie supplier

http://www.theland.com.au/story/3593647/chinese-conglomerate-buys-veggie-supplier/
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#1373358 - 18/04/2016 16:35 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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The sale of our agricultural industry to overseas interests scares the heck out of me. I doubt any other country in the world would be selling so much especially without restriction.

I wonder if my future grandchildren will be able to eat good food or if it will have been exported and only rubbish quality here?

Our family is lucky. We own enough land that with work we can provide our own food. I hope our children recognise the value of this and keep it when we pass. I think it is the only way in time that the family will be able to have good quality food at a price they can afford.

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#1373376 - 18/04/2016 21:51 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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We as a country are selling our future for short term gain.
The continuing dry were we are has now forced us like many other farmers to our biggest mob of breeders (sheep) and hang onto and feed the younger ones. It's a heart breaking decision but to feed them through would cost us upwards of $30,000.

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#1373406 - 19/04/2016 11:38 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Dingo]
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Another one sold to the Chinese....

Legend lines up $180m for Kailis deal

http://www.pilbaranews.com.au/?31372608
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#1373430 - 19/04/2016 17:38 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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Hope this one doesn't get passed. Maybe we need to be building more defence facilities in the bush to protect them.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-19/ki...capital/7129298

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#1373471 - 20/04/2016 08:36 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: bundybear]
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If the Port of Darwin has been "Sold" to the Chinese, then i don't see there would be much stopping them...

Port of Darwin: This is about more than China's economic interest

The "Chinese Dream" involves the reassertion of the economic and political primacy that China claims it has enjoyed over neighbours for millennia. This agenda is now being pursued globally but most intensely in South-East Asia and Australia/New Zealand.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-24/wade-the-darwin-port-is-another-link-in-china's-expansion/6967640
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#1373491 - 20/04/2016 11:11 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: bundybear]
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Originally Posted By: bundybear
Hope this one doesn't get passed. Maybe we need to be building more defence facilities in the bush to protect them.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-19/ki...capital/7129298


No surprises here.....

Foreign-owned land register will not be made public despite transparency pledge

A new register of agricultural land will not be made public despite the Government's promise to provide more transparency over foreign investment in Australian farms.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-30/re...-public/7284104
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#1373585 - 21/04/2016 15:13 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
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Looks like more land set to be sold....

Chinese company set to become WA's biggest landholder after farm deal

The Shanghai CRED investment around cattle production in WA is separate to its big stake in the winning $370 million offer for the Kidman cattle empire.

Shanghai CRED has bought Yakka Munga and Mt Elizabeth stations in the Kimberley through Australian operating arm Shanghai Zenith.

It will also own Mertondale, Riverina, Perrinvale, Clover Downs, Jeedamya, Melita and Kookynie stations in the Goldfields, subject to approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board and WA Lands Minister Terry Redman.

http://www.pilbaranews.com.au/?31390835
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