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Join Fleur Anderson, Wade Dabinett and their guests as they discuss the week in Agriculture and rural and regional news.

Beating Around The Bush Rural Business Collective

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Join Fleur Anderson, Wade Dabinett and their guests as they discuss the week in Agriculture and rural and regional news.

    S3E15 - Our relationship with China, Ag the darling (for now) and revival of community news

    S3E15 - Our relationship with China, Ag the darling (for now) and revival of community news

    This week's take on the news relating to rural and regional Australia with Fleur Anderson and Wade Dabinett.

    GM update - You've heard us talk about this in previous episodes so an update for those playing along - SA GM ban has been officially lifted! hoorah!
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-04-28/south-australia-to-lift-gm-ban-after-16-years/12193730

    POLITICS
    CHINA! It's all about China this week. Arguably our most important relationship, how its managed through this crisis has never been more important.
    https://www.smh.com.au/national/china-s-man-in-canberra-has-unmasked-the-regime-s-true-face-20200427-p54nhj.html
    https://www.afr.com/world/asia/beijing-accuses-australia-of-pandering-to-us-in-anti-china-crusade-20200420-p54lcz
    https://www.afr.com/world/asia/china-attacks-pm-s-handling-of-virus-bushfires-20200428-p54nx2
    https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/rendezview/david-penberthy-the-way-china-is-behaving-is-nothing-short-of-a-disgrace/news-story/25d49f5da32ec93bfcef67cb7accb859

    AGRIBUSINESS
    Ag might just be the darling this week - is Ag's role in our country's recovery getting Aus Ag the attention it deserves?
    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/commentary/with-help-farmers-will-grow-the-future/news-story/a1207f15d9a6ad5cf645b8910b7dbc70
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-05-01/australian-agribusiness-is-bucking-the-covid19-trend/12173268

    COMMUNITY
    Newspaper revival! One community is showing the way for revival giving scores of other towns without local news some hope.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-29/local-newspapers-wellington-narromine-nyngan-coronavirus/12192230
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-03/from-america-to-establishing-a-new-naracoorte-newspaper/12197882

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    This is a Cahoots Radio production edited by Skye Manson www.cahootsradio.com
    Hosted by Wade Dabinett https://www.linkedin.com/in/wade-dabinett-947763167/ and Fleur Anderson https://www.linkedin.com/in/fleuranderson/

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    • 46 min
    S3E14 BONUS - Globetrotting with Kate Pilcher

    S3E14 BONUS - Globetrotting with Kate Pilcher

    In this bonus episode we follow on from the story on the regional tourism boom and talk with one tourism operator who is looking to capitalise on the hidden gems in rural and regional Australia in their business. Globetrotting is a travel agency devoted to horse riding experiences the world over and they personally test every ride in the saddle themselves. Kate and her husband Steve are both off the land in Rural Qld and have now based their family business in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. There's an opportunity for any horse loving station owners that want to be part of the Globetrotting portfolio of world class horse holidays too! PS - these are not your standard nose to tail trail rides!

    Guest this week: Globetrotting - https://www.globetrotting.com.au/

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    Beating Around the Bush is the podcast of the Rural Business Collective www.ruralbusinesscollective.com.au
    This is a Cahoots Radio production edited by Skye Manson www.cahootsradio.com
    Hosted by Wade Dabinett https://www.linkedin.com/in/wade-dabinett-947763167/ and Fleur Anderson https://www.linkedin.com/in/fleuranderson/

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    • 23 min
    S3E14 - World Leaders, Wet Markets, Country Tourism, A Market for Flies and Plant Based Meat

    S3E14 - World Leaders, Wet Markets, Country Tourism, A Market for Flies and Plant Based Meat

    This week's take on the news relating to rural and regional Australia with Fleur Anderson and Wade Dabinett.

    WORLD LEADERS
    We spoke last week about 'The Bigger Picture', Malcolm Turnbull's memoir - Have you been listening/reading?
    Wade is waiting for the paperback version , Fleur is listening in on Audible
    https://www.news.com.au/finance/why-malcolm-turnbull-is-the-talking-dog-of-australian-politics/news-story/082e7ac9eef0be2bd993b856d1b1418f
    Quotes from article:
    If someone is going to deprive you of your liberty your best hope is that they're a libertarian; if someone is going to implement a form of socialism your best hope is they're a capitalist.
    For this reason alone, ScoMo is the socialist we need right now.

    Jacinda Adern
    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/04/jacinda-ardern-new-zealand-leadership-coronavirus/610237/

    Other Rural News:
    DLP takes lead on the policing of Wet Markets.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-23/wet-market-health-risks-need-to-be-studied-minister-says/12174086

    Country Tourism ready to take off when restrictions ease
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-24/country-tourism-has-been-crippled-by-coronavirus-but-it%E2%80%99s-ready/12179270

    New source of protein up north? Is there a market for flies?
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-04-26/fly-population-booms-on-outback-cattle-stations/12180742

    Plant Based Meat demand surges? Do we call b******t?
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/16/impossible-foods-rolls-out-to-nearly-1000-new-grocery-stores-and-supermarkets/
    https://twitter.com/agintegrity/status/1253063763705511936

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    Beating Around the Bush is the podcast of the Rural Business Collective www.ruralbusinesscollective.com.au
    This is a Cahoots Radio production edited by Skye Manson www.cahootsradio.com
    Hosted by Wade Dabinett https://www.linkedin.com/in/wade-dabinett-947763167/ and Fleur Anderson https://www.linkedin.com/in/fleuranderson/

    Let us know your favourite news stories for the week on email - podcasts@ruralbusinesscollective.com.au

    • 51 min
    S3E13 - Revisiting Food Security, Ag news and Wade's Top SA Wine Buys

    S3E13 - Revisiting Food Security, Ag news and Wade's Top SA Wine Buys

    This week's take on the news relating to rural and regional Australia with Fleur Anderson and Wade Dabinett.

    Revisiting Food Security
    ABARES Report: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/publications/insights/australian-food-security-and-COVID-19#irrigated-agriculture-is-important-for-many-reasons-but-domestic-rice-plays-a-modest-role-in-australian-food-security

    RGA Response:
    https://www.rga.org.au/Public/Content/News/Media/2019/20200417_ABARES_false%20comfort_COVID-19.aspx

    Farmonline article about SunRice's local supplies....
    https://www.farmonline.com.au/story/6703353/sunrice-weighs-up-local-supply-security-options-as-vietnam-bans-sales/
    A good summary from The Guardian:
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/17/research-debunks-claim-australia-may-face-coronavirus-food-shortages

    Some other news in Ag:
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-04-16/coronavirus-foreign-investment-crackdown-sparks-warning-farmers/12150292

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-04-15/sa-vintage-2020-grape-yields-down-quality-exeptional/12138146

    Wade's Top SA Wine Buys:
    Koerner
    LEKO
    Kaesler
    Yarra Yering
    Mr Riggs

    Finishing on a bit of fun...
    The Tracking App & The Turnbull Memoir leak
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/apr/17/malcolm-turnbull-on-sex-and-trust-australia-prime-minister-deputy-pm-barnaby-joyce-george-christensen

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    Beating Around the Bush is the podcast of the Rural Business Collective www.ruralbusinesscollective.com.au
    This is a Cahoots Radio production edited by Skye Manson www.cahootsradio.com
    Hosted by Wade Dabinett https://www.linkedin.com/in/wade-dabinett-947763167/ and Fleur Anderson https://www.linkedin.com/in/fleuranderson/

    Let us know your favourite news stories for the week on email - podcasts@ruralbusinesscollective.com.au

    • 42 min
    S3E12 - Food Security and New Economy for Ag

    S3E12 - Food Security and New Economy for Ag

    This week's take on the news relating to rural and regional Australia with Fleur Anderson and Wade Dabinett: Food security is the talk of the town this week - and never wasting a crisis.

    But first...Wade loved this one for obvious reasons!
    Pyne vs Trump:
    https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/opinion/christopher-pyne-donald-trump-has-failed-his-people-in-his-response-to-the-covid19-crisis/news-story/c740306977c023ba747b376a84cc7ea1

    Food security
    60 Minutes beat up:
    https://www.9now.com.au/60-minutes/2020/clip-ck8ws4hbx003o0gldjg9cp49t

    NFF Response #factsmatter:
    https://nff.org.au/media-release/60-minutes-shamelessly-exploits-uncertainty-of-covid-19/
    https://nff.org.au/media-release/nff-presidents-statement-submitted-to-60-minutes/

    More on food security
    Melons routine in NT paddock:
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2020-04-10/thousands-of-melons-rotting-in-nt-paddock-after-demand-drop/12133730

    Smash an Avo at home:
    https://www.farmonline.com.au/story/6718282/smash-an-avo-at-home-to-keep-growers-in-business/

    New Economy for Ag? Should farmers be paid for land improvement?
    Proposed 4 billion stimulus to create 2400 land improvement jobs:
    https://www.beefcentral.com/news/groups-propose-4-billion-stimulus-to-create-24000-land-improvement-jobs/

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    Beating Around the Bush is the podcast of the Rural Business Collective www.ruralbusinesscollective.com.au
    This is a Cahoots Radio production edited by Skye Manson www.cahootsradio.com
    Hosted by Wade Dabinett https://www.linkedin.com/in/wade-dabinett-947763167/ and Fleur Anderson https://www.linkedin.com/in/fleuranderson/

    Let us know your favourite news stories for the week on email - podcasts@ruralbusinesscollective.com.au

    • 35 min
    S3E11 - COVID-19 plus an interview on a story you may have missed.

    S3E11 - COVID-19 plus an interview on a story you may have missed.

    This week's take on the news relating to rural and regional Australia with Fleur Anderson and Wade Dabinett: We can't avoid it - we talk Corona. We've left one non-Corona story and interview right to the end as a reward for listening to Wade and Fleur bang on! This week the conversation turned Macro. Will this change how we govern forever? It's certainly changed the way we run our businesses (Fleur is a fan of the new dress code - 'Zoom Meeting'!)

    This tweet charts global numbers and Australia get an honourable mention:
    https://twitter.com/jburnmurdoch/status/1246538603934646272?s=19

    These are Wade and Fleur's two favourite articles for the week talking about Corona and Government:
    https://www.afr.com/policy/foreign-affairs/end-of-golden-era-exposes-illiberal-liberalism-20200322-p54clt
    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/inquirer/coronavirus-pragmatic-leaders-build-a-bridge-to-the-other-side/news-story/790608669e332d17402892c2c8c18acf

    Big shout out the Interact Limestone Coast who have set a great example for other communities on how to showcase, stay connected and promote what they have to offer during social distancing. They are willing to help other communities to do the same.
    https://www.facebook.com/interactlimestonecoast

    Lastly we hear from NSW Chief Vet Sarah Britton about the other Border security story in Australia right now - African Swine Fever as it hits PNG and Timor Leste.

    Follow Us:
    Join the Rural Business Collective community and join the conversation over at Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ruralbusinesscollective/
    Beating Around the Bush is the podcast of the Rural Business Collective www.ruralbusinesscollective.com.au
    This is a Cahoots Radio production edited by Skye Manson www.cahootsradio.com
    Hosted by Wade Dabinett https://www.linkedin.com/in/wade-dabinett-947763167/ and Fleur Anderson https://www.linkedin.com/in/fleuranderson/

    Let us know your favourite news stories for the week on email - podcasts@ruralbusinesscollective.com.au

    • 54 min

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