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HIS header driving career started 12 years ago, yet long-distance harvesting contractor Peter Stephens is just 22 years old.

Life on the harvest trail  

HIS header driving career started 12 years ago, yet long-distance harvesting contractor Peter Stephens is just 22 years old.
FINDING staff for harvest can sometimes be a struggle, but one Wubin farmer has found a solution, employing his son and friends from one of WA's agricultural colleges. 20 Dec 14 FINDING staff for harvest can sometimes be a struggle, but one Wubin farmer has found a solution, employing his son...
AT the peak of harvest in WA, farm gates have been thrown open to a group of Japanese visitors with a long-standing relationship with CBH.
The ZEN-NOH delegation were hosted on farms near York and at CBH's Kwinana terminal, giving the foreign delegation an insight into grain production processes in Australia.
The relationship between CBH and ZEN-NOH spans 40 years and the co- 21 Dec 14 AT the peak of harvest in WA, farm gates have been thrown open to a group of Japanese visitors with a long-standing...
FOR the beer enthusiast, the story beyond how cold the beer is can be a bit of a mystery.
But one local brewing company is connecting the consumer to the farmer in a new campaign.
Gage Roads Brewing Co is telling the story from paddock to bottle, starting with a community barley crop at Tammin.
The brewery, which is the largest consumer of domestic malting barley in WA, used 20 Dec 14 FOR the beer enthusiast, the story beyond how cold the beer is can be a bit of a mystery. But one local brewing...
BEEKEEPERS are being urged to consider the use of screened hive bottom boards to provide a potential varroa management option. 20 Dec 14 BEEKEEPERS are being urged to consider the use of screened hive bottom boards to provide a potential varroa...
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Producers borrow way to much and when it all goes bad the bank gets the blame my neighbours
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What amazes me is the constant blindness I see as to what is going on here. Creation of money
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Im getting sick & tired of this tit for tat. Really, all shareholders care about is lower
AN independent review of the Water Act has focused on cutting red tape and improving Basin Plan performance. AN independent review of the Water Act has focused on cutting red tape and improving Basin Plan performance.
PRICE declines for dairy products have slowed while export volume clearances have soared, according to Rabobank's latest report. PRICE declines for dairy products have slowed while export volume clearances have soared, according to Rabobank's...

WAFarmers has dismissed questioning of its ability to lobby effectively following the launch of its new co-operative milk brand into Coles stores.
Nationals Member for the Agricultural Region Paul Brown has raised doubts that a relationship between the farmer advocacy group and the supermarket giant would obstruct WAFarmers from fulfilling its role.
WAFarmers president Dale P04 Dec 14  2 WAFarmers has dismissed questioning of its ability to lobby effectively following the launch of its new co-operative...
WAFARMERS' milk hit Coles supermarket shelves throughout the State this week, following the launch of the new brand at the Heart of WA gala dinner on Wednesday night.20 Nov 14  1 WAFARMERS' milk hit Coles supermarket shelves throughout the State this week, following the launch of the new brand...

WA sheep producer Jeff Murray is excited about his new role growing opportunities for the sheep meat industry.19 Nov 14 WA sheep producer Jeff Murray is excited about his new role growing opportunities for the sheep meat industry.
THE Sheep Industry Leadership Council (SILC) is seeking new council members to help lead and support the WA sheep industry.13 Dec 14  1 THE Sheep Industry Leadership Council (SILC) is seeking new council members to help lead and support the WA sheep...
FINDING staff for harvest can sometimes be a struggle, but one Wubin farmer has found a solution, employing his son and friends from one of WA's agricultural colleges.20 Dec 14 FINDING staff for harvest can sometimes be a struggle, but one Wubin farmer has found a solution, employing his son...
THE Kwinana and Albany port site capacities are still 'tight', but pressure is being relieved as shipping services continue.19 Dec 14 THE Kwinana and Albany port site capacities are still "tight", but pressure is being relieved as shipping services...

THE outlook for pulses is positive for next year, in spite of this year’s poor spring in key pulse growing regions of southern Australia.19 Dec 14  2 THE outlook for pulses is positive for next year, in spite of this year’s poor spring in key pulse growing regions...
GRAIN rail lines must be viable to remain open was the clear message delivered by Premier Colin Barnett during a tour of the Wheatbelt last weekend.
Mr Barnett embarked on a visit to the northern Wheatbelt last Friday and Saturday and discussed the Miling Tier 2 rail line with Miling grain growers at a community meeting.
The future of the Miling to Toodyay Tier 2 line is unclear as the arbitrati18 Dec 14 GRAIN rail lines must be viable to remain open was the clear message delivered by Premier Colin Barnett during a...
THE Antarctica2 crew driving a Massey Ferguson tractor to the South Pole are on their way home after reaching their destination. THE Antarctica2 crew driving a Massey Ferguson tractor to the South Pole are on their way home after reaching their...

PETER Baker, who farms with his father Barry and brothers Richard and Paul, recently acquired two new Case IH Axial-Flow 9230 combine harvesters for the summer season.25 Oct 14 PETER Baker, who farms with his father Barry and brothers Richard and Paul, recently acquired two new Case IH...
THE farm mechanisation industry is in good shape but change is on the way. And according to Tractor and Machinery Association (TMA) executive director Richard Lewis, the change should place machinery dealers in a strong position.16 Aug 14 THE farm mechanisation industry is in good shape but change is on the way. And according to Tractor and Machinery...

HORTICULTURE

THE Northern Territory played host to the recent unveiling of the Strategic Export Plan for the Australian Mango Industry.21 Dec 14 THE Northern Territory played host to the recent unveiling of the Strategic Export Plan for the Australian Mango...
A VICTORIAN fruit grading equipment manufacturer has been awarded the 2014 Australian Exporter of the Year Award.17 Dec 14  1 A VICTORIAN fruit grading equipment manufacturer has been awarded the 2014 Australian Exporter of the Year Award.
WITH the supply of rural properties on the market still outstripping demand, prices are likely to have stabilised, rather than risen.15 Dec 14 WITH the supply of rural properties on the market still outstripping demand, prices are likely to have stabilised,...
MACQUARIE Group has sold its Melro Park dairy farm near Heywood in south-west Victoria to ACE Farming.15 Dec 14 MACQUARIE Group has sold its Melro Park dairy farm near Heywood in south-west Victoria to ACE Farming.
NOBODY is more excited for the launch of AC/DC's new album, Rock or Bust, than the town of The Rock itself.21 Nov 14 NOBODY is more excited for the launch of AC/DC's new album, Rock or Bust, than the town of The Rock itself.
AN online social media network for Australian farmers - Farmz.com.au - is building new connections for agriculture, including Westpac Agribusiness.21 Nov 14 AN online social media network for Australian farmers - Farmz.com.au - is building new connections for agriculture,...