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PRIVATE label $1-a-litre retail milk and supermarket chain power have hurt farmgate pricing, WA dairy farmers believe.
They also believe “step-down” price reductions imposed by major Eastern States dairy processors Murray Goulburn and Fonterra on their milk suppliers last year had “flow-on” effects on WA’s dairy industry.

Farmers tell inquiry $1 a litre is hurting farmgate returns  

PRIVATE label $1-a-litre retail milk and supermarket chain power have hurt farmgate pricing, WA dairy farmers believe. They also
WHILE no records were broken, steady demand for the 170 cattle penned by the three agents at Manjimup recently gave a similar result to the last sale at the venue. 11:33 AM WHILE no records were broken, steady demand for the 170 cattle penned by the three agents at Manjimup recently gave...
PH Kerr Esperance salesman Michael Ridgway has a great deal if you're in the market for a seeding rig. 11:29 AM PH Kerr Esperance salesman Michael Ridgway has a great deal if you're in the market for a seeding rig.
IT’S windy, with gusts up to 40km/h.
But you’re on the South Coast at Condingup so you’ve got to expect that. 23 Apr 17 IT’S windy, with gusts up to 40km/h. But you’re on the South Coast at Condingup so you’ve got to expect that.
WITH the passing of time the sheep have got bigger and wrinklier, the journey north rougher and tougher, but the colourfulness of the characters and a basis in fact of tales they tell have changed little. 23 Apr 17 WITH the passing of time the sheep have got bigger and wrinklier, the journey north rougher and tougher, but the...
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The Minister of Ag can use WA's Gene Technology Act 2006 to manage GM & GM-free crops for market
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Time will judge if they can implement what growers are asking for. Not what a director
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Absolutely agreed. Chinese demand for high-quality protein is increasing, as is demand from

NO poll of dairy farmers is needed this year to determine how much Dairy Produce Levy they should pay, an inaugural industry advisory committee has decided.
01 Feb 17 NO poll of dairy farmers is needed this year to determine how much Dairy Produce Levy they should pay, an inaugural...
ACCORDING to Dardanup dairy farmer Michael Twomey there is 'no perfect system' for dealing with the effluent generated by 500 cows being milked twice a day.
31 Jan 17 ACCORDING to Dardanup dairy farmer Michael Twomey there is "no perfect system" for dealing with the effluent...

WITH the passing of time the sheep have got bigger and wrinklier, the journey north rougher and tougher, but the colourfulness of the characters and a basis in fact of tales they tell have changed little.23 Apr 17 WITH the passing of time the sheep have got bigger and wrinklier, the journey north rougher and tougher, but the...
INSPIRATION rather than retaliation was the motive for a one-woman photographic tour of 16 working WA wool sheds to document the story of what happens with wool.11:17 AM INSPIRATION rather than retaliation was the motive for a one-woman photographic tour of 16 working WA wool sheds to...
A RESISTANCE management strategy aims to conserve the effectiveness of the limited insecticide options available for controlling redlegged earth mites in grain crops and pastures.20 Apr 17 A RESISTANCE management strategy aims to conserve the effectiveness of the limited insecticide options available for...
CANOLA growers can rest assured that sowing retained seed from open pollinated (OP) varieties will have no deleterious effect on crop performance.20 Apr 17 CANOLA growers can rest assured that sowing retained seed from open pollinated (OP) varieties will have no...

There will be more cases of sclerotinia in canola in areas that do not traditionally have problems with the disease due to the wet spring.24 Sep 16 There will be more cases of sclerotinia in canola in areas that do not traditionally have problems with the disease...
Chickpea prices have jumped $30 to $50 a tonne above global market values as farmers caught with soggy crops look for alternative grain supplies to fulfill their forward contract commitments.22 Sep 16  2 Chickpea prices have jumped $30 to $50 a tonne above global market values as farmers caught with soggy crops look...
John Deere releases ExactApply spray technology with individual nozzle control, turn compensation and other features John Deere releases ExactApply spray technology with individual nozzle control, turn compensation and other features

PH Kerr Esperance salesman Michael Ridgway has a great deal if you're in the market for a seeding rig.11:29 AM PH Kerr Esperance salesman Michael Ridgway has a great deal if you're in the market for a seeding rig.
11:25 AM MULTI-franchise dealer McIntosh & Son has opened a dealership in Esperance.

HORTICULTURE

A Melbourne Market wholesaler has admitted to breaching the Horticulture Code of Conduct, drawing comments on the need for the an updated code.22 Sep 16 A Melbourne Market wholesaler has admitted to breaching the Horticulture Code of Conduct, drawing comments on the...
Sourcing willing workers from the Pacific Islands may not an instant fix if backpackers decide to travel elsewhere, although there are merits to the Seasonal Workers Program.16 Sep 16 Sourcing willing workers from the Pacific Islands may not an instant fix if backpackers decide to travel elsewhere,...
FARM management company Gunn Agri Partners has purchased three cattle stations in southern Queensland for $11 million.14 Dec 15 FARM management company Gunn Agri Partners has purchased three cattle stations in southern Queensland for $11 million.
BILLIONAIRE retail king Brett Blundy has purchased the Walhallow cattle station aggregation in the Northern Territory for $100 million.08 Dec 15 BILLIONAIRE retail king Brett Blundy has purchased the Walhallow cattle station aggregation in the Northern...
THE finalists for Australia’s biggest and most prestigious country music competition, the Toyota Star Maker, have been announced. 
13 Dec 15 THE finalists for Australia’s biggest and most prestigious country music competition, the Toyota Star Maker, have...
MARCIA Patmos has launched her winning women’s wear collection at “Ahgunyah”, Crookwell, last week.07 Nov 15 MARCIA Patmos has launched her winning women’s wear collection at “Ahgunyah”, Crookwell, last week.