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WA's new Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan has outlined her agenda for key sectors in farming and agriculture, including a future northern research institution and rebuilding the Department of Agriculture and Food.

MacTiernan sets her agenda  

WA's new Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan has outlined her agenda for key sectors in farming and agriculture, including
GRAIN growers are increasingly recognising the benefits of seed treatments as valuable protection for their crops and with the rise in pest resistance to some chemistry, it is again expected to be a strongly adopted practice heading into the 2017 season.
29 Mar 17 GRAIN growers are increasingly recognising the benefits of seed treatments as valuable protection for their crops...
BILLIONAIRE global mining and agricultural entrepreneur Andrew  Forrest says the new agreement on beef trade struck between Australia and China today is a “game changing announcement” for the local sector. 24 Mar 17 1 BILLIONAIRE global mining and agricultural entrepreneur Andrew Forrest says the new agreement on beef trade struck...
LIVESTOCK producers are being urged to make the most of the Royalties for Regions-supported Subsidised Disease Investigation Pilot Program (SDIPP) before it ends later this year.
29 Mar 17 LIVESTOCK producers are being urged to make the most of the Royalties for Regions-supported Subsidised Disease...
ANDREW Venning, of farm machinery manufacturer Vennings, South Australia, said the shift towards more sophisticated on-farm storage systems meant demand for large-scale grain moving equipment was also on the rise. 28 Mar 17 ANDREW Venning, of farm machinery manufacturer Vennings, South Australia, said the shift towards more sophisticated...
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If pastorals were fair dink-um about wild dogs there would be a ban on ownership of dogs north
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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...

A CHEESE made from sheep milk created WA dairy industry history last month.16 Mar 17 A CHEESE made from sheep milk created WA dairy industry history last month.
AGRICULTURAL workforces aren't the only ones facing increased productivity threats driven by the inflated use of the illegal drug 'ice' by employees.29 Mar 17 AGRICULTURAL workforces aren't the only ones facing increased productivity threats driven by the inflated use of the...
FARMERS and chemical makers will have to think smarter about how to best use existing crop protection chemistry rather than rely on science to repeatedly produce magic bullets to beat resistance issues.
29 Mar 17 FARMERS and chemical makers will have to think smarter about how to best use existing crop protection chemistry...
CHOOSING the optimal sowing time for wheat according to variety can go a long way in boosting yield potential in frost prone environments.28 Mar 17 CHOOSING the optimal sowing time for wheat according to variety can go a long way in boosting yield potential in...

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

GERALDTON machinery dealer Steve Purcher, Purcher International, reinforced the “people game’ at last week’s Autumn Update.23 Mar 17  1 GERALDTON machinery dealer Steve Purcher, Purcher International, reinforced the “people game’ at last week’s Autumn...
CASE IH has announced the impending release of the Optum CVT tractor to the Australian market.
12 Mar 17 CASE IH has announced the impending release of the Optum CVT tractor to the Australian market.

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.