Skills fund grows ag businesses

PROGRESSIVE agriculture producers are being encouraged to improve their business growth by applying for funding under the Industry Skills Fund.
PROGRESSIVE agriculture producers are being encouraged to improve their business growth by applying for funding under the Industry Skills Fund.
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WA'S agricultural industry will need to get used to funding its own research and development as the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) heads towards becoming a regulatory and statutory body.
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“BIG data” might be the key to getting farmers to using data in the first place, says Charles Schleusner from John Deere.
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HEAD trainer at Merriman Shearing School Ian 'Boof' Bateman tries to encourage his students to leave their local area to find work.
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Sheep - Wool
AUSTRALIA'S reputation for quality export grain and its geographic marketing advantage have bred a costly comfort zone mentality, says Mark Palmquist.
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RESIDENT Fairfax Media humourist Ash 'Acca' Walmsley pays tribute to Macca on a Sunday morning with this clip.
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AUDIO: CATCH up with the ag news of the week in our weekly audio wrap: cattle price boost; dairy capital; wool dives; climate concerns.
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WITH the Ag White Paper set to be released today, it’s worth revisiting the NFF's comprehensive Blueprint.
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LIBERAL Party backbenchers Nigel Hallett and Brian Ellis slammed the direction of the Department of Agriculture and Food during last Friday's standing committee on estimates hearing.
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THE Indigenous Lands Corporation purchased Merriman Station near Brewarrina in 2006 and started transforming lives with a shearing school.
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Sheep - Wool
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PLANS to cut a further 250 jobs from the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) over the next two years prompted growing concerns about biosecurity threats to WA.
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AUSTRALIAN and NZ health ministers have again deferred a decision on permitting the use of industrial hemp products as a food.
03 Jul 15 AUSTRALIAN and NZ health ministers have again deferred a decision on permitting the use of industrial hemp products as a food.
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when farmers for years bred em knowing the floods and droughts- and when the AU gov did nothing
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The reserve price scheme was set up to protect buyers, this point is sadly ignored, while it
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I and many residents in a suburb inner west of Sydney have been living with LFN since Oct 2014
THE future home of the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) is still unclear.06 Jul 15 THE future home of the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) is still unclear.
WA'S agricultural industry will need to get used to funding its own research and development as the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) heads towards becoming a regulatory and statutory body.06 Jul 15 WA'S agricultural industry will need to get used to funding its own research and development as the Department of...