Farmers want visionary banking Royal Commission towards $100b

THE NATIONAL Farmers’ Federation (NFF) have welcomed the banking Royal Commission as a “good thing” as a retrospective investigation to uncover and resolve poor practices towards the farm sector.
THE NATIONAL Farmers’ Federation (NFF) have welcomed the banking Royal Commission as a “good thing” as a retrospective investigation to uncover and resolve poor practices towards the farm sector.
Traditional marketing of Merino wool is under review as the US online giant Amazon’s entrance into the Australian retail market challenges the reliance on bricks-and-mortar retailers.
01 Dec 17 Traditional marketing of Merino wool is under review as the US online giant Amazon’s entrance into the Australian retail market challenges the reliance on bricks-and-mortar retailers.
Sheep - Wool
NEW wheat varieties with improved resistance to the significant fungal disease Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) are on the horizon, after a scientific boost from the new draft wheat genome.
01 Dec 17 NEW wheat varieties with improved resistance to the significant fungal disease Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) are on the horizon, after a scientific boost from the new draft wheat genome.
THIS year has been a rollercoaster for many WA growers with varied seasons at each end of the grainbelt leading to a mixed bag of harvest results.
01 Dec 17 THIS year has been a rollercoaster for many WA growers with varied seasons at each end of the grainbelt leading to a mixed bag of harvest results.
THE compelling advantage of liquids over compound and granular fertilisers is enhanced and faster plant availability, flexibility and ease of handling and storage.
01 Dec 17 THE compelling advantage of liquids over compound and granular fertilisers is enhanced and faster plant availability, flexibility and ease of handling and storage.
THE exponential growth in the use of liquid nutrients over the past five years is creating a paradigm shift in crop establishment management.
01 Dec 17 THE exponential growth in the use of liquid nutrients over the past five years is creating a paradigm shift in crop establishment management.
AGRICULTURE investor-backed front runner in a race to produce high-value Sulphate of Potash (SoP) fertiliser in WA, Kalium Lakes Ltd, plans to start trialling a purification plant early next year.
01 Dec 17 AGRICULTURE investor-backed front runner in a race to produce high-value Sulphate of Potash (SoP) fertiliser in WA, Kalium Lakes Ltd, plans to start trialling a purification plant early...
THERE wasn’t a more proud community than Kalannie on Saturday night, as more than 1100 people made their way to the Wheatbelt town to watch Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band Proud Mary.
30 Nov 17 THERE wasn’t a more proud community than Kalannie on Saturday night, as more than 1100 people made their way to the Wheatbelt town to watch Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band...
AWI announced an operational date set for July 2018 for Wool Q, formerly known as the Wool Exchange Portal (WEP), which was spruiked as “a place rich in data, insights and community connection”.
30 Nov 17 AWI announced an operational date set for July 2018 for Wool Q, formerly known as the Wool Exchange Portal (WEP), which was spruiked as “a place rich in data, insights and community...
CRACKING the 100,000-head mark, AuctionsPlus has set a new record number of sheep sold online in one day.
30 Nov 17 CRACKING the 100,000-head mark, AuctionsPlus has set a new record number of sheep sold online in one day.
PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced a Royal Commission into the banking sector will go ahead, following intensifying political pressure from Queensland Nationals led by Senator Barry O’Sullivan, including the need to examine issues concerning the farm sector.
30 Nov 17 PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced a Royal Commission into the banking sector will go ahead, following intensifying political pressure from Queensland Nationals led by Senator...
A total of 15 local governments in high-risk priority areas are now eligible to apply for bushfire mitigation funding from the inaugural four-year $15 million Mitigation Activity Fund.
29 Nov 17 A total of 15 local governments in high-risk priority areas are now eligible to apply for bushfire mitigation funding from the inaugural four-year $15 million Mitigation Activity Fund.
THE Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) has told former farmer and one-time WA One Nation Senator Rod Culleton it has discontinued two legal matters he initiated - in retaliation to being ruled ineligible to sit in parliament under Section 44 of the constitution - after failing to provide material disclosing any criminal offences.
29 Nov 17 THE Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) has told former farmer and one-time WA One Nation Senator Rod Culleton it has discontinued two legal matters he initiated - in...
29 Nov 17 A GROUP of WA ‘whole supply chain’ participants recently ventured to New Zealand for the International Tri-Conference for Precision Agriculture in 2017.
MURESK Institute has celebrated National Agriculture Day last week with the launch of a new program aimed at upskilling the next generation of female industry leaders.
29 Nov 17 MURESK Institute has celebrated National Agriculture Day last week with the launch of a new program aimed at upskilling the next generation of female industry leaders.
LIFE onboard a livestock export vessel was brought into focus at the LIVEXchange 2017 conference in Perth recently.
29 Nov 17 LIFE onboard a livestock export vessel was brought into focus at the LIVEXchange 2017 conference in Perth recently.
LIVESTOCK exporters were encouraged to make associations with a wide variety of people in the Muslim nations they sought to expand their trade into, during the LIVEXchange 20017 conference in Perth two weeks ago.
29 Nov 17 LIVESTOCK exporters were encouraged to make associations with a wide variety of people in the Muslim nations they sought to expand their trade into, during the LIVEXchange 20017...
WA growers who hope to take advantage of early-season moisture now have a new variety option following the release of Australian Grain Technologies’ (AGT) winter wheat Longsword.
29 Nov 17 WA growers who hope to take advantage of early-season moisture now have a new variety option following the release of Australian Grain Technologies’ (AGT) winter wheat Longsword.
Neridup (east Esperance) farmer John Wallace is hoping for a decent dry spell to crank up headers when Farm Weekly recently caught up with him.
29 Nov 17 Neridup (east Esperance) farmer John Wallace is hoping for a decent dry spell to crank up headers when Farm Weekly recently caught up with him.
Esperance Mobile Ag Repairs contracting team has employed four New Holland 9.90 headers for the 13,000 hectares program at Warakirri Farms, Condingup.
29 Nov 17 Esperance Mobile Ag Repairs contracting team has employed four New Holland 9.90 headers for the 13,000 hectares program at Warakirri Farms, Condingup.
AUSTRALIA’S most influential beef body Meat and Livestock Australia has launched one of the most ambitious agriculture plans ever - to make the red meat industry carbon neutral by 2030 and become the first beef and sheepmeat exporting nation to stake that claim.
23 Nov 17 AUSTRALIA’S most influential beef body Meat and Livestock Australia has launched one of the most ambitious agriculture plans ever - to make the red meat industry carbon neutral by 2030...
Cattle - Beef
AGRICULTURE commissioner with Australia’s competition watchdog Mick Keogh has hauled over the coals beef processors wanting to hold back kill data, promising their actions would be looked at closely by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
23 Nov 17 AGRICULTURE commissioner with Australia’s competition watchdog Mick Keogh has hauled over the coals beef processors wanting to hold back kill data, promising their actions would be...
Cattle - Beef
WA-based director, farmer and former Grains Research and Development Corporation chairman Terry Enright is the new chairman of LiveCorp and has two priority items in the sights of his new leadership agenda.
23 Nov 17 WA-based director, farmer and former Grains Research and Development Corporation chairman Terry Enright is the new chairman of LiveCorp and has two priority items in the sights of his...
INCREASING the cattle herd in Indonesia is not an easy task according to Indonesia-Australia Commercial Cattle Breeding Association (IACCBA) program director Dick Slaney.
23 Nov 17 INCREASING the cattle herd in Indonesia is not an easy task according to Indonesia-Australia Commercial Cattle Breeding Association (IACCBA) program director Dick Slaney.
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My total income is from livestock production in WA as a 1 man operation and I agree completely I
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i was 15 years old when I went up to liveringa station in 1961.with j.drakebrockman . the old
Dairy farmers have one week left (Friday 15 December) to register for the Australian Dairy Conference (ADC) to be eligible for farmer early bird rates and save $100 off Full Conference Registration.14 Dec 17 Dairy farmers have one week left (Friday 15 December) to register for the Australian Dairy Conference (ADC) to be...
For many the fear of rising farm debt and even the slightest lift in interest rates has an apprehension ranking on a scale similar to drought, bushfires, the collapse of wool’s reserve price scheme, or a live cattle export ban.13 Dec 17 For many the fear of rising farm debt and even the slightest lift in interest rates has an apprehension ranking on a...