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AUSTRALIA'S record grain exporting run is not solely due to the massive levels of production for the 2016-17 season according to Emerald Grain chief executive David Johnson.
AUSTRALIA'S record grain exporting run is not solely due to the massive levels of production for the 2016-17 season according to Emerald Grain chief executive David Johnson.
AUSTRALIA'S exporters of containerised grain continue to battle a dearth of suitable 20 foot (6.096 metre) food quality containers.
2:00 AM AUSTRALIA'S exporters of containerised grain continue to battle a dearth of suitable 20 foot (6.096 metre) food quality containers.
THE State's freight rail network suffered significant flood damage from wild weather Friday and over the weekend, with some lines, including the main interstate line, still closed this week.
15 Feb 17 THE State's freight rail network suffered significant flood damage from wild weather Friday and over the weekend, with some lines, including the main interstate line, still closed this...
BELLEVUE-based company Furrow Management Systems Australia (FMSA) may be the new kid on the block.
14 Feb 17 BELLEVUE-based company Furrow Management Systems Australia (FMSA) may be the new kid on the block.
A GROWER society dedicated to uncovering the issues behind soil and land degradation held its 40th annual general meeting in Perth last week.
13 Feb 17 A GROWER society dedicated to uncovering the issues behind soil and land degradation held its 40th annual general meeting in Perth last week.
PATIENCE will be the key for farmers looking for a substantial rise in grain prices according to Callum Downs commodity analyst Malcolm Bartholomaeus.
11 Feb 17 PATIENCE will be the key for farmers looking for a substantial rise in grain prices according to Callum Downs commodity analyst Malcolm Bartholomaeus.
WA's political parties launched into election mode last week and unveiled their lists of candidates.
10 Feb 17 WA's political parties launched into election mode last week and unveiled their lists of candidates.
A WA-based business is taking a new look at frost insurance, offering index-based weather insurance to protect against frost and adverse weather conditions.
10 Feb 17 A WA-based business is taking a new look at frost insurance, offering index-based weather insurance to protect against frost and adverse weather conditions.
THE Nationals WA have promised to expand the $40 million Water for Food program and an $87m increase in funding for infrastructure, innovation grants and groundwater investigations.
09 Feb 17 THE Nationals WA have promised to expand the $40 million Water for Food program and an $87m increase in funding for infrastructure, innovation grants and groundwater investigations.
THE Nationals WA will today announce another bold plan for the agricultural sector, including a $35 million research investment for grower groups.
09 Feb 17 THE Nationals WA will today announce another bold plan for the agricultural sector, including a $35 million research investment for grower groups.
GNOWANGERUP farmer Collyn Garnett has taken advantage of a wetter than average 2016, putting several pasture seed varieties to the test as potential summer crops.
09 Feb 17 GNOWANGERUP farmer Collyn Garnett has taken advantage of a wetter than average 2016, putting several pasture seed varieties to the test as potential summer crops.
AFTER 15 years in limbo for the Boyanup saleyards, the Liberal Party has committed to building a modern livestock facility.
If re-elected the party will allocate $2 million to acquire land to build a new livestock handling facility to replace the ageing Boyanup saleyards.
09 Feb 17 AFTER 15 years in limbo for the Boyanup saleyards, the Liberal Party has committed to building a modern livestock facility. If re-elected the party will allocate $2 million to acquire...
CBH director incumbent Vern Dempster is expecting the upcoming CBH District 2 election to be close as the deadline for votes closes on February 20.
09 Feb 17  2 CBH director incumbent Vern Dempster is expecting the upcoming CBH District 2 election to be close as the deadline for votes closes on February 20.
WHILE the pulse industry has generated headlines with the rampant success of the chickpea and lentil sectors in the past two years, faba bean prices have fallen off the edge of a cliff.
08 Feb 17 WHILE the pulse industry has generated headlines with the rampant success of the chickpea and lentil sectors in the past two years, faba bean prices have fallen off the edge of a cliff.
MANY believe
08 Feb 17 MANY believe "you are what you eat" and research presented at the Women in Agriculture Soil and Food Health conference in the Great Southern on January 28 drove home that message.
SORGHUM continues to trade at a premium to white grain, such as barley and wheat, in the lead-up to the southern Queensland sorghum harvest.
08 Feb 17 SORGHUM continues to trade at a premium to white grain, such as barley and wheat, in the lead-up to the southern Queensland sorghum harvest.
GRAINCORP and Cargill Australia will sell their joint venture business Allied Mills to Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) in a deal valuing the business at $455 million, including net debt and inventory of $125 million.
08 Feb 17 GRAINCORP and Cargill Australia will sell their joint venture business Allied Mills to Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) in a deal valuing the business at $455 million, including net debt...
RURALCO is tipping strong lamb market activity in 2017 and beyond after reporting a lift in first quarter earnings fuelled by a helpful season, increased live cattle exports and a healthy wool market.
07 Feb 17 RURALCO is tipping strong lamb market activity in 2017 and beyond after reporting a lift in first quarter earnings fuelled by a helpful season, increased live cattle exports and a...
AGRICULTURE-related complaints and enquiries to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) jumped 15 per cent in the second half of 2016 compared to in the first half.
06 Feb 17 AGRICULTURE-related complaints and enquiries to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) jumped 15 per cent in the second half of 2016 compared to in the first half.
FROM the very safe perspective of WA, it is not hard to be astounded by the reaction of those citizens of the United States who didn't like the decision of the American electors in the presidential election.
05 Feb 17  2 FROM the very safe perspective of WA, it is not hard to be astounded by the reaction of those citizens of the United States who didn't like the decision of the American electors in the...
AS well as being a successful weapon against weed numbers, chaff carts could be a boon for mixed farmers for sheep feed and potentially helping fill the late-autumn feed gap.
03 Feb 17 AS well as being a successful weapon against weed numbers, chaff carts could be a boon for mixed farmers for sheep feed and potentially helping fill the late-autumn feed gap.
BROOME local Trevor Price has hit the ground running, since becoming the Department of Agriculture and Food's new Northern Beef Futures productivity and profitability manager.
01 Feb 17 BROOME local Trevor Price has hit the ground running, since becoming the Department of Agriculture and Food's new Northern Beef Futures productivity and profitability manager.
LEON Bradley thrived on prosecuting unpopular arguments about the Australian agricultural sector but his mission was only ever about telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
01 Feb 17 LEON Bradley thrived on prosecuting unpopular arguments about the Australian agricultural sector but his mission was only ever about telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
FOR almost 50 years shearing teams working big sheds in the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne were the kings of WA's pastoral industry.
01 Feb 17  1 FOR almost 50 years shearing teams working big sheds in the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne were the kings of WA's pastoral industry.
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AUSTRALIA'S record grain exporting run is not solely due to the massive levels of production for the 2016-17 season according to Emerald Grain chief executive David Johnson.
2:00 AM AUSTRALIA'S record grain exporting run is not solely due to the massive levels of production for the 2016-17 season...
THE State's freight rail network suffered significant flood damage from wild weather Friday and over the weekend, with some lines, including the main interstate line, still closed this week.
15 Feb 17 THE State's freight rail network suffered significant flood damage from wild weather Friday and over the weekend,...