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Councils slam McGinty
05 Mar 03 THE Country Regional Councils Association of WA (CRCAWA) has slammed WA's Attorney General, Jim McGinty at its 144th quarterly meeting last week. President of the CRCAWA Judy Hebiton, said that a Motion of No Confidence in Mr McGinty for his failu
Crops to lead fightback
05 Mar 03 AUSTRALIA'S severely dented farm earnings could bounce back to health by a spectacular 160 per cent in 2003-04, to just under $6 billion, but there's a big proviso: a good autumn break this year. The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resou
Funds bid for grain network
05 Mar 03 AN agricultural planning group has lobbied the Federal Government to support the WA grains industry by expanding its new transport infrastructure funding program to include the state's regional roads, rail and ports facilities. The Grains Logi
Grain freight deal may change
05 Mar 03 THERE is likely to be pressure for changes to the grains industry rail freight agreement when the contract is reviewed this year. The agreement allows for a $29 million base fee for grain transport by rail. Grain Pool WA and AWB Ltd have expres
Levies okay if used wisely
05 Mar 03 MOBRUP woolgrower Digby Stretch, chairman of the Pastoralists and Graziers wool committee, is satisfied by the performance of the new Australian Wool Innovation board. He said it was unlikely that the PGA would vote to abolish the levy if AWI con
New call for fairer prices
05 Mar 03 NUFFIELD Scholar Steve Dilley, Donnybrook, called for a reform of the Trade Practices Act at the Nuffield conference last week to help arrest farmers' declining terms of trade. Mr Dilley said that unless the imbalance was corrected "the future loo
Omodei back in the rural saddle
05 Mar 03 PAUL Omodei is back where he feels he can do the most good, working with farmers and rural WA as Agriculture spokesman for the Opposition. Mr Omodei was recently appointed as the new Shadow Minister for Agriculture, taking over from Rod Sweetm
Payroll tax fails farmers
05 Mar 03 SECTORS of the agricultural industry are set to lose again under a revised payroll tax-charging regime replacing a multi-tiered system with a single marginal rate of six per cent. "The proposed changes to the payroll tax system looks to ensure th
Soil key to production
05 Mar 03 FARMERS need to continue to pay more attention to the soil to lift crop production levels in WA. In delivering a futuristic look on seeding and tillage machinery to Nuffield conference delegates, Ausplow managing director John Ryan said improv
Toothless old mutt
05 Mar 03 MR Greentree was scathing in his criticism of the Wheat Export Authority. "It is supposed to be an industry watchdog but it is just a toothless old mutt dozing in the shade of the ute while the rest of us are trying to keep the mob on the move," h
Wheat single desk barrier to free trade agreement
05 Mar 03 AUSTRALIA could be asked to dismantle its single desk wheat marketing program and relax quarantine laws as part of a free trade agreement with America, a US agriculture advisor said. US embassy agriculture counsellor Andrew Burst (right), speaking
Young Farmer winners
05 Mar 03 WA Rural Youth will launch their Young Farmer of the Year Competition at the Wagin Woolorama, in conjunction with the PGA and Rural Media Association. The launch will be held in the PGA tent as part of their annual sundowner on Friday, March 7 at 5pm
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Banks confirms 100,000ha deal
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THE Macquarie Group has confirmed it has wrapped up a deal with the Qatari-owned Hassad Food Group to buy more than...
AFGRI has new stock of S700 headers
16 Sep 18
AFGRI Equipment has a limited number of new John Deere S700 Series combine harvesters available for this harvest.
Profit down, but rebounding Nufarm is seeking acquisitions
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Agrium merger makes super-sized fertiliser parent for Landmark
China’s Rifa pays $55m to beef up its NSW estate
GrainCorp syndicate withdraws from CBH bid
Chinese buy into live shipper Wellard
NZ crop tech firm eyes ASX listing
China’s ag investment rush leaves us for Brazil
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China has followed through with flagged plans to resume importing United States beef, lifting a ban that has existed since mad cow disease was found in the States in 2003.
Indonesia has relaxed its trade restrictions on secondary beef cuts, re-opening a market that was worth $42 million to Australian exporters two years ago.
The recent rainfall will lead to a change in the micron profile of the Australian wool clip next spring, while boosting production volume and lamb marking rates.
While the favourable season is spurring lamb prices and providing more marketing options for producers, livestock agents are concerned rates are reaching unsustainable levels.
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.
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.
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