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Gallop Government tackling worker shortage with apprenticeships
12 Oct 05 THE State Government believes that providing more apprenticeships is the key to tackling the skilled worker shortage in WA. Premier Geoff Gallop said there was a need to get more people into TAFE and out into the workforce. But Mr Gallop belie
Innovative ideas by farmers
12 Oct 05 CITIES are soaking up the bush, with people packing up and leaving rural towns for new opportunities in the big smoke. The move away from regional areas has inspired farmers to get creative and come up with innovative industries to keep rural
More students and more courses at Muresk
12 Oct 05 FEMALES are signing up for agricultural courses at Curtin University of Technology's Muresk Institute in droves, outnumbering the males in terms of enrolments this year. Marketing co-ordinator Alana Joske said girls made up 57pc of students wh
Workers, come back to the country
12 Oct 05 COME back to the country, is the cry from WA's rural employment specialists. Rural Skills Australia WA education and training advisor Fred Chambers said Australian Bureau of Statistics figures showed 30,000 rural jobs were cut due to the droug
Soaring diesel prices make trucks turn to rail in east
11 Oct 05 Many truckers believe that road freight will increasingly be used by trains on long hauls and by trucks to pick up and deliver at inland rail hubs. According to a report in The Australian newspaper, more than 6000 Australian trucking companies had
Bipartisan boost for biofuel plan
05 Oct 05 WA'S biofuels industry's future looks bright after the National and Labor parties supported a biofuels taskforce motion in State Parliament last week. Agriculture Minister Kim Chance told Parliament the taskforce would consist of government, i
CALM set to clean up act
05 Oct 05 A DRAFT policy for the maintenance of Crown land been developed by the Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) and covers topics from construction and maintenance of fences to fire management. Environment Minister Judy Edwards believ
Cost steers farmers to guidance
05 Oct 05 LOWER-COST entry systems into precision farming are accelerating WA farmers' uptake of guidance. According to KEE Technologies northern manager Nic Stone, farmers are more attracted to guidance packages that better suit the budget. During the m
Faster, more powerful Gator
05 Oct 05 JOHN Deere has released two new Gators designed for multi-task use. As the creator of the market segment, the company has a decade-long tradition of making utility vehicles and has dubbed the newest addition the Traditional, or T-Series, Gator.
Happy campers after changeover
05 Oct 05 TIM Meecham knows it is easier to keep doing the same thing than change. But to survive as a pastoralist, he, wife Sara and three young children have had to embrace change. Tim runs Quobba, a 76,000ha station north of Carnarvon that has a
Interflour eyes top spot
05 Oct 05 CO-OPERATIVE Bulk Handling Group subsidiary Interflour Holdings has set a deadline to become Malaysia's largest flour miller in five years. Interflour is the country's second largest miller, with 22pc market share, behind FFM Flour Mills which has
Road laws too late for harvest
05 Oct 05 PROPOSED new chain of responsibility (COR) transport mass, dimension and loading laws for vehicles over 4.5 tonnes are unlikely to be introduced for the WA harvest this year - but could be in some eastern Australian states. The new national ro
Show us the strategy: farmers
05 Oct 05 FARM lobby groups are calling for a state water strategy to be implemented before moves to tap the Yarragadee aquifer for Perth are approved. The Water Corporation will soon lodge an application with the Environment Department and Environmenta
Tough decisions for sustainability
05 Oct 05 CHANGES have been made and jobs cut at Peters and Brownes, leaving its suppliers to wonder what Fonterra has planned for the WA processor. But Fonterra chief executive officer Andrew Ferrier said the restructures were all in a day's work to en
Trade-off calls for aquifer
05 Oct 05 LOCAL Government officials and Members of Parliament are calling on the Water Corporation to make the decision to tap the Yarragadee aquifer a more equitable one. Capel MLA Steve Thomas said the State Government should reinvest in South West c
Using science to maximise yields
05 Oct 05 WHEN you're growing wheat on the edge of the north-eastern Wheatbelt you need all the help you can get. Although, at times, farmers in the region (Pindar and Tardun) reckon that all the science in the world is for nought if you don't get rain.
We deserve better: exhibitors
05 Oct 05 CATTLE exhibitors have taken their concerns about the Perth Royal Show's aging infrastructure and facilities to the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS). Show councillor in charge of cattle Deane Allen met with Led Cattle Committee members, who re
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The cattle industry would not exist but for foreign investment.
Not only are most levy payers never consulted, nobody even knows who most of them are.
Various thin-shelled types are running around like headless chooks over free-range eggs
The case for spending restraint and a rapid return to surplus is as strong as ever
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Medicinal cannabis could be crop option
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Ute muster to raise funds for RFDS
Australia's live animal trade is nothing but a blood stained industry that suits those who
PGA launches live ex campaign
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.
Liberals vow to keep college doors open
28 Aug 18
PARENTS campaigning to save Moora Residential College (MRC) have cautiously welcomed WA Liberals’ announcement it will keep the facility open if it wins the next State election.
Profit down, but rebounding Nufarm is seeking acquisitions
Bayer’s $88b Monsanto merger bites Aussie cotton R&D
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
Tweets from @FarmOnline/fairfax-rural-reporters
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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