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AWI candidates feel the heat
02 Nov 05 THE Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) election's WA candidates held a forum in Narrogin last week, where growers and shareholders voiced their concerns about the future of wool. Candidates Kevin Bell and Shane Edwards explained the reasons beh
Illegals could start bird disease outbreak
02 Nov 05 FEARS over Avian Influenza entering Australia have been exaggerated, according to Agriculture Department animal health district veterinary officer Chris Mayberry said. "The sorts of (infected) birds we are talking about are ducks and geese," M
Incentive to care for environment
02 Nov 05 FARMERS in the northern agricultural region could get paid for helping the environment. The Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC) plans to offer financial incentives and support to land owners for environmental works on their properties.
Mustard an ideal biodiesel crop
02 Nov 05 HERBICIDE-TOLERANT mustard could be the biodiesel crop of the future but more research is needed. Agriculture Department development officer Graham Mussell said a herbicide-tolerant, low input cost mustard with a developed market for meal woul
OMC trades in carbon dioxide
02 Nov 05 A FARMER-BASED tree company is kicking environmental goals by creating a tradeable legal right to offset carbon dioxide pollution with mallee plantings. WA-based Oil Mallee Company of Australia (OMC) was granted carbon rights under newly created l
Salinity drains get nod
02 Nov 05 FEDERAL Environment Minister Ian Campbell has hinted at a move to support more Wheatbelt drainage projects to combat salinity. Mr Campbell toured the Yenyening Lakes system around Beverley, Quairading and Cunderdin last week to view local sali
Uncertain bacon prices in saleyards
02 Nov 05 WHILE bacon prices hit the lowest point of the year at Midland saleyards last week, contract prices remain steady. According to Australian Pork Limited data, contract bacon prices have sat at 230c (head on weighted average) for the past four w
WA on the way to 12.8mt
02 Nov 05 DESPITE moisture interruptions, this year¹s harvest is officially underway, with all indications pointing to the second biggest grain production year on record. Northern wheatbelt grain growers jumped into headers last week to take advantage o
Trayning, Koorda reopened
01 Nov 05 CO-OPERATIVE Bulk Handling (CBH) Group has spent more than $18 million to upgrade the Trayning and Koorda receival sites. The sites were officially re-opened last week by CBH deputy chairman Neil Wandel and director Mick McGinness. The upgrades
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The case for spending restraint and a rapid return to surplus is as strong as ever
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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
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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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