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2,4-D faces ban again
28 Nov 07 GRAIN growers could be banned from using 2,4-D high volatile esters (HVE) again this summer unless chemical manufacturers can raise $100,000 for self-funded field trials. The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) put the
Have say on pork imports
28 Nov 07 WITH the deadline for the Productivity Commission’s accelerated report just two weeks away, pork producers have been submitting their views on the impact of pigmeat imports on their industry. Farmers from around Australia have agreed the impact i
28 Nov 07 FARMERS who have not made the switch to Telstra’s Next-G network better get a move on if they do not want to be cut off. Telstra plans to shut down the CDMA service at the end of January and the telco has urged anyone who has not changed over to t
WA groups split on grower abattoirs
28 Nov 07 WA’S two farm representative groups are split on the merit of establishing a producer-owned abattoir. The push for such an abattoir has gathered momentum since the idea was raised at the recent red meat crisis meeting held in Bunbury. Producers
WA meat fighting fund
28 Nov 07 A RED Meat Crisis Committee has been formed to put strate-gic plans in place to try and combat the low prices being dealt to WA cattle producers. At this stage the committee will consist of WAFarmers meat section president Mike Norton, PGA meat s
$70m for saleyards
20 Nov 07 THE State Government will soon have $70 million in its coffers after an announcement last week that the sale of the 33ha Midland saleyards has been finalised to the Goodman Group. The price tag was significantly more than many senior livestock ind
AWI results show dissent
20 Nov 07 PASTORALISTS and Graziers’ Association wool committee chairman Digby Stretch said last week’s Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) elections reflected levels of uncertainty and discontent among woolgrowers. He said the poll also risked unwanted change
Nats preference deal slammed
20 Nov 07 THE WA National Party has copped a hammering over its decision to preference minor parties ahead of the Liberals on the Senate ticket for this weekend’s federal election. The Nationals grabbed headlines last week after announcing they had distribu
Tail-End Charlie trek ends
20 Nov 07 THE restored Chamberlain tractor and its crew which commemorated a 1950s trans-Australia car rally have finished a long, arduous journey around Australia after more than a month on the nation’s highways. The weary group pulled into Melbourne on S
War over wash-outs
20 Nov 07 GRAIN growers in WA’s drought stricken north east Wheatbelt are considering sueing farm and financial advisers over the huge losses they suffered on their forward grain contracts this season. The move was foreshadowed exclusively in Farm Weekly la
Young farmers want single desk
20 Nov 07 YOUNG, progressive farmers support the single desk and don’t want to see deregulation introduced in any form. That was the clear message delivered by a group of determined young farmers at a special meeting held in the central Wheatbelt last week.
Beef producer shut out
13 Nov 07 WA producers are sick and tired of low cattle prices and they say more competition is needed in the market to push WA prices closer to those their eastern states’ counterparts are getting. Brunswick cattle producer Michael Bull is one such farmer
Entries open for Blackwood scholarship
13 Nov 07 TERTIARY students across Australia are eligible for the 2008 Blackwood Agricultural Scholarship award launched in WA this week. The $40,000 scholarship started in late 2005 as a joint sponsorship between Blackwood Murray Grey and KDM Angus princip
Farmers help less fortunate
13 Nov 07 FARMERS around the state are giving what they can to help their colleagues whose properties are affected by drought. For some this will be the second or third year they have gone without a sufficient income and their situations look dire. How
Fertiliser price rise
13 Nov 07 FERTILISER prices are expected to climb higher again in time for next season’s crop plantings. Shipping shortages and spiralling international demand for foods have combined to force another surge in local prices to take them well above the record
One step closer to restructure
13 Nov 07 CBH has cleared the first major hurdle in its bid to bring about the structural reform it craves to enhance its capacity to operate efficiently for the grains industry’s rapidly evolving future. Last week, CBH directors voted overwhelmingly to sup
T and R close to opening
13 Nov 07 SOUTH Australian meat processor T and R Pastoral is confident it will be killing cattle by the middle of next year. The processor is waiting for one more permit to be approved before starting work on its North Dandalup abattoir. Company directo
WA rail freights rise
13 Nov 07 A NEW rail freight agreement has been reached, resulting in a maximum 21pc increase in grain transportation costs. Australian Rail Group (ARG) chief executive officer Ken Lewsey confirmed a one-year deal was struck last week after negotiations bet
WEMA funds rolling in
13 Nov 07 WHEAT Export Marketing Alliance deputy chairman Derek Clauson claim money has been rolling into its fighting fund during the past two months, but single desk critics remained unconvinced. Mr Clauson last week said the alliance had received $210,00
Your move, Coles
13 Nov 07 AGRICULTURE Minister Kim Chance is hoping a new campaign launched by the State Government will entice Coles supermarkets to start stocking more WA-produced products. The $1 million, three-year Buy West, Eat Best program promotes WA-farmed and proc
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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
I'm one of the people who want marijuana to be legalized, some city have been approved it but
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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