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AFTER good rains in the southern part of the state last week, it was central Wheatbelt farmers¹ turn
24 Apr 07 Falls up to 70mm were recor-ded north of Dowerin, while some Mukinbudin farmers also recorded up to 70mm. Other areas to have signifi-cant rain included 22mm at Bullfinch, 19mm at Bencubbin, 70mm at Meckering and 24mm at Southern Cross. Evan an
CBH Group chairman Tony Critch says he cannot understand why the Wheat Growers Association (WGA) app
24 Apr 07 ³This is a political game,² Mr Critch said. ³Growers need to be very wary of what is happening at the moment and ask why CBH is being taken over by the WGA. ³There is some kind of strange political conspiracy behind all of this. ³The people
CBH Group shareholder Theo Marshall says he stands to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars, unless
24 Apr 07 He is now enjoying a new lease of life in the city but remains deeply concerned about the future of farming, and in particular with losing entitlement to the CBH assets that he and his forefathers helped generate during a lifetime of farming. ³I d
ELDERS Rural Bank (ERB) has stated it is business as usual despite a $2.5 billion bid by the Bank of
24 Apr 07 According to ERB chief executive officer Paul Hutchin-son, the rural lender had a proven track record over the past six years and he did not expect merger negotiations to affect business. ³The compound effect of very solid asset and liability grow
FARMERS have been urged to comply with a recommendation by State Coroner Alastair Hope to check thei
24 Apr 07 His recommendations were included in a coronial report released recently on the death of a Mukinbudin farm worker in 2003, who was pinned under a silo when it suddenly collapsed. The worker was taken to a Perth hospital but subsequently died on in
THE 2pc wool levy paid by Australian woolgrowers will definitely stay in place until 2009, after the
24 Apr 07 Federal Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran and AWI chairman Ian McLachlan confirmed this week that the 2006 WoolPoll result would not be reviewed because of the merger announcement. ³I have no power to initiate a wool levy poll, which includes an
THE WA meat processing industry has questioned the competency of Small Business Minister Margaret Qu
24 Apr 07 ³The aim of the 457 visa scheme is to allow the entry of foreign workers to fill particular skilled vacancies that cannot be filled by local workers,² she said. ³There have been a number of recent lay-offs of meat workers around Australia and any
THREE Western Australians who made significant contributions to WA agriculture have been inducted in
24 Apr 07 Dr Radunovich was born in Montenegro (now Yugoslavia) and arrived in Australia in 1940 with his family to join his father on a tobacco farm at Manjimup. After graduating from Melbourne University and spending two years at Fremantle Hospital, he b
US WHEAT growers, who claim they are victims of the $290 million Iraqi wheat scandal, have officiall
24 Apr 07 The American farmers, seeking damages said to be worth over $100m, are being represented by lawyer Michael Hausfeld who is the lead attorney in the suit. Mr Hausfeld said the effect of AWB¹s kickbacks had caused American farmers to suffer financia
WA live exporters have called on the State Government to inter-vene after a partly loaded live-stock
24 Apr 07 The delays have raised serious animal welfare concerns with livestock on partly loaded vessels subjected to long waits at sea. The incident involved the live-stock carrier Al Shuwaikh, which was booked in to load in Frem-antle on Saturday, April 1
WA south coast graingrowers and livestock producers want more specific information on how greenhouse
24 Apr 07 The half-day forum was addressed by Richard McKellar, Perth, from CALM¹s Greenhouse Unit and Justin Jonson, Perth, of Greening Australia. BIG chairwoman Linda Lee, Jerramungup, representing the Fitzgerald River Catchment Initiative Project, said t
AN independent advisory committee to the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) has suspended one woolclass
12 Apr 07 The role of the committee was to independently review wool-classers and classing houses as a result of clip inspection audits. As a result of the latest audit, one woolclasser has been sus-pended, 15 placed on probation and 14 received a written w
AUSTRALIA¹S largest molecular plant breeding organisation is speaking out against State Governments¹
12 Apr 07 MPBCRC, one of the largest consortiums of molecular plant breeders in Australia, has over 200 scientists working in laboratories in Victoria, SA and WA focusing on molecular methods for developing improved crops. Dr Tong said MPBCRC played a vital
FIFTY years ago, as a 22-year-old sales cadet for Chamberlain Industries, Ron Bywaters set out on a
12 Apr 07 The tractor, known as Tail End Charlie, had previously been involved in 1955 and 1956 Redex car rallies from Darwin to Perth. This year, Ron and his friend and Poll Merino stud breeder Dick Garnett, Gnowangerup, will re-enact the 1957 rally to cel
SOUTH-WEST farmers have not ruled out preventing access to their farms if the state Government accep
12 Apr 07 ³We would not rule out any action to deter their plan from going ahead,² Mr McMillan said. ³Being difficult with access is one option we have but in the long run it is up to the individual farmer to take a stand. ³We would think farmers would n
THE complexity of the proposed Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and Australian Wool Services (AWS) m
12 Apr 07 The AWI and AWS boards signed a memorandum of understanding to instigate the merger process in July last year. AWS¹s UK pension fund liability was perceived to be the major hurdle in the merger process. Many woolgrowers become concerned that AW
THE continual suppression of results from Australian Wool Innovation¹s (AWI) mulesing clip trials ha
12 Apr 07 When Farm Weekly spoke exclusively to Wandering woolgrower and WAFarmers wool council president Max Watts, he declined to comment on his perception of the trial conducted on his property last year. Mr Watts said he had entered into an agreement wi
THE fate of independent CBH Group director Denis Thompson hangs in the balance following a controver
12 Apr 07 A procession of speakers argued for and against the original motion leading up to the vote, before it was passed by a clear majority: 65 in favour to 38 against. Despite the obvious result, a group of 11 disgruntled shareholders, comprising mainly
WA farmers could be excused for thinking they could benefit in some way from the Wesfarmers offer to
12 Apr 07 Farmers could be thinking that while Wesfarmers has offloaded all its rural interests ‹ apart from the CSBP fertiliser busi-ness ‹ surely it still had a soft spot for the WA bush and those in it. All beef producers across the state would love to s
WA farmers¹ back pockets have been hit hard by the cost of fertiliser that is skyrocketing on the ba
12 Apr 07 The average cost of fertiliser has increased by $100 a tonne on last year¹s price to $550/t, with nitrogen products hit hardest. The steep price increase is being attributed to an unprecedented demand for fertiliser on the world market, which bega
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Liberals vow to keep college doors open
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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.
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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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