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$250,000 WEMA donation
26 Sep 07 PASTORALISTS and Graziers Association (PGA) Western Graingrowers chairman Leon Bradley has hit out at Federal Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran’s decision to donate $250,000 to finance the Wheat Export Marketing Alliance (WEMA) fighting fund. Th
AWB to review services agreement
26 Sep 07 AWB will meet this week to decide what, if any, changes it will make to the services agreement it has put in place for managing this year’s national wheat pool. A heads of agreement between the AWB Ltd (AWBL) and AWB International (AWBI), outlinin
Berkshire opportunity lost
26 Sep 07 GNOWANGERUP Berkshire pig breeder Judy Pearce believes opportunities to exploit Berkshire stud and pigmeat markets in Asia are being lost because the Agriculture Department is discouraging investment in Berkshires. Mrs Pearce, who is the WA presid
Internet campaign against AWB
26 Sep 07 EAST coast grain marketing and bulk handling company GrainCorp is behind an anonymous new website and a series of newsletters that have been distributed recently across the industry attacking AWB and single desk marketing. AWB is considering legal
Now schools a concern
26 Sep 07 WUBIN residents are angry at the lack of consultation prior to an Education Department decision to close the town’s primary school. Wubin P&C president Peter Reudavey said the first the com-munity heard about the closure was when a letter arrived
The great divide
26 Sep 07 WAFARMERS president Trevor De Landgrafft has called for an urgent and open debate to restructure farming in the north eastern Wheatbelt as the persistent drought continues to take its toll on the region. Low rainfall and harsh growing conditions h
Growers urged to boycott AWB
19 Sep 07 WAFARMERS grains council president Derek Clauson said he would not urge WA growers to deliver their wheat to AWB this harvest after serious concerns were raised about AWB’s proposed operation of the 2007-08 national pool. Last week, Federal Opposi
No unity in WA
19 Sep 07 ANY chance of WA’s two farmer representative bodies amalgamating into one organisation appears to have disappeared. In a letter sent to WAFarmers president Trevor De Landgrafft last week, Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) president Sand
Northern WA crisis
19 Sep 07 UP to 100 wheat growers near Morawa are facing financial collapse as the dry evaporates the hope of farmers in the area, the organiser of a grassroots crisis group of farmers says. And they have pleaded directly to Prime Minister John Howard for a
PETA finds another puppet
19 Sep 07 THE People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have recruited yet another Hollywood celebrity to run down the live export trade and mulesing practices. According to a statement on the PETA website, American actor Joaquin Phoenix has writte
Time to back WEMA
19 Sep 07 WAFarmers grains council president Derek Clauson has urged growers to contribute to the Wheat Export Marketing Alliance (WEMA) fighting fund because it provided a long-term solution for the grains industry. Last week, growers were sent letters fr
WA tenure plan rejected
19 Sep 07 THE Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has rejected the new tenure model for pastoral leases released last week by Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah McTiernan, saying it is unworkable and will fail. Under the proposal, the Rang
All WA grain to be tested
12 Sep 07 CBH will put in motion a five-year strategy to safeguard the future of grain quality in WA by creating a 100pc quality-assured (QA) supply chain. It aims to make all of WA’s 195 grain receival sites QA by the 2012-13 harvest, CBH exclusively told
AWGA on attack
12 Sep 07 REBEL wool group the Australian Wool Growers Association (AWGA) is on the attack leading up to the November Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) board elections. AWGA is accusing the current AWI board of being out of touch with circumstances facing th
Drain on the grain
12 Sep 07 GLOBAL grain stocks are running down to their lowest level for nearly 35 years, The US Department of Agriculture’s August 2007 World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) and Crop Production report said world wheat supplies remained tigh
Elders aids leukemia patients
12 Sep 07 WHEN Elders state banking manager Mike Walter was diagnosed with lymphoma in May, the whole Elders network sprung into action to help raise money for the Charlies Leukemia Fund. Less than four months later, and while Mr Walter still undergoes trea
Grain spike unprecedented
12 Sep 07 INDEPENDENT grain marketing expert Mark Martin says the current record spike in world grain prices had no precedent. Mr Martin, a director of commodity marketing advice firm MarketAg, said it was difficult to speculate on how far the latest price
Itochu move good and bad
12 Sep 07 WEST Coast Wools director Brad Faithfull is confident the WA wool industry can absorb Itochu’s trade when it closes wool trading offices in Australia. He said Itochu’s exit from the wool industry would provide WA buyers with greater opportunities
Pig industry in ruins
12 Sep 07 THE prolonged impact of drought, compounded by record levels of pig meat imports and a strong Australian dollar affecting exports, have brought Australia’s pork industry to its knees. WA Pork Producers Association executive officer Russell Cox e
Still premium for malt
12 Sep 07 PLANFARM farm consultant Ben Cannington said the incredible high prices on offer for feed barley would still not tempt many growers to plant feed barley varieties over better yielding malting barley options next year. Mr Cannington said malt barle
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AFGRI has new stock of S700 headers
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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.
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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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