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Calm murged over GMs
04 Sep 07 THE man responsible for managing WA’s first broad-scale field trial of GM canola has called for calm among industry members after recent reports suggested the test was in danger of being aborted. Kalyx Agriculture managing director Peter Burgess s
04 Sep 07 NEVER mind the crowd figures, feel the energy. That’s basically how Dowerin machinery field days CEO Greg Ross summed up last week’s 42nd annual event. The field days are WA's premier machinery showcase. “It’s one of the most successful field d
GM bill anger
04 Sep 07 LEGISLATION designed to further protect the state’s moratorium on growing GM crops has outraged local farm lobby groups. Agriculture Minister Kim Chance introduced the Seeds Amendment Bill 2007 into Parliament last week, saying the legislation wou
Harvey Beef update
04 Sep 07 HARVEY Beef will be operating at close to full capacity by October. New chief executive Mark Spurr said the plant will gradually increase capacity through September to hit the 800 head per day mark by next month. WA cattle producers have been c
Midland stock must be nominated
04 Sep 07 SHEEP and cattle producers will now nominate their livestock before selling at the Midland sale yards, starting this week. A freecall 24-hour phone number has been established as part of a joint venture between the WA Meat Industry Authority (WAMI
New WA pastoral tenure plan
04 Sep 07 A NEW tenure model for pastoral leases is being treated cautiously by WA pastoralists. Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah McTiernan said WA pastoralists will have the opportunity to have a direct say on the new model. Ms McTiernan sai
04 Sep 07 HOW to get skilled piggery staff and how to tap into niche markets for pork are two of the challenges facing the WA Pork Producers’ Association in the next 12 months. Innovative and creative thinking was needed, association president Graeme Dent
04 Sep 07 THE WA apple industry is facing a crisis with the number of growers not only rapidly diminishing but the average age of orcharders steadily climbing. The average age of WA apple growers is almost 59 and the State now has less than 300 apple produc
Second warning from woolbroker
04 Sep 07 FOR the second time in 12 months a WA wool broker has broken traditional ranks and warned of his serious concerns about future production levels of Merino wool in the state. Primaries WA director Matt Pedersen wrote to members of the local wool in
Too little too late
04 Sep 07 MORE than 100 drought hit farmers in WA’s north eastern Wheatbelt are facing ruin and will be forced to sell their farms before next season unless they receive adequate drought assistance. Although State Agriculture Minister Kim Chance announced a
Wheat Blight disease
04 Sep 07 WHEAT Export Marketing Alliance (WEMA) chairman Graham Blight copped a public hammering at the Dowerin Field Days last week, after revealing a less than convincing blueprint of his group’s mission to establish a new single desk company to manage the
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Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
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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