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Land agency needs complete renovation: Nats
26 Aug 08 Nationals candidate for the Kimberley John McCourt says land and housing affordability is on everyone’s lips this election – and for good reason. He is calling for an overhaul of how the State Government prepares and releases land for housing.
WA growers to have a voice on Grains Council
26 Aug 08 The Council of Grain Grower Organisations has taken the initial steps towards joining the Grains Council of Australia so that Western Australian growers can once again have a voice at the national policy making table.
Emerald goes for grower involvement
25 Aug 08 The Australian grains landscape is changing rapidly following the recent deregulation of export wheat marketing, after a decade of progressive liberalisation of state controlled grains such as barley, sorghum and canola.
Chance's GM claims need evidence: WAFarmers
25 Aug 08 WAFarmers wants the Minister for Agriculture and Food, Kim Chance, to undertake a referendum of WA growers to support his recent media statement that the majority of farmers want to grow and market their canola as GM-free.
WAFarmers welcome EC extension
25 Aug 08 WAFarmers has welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government that it will extend access to Exceptional Circumstances in Western Australia until March 31, 2009.
WA Liberals gather to launch state election bid
24 Aug 08 A rowdy and animated Liberal Party audience has gathered at the University of West Australia to formerly launch the party's 2008 state election campaign.
AWB vote too close to call
21 Aug 08 AWB has adjourned a special shareholders’ meeting today which was meant to decide the outcome for constitutional amendments, in the wake of the company losing the single desk, with a critical shareholder vote.
Deregulation leads to super group
20 Aug 08 FIVE smaller and medium sized WA grain industry associations have amalgamated to form one major grain industry super group.
WEA quiet on wheat licenses
20 Aug 08 WHEAT growers are still waiting to know which grain trading companies will get a bulk export wheat licence this harvest under the Federal Government's amended wheat marketing legislation.
WAMMCO posts second biggest profit
20 Aug 08 PROCESSORS could be in for a tough time next year, but sheep producers should benefit from a large reduction in WA's sheep flock, according to WAMMCO chief executive Des Griffiths.
Libs give farming senior cabinet role
20 Aug 08 A LIBERAL government would restore agriculture to a senior portfolio in cabinet.
Saleyards a major election issue for the bush
20 Aug 08 THE State Election may finally spark some action on WA's regional saleyard system after the Liberal Party announced its agricultural policy in Miling on Monday.
Top price $15,000- av. $4,999 at Charolais national show and sale
19 Aug 08 A 27-month old son of Palgrove Upturn sealed the top honours at the Charolais National show and sale held in Tamworth, NSW, last week.
Fuel talk dominates
19 Aug 08 Fuel consumption issues were top of mind when Lamborghini tractor distributors from around the world, (pictured), gathered at Erfurt – a picturesque but otherwise obscure town in East Germany.
Live sheep shipments hold steady in 2007-08
18 Aug 08 Australian live sheep exports slipped by just 1pc for the 2007-08 fiscal year, as tighter sheep supplies in the eastern states were offset by a sharp increase in numbers in WA and overall steady demand.
Bitter-sweet edge to buoyant machinery sales stats
18 Aug 08 There's a bitter-sweet edge to the very positive just-released Australian farm machinery sales figures. However, there are some serious down-sides, according to executive director, TMA, Vin Delahunty. He says the industry remains concerned about its ability to meet demand
Liberals to help farmers pay for boarding school
15 Aug 08 The Liberals have promised to increase the boarding away from home allowance to help the families of children who live in isolated areas attend boarding school.
Broome health crisis no laughing matter: Nats
15 Aug 08 Nationals candidate for the Kimberley John McCourt says Broome residents should feel insulted by the attitude of Premier Alan Carpenter toward the current health crisis in town.
Supercat ban a win for woolgrowers
15 Aug 08 WoolProducers Australia has praised the Federal Government for banning the importation of hybrid wildcats, saying they posed a severe threat to lamb production.
WA pollies now the top paid
15 Aug 08 WA members of parliament will become the highest-paid in the country after being granted an embarrassing pay rise in the middle of the election campaign.
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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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