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Pilot killed in crop duster crash
17 Nov 09 A crop duster plane has crashed 200 kilometres north of Albany, killing the pilot.
$10m bill from Western Meat Packers fire
17 Nov 09 A devastating blaze that tore through an O'Connor meatpacking factory yesterday has left a damage bill of $10 million.
Export cattle supplies back on all fronts
17 Nov 09 The supply of export grade cattle at saleyards across Australia for the first two weeks of November has fallen considerably year-on-year, according to Meat and Livestock Australia.
Cattle Council backs ag's ETS exclusion but questions remain
17 Nov 09 The Cattle Council of Australia has welcomed the news that direct emissions from agriculture will not be covered under the Federal Government's proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.
GM crops not just for rich farmers
17 Nov 09 ONE of the most common criticisms of GM technology is that it's major incarnation in the form of herbicide resistant traits is only of benefit to relatively well-off first-world farmers and is of little benefit to poor growers in the third-world - a misconception, according to Monsanto’s director of research Harvey Glick.
Air pollution fears from Western Meat Packers fire
16 Nov 09 People living or working near a massive blaze that has gutted an O'Connor meatpacking factory have been warned of potentially dangerous smoke billowing from the fire.
ABC harvest ban broadcast backflip
16 Nov 09 The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has reversed its controversial decision to only broadcast one harvest ban update per day.
Wheatbelt NRM Landcare winners
16 Nov 09 NATURAL resource management group Wheatbelt NRM has taken out a gong at the 2009 WA Landcare Australia awards.
Margaret River rodeo proposed for January
16 Nov 09 BUCKING bulls and broncos could feature in January’s entertainment lineup if an application to run a rodeo at Gloucester Park at Margaret River is approved.
Fire guts Western Meat Packers
16 Nov 09 More than 40 firefighters are battling a massive blaze that has engulfed a meatpacking factory in O'Connor.
New hope for costly frost
16 Nov 09 Frost damage is estimated to cost the WA grains industry more than $250 million a year, putting the problem squarely on the agenda for Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) research funding.
WA oats turned into energy
16 Nov 09 A WA cereal manufacturer has found a way to turn its production waste into energy.
Anger over skeleton weed program changes
15 Nov 09 Growers feel changes to WA's skeleton weed program will not help eradicate the weed.
WA grain groups meet with GrainCorp
14 Nov 09 CBH is continuing to face strong competition to its storage and handling network, with a fresh challenge now looming on the horizon.
Kennett backs Barnett's bush events
13 Nov 09 The man who pinched the Australian Grand Prix for Melbourne says Premier Colin Barnett should forget about importing big events and focus on promoting "organic" blockbusters such as WA's wildflower season.
More Kubota presence in M Series market
13 Nov 09 AS Kubota Corporation increases its presence in the larger horsepower M-Series tractor market in Europe, the Australian subsidiary Kubota Tractor Australia (KTA) is set to benefit.
Unlikely bedfellows on AWB normalisation
13 Nov 09 HARDLINE grower activists who last year made a concerted push to halt AWB’s share normalisation plans recently made an unlikely convert in the form of business commentator Stephen Mayne.
WAMMCO makes most of best markets
13 Nov 09 THE WA Meat Marketing Cooperative is diversifying sales into the best performing markets and trading to a lesser extent in the domestic market where it doesn’t have to compete with currency.
WAMMCO markets point to Middle East
13 Nov 09 WAMMCO is diversifying sales into the best performing markets and trading to a lesser extent in the domestic market where it doesn't have to compete with currency.
Why Lynton Watson did not vote in WoolPoll this year
13 Nov 09 IRWIN farmer Lynton Watson said he did not vote in WoolPoll this year. He says he has been waiting for 20 years for wool to come good but it still hadn't happened.
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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
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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
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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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