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Smith retires from COGGO post
04 May 09 Council of Grain Grower Organisations chief executive, Geoff Smith, has announced his intention to retire once a suitable replacement can be appointed.
Bushfire proofing properties workshop for small landholders
04 May 09 Small landholders in the South West are invited to attend a workshop to help reduce the risk of a bushfire from devastating their property.
Suspend tomato poll: PGA
04 May 09 The Pastoralists and Graziers’ Association has called on Agriculture Minister Terry Redman to suspend a May 7 poll of WA tomato growers pending a formal inquiry into the poll.
Margaret River waste water offer for community benefit
04 May 09 Water Minister Graham Jacobs has supported the Water Corporation’s claim that the 12 cents a kilolitre it has proposed the Augusta-Margaret River council pay for treated wastewater to irrigate parks, gardens and its golf course, reflects only the cost to deliver the water to the shire.
Crunch time for winter sowing
04 May 09 Growers are being encouraged to consult the new National Variety Trials (NVT) website when making crop variety decisions prior to sowing this year.
WA Nuffield Scholarship opportunity
04 May 09 Applications for the coveted 2010 Grains Research and Development Corporation-supported Nuffield Australian Farming Scholarship are now open to WA grain growers.
Campaigns polarising the daylight vote
03 May 09 THE daylight saving debate is becoming more bogged down as the countdown to the May 16 referendum ticks along.
Mulesing accreditation proves popular
03 May 09 MANY growers and contractors are concerned about the radical mules technique being used in the National Mulesing Accreditation Program.
Agriculture finds its place in the classroom
02 May 09 THE National Farmers Federation (NFF) push for better education in schools about agricultural issues has won the backing of peak bodies.
Health claims pouring out for new milk
02 May 09 MILK that may benefit consumers with allergies, immune function and digestion is now available in WA.
Second fertiliser ship drops urea cost
02 May 09 THE price of fertiliser for WA graingrowers has fallen more after Elders' announced its second ship had been loaded with urea.
Beefing up the north
01 May 09 PRESSURE is mounting on the State and Federal Governments to assist with the building of a seasonal abattoir in the state's north.
Door opened for talks about GRDC levy
01 May 09 GRAINS Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) managing director Peter Reading has opened the door to discussions with WA graingrower groups about the future of the corporation's compulsory levy.
Grain rail competition gets more steam
01 May 09 COMPETITION on WA's grain railways is an option and could pave the way to lower costs and faster transport of WA growers' crops to ports.
Meat precinct stakes raised
01 May 09 THE construction of a red meat precinct in WA is still on the cards, with the Red Meat Action Group (RMAG) continuing to push the idea.
Release rail network report: PGA
01 May 09 THE Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) have called for the immediate release of a Federal Government report into the current condition of WA's grain freight rail network.
Timbercorp's WA land in limbo
01 May 09 TIMBERCORP has gone into voluntary administration after being weighed down by $568 million of debt. Last week, KordaMentha was appointed to voluntary administrate the managed investment scheme (MIS).
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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
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PGA launches live ex campaign
Banks confirms 100,000ha deal
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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.
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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
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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