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Libs seek Jakarta Trade Office answers
31 Oct 14 A DELEGATION of Liberal MPs will visit Indonesia in response to reports the WA Trade Office in Jakarta is to be closed.
Slow reaction to drought loan scheme
31 Oct 14 WA farmers have been slow to apply for the Federal Government's concessional loans schemes.
Boost for WA biosecurity
31 Oct 14 THE State Government will invest $20 million in the agriculture and food sector's biosecurity defences to help capture a share of growing international markets, including the use of smart phone technology in the early detection of pests and weeds.
Greens grill Baston over GM crops Act
31 Oct 14 STATE Agriculture Minister Ken Baston has faced a grilling from the WA Greens over the future fate of legislation underpinning Genetically Modified crop production in WA.
Hopes quality still high despite storms
31 Oct 14 HAIL and flood damage throughout the WA grainbelt last week has caused an immediate but slight downgrade of 250,000 tonnes in the State's estimated grain harvest of 13.45 million tonnes.
WA ram sales set $1103 average
31 Oct 14 WHAT a season it has been for stud breeders, who have certainly reaped the rewards of growing confidence in the WA sheep industry.
30 Oct 14 DEPARTMENT OF Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) director general Rob Delane has been reappointed for a further five years.
PGA fears release of Rangeland ratings
30 Oct 14 PASTORALISTS have nothing to fear from the desktop assessment on Rangeland leases conducted by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA), according to acting executive director of biosecurity and regulation John Ruprecht.
Secret deal a 'disgrace': WRRA
30 Oct 14 NEWS of the secret profit-sharing deal prompted the Wheatbelt Railway Retention Alliance (WRRA) to describe the current situation as a “disgrace” and question whether a corruption inquiry or Royal Commission was needed.
Secret deal sparks new rail controversy
30 Oct 14 CBH says a potential conflict of interest in the WA Government's oversight of Brookfield Rail operating a privatised State-owned monopoly asset, while being incentivised to profit share with the commercial entity, must be urgently addressed.
Hopes fading for Murchison vermin fence
29 Oct 14 DESPITE lengthy discussions, the vermin cell fence extension still hasn't got off the ground.
Wellard strikes Sri Lankan dairy deal
29 Oct 14 WELLARD has secured two contracts that, in total, will supply 22,500 dairy cattle to Sri Lanka.
Parent preparation is best for boarders
27 Oct 14 PARENTS need to prepare themselves, just as much as their children, for children going away to boarding school. The empty house can be harder on parents than they expect, and Women in Farming Enterprises (WIFE) annual seminar presenter Helen Devenish said a "homesick" parent could affect their child's ability to cope with their new life.
Pastoralists happy with price direction
27 Oct 14 WITH the wet season about to hit the Kimberley, cattle sales are slowing in the north.
Farmers disappointed at MLA's WA closure
26 Oct 14 MEAT and Livestock Australia (MLA) has announced it will be closing the doors of its Perth office.
WA could benefit from online lamb sale
26 Oct 14 NEW AuctionsPlus CEO Anna Speer wants to increase the number of online livestock and wool sales in WA.
Advice to tackle tough succession talk
26 Oct 14 A LITTLE communication can go a long way for many WA farming families, as the succession planning discussions continue to be avoided.
Distance no obstacle for Darkan women
25 Oct 14 DISTANCE was no obstacle for a group of Darkan women who gained a grant to attend the Women in Farming Enterprises (WIFE) annual seminar in Varley last week. The busload of women who wanted more out of their regular coffee meet-ups used an Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) grant to fund their trip and learn what WIFE was about.
Farming family impressed by Case IH 9230
25 Oct 14 PETER Baker, who farms with his father Barry and brothers Richard and Paul, recently acquired two new Case IH Axial-Flow 9230 combine harvesters for the summer season.
Pastoralists to get lease legal briefing
25 Oct 14 THE Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) is ensuring everyone is in the clear when it comes to Rangeland pastoral leases.
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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
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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
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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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