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Differing views at levy Senate inquiry
28 Feb 15 SENATORS involved in the inquiry into marketing and research and development levies heard differing views on the worth of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
Improving agriculture's image
28 Feb 15 AUSTRALIAN Agriculture Movement founder Sam Collier, New South Wales, called for a united focus to promote agriculture as an agribusiness, at the WAFarmers conference.
Ipsen's WAMMCO role adds diversity
28 Feb 15 WA'S biggest lamb processor and exporter WAMMCO International has widened the diversity of its board with the appointment of Manjimup producer Brad Ipsen to replace Rod Madden, Morawa, who retired in January.
No trains but crossing restricts trucks
28 Feb 15 WHILE CBH Group and Brookfield Rail prepare to negotiate the future of Tier 3 grain lines, lingering legacies of their closure on June 30 still rankle with farmers, transport operators and regional shire councils.
Record $15,000 for Diamond Tree
28 Feb 15 THE Diamond Tree Angus bull sale at Manjimup last week matched the red hot cattle market when a strong contingent of old and new buyers competed strongly on the quality offering and pushed prices to record highs including a new record price of $15,000.
Willandra averages $5762
28 Feb 15 THIS year's on-property Willandra bull sale was nothing short of electric, after a large crowd dug deep to secure premium bulls and ensure the Cowcher family recorded their best result.
Youthful faces noted at conference
28 Feb 15 THE WAFarmers 2015 Annual Conference was held last Friday, Farm Weekly journalist Jacinta Bolsenbroek caught up with some of those in attendance to see what they thought about proceedings.
Senator says levy transparency needed
27 Feb 15 WA growers want transparency and accountability when it comes to the groups benefiting from their agricultural levy contributions.
CBH looks to solar power
27 Feb 15 CBH Group has entered into a supply supply contract with Perth clean energy company EMC to engineer, procure and construct three large solar power generators at their grain handling and workshop facilities at Bibra Lake, Geraldton and Forrestfield.
Fyfe's a fine wool amabassador
27 Feb 15 AS a proud ambassador of Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI’s) Fibre of Football campaign, Fremantle Docker Nat Fyfe is keen to spread wool’s message during the coming AFL season.
LSS sends off large sheep shipment
27 Feb 15 WA exporter Livestock Shipping Services' (LSS) Maysora vessel set off for its 97th voyage over the weekend.
PGA tunes into Premier's ag interest
27 Feb 15 PASTORALISTS and Graziers Association (PGA) president Tony Seabrook has called a meeting with Premier Colin Barnett on Friday "long overdue".
Remove mechanisation hurdle
27 Feb 15 IT was fairly predictable that Tractor and Machinery Association (TMA) chief executive officer Richard Lewis would give machinery a big plug at last week’s WAFarmers conference.
New independent director for CBH
26 Feb 15 CBH has announced that Alan Mulgrew will join its board as an independent director.
Coonamble Angus sets WA record
26 Feb 15 THE Coonamble Angus stud, Bremer Bay, set a WA record for single-vendor sale when a total clearance of the 56 bulls offered sold for an $8268 average on Wednesday.
AFL star's passion for ag
26 Feb 15 AN address by star Fremantle Dockers midfielder Nat Fyfe at last week’s WAFarmers business breakfast provided a perfect warm up to a busy conference schedule.
All about growers at CBH AGM
26 Feb 15 CBH is embarking on a new era of growth, maintaining market share and keeping grain on rail for its growers.
Grower questions at CBH AGM
26 Feb 15 THERE were plenty of questions from the floor at Monday's CBH AGM, here is a sample of what some growers asked.
Political panel faces tough questions
26 Feb 15 THE absence of State Liberal politicians was noticed at the WAFarmers 2015 Annual Conference last week.
Stubble mulching no joke on South Coast
25 Feb 15 By KEN WILSON STUBBLE mulch farming could be in for a renaissance in WA. Small signs are emerging throughout the Wheatbelt as inquiring farmers continue experiments with lying down straw rather than leaving it standing after harvest. The latter evolved from the 1980s with the escalation of no-till farming and the need to get the seeding bar through crop stubbles that protected paddocks against
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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
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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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