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Heavy handed notice nets few
24 Apr 15 DESPITE environmentally sensitive areas (ESAs) covering a large part of the State’s most valuable agricultural land, the Department of Environmental Regulation (DER) has only issued seven warnings for clearing them in the past 10 years, most of them in Perth metropolitan area.
CBH keen to get LTAs over the line
24 Apr 15 CONTRACTS for long-term agreement (LTA) port access between CBH and WA's grain exporters are in final stages of negotiation, with 2015-16 to be the first time this option will be available.
Mazza backs alternate gun report
23 Apr 15 By RACHAEL OXBORROW WA Shooters and Fishers Party MLC Rick Mazza has welcomed one of two reports tabled at the culmination of a firearms-related senate inquiry that split opinions in Canberra this month. Mr Mazza has joined a contingent of three senators who sat on the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee inquiry in dismissing Greens Senator and inquiry chairwoman Penny Wright's report. T
$526 million rail price variance no guide says CBH
23 Apr 15 A VARIANCE of $526 million between annual rail access floor and ceiling prices "does not meaningfully provide any guidance", the CBH Group has told the Economic Regulation Authority (ERA). CBH's submission to the third review of the Railway (Access)
Fence key for Murchison sheep industry survival
23 Apr 15 SHEEP were once visible grazing among the mulga trees and saltbush from the Geraldton-Mt Magnet road, but today it's a different sight.
Good conditions spike chemical demand
23 Apr 15 CHEMICAL and fertiliser demand has peaked in WA as "the perfect storm" of conditions have injected growers with confidence for the coming season.
Taking on the challenges at Challa
23 Apr 15 ASHLEY Dowden is a man of many titles. He is a station owner, a husband, a father of four and also the voice of the Mt Magnet community.
Darijon ram sashed supreme at Expo
19 Apr 15 FRIDAY night's big football stage might have belonged to West Coast Eagles power forward Josh Kennedy when he kicked 10 goals in a man of the match performance.
Delegation learns SE Asian beef lessons
19 Apr 15 VITAL live export markets were put on show for northern WA cattle producers this month.
Lawsons Angus sale tops at $7250
19 Apr 15 THE Lawsons juggernaut gathered momentum with a second Angus bull auction for the year in WA attracting another hoard of new buyers that helped send prices to a $7250 top.
Primaries reps gets hands-on in classing
19 Apr 15 PRIMARIES wool and livestock representatives gathered in Williams last week to gain some hands-on Merino classing experience from one the best in the industry, Australian Wool Innovations (AWI) sheep industry specialist Stuart Hodgson.
Carnamah declares itself "gas-field free"
18 Apr 15 RESIDENTS from a second Mid West shire have declared their desire to be "gas-field free" in the face of renewed oil and gas exploration in the region.
Curlew Creek celebrates $6500 ram sale
18 Apr 15 THE ram selling season has started early for the Garnett family's Curlew Creek Poll Dorset stud, Gnowanerup, following the sale of an impressive ram to a Victorian-based stud.
18 Apr 15 HARVEY BEEF slaughter worker Chloe Holgate, Dawesville, has set herself apart by receiving akin to a "silver medal" in the 2015 Meat Industry Vocational Student of the Year awards.
Template coming for oil, gas ag access
18 Apr 15 A TEMPLATE land access agreement to guide farmers in negotiation with oil and gas companies is close to being finalised, a Mid West forum on mining and agriculture coexisting was told last Thursday.
WA delegation heads to SE Asia
18 Apr 15 WA beef industry representatives will visit Indonesia and Vietnam this week as part of a delegation led by the Department of Agriculture and Food.
Battle lost on Rangelands FOI release
17 Apr 15 THE battle has been lost to prevent any further release of the State government assessment report of the viability of Rangelands pastoral leases.
Court win takes a human toll
17 Apr 15 LAKE Muir landowner Peter Swift is claiming between $2.7 million and $2.9m compensation from the State Government after a failed attempt by the then Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) to prosecute him for illegally clearing 14 hectares of his land.
Meatons take another supreme title
17 Apr 15 THE strongly contested wool competition did not disappoint with 35 high quality fleeces entered at the Make Smoking History Williams Gateway Expo 2015, ensuring judge Stewart Raine, Spearwood Wool, had his work cut out for him.
Walsh's talent may never be repeated
17 Apr 15 WHEN writing for The Financial Review after his retirement from parliament, Peter Walsh wrote under the pen name of Cassandra, a character from Greek mythology who, having offended the god Apollo, was forced to always tell the truth but never be believed.
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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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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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