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Battle brews as ALP seeks to dud GM
09 Apr 15 LEADING WA farm advocacy groups are calling for co-existence amid news a future Labor government would effectively expel GM crops.
Multi-peril crop insurance sales push
09 Apr 15 HOPES are high the federal Government will move to encourage an uptake of multi-peril crop insurance (MCPI).
Baston considering WA Doppler network
06 Apr 15 THE WA Agriculture Minister Ken Baston's decision to investigate funding options for the installation of Doppler radars in WA has been welcomed.
Price call to get CBH back on Tier 3
05 Apr 15 SPECIFIC price details of Brookfield Rail's "sustainable solution" for the State's grain freight rail network have yet to be conveyed to CBH Group, as formal access negotiations enter a second week.
Shock call to close Freo wool sales
04 Apr 15 A WAFARMERS' submission calling for the Bibra Lake WA wool selling centre to close has shocked wool brokers.
Mutton price spikes in WA
03 Apr 15 MUTTON prices have soared earlier than usual on the back of a 50pc decline in sheep numbers through WA saleyards in the last month - in some cases buyers are paying $110.50 a head for mutton.
Perth turns out for farmers' showcase
03 Apr 15 MORE than 15,000 visitors have attended the third annual Farming Champions' Farmer On Your Plate event in Perth's Forrest Chase.
Indonesia adapts to regulations
02 Apr 15 WHEN live cattle are shipped to Indonesia, many are bound for a feedlot on the island of Sumatra that has helped the region cope with animal welfare requirements coming out of Australia.
Ocean Drover back on the high seas
02 Apr 15 THE MV Ocean Drover vessel is back in action, following a fire on board late last year.
Talks continue on saleyard timetables
02 Apr 15 THE proposal for livestock trade sales changes by WA livestock selling agents has not yet been finalised, according to Elders, Landmark, Primaries and Westcoast Livestock agents involved in the discussions.
Advocates warn GM bans cut farmer rights
02 Apr 15 LEADING Australian advocates for genetically modified (GM) crops have called for State moratoriums on the science to be dissolved.
Avon silos get colourful transformation
02 Apr 15 THE facade of the Avon silos have been undergoing a dramatic transformation at the hands of two world-renowned artists, as a part of a State-wide public art project.
Buoyant outlook for WA trade with Asia
02 Apr 15 WA has the potential to feed Asia now and into the future. This is a line we hear almost daily in the agricultural industry, but this isn't an exaggeration as a group of WA grain growers on a recent trip to South East Asia have learnt.
Feed grain top of the agenda in Vietnam
02 Apr 15 THE need for feed grains in Vietnam is set to overtake demand for wheat for flour, as efforts to keep livestock increase.
Flour mill offers grand freight savings
02 Apr 15 A NEW flour mill purchase in Indonesia is saving Interflour money because of its strategic shipping location.
Flour raises Indonesian interest
02 Apr 15 AS flour consumption in Indonesia continues to rise, one of the country's biggest food producers is delicately balancing respect for culture and demand for western food.
Interflour goes InterMalt for WA growers
02 Apr 15 WORK on barley storage silos has started at a new malting barley facility in Vietnam that is set to source much of its grain from WA.
Interflour raises the flour profile
02 Apr 15 YOUNGER, wealthier and more worldly Vietnamese are demanding more flour-based foods today than they were two decades ago. While this trend has recently slowed down, Interflour head baker David Broutin said there would always be growth as the region developed and population multiplied. Mr Broutin moved to Vietnam from France 18 years ago to work as a pastry chef for a French restaurant. He chang
Tapping Vietnam's reliance on imports
02 Apr 15 WA grain is being championed by a WA man in Vietnam as the growing region continues to rely on imports to survive.
Feed lot frustration
01 Apr 15 THE WA feedlot industry is experiencing a "bus crash situation" due to increasingly tight supply and growing demand, according to WA Lot Feeders Association president and Hyden farmer Trevor Hinck.
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Ute muster to raise funds for RFDS
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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
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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